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 Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Better, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup, have partnered on a mobile app designed to customize a patient's information-gathering experience.
Despite an explosion in consumer use of mobile health and fitness applications, doctors continue to be hesitant to recommend mHealth apps to their patients.
The SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology) Platforms project at Boston Childrens Hospital which is developing technology to create an app-driven health information economy has formed an advisory committee that will guide the project on strategy, technical approach and business development.
When federal agencies hold a three-day public meeting next month to get feedback from stakeholders on their health IT report, one technology area that will no doubt garner prominent discussion is mobile medical applications.
The federal government is confirming the dates and agenda for a three-day public meeting in May to get industry comment on a proposed strategy for regulating health information technology.
The Houston, Texas-based Memorial Hermann Physician Network will deploy the Docbook Enterprise HIPAA-secure mobile communications technology developed by DocbookMD, Austin.
The three federal agencies that last week proposed a risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology will hold a three-day public meeting in mid-May to get feedback from healthcare industry stakeholders on the draft report. While an official announcement of the dates and location has not yet been made, the meeting is tentatively slated for May 13-15.
Google Glass technology developed by San Francisco- and New York-based startup Wearable Intelligence (WI) has been deployed in the emergency department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston after a successful pilot.
Healthcare information and education vendor Wolters-Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, has released the Lippincott Advisor App. The technology, accessible to institutional users of Lippincott Advisor, will allow clinicians to access the platform from any mobile device, including Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
The first quarter of 2014 brought in an unprecedented level of venture capital for digital health ventures, according to start-up service company Rock Health.
Using text reminders instead of pre-recorded phone calls is proving beneficial for Vanderbilt Medical Group clinicians in Nashville, Tenn.
The public will get a chance to comment on a proposed risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology developed by the Food and Drug Administration in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Federal Communications Commission.
DocbookMD, a physician-run mobile health technology company based in Austin, Texas has reached an agreement with the California Medical Association to expand an existing relationship with counties to become the CMAs preferred provider of HIPAA-secure text messaging for its 39,000 members.
Those who were hoping for a new regulatory framework for health information technology products were disappointed by an April 3 draft report released by the federal government. The report, developed by the Food and Drug Administration in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Federal Communications Commission, unequivocally supports a risk-based regulatory framework for health IT products that is subject to FDAs current regulatory framework.
The federal government, in its new report on creating a risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology, focuses on the functionality of HIT products, not the platform whether it be cloud-based, installed or mobile.