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Smartphone platform speeds up hospital's nurse, doctor communications

A New Hampshire hospital has reduced communication lag time between nurses and doctors from 28 minutes to less than 5 minutes using a smartphone-based platform.

Wearable patch design may lead to quicker, cheaper innovation

Healthcare electronic wearable patches may soon be easier, quicker and cheaper to make due to a new approach by University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering researchers.

Customized mHealth approach aims to boost diabetic self-care

A new mHealth app developed by a University of Louisiana at Lafayette research team may boost chronic disease management by using health informatics data to spur increased self-care by patients managing diabetes, according to information presented last week at the American Health Information Management Association's annual convention in New Orleans.

Yale researchers tap Apple ResearchKit to study heart condition

In a quest to investigate cardiomyopathy, Yale School of Medicine researchers are launching a study using the Apple iPhone and ResearchKit platform to gain a deeper understanding of the heart muscle ailment.

Children's Health apps target chronic care management, internal operations improvement

A Dallas hospital has developed an app it hopes will spur young patients into proactive management of asthma, along with a version that will integrate with patients' electronic health records.

Despite an overwhelming real-world presence, mobile still an exception in medicine

When you spend hours every week reading and writing about mobile healthcare--interviewing top minds and innovators--it's hard to fathom a scenario in which these tools are not taking root in the industry ubiquitously. But after recently spending 17 hours in the emergency room of one of the best hospitals in New York, I quickly realize that mHealth technology is still in a very young stage when it comes to day-to-day healthcare delivery.

Risk management, security strategies key to current mHealth acceptance

Providers and care support teams are just as wary as their patients of mHealth security and privacy, claims a risk management and patient safety specialist.

Johnson & Johnson, IBM Watson to create virtual coach apps for patients

IBM Watson and Johnson & Johnson will team up to create apps for consumers that will provide them with a virtual health coach.

Texting beneficial for heart disease patients

Texting supportive reminders regarding lifestyle choices to patients with heart disease can help improve treatment results, reveals a new study; however, further research is needed to determine if such benefits continue once the texting stops.

Flexible wearables promising, but face many challenges to health success

Healthcare wearables face a variety of challenges, including the development of an industry that will drive value-added solutions, and privacy, political and treatment issues that could divert attention from innovation, according to Robert Reuss, Ph.D.