Mobile devices and apps increasingly are being used in healthcare settings, and with that comes greater risk to the security of patient information. To that end, hospitals and healthcare organizations are implementing a variety of systems and safe guards to ward off hackers and ensure the privacy of patient data. Hospital health IT professionals spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare about their mHealth security efforts. >> FULL REPORT
Sometimes one simple answer to a question can prove as compelling and relevant as an 800-word commentary, a 15-minute video interview or a six-panelist, one-hour workshop session.
Case in point, a recent Forbes report in which doctors were asked how many patients had inquired about integrating data from a fitness mHealth device into their electronic patient record. As this week's article on this polling exercise points out, not too many are at all interested in connecting healthcare data activities. As the doctors indicate, more than a good majority of patients--85 percent--haven't asked the question.
This clearly begs several questions: Has mHealth technology jumped the shark and run too far ahead of its intended user base, and is the technology now totally disengaged from consumers? And what needs to happen to prompt consumers/patients motivated to ask such questions next time they're in for a check-up or interacting with their medical practitioner? Read more...
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