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Payers take steps forward with mobile apps in 2014

In a busy year for the healthcare industry, payers tried to move beyond the t echnical glitches and court rulings associated with the Affordable Care Act and focus instead on the ACA's aim to make healthcare more accessible and personal.  To play into this idea of the consumerization of healthcare,  payers have been busy exploring mobile applications that keep members healthy and temper rising healthcare costs.

Center for Connected Health launches mobile platform to drive innovation

The Center for Connected Health is debuting a market research tool, called cHealth Compass, to help providers, vendors and healthcare organizations better understand what mHealth consumers want, how they're using mobile tools and gain necessary insight for building connected technology.

Study: Smartphone, tablet use on the rise in hospitals

More than 50 percent of U.S. hospitals are using smartphones and or tablets and 69 percent of clinicians are using both a desktop/laptop and a smartphone/tablet to access data, according to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Mobile Devices Study.

Study: Messaging diabetic teens bolsters engagement, disease knowledge

Text messages can help keep teen diabetics engaged in healthcare issues and treatment, according to a new  study  published in the  American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Spectrum.

Texting can help patients stick to prescription routines

Text messaging can help patients adhere to prescribed medication while saving health payers and government healthcare organizations millions of dollars spent on treating preventable health issues and wasted medicine, according to a report at  Medical Daily.

Jawbone launches wearable user tracking service for enterprise clients

Fitness device vendor Jawbone is debuting a new tracking service for enterprise clients aiming to drive employee device loyalty and increase employee buy-in of the wellness wearable, according to a  Forbes  report.

mHealth Summit 2014: ONC pondering mHealth for Meaningful Use Stage 3

In looking toward the third stage in Meaningful Use, the inclusion of patient-generated data is something ONC is thinking about, according to Jodi Daniel, director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

mHealth Summit 2014: HealthKit, EHR pilot programs show great promise, execs say

The quest to seamlessly gather personal health data and move it into electronic health records may be coming to an end thanks to Apple's HealthKit, according to two experts at Tuesday's mHealth Summit.

mHealth Summit 2014: Execs learn pros, cons of mobile tech through pilots

Patient care can span from the day someone steps into a hospital and through the entirety of his or her life--and mHealth is starting to add real value to that continuum of care. Panelists at Tuesday's mHealth Summit spoke about what their organizations are doing to leverage mobile healthcare, and how they address issues as they arise.

mHealth Summit 2014: Providers must invite patients to use mobile tools

To get patients to embrace mobile healthcare tools, providers must invite them in, according to panelists speaking at Tuesday morning's  FierceMobileHealthcare  Breakfast at the mHealth Summit at National Harbor near the District of Columbia.