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3 takeaways from the HIMSS mobile survey

The new mobile survey released at last week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago provides encouraging and exciting insight on how such...

HIMSS15: Mobile tools drive greater patient engagement, healthcare cost savings

A new survey reveals robust mHealth technology adoption with 90 percent of healthcare providers using mobile devices for patient engagement and 54 percent reporting a related cost savings.

JAMA: Too many mHealth apps, too little verification

The mHealth app industry faces a slew of challenges with data security, user privacy and regulatory concerns often cited as top worries. But the potential of too many apps invading the marketplace, with many going unvetted, also is a concern that demands attention, according to a new research paper.

Apple Watch mHealth app race off to a fast start

Software developers have been busy creating apps for Apple's Watch since late last year when Apple released the iOS 8.2 SDK and then its WatchKit SDK this February. The Watch, Apple's first-ever wearable, comes with a two semi-mHealth apps that fall more on the fitness scope, including Activity and Workout.

Patient engagement focus of health center's initial mHealth foray

A Kansas healthcare provider is using a new mobile app to shore up patient-healthcare provider communications and enhance its electronic health record system by providing patients with more tools for deeper engagement in healthcare issues and decision-making.

Partnerships a sure-fire way to entrench mHealth

There's a terrific story this week in mHealth--and it's one every healthcare insurance company and healthcare provider should put on its must-read list. After they read it, then it's time...

Independence Blue Cross app helps patients manage chronic health issues

Independence Blue Cross is offering members a free self-management app for chronic health issues and the response from users so far is positive, according to the health insurer. 

Mobile health tools cut readmissions for congestive heart patients

Penn Medicine is using an app and a tablet to cut readmission rates for heart failure patients in its Penn Care at Home program.

Harry Greenspun: mHeath moves from 'can do this' to 'need to do this'

Mobile healthcare is making a transition from "we can do this" to "we need to do this," Harry Greenspun, M.D., director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, says in an interview at

Apple-IBM mobile health apps: Just what the nurse ordered

Last year, I wrote a commentary proclaiming it was time to tech-mobilize the hardest working segment in healthcare: the nursing staff. What a difference a year makes.