Apple and IBM are forging a global strategic partnership to transform business using mobile technology. A big chunk of that strategy is aimed at the healthcare sector, specifically the mobile healthcare segment.
Much of the healthcare industry remains reliant on older communications systems, including pagers and paper-based processes, that can negatively impact patient safety and operational inefficiencies, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.
As Google's Glass offering already is making headlines thanks to various mHealth pilots and initiatives, some industry experts remain wary of such efforts due to security issues
Phone and face-to-face contact with community nurses was reduced by 26 percent just after one month of use of mobile technology, lessening pressure on primary care providers according to new data from the U.K.-based NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group.
BlackBerry subsidiary QNX Software Systems is debuting a new OS just for medical devices, one that promises to meet industry standards and cut the cost of mHealth device development.
Google is teaming up with pharma titan Novartis to develop a smart contact lens for measuring blood sugar levels using tear fluid.
One of the most critical aspects to mobile healthcare technology is consumer adoption and patients embracing all the emerging tools and devices. And one key to adoption is ease of use, whether it's a fitness band, a smartphone, a body fluid monitoring device or something more intricate, such as Google Glass. Ease of use is not so simple to attain, however, and it reflects the third missing puzzle piece in the mHealth innovation landscape.
As insurers embrace mobile strategies, it's imperative to measure their performance against cost and success at achieving business goals, according to an article at Insurance & Technology.
A text messaging program is proving to help teenagers prone to binge drinking, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Mobile electronic health record systems face a list of challenges, from device integration to immature clinical apps, yet some providers believe they may hit full speed within a few years.
A new smartphone app aims to help make pediatric vision photo screening a more effective diagnostic approach for identifying potential risk factors tied to vision loss long before a child's vision impairment is typically noticed.
As mobility becomes ingrained within mainstream healthcare, a critical element will be the integration of mobile prescription therapy, says a data science and image pattern recognition expert who describes the therapy as a confluence of clinical, behavioral and data science innovation.
Secure text messaging could save the average U.S. hospital $358,598 a year in time savings, more than half the $1.75 million lost due to inefficient communications in three clinical workflows, reveals a new report conducted by Ponemon Institute.
Text messaging is proving to be a viable tool in helping Medicaid patients adhere to a medication regimen, avoid missing doctor appointments and stay on track with healthcare plan goals.
There has been little mention of device makers, app developers or mHealth services surveying consumers, polling patients and asking medical professionals about what specific products are wanted and needed, and what features should be a primary focus in wearable mHealth devices.
Researchers have devised a mobile stress test, tied to hormone level measurement, which can be conducted on the fly with a smartphone, an app and a saliva sample for a fraction of current testing costs.
The Groupe Speciale Mobile Association's Mobile (GSMA) for Development mHealth program has launched a cross-ecosystem partnership to offer mHealth services with a focus on nutrition to 15.5 million pregnant women, mothers and children under the age of 5 in Sub-Saharan Africa.
There will be an eight-fold growth in the mobile healthcare market between now and 2023, thanks to the adoption of vital signs monitoring and in-vitro diagnostic devices, according to a new Lux Research report.
Microsoft's impending smartwatch will be cross-platform compatible and feature a slim band design that puts the display on the inside of the wrist, according to a new report.
A new report that polled 1,050-plus consumers, developers, suppliers and manufacturers on mobile sensing wearable devices revealed big trends for the market over the next five years.