Mobile healthcare application privacy policies are hard to find, and those in place are not providing transparency on privacy practices and more than half aren't focused software, according to a new study.
I, along with plenty of others engaged with mHealth technology, was a bit more than disappointed we didn't learn more about what Apple is up to with its Apple Watch, which debuted last week, with its healthcare platform HealthKit and what it hopes to make happen with mHealth wearables.
The hype had been building for weeks prior to the annual Apple product event. The news in the past six months about Apple meeting with regulators, insurance carriers, providers and initiating partnerships around the industry, from Epic to IBM, seemed to be leading to a big announcement and the debut of what Apple CEO Tim Cook described as the best smartwatch yet.
Still, news of separate HealthKit pilots at Stanford University Hospital and Duke University offer a taste of what providers will attempt to accomplish with the platform,
Perhaps overlooked in all of the Apple news, however, BlackBerry this past week also indicated that it's researching wearables and investigating mHealth opportunities. Read more...
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Two congressmen are asking the Department of Health and Human Services to develop "clear, easily accessible and up to date regulatory guidance" regarding mobile applications and requesting the federal agency update online technical compliance guidance to help app makers adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Apple's newest software update is now available for download, but one of its most highly anticipated features--at least for the healthcare industry--is not available.
A pair of university-related hospitals plan to put Apple's HealthKit offering to the test with a focus on improving patient care through streamlined processes.
A mobile software industry group is lobbying a lawmaker to help speed innovation and app development for the healthcare sector without sacrificing security and privacy protection.
Evidence-based mobile mental health technologies could boost patient self-care and reduce the increasing demand for one-on-one psychological intervention, but such mHealth tools would do well to adhere to specific development guidelines, according to a new research study.
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