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BlackBerry mulls bacteria-free smartphone for health professionals

BlackBerry is considering building a new device specific to the healthcare industry that would feature bacteria-fighting technology.

App guide targets best tools for behavioral healthcare treatment

A new app guide aims to help providers find and choose the best mobile health tool for behavioral healthcare treatment.

How physicians should embrace mobile device use

There are many reasons physicians should embrace mobile devices in their workday, from sharing and accessing data to real-time communications and fostering telehealth initiatives, according to John Smithwick, CEO of Nashville, Tennessee-based patient engagement and care-coordination platform company RoundingWell.

iPhone app, ResearchKit power LGBT health research effort

A comprehensive mHealth research effort, termed the PRIDE study, will focus on LGBT health and tap iPhone users and online participants to create the biggest database of mental, social and physical issues impacting the gay and transgender populations.

Google develops mHealth wristband

Google is developing a mHealth wristband for pharma clinical trials and drug tests to provide research teams real-time data on patient vital signs, from pulse and heart rates to light exposure and noise level monitoring.

Mobile health may lead to new business models

As more personalized healthcare grows, thanks in part to the expanding reach of digital health tools, two emerging business models may take root--"goldminers" and "bartenders," according to a  Harvard Business Review  report.

Study: Tablet, app use does not improve patient knowledge of care

Supplying patients with tools such as tablets and patient portal apps does not have a great impact on their understanding of their care and treatment, according to a study published in the  Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.

Fitbit IPO, wearable shipments exceed expectations for mHealth's impact


Dissecting the role of Apple Watch in wearable health innovation

A truly connected healthcare ecosystem will take longer to develop than most predict and it's not yet proven the Apple Watch will be the groundbreaking device that will change the mHealth industry, according to health technology consultant David Lee Scher, M.D.

UK digital health strategy boasts robust goals for chronic care

Britain's National Health Service is moving forward to foster remote medical monitoring and online health and medical services access as part of the U.K.'s evolving digital healthcare revolution.