A Kansas healthcare provider is using a new mobile app to shore up patient-healthcare provider communications and enhance its electronic health record system by providing patients with more tools for deeper engagement in healthcare issues and decision-making.
Independence Blue Cross is offering members a free self-management app for chronic health issues and the response from users so far is positive, according to the health insurer.
A new Tractica report projects more than 75 million wearable devices will be deployed in enterprise and industrial environments between 2014 and 2020, with smartwatches leading the way.
A new research program aims to help developers find out how consumers age 50 and older use health technology, particularly sleep trackers, to gain insight into the best ways to create devices and apps for an aging population.
Penn Medicine is using an app and a tablet to cut readmission rates for heart failure patients in its Penn Care at Home program.
A new survey reveals participants in wellness programs are well aware of Apple's new Watch, and nearly half are interested in owning the device--for the right price.
Mobile healthcare is making a transition from "we can do this" to "we need to do this," Harry Greenspun, M.D., director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, says in an interview at mHealthIntelligence.com.
Last year, I wrote a commentary proclaiming it was time to tech-mobilize the hardest working segment in healthcare: the nursing staff. What a difference a year makes.
More than half of today's smartphone users, 62 percent, are using their devices to get health information, according to Pew Research Center's new report, "U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015." The report is based on surveys conducted by the center in conjunction with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The patient must be the focal point in mobile health technology development, with the promise of such tools resting on providing patients what they need, no matter where they may be, according to Chanin Wendling, director of eHealth in the Division of Applied Research and Clinical Informatics at Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System.
A partnership between Apple and IBM for developing enterprise apps has led to four new healthcare software tools aimed at helping nurses in patient care and management tasks.
The Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute is piloting a new app aimed at providing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with a mobile interactive "coach" to boost disease self-management and treatment.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and an interdisciplinary team of sleep and mHealth app design experts are hoping to help the 80 million Americans suffering from sleep issues with a new app that can diagnosis disorders and help with treatment.
The Syracuse VA Medical Center is launching a study to investigate if a mobile application can help veterans better self-manage post-traumatic stress disorder.
I took the plunge into the wearable device pool two weeks ago, getting myself a tool that promises to help track my activity levels and sleep patterns while offering insight on how best I can develop a healthier lifestyle. Sadly, though, my initial feedback is more negative than positive. And given all I hear about the promise of wearables to transform healthcare--and the federal government's recent push to incentivize doctors to use more patient-generated data via such devices in their efforts--this is not a good sign.
An Arizona hospital is moving a paper-based pediatric discharge system into the digital age with the help of a grant.
A California accountable care organization is seeing lower number of hospital readmissions of high-risk patients thanks to a two-year mobile care management project.
The U.S. patent office has granted search giant Google a patent for a smart contact lens featuring a chip, electric circuit and sensor technology. The patent document, which indicates it was filed in September 2012, does not stipulate specifics on the lens' capabilities or its intended use.
A New Jersey healthcare provider is deploying a mobile coaching platform to enhance and improve high-needs Medicaid patient care and boost cervical cancer screening rates at its 20 medical centers.