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Salesforce aims to improve patient management via Health Cloud

With the launch of its new Health Cloud platform Wednesday, San Francisco-based software company Salesforce aims to help doctors better manage patient care.

How mobile technology could change the patient-provider relationship

Today's smartphones soon could be integral to the relationship between patients and providers, according to Erin Byrne, managing partner and chief engagement officer at Grey Healthcare Group.

Mobile health tools must engage patients to deliver on true promise

There clearly is no limit on the potential of mobile healthcare technology. If someone told me 10 years ago that a smartphone could be used to track one's health, I likely would have responded with a measure of disbelief, especially considering the associated security risks.

The pros and cons of smartphone use in the OR

Smartphones in the operating room can both be a help and a hinder--doctors can use them to view patient information and lab results, but can also easily be distracted by the devices.

The role healthcare plays in the 'smart home'

The smart home is moving from being a dream for the future to a reality today--and healthcare will play a vital role in that new frontier, especially in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from Parks Associates. 

Smartphone photo quality good enough for telemedicine consults

Telemedicine is increasing the popularity of image-based consultation, so researchers in Sweden and South Africa set out to determine whether photos from smartphones could be trusted for clinical diagnosis, according to a study at  Telemedicine and e-Health. 

Open platforms, collabortation future of mHealth

Mobile healthcare will give power to patients and consumers and should not be viewed as a disruptive force, but as a collaborative technology, NavisHealth Chief Operating Officer Jon Mello tells  mHealth News. 

Is this mHealth's Uber Moment?

By John DeGaspari There's no question that Uber, the car-service start-up, is giving the traditional taxi industry a run for its money. But truly disruptive ideas have a way of making themselves...

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 care management program helps ACO slash readmissions

A California accountable care organization is seeing lower number of hospital readmissions of high-risk patients thanks to a two-year mobile care management project.