Much of the healthcare industry remains reliant on older communications systems, including pagers and paper-based processes, that can negatively impact patient safety and operational inefficiencies, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.
A while back I wrote how exciting it was that some big tech names were jumping into mHealth and why their interest will not only drive big innovation and foster needed standards, but spur provider and patient adoptions as well as help solve hurdles such as security concerns.
But this past week brought news that may be even more exciting than Google Fit, Apple HealthKit and Samsung's SAMI platform; news that could transcend the value that Google and its data knowledge brings to the table.
Apple and IBM are forging a global strategic partnership to transform business using mobile technology. A big chunk of that strategy is aimed at the healthcare sector, specifically the mobile healthcare segment. Read more...
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As Google's Glass offering already is making headlines thanks to various mHealth pilots and initiatives, some industry experts remain wary of such efforts due to security issues
Phone and face-to-face contact with community nurses was reduced by 26 percent just after one month of use of mobile technology, lessening pressure on primary care providers according to new data from the U.K.-based NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group.
BlackBerry subsidiary QNX Software Systems is debuting a new OS just for medical devices, one that promises to meet industry standards and cut the cost of mHealth device development.
Google is teaming up with pharma titan Novartis to develop a smart contact lens for measuring blood sugar levels using tear fluid.
As insurers embrace mobile strategies, it's imperative to measure their performance against cost and success at achieving business goals, according to an article at Insurance & Technology.
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In addressing the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs earlier on Tuesday, former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, talked about several IT initiatives he views as vital to turning the agency around.
Rush University Medical Center hopes to expand its program to help returning veterans attain skills in health IT and help other healthcare organizations replicate it.