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Who should play point guard on healthcare data security, user privacy?

When it comes to healthcare data security, data sharing and protecting user privacy, there is no doubt that all are top concerns that demand attention and a solution. But one thing there isn't universal agreement on is how much of the responsibility for data security and access should fall on vendors, third-party data services and us as individuals.

Study: Mobile personal health records a boon for chronic disease patients

Use of a tethered mobile personal health record system has the ability to spur patient empowerment with regard to treatment and chronic disease management, boost communication between patients and caregivers, reduce medical errors and improve safety, according to research published online this month in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

mHealth-based coaching improves results for diabetic patients

Mobile phone use in health coaching efforts can boost adherence to healthy behaviors, improve glucoregulation levels and foster better mental health for patients managing Type 2 diabetes, reveals a new study.

Despite an overwhelming real-world presence, mobile still an exception in medicine

When you spend hours every week reading and writing about mobile healthcare--interviewing top minds and innovators--it's hard to fathom a scenario in which these tools are not taking root in the industry ubiquitously. But after recently spending 17 hours in the emergency room of one of the best hospitals in New York, I quickly realize that mHealth technology is still in a very young stage when it comes to day-to-day healthcare delivery.

BlackBerry buying Good Technology to deepen device security

BlackBerry is buying mobile security company Good Technology to increase the privacy controls of its OS management tools, apps, devices and cloud portfolios.

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.