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Mayo app offers round-the-clock medical concierge subscription service

The Mayo Clinic and a California startup have created a new mobile health app featuring a telemedicine service offering a personal health assistant, who can prescribe limited drugs via the phone, and...

Patent filing reveals Google may be developing a contact lens camera

A report on Google patents claims the search titan may be making a contact lens featuring a computerized camera along with a sensor and an integrated, thin silicon chip. "One of Google's...

Gamification is a winning approach for mHealth tech

A person facing a medical issue and an upsetting diagnosis are hungry for information and typically have to embark on a new lifestyle that incorporates healthier choices. But it can be daunting,...

Sutter Care at Home reaps big benefits from tablet deployment

The third time was a charm for a large home care agency's quest to integrate mHealth technology into its practice, and the benefits range from improved data sharing to greater efficiency by...

BlackBerry, NantHealth team up on healthcare smartphone, mobile platform

BlackBerry and cloud-based medical IT vendor NantHealth are joining forces to develop a mobile version of NantHealth's certified clinical platform as well as a smartphone specifically for the...

Why a gaming touch with mHealth apps could prove beneficial to patients

As FierceMobileHealthcare reported recently a new study reveals mHealth apps using a gaming touch could help patients reduce stress, pay more attention to their health and improve recovery. In fact,...

Advisory committee focus is on 'SMART' mobile app innovation

An advisory committee focusing on mHealth software innovation is now in place for the Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology (SMART) project, with the goal of making mobile healthcare...

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...