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4 tips to build successful mHealth apps

A 10-step framework for developing mHealth apps that allows doctors to be involved in software conception, development and the research process outlines four specific advice points for future physician application developers.

FCC's text-to-911 rulemaking a necessary kick in the pants

There's a saying "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." But that's not actually true, as you can make a horse drink when necessary. It just takes some extra effort and strategy. As  FierceMobileHealthcare  has reported, the Federal Communications Commission took a huge step in pushing text-to-911 forward with new rules mandating that all wireless carriers and certain texting applications support the emergency texting functionality by the end of this year.

Health attorneys: 3 steps mHealth start-up developers must take

Mobile healthcare start-up developers must do three things--1) establish a business plan, 2) devise a comprehensive revenue and reimbursement plan and 3) determine product and technology insurance requirements--in order to succeed, according to health attorneys Lisa Clark and C. Mitchell Goldman with Philadelphia-based Duane Morris, LLP.

Mobile app boosts CPR response to emergencies

The Los Angeles County Fire Department is using a mobile app to find and tap cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained people who may be close by when CPR is needed in an emergency situation.

Why usability and design are critical to mobile medical app building

To say things have come a long way in mobile application development and drive technology is an understatement. Yet there are more than a half dozen aspects relating to app development that haven't changed and remain relevant to app development, according to Canadian-based analytics specialist Trevor Strome.

Why mHealth must focus on patient outcomes, not 'coolness'

Mobile healthcare innovation should be focused on helping patients change habits and boosting workflow in the medical professional setting, according to Samir Damani, a cardiologist with Scripps Health.

Weak user commitment, mHealth tool reliability present adoption hurdles

Privacy concerns and data security may not be the top obstacles in mHealth technology adoption. Insteady, the biggest hurdles might be getting patients and consumers to use such tools in a more dedicated fashion and boosting the reliability of emerging monitoring and tracking devices to spur user activity.

How mobile apps can make the most of patient-doctor interactions

Mobile apps are helping gain better patient care results in the short time span patients and doctors interact, but the key to success is software that adheres to the "80-20" rule.

Health industry stuck on older communications tools

Much of the healthcare industry remains reliant on older communications systems, including pagers and paper-based processes, that can negatively impact patient safety and operational inefficiencies, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.

mHealth program helps to foster patient self-management in U.K.

Phone and face-to-face contact with community nurses was reduced by 26 percent just after one month of use of mobile technology, lessening pressure on primary care providers according to new data from the U.K.-based NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group.