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Patient engagement focus of health center's initial mHealth foray

A Kansas healthcare provider is using a new mobile app to shore up patient-healthcare provider communications and enhance its electronic health record system by providing patients with more tools for deeper engagement in healthcare issues and decision-making.

Independence Blue Cross app helps patients manage chronic health issues

Independence Blue Cross is offering members a free self-management app for chronic health issues and the response from users so far is positive, according to the health insurer. 

Mobile health tools cut readmissions for congestive heart patients

Penn Medicine is using an app and a tablet to cut readmission rates for heart failure patients in its Penn Care at Home program.

Harry Greenspun: mHeath moves from 'can do this' to 'need to do this'

Mobile healthcare is making a transition from "we can do this" to "we need to do this," Harry Greenspun, M.D., director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, says in an interview at  mHealthIntelligence.com.

Apple-IBM mobile health apps: Just what the nurse ordered

Last year, I wrote a commentary proclaiming it was time to tech-mobilize the hardest working segment in healthcare: the nursing staff. What a difference a year makes.

Most smartphone users tap into health features

More than half of today's smartphone users, 62 percent, are using their devices to get health information, according to Pew Research Center's new report, "U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015." The report is based on surveys conducted by the center in conjunction with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Mobile health innovation all about the patient

The patient must be the focal point in mobile health technology development, with the promise of such tools resting on providing patients what they need, no matter where they may be, according to Chanin Wendling, director of eHealth in the Division of Applied Research and Clinical Informatics at Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System.

IBM, Apple debut apps to assist nurses

A partnership between Apple and IBM for developing enterprise apps has led to four new healthcare software tools aimed at helping nurses in patient care and management tasks.

Mobile platform acts as 'coach' for COPD patients

The Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute is piloting a new app aimed at providing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with a mobile interactive "coach" to boost disease self-management and treatment.

Researchers test app for veteran PTSD treatment

The Syracuse VA Medical Center is launching a study to investigate if a mobile application can help veterans better self-manage post-traumatic stress disorder.