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Time for pharmas to sow mHealth tech into consumer, provider relationships

When it comes to mobile healthcare technology, there's a startling void by a key critical player in the chain: pharmaceutical companies.

App use for post-op follow-ups viable, cost-effective

Tapping mHealth apps for monitoring low-risk postoperative ambulatory patients is a cost-effective and viable alternative to the traditional in-office approach for both patients and providers in Canada, reveals a new research paper published in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Biosensors pose healthy app innovation but challenges must be hurdled first

The evolution of smartphone apps incorporating biosensors is gaining speed, and while there seems to be no limit to potential applications for mHealth there are still a few big challenges ahead--notably determining efficient and effective power consumption strategies and ensuring that biosensor-based apps provide a valuable service to the user.

Why the mHealth battle will be won by Google, not Apple

When it come to mobile healthcare there are more than a few power players vying for dominance, chief among the vendors are Apple, Google and IBM. But the ultimate victor, according to  Forbes  contributor Dan Munro, will be Google for three specific reasons.

Mobile apps help consumers make informed healthcare, provider decisions

The advent of mHealth apps, specifically those that let consumers compare healthcare services and providers, empower users and help consumers make better informed decisions on everything from treatment to treatment facility selection.

Pharmaceutical companies fall behind on website optimization

Pharmaceutical companies are not keeping pace with the use of mobile devices, Internet and smartphones by healthcare professionals, according to a new  report  by Manhattan Research that reveals just about 33 percent have mobile optimized product websites.

How mHealth can benefit homeless veterans

Homeless veterans would benefit from  mHealth  tools, including text, email and Internet services access, and support organizations focused on helping ex-military personnel with healthcare should tap such technologies to boost care and treatment, according to a new  study.

Electronic surveillance helps hospitals slash death rates

The use of an electronic physiological surveillance system on patients correlated with two United Kingdom hospitals slashing mortality rates by more than 15 percent over the course of a year, according to research published online this week.

App certification a necessity, but a one-size-fits-all philosophy not the right path

Back in late March,  FierceMobileHealthcare  reported on a paper published by a trio of physician that focused on the need for mHealth app review and certification, stipulating the benefits and need given the increasing adoption, and increasing development, of mHealth apps.

Stakeholders debate best approach for mHealth app assessment, certification

The issue of mHealth app review and certification is spurring a healthy professional debate between physicians and highlighting pros and cons in how best to tap such tools while ensuring patient safety, data security and fostering greater app innovation.