The ability to snap a quick picture as part of a treatment process is coming under deeper scrutiny due to potential patient privacy violations and medical ethics concerns.
Retailer Target is prepping a connected healthcare initiative to launch in May at 550 of its nearly 1,800 locations.
Veterans being treated for mental health issues show interest in using technology to receive care, with a few caveats, according to research published at Telemedicine and e-Health.
Patients rely on their smartphones for health information more than ever, but conversational agents like Siri or Google Now don't always have an answer at hand when told information such as "I am having a heart attack" or "I am depressed."
Smartphones as a means to participate in health research could appeal to African-American women if they are culturally tailored and access and privacy issues are addressed, according to research published at Telemedicine and e-Health.
Despite the emergence of new digital health communications tools and technologies, the pager remains not only a viable and valuable device for healthcare providers, but also offers evidence of what devices must provide to be successful in the care and treatment scenario.
Mobile phone reminders may help people become more active, according to a short-term study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
The emergence of expanded Internet access, smartphones and messaging in healthcare shouldn't lead to the demise of the pager. In fact, a combined smartphone-pager system could prove to be a valuable communications tool, according to a viewpoint published in the Journal of American Medical Association.
Healthcare providers are "woefully inadequate" in offering consumers mobile apps, with hospitals engaging less than 2 percent of patients with such tools, despite the fact that 54 percent of consumers want to use a smartphone to interact with their providers.
As the final weeks of 2015 loom, we tend both to look back at the past year and to think of what lies ahead for the new year. In the realm of mobile digital health, it's been a wild ride of...