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UCSF wins grant to create mobile platform for Health eHeart research

The University of California, San Francisco has been awarded $9.75 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a platform called Health ePeople to streamline research data-collection through mobile and wireless devices.

Smartphone platform speeds up hospital's nurse, doctor communications

A New Hampshire hospital has reduced communication lag time between nurses and doctors from 28 minutes to less than 5 minutes using a smartphone-based platform.

Mobile health innovation doesn't have to be about reinventing the wheel

There are many truths about technology innovation, but a big one is that sometimes there is no need to reinvent the wheel.

Wearable patch design may lead to quicker, cheaper innovation

Healthcare electronic wearable patches may soon be easier, quicker and cheaper to make due to a new approach by University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering researchers.

Customized mHealth approach aims to boost diabetic self-care

A new mHealth app developed by a University of Louisiana at Lafayette research team may boost chronic disease management by using health informatics data to spur increased self-care by patients managing diabetes, according to information presented last week at the American Health Information Management Association's annual convention in New Orleans.

Yale researchers tap Apple ResearchKit to study heart condition

In a quest to investigate cardiomyopathy, Yale School of Medicine researchers are launching a study using the Apple iPhone and ResearchKit platform to gain a deeper understanding of the heart muscle ailment.

Children's Health apps target chronic care management, internal operations improvement

A Dallas hospital has developed an app it hopes will spur young patients into proactive management of asthma, along with a version that will integrate with patients' electronic health records.

Despite an overwhelming real-world presence, mobile still an exception in medicine

When you spend hours every week reading and writing about mobile healthcare--interviewing top minds and innovators--it's hard to fathom a scenario in which these tools are not taking root in the industry ubiquitously. But after recently spending 17 hours in the emergency room of one of the best hospitals in New York, I quickly realize that mHealth technology is still in a very young stage when it comes to day-to-day healthcare delivery.

Risk management, security strategies key to current mHealth acceptance

Providers and care support teams are just as wary as their patients of mHealth security and privacy, claims a risk management and patient safety specialist.

Texting beneficial for heart disease patients

Texting supportive reminders regarding lifestyle choices to patients with heart disease can help improve treatment results, reveals a new study; however, further research is needed to determine if such benefits continue once the texting stops.