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.
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.
BlackBerry subsidiary QNX Software Systems is debuting a new OS just for medical devices, one that promises to meet industry standards and cut the cost of mHealth device development.
Mobile electronic health record systems face a list of challenges, from device integration to immature clinical apps, yet some providers believe they may hit full speed within a few years.
There has been little mention of device makers, app developers or mHealth services surveying consumers, polling patients and asking medical professionals about what specific products are wanted and needed, and what features should be a primary focus in wearable mHealth devices.
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page said in conversation with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla that the tech giant would not likely become a health company, citing regulatory burdens that dissuade many entrepreneurs.
There will be an eight-fold growth in the mobile healthcare market between now and 2023, thanks to the adoption of vital signs monitoring and in-vitro diagnostic devices, according to a new Lux Research report.
During 2014's first six months, 143 digital health companies raised $2.3 billion, setting the stage for a record-breaking year, according to San Francisco-based digital health seed fund Rock Health.
Four out of five smartphone users worldwide are interested in mHealth technology that will let them interact with healthcare providers, a new FICO survey reveals.
Mobile healthcare technology has grown by leaps and bounds--and devices, technologies and applications are becoming ever more sophisticated and targeted to specific care goals, whether it's improving patient flow, educating and engaging patients or preventing readmissions. The following technologies all address care transitions in different ways.