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Why engagement is critical to mHealth success

An article published late last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association, "Can Mobile Health Technologies Transform Healthcare?" about the need for mobile health technology...

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...

Payers may subsidize Apple iWatch

Apple's long-rumored smartwatch may be subsidized by health insurers, according to a note to investors from Cowen & Company obtained by Investor's Business Daily.

Cost, value and regulatory issues top doctors' issues with mHealth

Most doctors realize the benefits of mobile healthcare technology but aren't going to jump on the bandwagon quickly unless there is a compelling evidence the technology will save time and money...

Smartphone proves to be a useful tool for teletrauma program

A pilot effort integrating smartphones into a Arizona medical facility's telemedicine program allowed trauma doctors to perform more teletrauma consultations in five months than a preceding...

Big growth spurt ahead for wearables as consumer use keeps growing

Global shipments of wearable technology hit 19.2 million this year, and should reach 112 million in 2018, according to an announcement of new IDC Research analysis that reveals products such as...

Wireless sensor networks need to clear a few hurdles for mHealth

While the benefits of wireless sensor networks are clear when it comes to improving healthcare services, saving time and money and advancing mHealth apps and devices, there are hurdles ahead in...

Initial health IT framework proposal: A mixed bag

The proposed strategy and recommendations for a health IT risk-based framework are being viewed both postively and negatively for the mHealth industry, getting kudos for its international...

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...

Why one physician won't start writing healthcare app scripts

Protecting patient privacy, the threat of misdiagnosis, a lack of physician involvement and missing medical data are four reasons one physician won't be writing a script for a medical app anytime...

Mobile messaging viable for military personnel treatment

Mobile messaging as part of medical recovery treatment proves mHealth efforts can boost rehabilitation efforts for injured military personnel and help soldiers re-integrate following service, as...

Why it's time to start building the mobile healthcare roadmap

The increasing use of mobile devices and the growing number of aging adults requiring medical treatment are compelling reasons to start constructing the mHealth roadmap and move past the planning and...

Robust growth ahead for global mHealth market

While the global mHealth market is expected to hit $21.5 billion in four years, with to an annual grow rate of 54.9 percent, a new analysis also reveals North America's days as the biggest market...

Smartphone app proves valuable for cardiac patients

A new study reveals using a smartphone app during cardiac rehabilitation can help reduce the potential of hospital re-admittance in the first 90 days of recovery. According to a Mayo Clinic Research...

Pilot expands mHealth for patients in Kenya

The African Ministry of Health, African Medical and Research Foundation and Safaricom have developed a mobile healthcare program called Health Enablement and Learning Platform that aims to boost...

iPad app aims to help patients suffering from brain injuries, Alzheimer's

Music and art activities are being tapped to help those afflicted with Alzeheimer's and help patients connect with caregivers on an emotional, physical and interactive level. GE Healthcare has...

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...

Colorado hospital taps mobile payment app to boost efficiency, streamline processes

Aspen Valley Hospital in Colorado is streamlining patient payment processes using a mobile application that lets patients pay a bill from bedside discharge to emergency room environments and provides...

Healthcare lagging in mobile strategy, app development, says survey

The healthcare industry is lagging behind retail and business services in mobile strategy and application development, with 36 percent having no strategy and 57 percent lacking a mobile app,...

Report: Time to provide nurses with needed mHealth tools

The biggest hospital workforce segment, the nursing staff, is being left out of the mHealth equation by IT organizations concerned about data security, regulatory compliance and inherent costs in...