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Hacking demo drives home complex reality of mHealth security

There are many frightening security scenarios in the healthcare realm, from having personal data stolen from your medical records to input mistakes regarding needed medication in digital files.

BlackBerry offers insight on hidden security headaches for patients, providers

A live demo at a BlackBerry Security Summit drove home the vulnerabilities presented by everyday mobile healthcare tools--in this case the IV infusion pump for administering medications in hospital and clinic settings.

Mobile phones may help providers reach pregnant, post-partum inner-city women

Smartphones may help providers reach out to pregnant women living in urban areas who struggle financially and often don't get the healthcare they need, according to a new study.

Study examines how smartphones can measure depression in users

Excessive smartphone use, measured by sensor data and geopresence technologies, may be the next big indicator of depression, according to a Northwestern University study published at the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Wearables pilot at UPenn Health System tests value of mHealth

A pilot involving wearable monitors is in its second week of a three-week test within the University of Pennsylvania Health System and early feedback is positive, according to a project leader.

David Lee Scher: Physicians, consumers must capitalize on mHealth tools

Mobile healthcare tech adoption is lagging for more than a few reasons, writes health technology consultant David Lee Scher, M.D., despite the fact big name tech companies are investing in the market.

'Alert' app taps Apple HealthKit to keep diabetics in safe glucose level zone

A new app dubbed notifies users about potentially risky glucose levels via real-time data, courtesy of the Apple HealthKit platform.

App makers don't consider needs of low-vision users

Mobile developers aren't taking low-vision users into consideration when creating mHealth apps, according to a study conducted by University of Washington researchers.

Collaborative mHealth initiative aims to cut diabetes care cost

A coalition of healthcare entities looks to revamp diabetes care by cutting out glucometers and lancets while providing real-time data to care providers.

Coalition seeks feedback on mHealth development guidelines

A set of draft guidelines, created by a coalition including Microsoft, Vitality Institute and University of California San Diego, for responsible use of wearables, smartwatches and mHealth apps is open for public comment through mid-October.