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Health system uses mHealth to sustain dialogue with patients, reduce readmissions

A San Diego-based health system is using a mobile coaching program to keep patients from being readmitted to the hospital. At Sharp HealthCare's Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, the text-messaging solution helps keep patients engaged with their care long after a hospital stay.

Health insurance and mobile engagement: What's working, what's new and what's next [Special Report]

With the rise of consumerism in healthcare, the imperative has never been greater for insurers to find innovative ways to engage with their customers. In this special report,  FierceHealthPayer  examines the myriad ways insurers and other organizations engage consumers through mobile technology, assessing the benefits and challenges--as well as what lies ahead.

Quality-driven healthcare system a boon for use of remote, mobile tools

This week I had the chance to speak about mHealth with Spyglass Managing Director Gregg Malkary, and during the discussion I noticed a trend: optimism of what's to come for mobile technology in...

Why mHealth wearables may not have to be worn to be effective

Today's mHealth wearables, whether slapped on a wrist, strapped to a chest or lying against skin with a dollop of adhesive, could become tomorrow's mHealth nonwearables while providing all the same features and functionality. At least that's the premise behind a device developed by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Remote patient monitoring tools gaining traction for chronic disease management

More than half of hospitals and health systems responding to a new survey are deploying remote patient monitoring systems to achieve operational efficiencies, improve risk management and boost care quality and control costs, according to Spyglass Consulting Group.

Researchers: App shows healthcare interoperability is possible

An eight-year research effort has produced an mHealth app that its developers claim illustrates mobile software can work with electronic health record systems and data exchanges despite challenges related to data storage, various wireless protocols and a lack of standards for information sharing.

Security of home health tools lacks government oversight

While use of digital health tools at home--from genetic tests to wearables--can put personal health information at risk, the government currently has very few tools at its disposal to solve such issues.

HIT execs talk innovation, cybersecurity, patient engagement at Connected Health Conference

Last week, health IT experts converged at the National Harbor in Maryland, to discuss the ever-changing role of technology in healthcare at HIMSS' Connected Health Conference.

Nurse involvement in development of mHealth tools a sight for sore eyes

Anyone who has spent time in a hospital or emergency clinic setting knows that nurses are vital to successful patient interactions, data collection and healthcare assessments.

Nurses build apps to educate patients, enhance care

An increasing number of nurses are creating and developing mHealth apps and data systems to drive better patient care, assist nurses in treatment and care management and educate patients health issues.