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Mobile Health Technology

Mobile Health Technology Assists with Maternal Care, Epidemics

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health technology may be able to play a strong role in improving healthcare services in third world countries, as one case study illustrated the benefits mHealth brought to several nations in Africa. Whether it's in fighting the...

Mobile Health Technology Expands with Wearable Devices

by Vera Gruessner

One area within mobile health technology that’s truly expanding and impacting the medical sector is wearable devices.  A new report from market intelligence firm Tractica shows that wearable devices may move into smart clothing...

Mobile Health Devices Improving the Lives of Aging Citizens

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health devices have moved forward once again and made an impact on patient care. IBM and Apple have announced that they will be working with the health and life insurance company Japan Post to offer elderly citizens iPads in hopes...

Reintroduced Bill Focuses on Medical Software, mHealth Apps

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Reintroduced legislation aims to address the negative impact Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation could have on health IT innovations in medical software and mobile health (mHealth) applications. On Monday, Senators Michael...

Mobile Health Market Sees Rise in M&A and VC Funding

by Vera Gruessner

Mergers and acquisitions are spreading through the mobile health market. Last month, Clinical Ink, a provider of electronic solutions for managing clinical trials, merged with the company CentrosHealth, which develops mobile apps for...

Mobile Health Technology Transformed through Wearables

by Vera Gruessner

At the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition that took place in Chicago last week, the HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey showed that the health IT sector was integrating mobile health technology in more comprehensive and...

Denmark Leads in European Mobile Health Market

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health market will be growing across the globe over the next several years, as it is expected to reach $32 billion by 2019. The US is not the only country leading in mobile health adoption, as Denmark is a leading nation in...

Mobile Health Technology Cuts Hospital Readmission Rates

by Vera Gruessner

One issue that healthcare providers have seen in the clinical space that’s caused worse health outcomes is the lack of medication adherence among patients. While electronic prescribing may lead to fewer medical errors among...

Mobile Health Technology Shows Greater Presence at HIMSS15

by Vera Gruessner

At the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition taking place in Chicago over the next few days, new announcements about mobile health technology are being disclosed frequently. For example, Influence Health, a vendor of a digital...

96 Percent of Patients Think mHealth will Improve Life

by Vera Gruessner

At the HIMSS15 Annual Conference and Exhibition, mobile health will take center stage, as healthcare IT experts will discuss the impacts of mobile health on costs as well as the quality and delivery of care.  Participants will be...

Mobile Healthcare Market Expected to Reach $13B in 2015

by Ryan Mcaskill

It’s no question that more people are talking about the impact of mobile devices in healthcare. As the devices and their services mature, what they are capable of grows. Things that were unthinkable a decade ago, like patients...

Mobile Security a Challenge for Healthcare IT Departments

by Ryan Mcaskill

As the use of mobile devices grows, security measures need to be evolve to address new challenges. The market for mobile devices and applications in the healthcare landscape is booming. Major tech companies like Apple and Google are...

Proposed VA Budget to Boost Telehealth, mHealth Capabilities

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to increase its telehealth and mobile health capabilities in the coming years, according to the VA's budget submission for fiscal year 2016. In 2014, the federal agency spends $986...

Effect of SMS, Mobile Health Technology on Patient Adherence

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Of all the forms of mobile health technology used to promote adherence of patients to chronic disease management (mAdherence), text messaging continues to exceed on others in terms of its availability, frequency of use, and effectiveness....

Potential of Mobile Health Technology for Patient Outcomes

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Editor's note: The following is a contribution by DataMotion CTO and Founder Bob Janacek. mHealth — the practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices — is receiving a lot of media attention, and it...

How the FDA Could Regulate Mobile Health Technology

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While multiple federal agencies play a role in the development and enforcement of policies concerning mobile health (mHealth) technology, the Food and Drug Administration has by far the most experience in regulating the use of software and...

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