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Court orders dismissal of $4 billion Sutter Health privacy suit

A privacy lawsuit against Sutter Health has been dismissed by a state appellate court this week.

Apple-IBM partnership bodes well for mHealth innovation

Apple and IBM are forging a global strategic partnership to transform business using mobile technology. A big chunk of that strategy is aimed at the healthcare sector, specifically the mobile healthcare segment.

Health industry stuck on older communications tools

Much of the healthcare industry remains reliant on older communications systems, including pagers and paper-based processes, that can negatively impact patient safety and operational inefficiencies, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.

Google healthcare strategy boasts strengths, weaknesses, industry experts say

As Google's Glass offering already is making headlines thanks to various mHealth pilots and initiatives, some industry experts remain wary of such efforts due to security issues

mHealth program helps to foster patient self-management in U.K.

Phone and face-to-face contact with community nurses was reduced by 26 percent just after one month of use of mobile technology, lessening pressure on primary care providers according to new data from the U.K.-based NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group.

How robots are creating a patient-centered healthcare environment

In a famous 1927 essay titled "The Care of the Patient," Francis Peabody states that the personal bond between the doctor and the patient is the source of the "greatest satisfaction of...

Patient data security: How hospitals keep pace

​In their efforts to secure patient data, hospital executives continue to worry about mobile devices--and are employing technology to help. But they acknowledge that the human factor remains the trickiest part of data security. Special Report

BlackBerry subsidiary debuts OS for mHealth device development

BlackBerry subsidiary QNX Software Systems is debuting a new OS just for medical devices, one that promises to meet industry standards and cut the cost of mHealth device development.

Google taps Novartis to drive smart contact lens forward

Google is teaming up with pharma titan Novartis to develop a smart contact lens for measuring blood sugar levels using tear fluid.

Remote patient monitoring correlates with sharp drop in hospital charges

The number and length of hospitalizations, as well as hospital charges all significantly declined when rural and underserved heart failure patients were remotely monitored, according to research published online this month in  Telemedicine and e-Health.