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Collaborative support key to driving healthcare IoT adoption

Sustainable adoption of Internet of Things technology within healthcare will require a concerted effort by patients, caregivers and providers; but will also reap rewards for each as wearables and connectivity solutions advance in functionality.

14 hospitals piloting Apple's HealthKit platform

More than a dozen leading U.S. hospitals are piloting Apple's HealthKit platform to track patient care and reduce operating costs.

How hospitals handle mHealth security

Mobile devices and apps increasingly are being used in healthcare settings, and with that comes greater risk to the security of patient information. To that end, hospitals and healthcare organizations are implementing a variety of systems and safe guards to ward off hackers and ensure the privacy of patient data. >> FULL REPORT

Microsoft debuts mHealth platform, smartband

Microsoft is officially in the mHealth realm, debuting its Microsoft Health platform complete with a cloud service, app, 10-sensor smartband and industry partnerships with app developers and a national fitness chain.

New Orleans healthcare provider first to link EHR with Apple HealthKit

A Louisiana healthcare provider is the first Epic Systems client to integrate its electronic health record system with the Apple HealthKit platform.

Wireless device increases nurse response time

A Wisconsin-based healthcare organization is tapping a mobile nurse calling system in a quest to drive more open communication between patients and care providers, as well as gain operational cost efficiencies, according to a  Healthcare Informatics  article.

Mobile platform aims to aid healthcare workers involved in Ebola response

The World Health Organization, UNICEF and a North Carolina nonprofit are prepping a mobile communications platform to spur faster and more accurate data sharing among health workers on the front lines of the Ebola battle in Liberia, West Africa.

mHealth success hinges on security, workflow adaptability

The key to advancing mobile health technology into mainstream patient care is closing the gap that exists between health data and care coordination by reconfiguring workflow processes related to patient care, according to IBM's Dan Pelino.

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.

FDA's social media guidance: Better late than never

It's nice to see the FDA finally catch up with how consumers and patients are sharing information online, especially since medical device manufacturers, pharma companies and other healthcare professionals are are doing the exact same thing.