Better messaging security technologies are prompting the Joint Commission to end its ban on clinician use of such tools. Healthcare providers and caretakers can now use text to send patient orders, but only if such tools meet the commission's requirements, the commission announces in the May edition of Joint Commission Perspectives.
A magnification app and Google Glass can provide visually impaired smartphone users with greater ease and capability in reading mobile device screen content.
More than one third of mobile phone users with chronic conditions are already leveraging healthcare apps, while 86 percent are interested in using apps to boost their personal health, a recent study finds.
A trio of experts believe mental health apps should be backed up by some form clinical evidence before being released to consumers.
There is a lack of iOS mobile health apps for pediatric medication adherence, and those apps that are available need deeper content and richer educational and behavioral features to boost usefulness, according to a study published online this month in Telemedicine and e-Health.
A do-it-yourself mobile continuous glucose monitoring system developed by a diabetes patient's father who wanted daily health insight is the focus of a global virtual collaboration engaging patients and caregivers to share insight and software code to boost system functionality.
Physicians see tremendous promise in digital health, given advancements in app features and device functionality, but are worried about potential risks to patients and the role of regulatory oversight, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Retailer Target is prepping a connected healthcare initiative to launch in May at 550 of its nearly 1,800 locations.
Healthcare wearables are predicted to become the cornerstone of future digital health strategies--driven by remote patient and population health management--with a big wave of devices hitting in the next two to three years, according to a new Tractica report.
The recently formed UCLA Center for Systematic, Measurable, Actionable, Resilient and Technology-driven (SMART) Health--a collaborative effort from the David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science--has a multi-prong mission. It hopes to drive research collaboration, develop and test new mHealth devices and systems, and improve reliability of home health sensor tools to support home-based healing.