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.
Australia-based dorsaVi, a developer of wearable medical devices, has launched sales of its ViMove platform in the U.S., following 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration for measuring, recording, and reporting on movement and muscle activity of the lower back and lumbar spine.
Apple Computer is trying to be sensitive to how consumer health data in apps using its HealthKit software development platform will be used, as evidenced by the vendors rules which include significant protections for consumers.
Today marks the start of National Health IT Week, Sept. 15-19, with events and activities in Washington, D.C. and around the country designed to bring attention to the value of health information technology.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has named an acting director to oversee consumer e-health initiatives and is seeking a full-time permanent replacement.
Health Data Management spoke with Carl "Chip" Lavie, M.D., medical director of cardiac rehabilitation and prevention at the New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System, about the importance of the new data and how best to include activity data in clinical records.
It is simple in theory: Patients take their drugs on time and in the dosages prescribed by their physicians. However, in practice, medication non-adherence continues to be a serious problem in the United States.
To support communication between doctors and patients, UAB Medicine in Birmingham, Ala., has deployed interactive post-discharge phone calls and corresponding multimedia programs to improve care transitions and reduce readmission rates.
In a show of support for Apples Sept. 9 launch of new products, officials from the Mayo Clinic attended yesterdays high-profile media event near the tech giants corporate headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
The age of wearable technology took a huge step forward on Sept. 9 as Apple introduced Apple Watch, available in early 2015.
(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc., which moved the personal computer from a desk to the pocket through the iPhone, now wants to put a gadget on peoples wrists.
Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new product category for the Cupertino-Calif.-based companya smartwatch designed to provide consumers with a variety of technology services including comprehensive health and fitness apps to help them lead healthier lives.
New Yorks Mount Sinai Hospital has expanded the use of RateMyHospital, a survey which captures real-time patient feedback.
Apples expected launch today of its long-awaited iWatch device could revolutionize the mobile healthcare market by capturing the hearts and minds of consumers However, two industry analysts say the success of this smartwatch with health/activity tracking capabilities hinges on more than just the ability of Apple to attract hordes of consumer users.
MedDiary Inc., a mobile healthcare software developer, has launched its mHealth software-as-a-service platform, consisting of a cloud-based portal for providers and a mobile app for patients.
Mobile healthcare vendor AirStrip and multi-state health system Dignity Health have expanded their relationship, announcing the next phase of their mobile interoperability plan will center on enabling population health and telehealth initiatives.