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Smartphone photo quality good enough for telemedicine consults

Telemedicine is increasing the popularity of image-based consultation, so researchers in Sweden and South Africa set out to determine whether photos from smartphones could be trusted for clinical diagnosis, according to a study at Telemedicine and e-Health

BlackBerry mulls bacteria-free smartphone for health professionals

BlackBerry is considering building a new device specific to the healthcare industry that would feature bacteria-fighting technology.

Why security must be top focus of mHealth wearable data exchange strategy

The explosive growth of mHealth wearables, illustrated by Fitbit's recent IPO and the debut of Apple's Watch earlier this year, isn't happening without some concerns and serious worries about user security.

App guide targets best tools for behavioral healthcare treatment

A new app guide aims to help providers find and choose the best mobile health tool for behavioral healthcare treatment.

How physicians should embrace mobile device use

There are many reasons physicians should embrace mobile devices in their workday, from sharing and accessing data to real-time communications and fostering telehealth initiatives, according to John Smithwick, CEO of Nashville, Tennessee-based patient engagement and care-coordination platform company RoundingWell.

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An integrated and workflow-aware clinical decision support (CDS) tool is "critical" to improving patient/provider communications and influencing patient outcomes, according to a new study in  eGEMS (Generating Evidence & Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).

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There's been considerable interest in expanding the scope of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory, but very little consistency regarding how, according to the Health IT Standards Committee Advisory Task Force.