Topic:

Software & Applications

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

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 still largely reliant 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.

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.

Note to mHealth tech developers: Simplicity = Adoption

One of the most critical aspects to mobile healthcare technology is consumer adoption and patients embracing all the emerging tools and devices. And one key to adoption is ease of use, whether it's a fitness band, a smartphone, a body fluid monitoring device or something more intricate, such as Google Glass. Ease of use is not so simple to attain, however, and it reflects the third missing puzzle piece in the mHealth innovation landscape.

Texting program helps curb teen binge drinking

A text messaging program is proving to help teenagers prone to binge drinking, according to a new study published in the  Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Mobile EHRs taking root as hurdles slowly dissipate

Mobile electronic health record systems face a list of challenges, from device integration to immature clinical apps, yet some providers believe they may hit full speed within a few years.

Vision screening app boosts assessment efforts for pediatricians

A new smartphone app aims to help make pediatric vision photo screening a more effective diagnostic approach for identifying potential risk factors tied to vision loss long before a child's vision impairment is typically noticed.