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.
There's a centuries-old saying that every cloud has a silver lining.
The silver lining I'm focusing on is the mobile health technology lessons being learned from the current Ebola virus outbreak--and how these lessons will foster greater mHealth tools and tech moving forward.
As we reported earlier this month, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and a North Carolina nonprofit are prepping a mobile communications platform to spur faster and more accurate data sharing among health workers on the front lines of the Ebola battle in Liberia, West Africa.
Given all these examples, it easy to get the impression the current Ebola outbreak is the first time mHealth is providing such benefits in a healthcare crisis.. Read more...
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Microsoft is officially in the mHealth realm, debuting its Microsoft Health platform complete with a cloud service, app, 10-sensor smartband and industry partnerships with app developers and a national fitness chain.
Acceptance and use of mHealth devices for medical care by doctors and patients varies given age and education levels, according to a report from Hannover Medical School in Germany, which examined how medical staff and patients perceive mHealth devices.
Mobile digital payment technology is not only changing healthcare delivery on a global front, it's fostering greater access to services and enabling more cost-effective healthcare for patients and providers, as illustrated by three real-world scenarios reported on by The Guardian.
Consumers are showing interest in mHealth wearables, but true adoption will only come when device makers offer affordable solutions that provide greater value, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute report.
A group of University of Cincinnati scientists are developing a new patch wearable device that taps sweat, rather than blood, for diagnosing disease, measuring body fluids and predicting issues such as muscle injury.
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Between implementing government initiatives and ensuring security of IT systems, it's easy to forget the importance of relationship building at all levels for hospital CIOs to achieve widespread success. That message, however, was delivered loud and clear by a trio of industry leaders at CHIME's annual fall forum.
Seventy percent of breaches involving the California healthcare industry were due to unencrypted data on lost or stolen hardware or portable media, a problem that strong encryption would fix, according to the latest data breach report from the state's attorney general.