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Slow down, Apple; mHealth tech requires validity to drive user adoption

Sometimes, with all that's going on with mobile healthcare technology--from emerging tools and the stream of research reports to product development and deployment--it can be easy for tech experts to become too focused on being first and ahead of the pack rather than producing a viable and validated product.

Smarter, more sophisticated tools a great prognosis for mHealth wearables

The best aspect in serving as FierceMobileHealthcare's newsletter editor is the opportunity to talk with experts on what's happening with mHealth, devices, consumer wants and expectations and on mobile trends from app building to wearable devices.

Are you ready for the mHealth innovation decade?

One of the very first cell phones I remember seeing was courtesy of the soap opera "General Hospital" when a main protagonist at the time, police chief Robert Scorpio, used a big clunky...

Time for pharmas to sow mHealth tech into consumer, provider relationships

When it comes to mobile healthcare technology, there's a startling void by a key critical player in the chain: pharmaceutical companies.

App certification a necessity, but a one-size-fits-all philosophy not the right path

Back in late March, FierceMobileHealthcare reported on a paper published by a trio of physician that focused on the need for mHealth app review and certification, stipulating the benefits and need given the increasing adoption, and increasing development, of mHealth apps.

In the shadow of Apple's mHealth hype, BlackBerry looms as a darkhorse

Perhaps overlooked in all of the Apple news from this past week, BlackBerry has indicated that it, too, is researching wearables and investigating mHealth opportunities.

HIT data leaks: It's time to fix the plumbing

As everyone knows, hackers are always on the hunt for credit card data, personal information such as Social Security numbers and any financial details to steal money, grab someone's identity and sell the info to the highest bidder.

Celebrity photo hack begs big question: What if it had been healthcare data?

What if it had been healthcare data? The big news this past holiday weekend wasn't about the weather or beach temperatures. It was about a high-profile hack into celebrity private photos stored in the cloud--most likely Apple's iCloud--and how hackers accessed and posted personal photos of moe than 100 female celebrities.

Aetna's shuttering of CarePass: Why the sky's not falling for mHealth, yet

The news that Aetna will shutter its CarePass mHealth app platform by year's end is startling, surprising and likely a bit worrisome to payers and others developing similar systems and banking...

FCC's text-to-911 rulemaking a necessary kick in the pants

There's a saying "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." But that's not actually true, as you can make a horse drink when necessary. It just takes some extra effort and strategy. As FierceMobileHealthcare has reported, the Federal Communications Commission took a huge step in pushing text-to-911 forward with new rules mandating that all wireless carriers and certain texting applications support the emergency texting functionality by the end of this year.