Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD

Mobile Health Strategies

How Mobile Health Tools Help Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health tools can be used to help patients in a wide variety of ways including diet and nutrition tips, physical activity guidance, and even medication management. New devices, telehealth technologies, and mobile health tools could potentially...

Should Clinical Trials Include the Patient Experience?

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry is focused on improving the patient experience across the board by ensuring patients understand all of their treatment options and receive the opportunity to rate their hospital services. Promoting both engagement and...

Could Healthcare BYOD Policies ‘Bring Disaster’ for Security?

by Vera Gruessner

As more providers find healthcare BYOD policies beneficial among physicians, nurses, and other medical staff, a common fear throughout the industry is the potential for a data breach. Patient data security risks continue to dominate the discussion...

Digital Technology Field Could Improve Fitness among Children

by Vera Gruessner

Today, digital technologies like smartphones and tablets have been integrated in a wide array of day-to-day activities among multiple generations. While the workforce uses smartphones to keep track of their daily schedule and communicate with...

Precision Healthcare Monitoring Tracks Various Medical Issues

by Vera Gruessner

Remote health monitoring systems may be paving the way for more innovative technologies based on precision medicine. According to a press release from the Indiana University School of Medicine, precision medicine and precision healthcare monitoring...

Wearable Devices Market Expected to Reach $6.3 Billion by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

Smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, mobile health apps, and wearable devices are all making an impact on the health of consumers around the country. With the proliferation of mobile devices, more people today than ever before are able to...

BYOD Policies Need to Address Rise in Patient Data Breaches

by Vera Gruessner

With the wide proliferation of mobile devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets along with fitness trackers and smart watches, it is understandable how the age of the Internet has brought forth a near obsession throughout our culture to...

How Mobile Health Applications Improve Medication Adherence

by Vera Gruessner

How can a physician be sure that an elderly patient is taking their medication as assigned at the specified time? How can a caregiver be sure that their aging mother is taking her pills at the right dosage? These used to be significant issues...

ONC Roadmap Brings Guidance for Mobile Data Interoperability

by Vera Gruessner

In order to have truly effective data sharing and communication channels strengthen care coordination among multiple medical teams, mobile data interoperability will need to be at the forefront of federal and state regulations. Additionally,...

Too Many Apps Lack Strong Mobile Health Security Features

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health security remains a key concern for the healthcare industry, as patient data must remain safe and secure from cyber attacks and maintain regulatory standards. However, the prevalence of mobile health apps and devices is making it...

The HIPAA Security Rule is Vital for BYOD Policies

by Vera Gruessner

As new mobile technologies like smartphones, laptops, and tablets proliferate across the corporate world, it becomes easier than ever before for employees to use their own mobile devices when managing their work. Due to the growing popularity...

Could Mobile Health Applications Prevent Heart Attacks?

by Vera Gruessner

As the mobile health industry continues to invest in new devices and apps to improve consumer health across the medical care spectrum, stakeholders and analysts look further to understand whether mobile health applications can actually reduce...

Mobile Health Apps, Health Informatics Improve Diabetes Care

by Vera Gruessner

In order to improve the quality of healthcare services and boost patient health outcomes, providers have begun adopting a variety of new technologies include mobile health apps, remote monitoring tools, and telemedicine systems. Chronic disease...

Mobile Health Industry Faces Safety and Security Challenges

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has a variety of legal implications that must be addressed by mHealth application manufacturers and healthcare providers who take part in utilizing mobile devices and apps during work hours. Federal regulatory agencies...

How HIM Professionals Can Play a Role in Telehealth Services

by Sara Heath

Telehealth and telemedicine technology is growing in popularity for a number of reasons, such as offering increased access to care for patients in rural areas and lowering costs for simple visits. Because of its wide variety of benefits, telehealth...

Why BYOD Strategies Should Address Needs of End Users

by Vera Gruessner

As the medical field continues to focus on bringing mobile technology into healthcare practices and implementing smartphones or tablets within the physician workflow, hospitals and clinics are forced to develop effective BYOD strategies. With...

Texting via Mobile Devices Lowers Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has a wide variety of implications for patient health and wellness. Various medical conditions could be supported with the help of mobile devices and mHealth applications. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops are some...

Telehealth, mHealth Part of ONC Strategic Health IT Plan

by Sara Heath

It has frequently been said that mHealth -- specifically telehealth and remote monitoring -- play a major role in increasing quality care and patient engagement. To support those two principles, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

BYOD Policies Imperative in Protecting Sensitive Health Data

by Sara Heath

BYOD is becoming an increasingly prevalent trend amongst healthcare providers -- as care coordination and health information exchange become important practices for providers, the use of personal devices is certainly growing. Because of this,...

Mobile Health Field Brings Focus to App Connectivity

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health field has truly exploded in recent years, as the number of mobile health apps available on the market continues to surpass expectations and wearable devices become more innovative and imperative for the clinical space. With...

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