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RWJF grant to spur patient engagement at Partners

Partners HealthCare will soon develop tool to better enable patient engagement thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Tablets, apps foster better patient care, communications in ICU environments

Mobile apps and computing devices are boosting patient care outcomes in the intensive care unit environment as well as enhancing communication between patients and care providers, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Why open source is key to mHealth data standards

Open source software that allows for sharing and integration of mHealth data poses tremendous benefit for diagnosing, treating and preventing disease as well as the development of a more tailored patient healthcare strategy, according to Ida Sim, Ph.D, professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco.

3 reasons payers fail to develop effective apps

A majority of health insurance providers are failing when it comes to mHealth app efforts, according to the Health Insurance App Benchmarking Report 2015 released this month by research2guidance.

Patients, providers overwhelmingly believe mHealth tools boost quality of life

An overwhelming number of patients and providers see mobile healthcare as a promising tool helping in both prevention and treatment of healthcare-related issues, according to a recent study.

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