What if it had been healthcare data? The big news this past holiday weekend wasn't about the weather or beach temperatures. It was about a high-profile hack into celebrity private photos stored in the cloud--most likely Apple's iCloud--and how hackers accessed and posted personal photos of moe than 100 female celebrities.
Apple's foray into mHealth, given its reported upcoming iWatch device, its moves into electronic health record technology and the development of its HealthKit platform, will have a dramatic impact on healthcare and advance mHealth like few other initiatives, according to a report at Product Design & Development.
A smartphone may soon replace the traditional diagnostic approach in identifying newborn jaundice and allow for home-based monitoring and screening for the condition that impacts an estimated 84 percent of newborns, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington and Southern Methodist University.
Text messaging can boost knowledge of cervical cancer and be a successful approach in increasing the number of Korean women undertaking a Pap test, according to a new study from the School of Social Work and University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.
A smartphone app is helping recovering drug and alcohol users remain clean and sober by providing real-time counseling and support mechanisms that help users avoid relapses and hurdle "trigger" events that can lead to substance abuse, according to a Washington Times report.
Self-monitoring by patients with hypertension led to a drop in blood-pressure levels over the course of a year, according to research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
More data is expected to be withheld when the Open Payments database, meant to disclose potential conflicts of interest among doctors, launches to the public, ProPublica reports.
A smartphone can be used as a glaucoma monitor thanks to a pressure sensor implanted into a patient's eye and a special optical adapter fitted to a smartphone camera, according to a report at New Scientist.
Apple plans to debut a new wearable device next month likely to tap its HealthKit platform and possibly also take advantage of its HomeKit framework that controls connected devices.
It looks as if Amazon is poised to join the fray of large technology companies jumping into the healthcare space.