A growing number of applications are designed for portable devices used by clinicians. Stories here cover trends in how mobile technology is used in the health care setting, the benefits and pitfalls of various device types, and what the future holds for application development.
The explosion of networked medical devices and sensors that connect, communicate or transmit information through the Internet hold tremendous promise if security is built into the infrastructure from the outset, according to a new report.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has awarded $8.7 million to VillageCare, a New York City community-based, not-for-profit organization serving people with post-acute and chronic care, as well as rehabilitation needs, to help HIV/AIDS patients by providing a multi-layered and tailored intervention aimed at improving their medication adherence via a mobile medication planner, text reminders, social networking, peer mentoring, virtual support groups, and virtual access to health coaches.
A small-sample study has concluded that older, diverse, and low-income women found an mHealth app designed to aid in breast cancer risk assessment and advice easy to use and acceptable.
Social media can serve as a welcome sounding board and resource for parents, according to the latest national University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital survey. But it can also cause concern, say three-fourths of parents surveyed.
Hackers succeeded in accessing claims and clinical data from Premera, but they may be wasting their time trying to monetize health data, industry observers say.
Awareness of the Blue Button Initiativea public-private effort to provide patients with easy, secure online access to their health informationis slowly building, as is usage and adoption of personal health records among key industry stakeholders.
Through a partnership with WebMD Health Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will offer a new online wellness platform including a health assessment, digital health assistant, and health information along with other wellness programs to its group and individual members later this year.
Nurses believe medical errors could be reduced if the medical devices hospitals rely on for testing, monitoring, and treating patients could seamlessly share information, according to results of a new national survey.
Yale University is streamlining the process by which it recruits volunteers for clinical trials and also the way those participants will be compensated.
With vendors such as Apple, Fitbit, Microsoft and Nike bringing wearable technologies to market, industry analysts are predicting explosive growth for these devices over the next few years-and not just with consumers. Physicians are seeing the devices as a way to better manage patient care.
Calling it the most personal device the company has ever created, Apple on Monday officially launched its smartwatch designed as a comprehensive health and fitness companion.
With more than 700 million iPhones sold globally, Apple has built a new open source software framework that it hopes will revolutionize medical research by turning iPhone users into powerful diagnostic tools for gathering health data.
The Mayo Clinic and Washington, D.C.-based Gentag, Inc., have reached an agreement to develop the next generation of wearable biosensors designed to fight obesity and diabetes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the agencys first mobile app specifically designed to speed public access to valuable information about drug shortages.
A new survey from consulting firm Accenture finds there is growing demand among tech-savvy seniors (67 percent) who want to access healthcare services from home, but the majority (66 percent) are worried todays technology isnt sufficient to do so.