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Feds to clarify HIPAA for mobile health developers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights is working with ACT - The App Association to provide clearer and more accessible regulatory guidance relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules and address issues and concerns mHealth app developers are facing regarding federal oversight.

FDA green lights mHealth apps for glucose data sharing

The first set of mobile apps for diabetics looking to share data collected by continuous glucose monitors can head to market thanks to a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Why content plays huge role in promise of mHealth

Mobile healthcare technology offers tremendous promise, but the lack of compelling content for engaging users and humanizing technology experiences means the promise will go unfulfilled, writes Howard Steinberg, an entrepreneur and co-founder of the Westport Innovation HUB, in a guest post at Forbes.

Microsoft's HoloLens may be big advancement in health IT

Microsoft's HoloLens innovation poses extraordinary potential in the healthcare realm, from boosting educational strategies and teaching approaches to simulating complex surgeries and helping surgical teams avoid missteps, according to an article at MedCity News.

How Miami Children's Hospital embraces mHealth to engage patients, parents

When it comes to pediatric care, engaging parents is imperative--especially as they become savvier in health IT and mHealth, according to Edward Martinez, chief information officer at Miami Children's Hospital.

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Reaction was mixed to Monday's news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services intends to aggressively shift Medicare provider payments from a fee-for-service model to a system based more on quality and improved patient outcomes.