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.
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center have developed what VCU officials say is the first and only tool that can accurately measure cancer health literacy.
Flush with new funding, health information technology incubator Rock Health is asking start-up companies to submit their business plans by November 20.
Electronic health records vendor Cerner has announced a multi-year agreement with remote care platform developer Livongo Health to connect diabetes screening data collected from smart consumer devices with Cerners healthcare clients.
Recent research from Gallup not only indicates the popularity of mobile device-based health apps is accelerating, but also dissects which types of apps are linked to specific types of well-being.
Milwaukees Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care.
Targeting the exploding health and wellness market, Microsoft in one fell swoop has launched a new cloud-based platform, mobile app, and wearable fitness tracking wrist band.
The Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a National Institutes of Health-funded resource dedicated to analyzing data from thousands of clinical genetics tests each year, has announced the launch of a new patient portal.
Electronic health record systems are not the only information technologies being leveraged in the fight against the Ebola outbreak. A coalition of IT vendors has been established to distribute free information and timely updates on Ebola through mobile and web-based apps to healthcare professionals and consumers worldwide.
Healthcare delivery system CHE Trinity Health and health and wellness platform vendor Sharecare are partnering to provide consumers and patients with a personalized, localized engagement platform across the 20 states that CHE serves.
Cloud-based electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has launched a new EHR optimized "from the ground up" for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Android tablets.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has been tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a group designing an interactive web-based learning program that will guide healthcare workers, nurses and physicians through government-approved protocols to aid clinicians as they care for patients who may be at risk of contracting the Ebola virus.
Health Care Service Corporation, which operates Blues plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, is offering members and all other consumers a free mobile app to track physical activity and aid in stress management and mental wellness.
A long-simmering deal between AT&T and Frontier Communications, in which Frontier would acquire AT&T's residential landline and broadband customers in Connecticut, has received final approval from the state's Public Utilties Regulatory Authority.
The City of Baltimore Health Department and Baltimore-based mobile care platform developer emocha Mobile Health will be launching a pilot program aimed at easing the burden of tuberculosis care monitoring on the city's provider community.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which historically has represented chief information officers, is expanding to also represent chief technology officers and chief application officers.