Greg Slabodkin

Biography for Greg Slabodkin

For more than 15 years, Greg Slabodkin has written about medical information technology for several tech trade publications, with a brief stint in corporate communications for a large medical device manufacturer. He was nominated for a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, and is the recipient of a Post-Newsweek Business Information Editorial Excellence Award for his news reporting. Follow @Slabodkin on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Greg Slabodkin

Don't count Microsoft out of mobile health

Just when you thought Microsoft was out of the mHealth game, the software giant recently announced its Bing Health & Fitness Windows Phone app. Launched as a beta version through the Windows...

VA to roll out mHealth provider program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is implementing a Mobile Health Provider Program designed to leverage the power of mHealth to "transform the way clinicians and patients interact,"...

Report: Health apps among fastest growing

According to the latest Citrix Mobile Analytics Report, the top 10 most popular mobile health apps by subscriber usage are related to fitness and running, weight loss and nutrition and women's...

Industry group voices 'extreme' concern with PROTECT Act

Opposition to the PROTECT Act continues to mount--this time, in the form of a letter signed by 12 health organizations. In a Feb. 14 letter to Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate...

ACC, AHA release heart disease and stroke risk app

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have announced a mobile and web-based app for healthcare professionals to use with their patients in determining risk for...

Hospital leverages mobile platform for cardiac rehab patients‏

South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, Mass., in conjunction with Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, conducted a pilot clinical trial using Boston-based Wellframe's mobile platform,...

Text messages effective in medical abortion randomized controlled trial‏

A South African study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research's mHealth and uHealth finds that text messaging is a good medium to guide and support women through medical abortion,...

Senators throw down mHealth gauntlet

Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Angus King (I-Maine) took their legislative fight to limit the FDA's authority on mHealth to the American people in a Feb. 15 opinion piece on the editorial...

HIMSS14 mHealth symposium gets an early start

Next week, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference is being held in Orlando, Fla. If you can get there early, HIMSS14 has added a pre-conference mHealth...

Study: Smoking cessation apps lack proper motivation

Smoking cessation apps may not sufficiently stimulate autonomous motivation--a critical element for kicking the habit--finds an article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The study, which...