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App Association's Morgan Reed: mHealth must move out of 'pilot project' phase

It's been a busy few months for ACT | The App Association, which recently came out against the proposed Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016.

Google kidney app pilot moves forward despite regulatory spotlight

A pilot of a Google DeepMind kidney monitoring app with the National Health Service Royal Free Trust is moving forward despite reports it was halted now that it's fallen under regulatory scrutiny.

Texting can help in identifying postpartum health risk

Text messages are an effective tool in identifying preeclampsia among postpartum women and can lead to treatments for patients earlier than traditional approaches.

Healthcare device data thefts focus of federal court case

A 12-count indictment against an engineer illustrates more needs to be done to protect and store healthcare data.

Children's Health app at center of effort to help patients manage asthma

Technology plays a vital role in Children's Health of Texas's work to reduce emergency department readmissions for asthma patients.

Mobile health tools, developers need better data protection guidance, attorney Jennifer Geetter says

In April, three government agencies came together to create an online tool that helps developers navigate all the federal regulations that could impact the devices and apps they create. The...

Boston Children's Hospital creates mHealth development guide

Boston Children's Hospital researchers have created a 14-point mobile app development guideline for bring-your-own-device hospital environments to help developers with system integration, compliance adherence and software deployment strategies.

Apple's HealthKit platform continues to hold promise, but challenges remain

Apple's well-received HealthKit, an open source healthcare data collection and sharing platform, holds promise but formidable challenges must be hurdled if the system is to attain its full potential.

Mood app may help in treatment of depression, anxiety

Smartphone apps can play a beneficial role in reducing negative moods in patients, and may present a new treatment strategy for those suffering from issues such as depression and anxiety.

MedStar Health deploys enhanced customer engagement portal

In a quest to go beyond the standard patient portal experience, MedStar Health is developing a customer engagement platform to give users a bevy of digital capabilities, from scheduling appointments to a collaborative environment for determining best care scenarios.