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Partnerships a sure-fire way to entrench mHealth

There's a terrific story this week in mHealth--and it's one every healthcare insurance company and healthcare provider should put on its must-read list. After they read it, then it's time...

Wellness programs will spur wearables adoption in workplace

A new Tractica report projects more than 75 million wearable devices will be deployed in enterprise and industrial environments between 2014 and 2020, with smartwatches leading the way.

AARP teams with Pfizer, UnitedHealthcare on mHealth for older populations

A new research program aims to help developers find out how consumers age 50 and older use health technology, particularly sleep trackers, to gain insight into the best ways to create devices and apps for an aging population. 

Mobile health tools cut readmissions for congestive heart patients

Penn Medicine is using an app and a tablet to cut readmission rates for heart failure patients in its Penn Care at Home program.

Wellness program members interested in Apple Watch, but not in its price

A new survey reveals participants in wellness programs are well aware of Apple's new Watch, and nearly half are interested in owning the device--for the right price.

Harry Greenspun: mHeath moves from 'can do this' to 'need to do this'

Mobile healthcare is making a transition from "we can do this" to "we need to do this," Harry Greenspun, M.D., director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, says in an interview at

FDA program to speed approval of devices for unmet needs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is creating a voluntary program, the Expedited Access Program, to speed medical devices to patients who have life-threatening conditions while not compromising FDA's safety standards, according to a blog post on the agency's website.

Most smartphone users tap into health features

More than half of today's smartphone users, 62 percent, are using their devices to get health information, according to Pew Research Center's new report, "U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015." The report is based on surveys conducted by the center in conjunction with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Mobile health innovation all about the patient

The patient must be the focal point in mobile health technology development, with the promise of such tools resting on providing patients what they need, no matter where they may be, according to Chanin Wendling, director of eHealth in the Division of Applied Research and Clinical Informatics at Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System.

Framework needed for Internet of Things policies

While the Internet of Things promises to be a major disruptive force across various industries, policymakers should address common issues among them, according to a whitepaper from the Telecommunications Industry Association.