Doctors throughout the United Kingdom, France and Germany have mixed feelings about digital health technologies, with one in five saying that lifestyle apps are a fad, according to a recent report.
Smartphones may help providers reach out to pregnant women living in urban areas who struggle financially and often don't get the healthcare they need, according to a new study.
A pilot involving wearable monitors is in its second week of a three-week test within the University of Pennsylvania Health System and early feedback is positive, according to a project leader.
Smartphones in the operating room can both be a help and a hinder--doctors can use them to view patient information and lab results, but can also easily be distracted by the devices.
With mHealth devices becoming more mainstream, it's time for patients' voices to be heard when it comes to development of the tools. A new set of draft guidelines created to drive wearables development forward is giving them a chance to.
A set of draft guidelines, created by a coalition including Microsoft, Vitality Institute and University of California San Diego, for responsible use of wearables, smartwatches and mHealth apps is open for public comment through mid-October.
Clothing that boasts health sensors and devices has potential to drive remote monitoring and give doctors access to real-time patient data more so than fitness devices like watches, according to Kathryn Wills, M.D., a smart textiles research scientist at the National Physical Laboratory and Coventry.
A lack of app adoption by providers and patients is one of several barriers facing digital tech use in healthcare, according to Karen Taylor, director at the UK Centre for Health Solutions at Deloitte.
The National Institutes of Health is considering incorporating smartphones and wireless technologies to collect data for the Precision Medicine Initiative and is seeking public feedback on the idea.
Mobile healthcare technology is is showing promise when it comes to wellness efforts, but there is still a long way to go when to comes to medicinal treatment.