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Survey: Text messaging in healthcare will soon make pagers obsolete

Text messaging will supplant paging in the healthcare industry within the next three years, according to a recently published survey of hospital IT decision makers by Lexington, Mass.-based IT security company Imprivata.

Consumer use of mobile devices for healthcare continues to grow

The number of U.S. consumers ages 18 or older taking advantage of mobile resources for healthcare purposes continues to rise, according to New York City-based Manhattan Research.

Wireless, handheld lab analyzes blood in minutes

A handheld, smartphone-enabled blood-testing system developed by University of Rhode Island researchers could eliminate the days-long wait for test results.

10 big pharma smartphone apps for patients and providers

With the help of FierceMarkets' Life Sciences group, we've highlighted 10 apps from Big Pharma companies geared toward docs and their clientele. Check out our slideshow to learn more.

Market for embedded health monitoring-gadgets to hit 170M devices by 2017

The global market for clothing and accessories with embedded health-monitoring gadgets such as heart rate monitors and running speed sensors is expected to grow to 170 million devices by 2017, according to a new market study by  GigaOM  Pro.

Twitter, smartphones help in treating stroke victims

Specialists at a hospital in Japan have treated more than 160 stroke patients remotely--using smartphones and Twitter accounts.

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.