The U.S. Department of Defense is providing $75 million to spur flexible hybrid electronics development by a consortium featuring Apple, Lockheed Martin, top research institutions and universities including MIT and Stanford.
There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities.
These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.
ZocDoc is expanding its focus on patient-doctor interaction to boost the user healthcare experience and has raised $130 million in a new funding round to drive the strategy forward.
Health IT stakeholders in Canada want to find out how mobile tools can improve diabetes management in the clinical care environment.
Today's smartphones soon could be integral to the relationship between patients and providers, according to Erin Byrne, managing partner and chief engagement officer at Grey Healthcare Group.
When it comes to accuracy of data from mHealth fitness tools and wearables, not all stats can be trusted, according to new research.
Early suicide prevention, especially in people who suffer from psychiatric illnesses, may soon be faster and easier through a new mobile healthcare app.
Fostering mHealth technology adoption among the older and chronically ill is going to require strategic efforts by developers and device makers, as well as an understanding of why the aging population is likely not to embrace such tools, according to recent research.
Google (er, Alphabet), for too long, has been this slightly sleepy lumbering giant within the health industry--sometimes moving closer to the center to spur innovation and then just as quickly, stepping silently away to sit quietly on the perimeter as other notable players remain in constant proximity to the heart of advancements.
Google Glass may prove an effective and viable device in teletoxicology, according to a new study.
Google is partnering with DexCom to develop disposable continuous glucose monitoring devices that will be smaller in size and cheaper than today's monitoring options.
To help train and educate patients on the use of mobile health tools, physicians and caregivers must use the devices themselves to best understand how they work, according to Pua Cooper, RN.
Mobile healthcare technology boasts the potential to overcome limitations challenging caregivers if given support by providers, especially in the realm of treating cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.
Apple currently is in the lead when it comes to making the most money in the wearables market, but Fitbit is not too far behind, according to a new report.
A new app promises to help those suffering from depression by tracking moods and symptoms and then sharing data in real-time with psychiatrists and physicians.
While use of health devices and wearables continues to rise, consumers remain wary about the security of their personal health data when using the tools.
There clearly is no limit on the potential of mobile healthcare technology. If someone told me 10 years ago that a smartphone could be used to track one's health, I likely would have responded with a measure of disbelief, especially considering the associated security risks.
Access to online educational content specific to medical issues and Web-based tools that enhance communication between patients and providers can help users gain a deeper understanding of care and boost patient satisfaction, reveals a new Brigham and Women's Hospital study.
A new federally approved device aims to provide faster and more accurate traumatic brain injury diagnosis for military service personnel on the battlefield.
Only two months after Fitbit's surprising IPO, the company saw its gross market for the second quarter drop.