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Patient engagement focus of health center's initial mHealth foray

A Kansas healthcare provider is using a new mobile app to shore up patient-healthcare provider communications and enhance its electronic health record system by providing patients with more tools for deeper engagement in healthcare issues and decision-making.

Reports: Wearables primed for big growth, with Apple Watch driving adoption

Smartwatches and fitness trackers will be at the forefront as the global wearable device market grows from 17 million shipments as of 2013 to 187.2 million by 2020, representing a 34 percent market growth, according to a new Tractica report.

Lack of brand-name smartphone could be Google's downfall in wearables battle

There is one big reason why Google may not emerge the victor in the wearable device and apps battle being waged with smartphone makers Apple and Samsung: It lacks a brand-name smartphone and thus faces a big market challenge.

Google gives a sneak peek at its mHealth intentions

Google has given us a peek into its upcoming mHealth wearables strategy, which is part of its Android Wear, set to kick off with smart watches and promises to go "well beyond" fitness...

ACC, AHA release heart disease and stroke risk app

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have announced a mobile and web-based app for healthcare professionals to use with their patients in determining risk for...

Hospital leverages mobile platform for cardiac rehab patients‏

South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, Mass., in conjunction with Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, conducted a pilot clinical trial using Boston-based Wellframe's mobile platform,...

Over 17 million wearable bands to ship in 2014

More than 17 million wearable bands will ship this year, according to an announcement from research firm Canalys. "2014 will be the year that wearables become a key consumer technology, as the...

Smoking cessation app reaches smokers in multiple nations

A feasibility study across three countries--Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States--finds that smartphone-based smoking cessation apps are a promising medium to reach smokers, according...

Apple vs. Google: An mHealth Face-Off

Industry observers like myself have often painted the competitive mHealth landscape with a brush that wages computer manufacturer Dell and software behemoth Microsoft versus Apple--the reigning...

CMS goes mobile to tackle price transparency

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have introduced mobile apps to help physicians and the healthcare industry to track payments‏ and other financial transfers, according to an...