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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

Remote health monitors: Now for your underwear

You knew it was coming, and now it's here: Remote monitoring sensors in your underwear. Researchers at the University of Arkansas have integrated wearable, nanosensor-powered textiles into a sports

Telehealth tech gets smaller, cheaper; docs remain wary

The devices are getting smaller and the technology's getting cheaper--but barriers to mHealth have pretty much stayed the same. At this week's meeting of the American Telemedicine Association in San

Nurses want drug data via their smartphones

It's not just doctors demanding smartphones app and access anymore. A new survey by healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins finds that most nurses want smartphone access to the drug