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Gamification is a winning approach for mHealth tech

A person facing a medical issue and an upsetting diagnosis are hungry for information and typically have to embark on a new lifestyle that incorporates healthier choices. But it can be daunting,...

Challenges in mHealth tech integration are real

Unfortunately, I've had several experiences in the past few months requiring time spent in a hospital setting, an emergency room and a physician's consulting office. The reasons why...

It's time to tech-mobilize the hardest working staff in healthcare

Anyone who has spent time in a hospital, either as a patient or as a caregiver, knows the heart and soul of a hospital is the nursing staff, from the RNs overseeing the unit to the nursing students...

Examining a sweet spot in mHealth technology

Scroll the search results of 'mobile healthcare' and it doesn't take long to figure out that mobile apps and devices are cropping up all over, from university research and development...

It's time for the FDA to lead mHealth app regulatory strategy

The discussion and increasing debate of how to regulate, review, accredit and assess mHealthcare applications is getting louder, as software tools boast greater and more innovative capabilities...

Have wearable devices jumped the shark?

There is little doubt and plenty of evidence; mobile healthcare monitoring services, software and devices are on the cusp of huge growth and adoption. Yet despite all the rosy market indicators for mobile healthcare vendors and services providers, big challenges lie ahead. The top hurdle may lie with the health-conscious user/patient/consumer population and how much monitoring, data and medical insight users truly want and need, even if the device cost is below that of any other computing tool in their lives. After all, just how many armbands can one person wear?

Video conferencing in healthcare: Who gets the check?

By Judy Mottl Mobile healthcare technology is advancing at rapid pace, driving a steady stream of innovative treatment strategies and devices that promise to save everyone money while improving...

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...

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...

Senate bill undermines FDA regulatory role

Congressional efforts to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and to limit the FDA's statutory authority in regulating clinical and health software are not restricted to the House of...