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Humana innovation lab bolsters payer's tech portfolio

Louisville, Ky.-based insurer Humana is taking cues from Silicon Valley with a mobile-app lab focused on encouraging members to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Regulatory clarity spurs VC interest in mHealth

Mobile health apps grabbed big investment attention with $220 million in 35 deals in the first quarter of 2015, and a new report attributes the healthy funding to the hands-off regulatory approach by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its final guidance on mHealth apps, which provided needed clarity.

Apps cutting-edge element in propelling mHealth

Convenience and affordability are the two top mHealth drivers, with apps leading to new modes of diagnostics and healthcare delivery, according to Tamara St. Claire, CIO of Xerox's Commercial Healthcare unit.

Incorporating mHealth into routine care 'potentially transformational' despite challenges

The advent of true mHealth technology comes with big obstacles and caveats, according to a viewpoint published in Science Translational Medicine.

Ochsner snaps on Apple Watch for chronic disease pilot

New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System is piloting the Apple Watch as a mHealth tool to help patients manage high blood pressure and live a healthier lifestyle.

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Patient treatment selection, health policy development and hospital performance evaluation efforts all are impacted negatively by poor data monitoring and reporting via the use of "substandard" clinical registries, according to research out of Johns Hopkins University.