A live demo at a BlackBerry Security Summit drove home the vulnerabilities presented by everyday mobile healthcare tools--in this case the IV infusion pump for administering medications in hospital and clinic settings.
Healthcare organizations aiming to capitalize and be progressive with mobile technology should consider establishing a new leadership role, the chief mobile healthcare officer, who can ensure the organization leverages the tools.
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.
More than a dozen leading U.S. hospitals are piloting Apple's HealthKit platform to track patient care and reduce operating costs.
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 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.
A Louisiana healthcare provider is the first Epic Systems client to integrate its electronic health record system with the Apple HealthKit platform.
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.
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.
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.