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Advisory committee focus is on 'SMART' mobile app innovation

An advisory committee focusing on mHealth software innovation is now in place for the Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology (SMART) project, with the goal of making mobile healthcare...

Smartphone app proves valuable for cardiac patients

A new study reveals using a smartphone app during cardiac rehabilitation can help reduce the potential of hospital re-admittance in the first 90 days of recovery. According to a Mayo Clinic Research...

Smartphones may be the next-gen blood test laboratory

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are developing a new blood testing approach that uses a smartphone screen to analyze results in blood treatment scenarios. Specifically, the...

Have wearable devices jumped the shark?

There is little doubt and plenty of evidence; mobile healthcare monitoring services, software and devices are on the cusp of huge growth and adoption. Yet despite all the rosy market indicators for mobile healthcare vendors and services providers, big challenges lie ahead. The top hurdle may lie with the health-conscious user/patient/consumer population and how much monitoring, data and medical insight users truly want and need, even if the device cost is below that of any other computing tool in their lives. After all, just how many armbands can one person wear?

mHealth devices must auto-collect data from cloud, sensors

Commercially successful mHealth devices are ones that leverage data from the cloud and external sensors automatically, a prominent technologist writes in MD+DI online. Liam Pender, CEO of product...

Apple vs. Google: An mHealth Face-Off

Industry observers like myself have often painted the competitive mHealth landscape with a brush that wages computer manufacturer Dell and software behemoth Microsoft versus Apple--the reigning...

Smartphones found effective for multimodal inter-clinician communication

A randomized controlled trial comparing different synchronous smartphone-based communication modes found them to be multimodal communication devices that can effectively support clinical knowledge...

Study: Handheld computers effective in clinical practice

There is emerging evidence that healthcare professionals are effectively using handheld computers across a variety of functions that support clinical practice, according to a study in the Journal of...

95 million U.S. adults rely on mobile phones for health info

Ninety-five million Americans are now using mobile phones for health information or tools, according to Manhattan Research's Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2013 study. The U.S. mobile health audience...

The growing role of mobile technology in radiology

If you ask Elliot Fishman, M.D., a professor of radiology, oncology, and surgery at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, mobile devices like tablets and smartphones have, in a very short time, had...