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.
As part of the Food and Drug Administrations recently launched openFDA initiative, the regulatory agency is for the first time offering an application programming interface providing web developers and researchers direct access to millions of reports on drug adverse events and medication errors that have been submitted to the FDA since 2004.
Matthew Wayne, M.D., chief medical officer of the CommuniCare Family of Companies, a Cincinnati-based long-term and post-acute care provider, is not waiting to catch the biggest wave of data interchange in long-term and post-acute care--that wave is still out there on the horizon. In the meantime, Wayne expects a cloud-based EHR, currently live in almost 30 of the company's 44 facilities, to be 100 percent implemented by this fall.
Digital health funding reached $2.3 billion in the first half of 2014--an unprecedented level of venture capital exceeding the 2013 total--according to Rock Health, which funds and supports early stage healthcare companies.
Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue to challenge the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technologys statutory authority to regulate HIT.
St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthPartners has expanded its virtuwell.com service, a web- and mobile-based online clinic designed to safely treat more than 50 common illnesses, to anyone who lives, works, or travels within Iowa and Virginia.
Alcon, the eye care division of global pharmaceutical and healthcare technology developer Novartis, has entered into an agreement with a division of Google Inc. to in-license its "smart lens" technology for all ocular medical uses.
The exclusive agreement, which will result in more than 100 industry-specific enterprise apps, will significantly change how banking, healthcare, insurance and other markets operate.
Apple and IBM have joined forces to bring Big Blues core competencies in big data and analytics to Apples iPhone and iPad. The exclusive agreement will result in a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, including native apps developed from the ground up for healthcare, insurance, banking and other markets.
Inefficient communications during critical clinical workflows cost the average U.S. hospital about $1.75 million annually, according to a new report from authentication and access management platform vendor Imprivata and the Ponemon Institute.
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., has announced six HIT Policy Committee workgroups as part of a restructuring and consolidation effort.
A study has found that prolonged remote monitoring via a chest electrode belt increased diagnosis of atrial fibrillation by a factor of five.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted market approval to EarlySense of Waltham, Mass., for its chair sensor solution.
Lux Research predicts clinical mobile health devices will surge past consumer devices after 2018, emerging as the dominant force in the global mHealth market.
Consumer use of mobile health and fitness apps in the first half of 2014 is almost double that of the mobile platform market in general, according to mobile analytics and optimization vendor Flurry.
A London-based technology entrepreneur is crowdsourcing investment for a smartphone application intended to assist the blind or visually impaired.