The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is easing regulatory control of ingestible digital pills that can wirelessly transmit patient data, according to an announcement published in the Federal Register.
New rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission require all wireless carriers and "interconnected" text messaging services to provide an automatic "bounce-back" text message to consumers who attempt to send a text message to 911 in a location where text-to-911 is not available, the FCC has announced.
The use of Apple iPads for certain tasks in an internal medicine residency program fell short of initial high expectations, although users reported overall satisfaction with the tools, according to study results published in an article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
To better address the medical needs of today's veterans, the Veterans Health Administration has launched a number of mobile healthcare initiatives. Neil Evans, M.D., and Kathleen Frisbee, MPH, Ph.D.c, who co-direct the VHA's Connected Health Office, spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare about the agency's mHealth pilot programs.
Simple, daily SMS text messages asking pediatric asthma patients about their symptoms and providing knowledge about their condition can lead to improved health outcomes, according to a study out of the Georgia Institute of Technology.