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Tablets, apps foster better patient care, communications in ICU environments

Mobile apps and computing devices are boosting patient care outcomes in the intensive care unit environment as well as enhancing communication between patients and care providers, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report.

3 reasons payers fail to develop effective apps

A majority of health insurance providers are failing when it comes to mHealth app efforts, according to the Health Insurance App Benchmarking Report 2015 released this month by research2guidance.

Patients, providers overwhelmingly believe mHealth tools boost quality of life

An overwhelming number of patients and providers see mobile healthcare as a promising tool helping in both prevention and treatment of healthcare-related issues, according to a recent study.

Brookings: Mobile tools driving improved care, treatment in emerging nations

Mobile healthcare technology, tools and devices are boosting patient care and treatment strategies, from preventing maternal health issues to battling Ebola, in Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone in Africa. In a new report published by the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, Darrell West, VP and director of Governance Studies and founding center director, outlines several case studies where mHealth is making a valuable difference while also identifying the substantial challenges requiring attention.

Why small feats equal huge mHealth wins

When I called to make a medical appointment for my 92-year-old father this week, the receptionist said she would be sending out the pre-visit paperwork required for first-time patients....

Study: Wearables need better sensors to help MS treatment efforts

While those suffering with multiple sclerosis are clearly eager to use mHealth tools to assist in their care, today's wearables aren't yet mature enough to help quantify patient activity and provide reliable results, according to new research from Biogen idec

Surgeon creates app to speed post-op recovery from knee procedures

A surgeon, who is also a start-up tech entrepreneur, has created an mHealth app aimed at helping patients be more informed about elective surgery recovery issues and having a quicker post-op recovery experience.

Apple Watch is an mHealth disappointment--so far

Monday was a big day for Apple. But not such a big day for those of us eager to discover what Apple can do when it comes to developing an mHealth wearable device. That's because for the most part, we still don't know what Apple can do with wearable mHealth tech. Apple's Watch, available next month, barely offers what could be described as mHealth functionality.

Apple Watch mHealth functionality limited

The Apple Watch is "the most personal device we've ever created that is not just with you, but on you," Apple CEO Tim Cook said during an Apple product event Monday, listing out the wearable's timekeeping, activity monitoring, watch face customization and call features. The list of mHealth capabilities is far shorter, however.

Apple ResearchKit aims to improve medical studies

Apple took the tech and healthcare industries by surprise Monday in announcing a new mHealth app framework called ResearchKit, aimed at improving medical research. The platform, which will be open source, allows iPhone users to participate in medical trials and studies through health data sharing capabilities.