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.
Hospital and physician software vendor Epic Systems Corp. is integrating Apples HealthKit into its EHR systems, which serve more than 170 million patients per year. Specifically, Epic customers will be able to use HealthKit through Epics MyChart app, which the company says is the most popular U.S. patient portal.
Physicians from UCLA Health System will be available through LiveHealth Online, a telehealth platform for those who need non-emergency medical attention when their own doctors are not available.
Charging that the federal regulatory environment has not kept pace with the exploding mobile health sector, Reps. Tom Marino (R-Penn.) and Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) have sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell calling on HHS to clarify and update HIPAA guidance given new mHealth technologies.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to AliveCor for its smartphone-based atrial fibrillation detection algorithm.
Apple Inc. said its delaying the release of new health-tracking software that it has trumpeted as one of the main features of its new operating system for the iPhone and iPad.
Last week Apple unveiled its Apple Watch and HealthKit app to much fanfare. But how these new technologies will fit into or transform the healthcare landscape remains to be seen. Catch up on HDMs coverage and analysis of the event to see how these products could impact the healthcare industry.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wants assurance from Apple Corp. that the Apple Watch product coming in 2015 has sufficient privacy protections.
A new pilot study among low-income African-Americans in Detroit suggests they prefer being contacted by healthcare providers and researchers via text message on their mobile phones.
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.
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.