States spent $1.8 billion in Medicaid 90/10 funds to upgrade their eligibility information technology systems over the past three fiscal years, but still face implementation challenges, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
The Center for Connected Health is debuting a market research tool, called cHealth Compass, to help providers, vendors and healthcare organizations better understand what mHealth consumers want, how they're using mobile tools and gain necessary insight for building connected technology.
More than 50 percent of U.S. hospitals are using smartphones and or tablets and 69 percent of clinicians are using both a desktop/laptop and a smartphone/tablet to access data, according to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Mobile Devices Study.
Text messaging can help patients adhere to prescribed medication while saving health payers and government healthcare organizations millions of dollars spent on treating preventable health issues and wasted medicine, according to a report at Medical Daily.
One of the greatest things about technology is it is always changing, always morphing and nearly always improving on what's already in play, and nowhere is this more true than the mHealth landscape. We've all witnessed how the smartphone is now firmly a building block for hundreds of mHealth innovations, from monitoring devices and apps tracking patient's treatment to diagnostic tech helping niche groups such as veterans and those needing psychiatric treatment. Today's smartphones are helping care providers, spurring better healthcare efforts, giving patients telehealth and mobile healthcare data access all while saving time and money. And now smartphones may take the place of wearables as the perfect mHealth device.
Fitness device vendor Jawbone is debuting a new tracking service for enterprise clients aiming to drive employee device loyalty and increase employee buy-in of the wellness wearable, according to a Forbes report.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pressing "full steam ahead" to develop a unique device identifier system for medical devices, according to Jeffrey Shuren, director of FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak believes that, despite all of the strides made in health IT over the last few years, data collection efforts have hit a lull.
In looking toward the third stage in Meaningful Use, the inclusion of patient-generated data is something ONC is thinking about, according to Jodi Daniel, director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Patient care can span from the day someone steps into a hospital and through the entirety of his or her life--and mHealth is starting to add real value to that continuum of care. Panelists at Tuesday's mHealth Summit spoke about what their organizations are doing to leverage mobile healthcare, and how they address issues as they arise.