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iPhone display quality might clear the way for remote eye care triage

Specialists gave high marks for quality to inner-eye photos taken with an ocular camera that were transmitted to them via iPhones, according to a new study, opening up the potential to more quickly diagnose and plan treatment for more obvious eye conditions with mobile devices.

Smartphones, ultra wide band vital to indoor guidance system for the blind

Smartphones and ultra wide band (UWB) technology will be key to a new system to provide indoor support for the blind being developed by Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and Fujitsu.

Docs increasingly think EMRs will hurt care quality

Physicians' use of mobile devices appears to be on the rise, while confidence that electronic medical records can improve patient care is slightly down, according to the results of a new survey conducted by health practice reference company The Little Blue Book.

Smartphone use growing among family docs

More family physicians (67 percent) are using smartphones these days, compared to 55 percent at the same time in 2012, according to a Canadian survey by Ontario-based research firm Prism Healthcare Intelligence.

Money and smartphones improve patient health

Give patients money, coaching and a mobile phone and you just might be able to get them up off the couch and eating better. That's the upshot of a recently published study in the  Archives of Internal Medicine.

'Smart pajamas' monitor infants wirelessly

Canadian cable and Internet provider Rogers Communications just hooked up with U.S.-based Exmovere to step into the mHealth market.The two companies will soon be selling Exmovere's "Exmobaby" pajamas, which have embedded sensors to measure infants' temperature and movements, in Canadian retail outlets.

Reaching mHealth's Holy Grail: Behavior change

Health apps continue to hit the market in droves, promising your patients faster weight loss, reduced blood pressure, improved cardiac health. But the true Holy Grail of mobile health--getting...

BYOD continues to challenge hospitals' security boundaries

As "Bring Your Own Device" continues its march into healthcare--remember Aruba Networks' recent data showing 85 percent of hospitals allow BYOD--CIOs like Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's John Halamka continue to adapt their security policies to control a myriad of devices and security settings.

Tablet use continues to increase among docs

Physician use of tablets has grown more than 75 percent in the past year, according to new findings from Manhattan Research published last week. The research company studied the mobile habits of more than 3,000 physicians in the first quarter of 2012, and compared those findings to the same period of 2011.  

10,000 mobile apps to improve health … and counting

By Nick Martin, Vice President of Innovation, Research and Development at UnitedHealth Group Mobile apps, which may have started as productivity tools--such as for email, calendar and database