Mobile Technology Archive
After a decade of false starts, encryption technology is taking hold across mobile devices and cloud computing. The big question: Can traditional enterprise networks and on-premises data centers keep pace with the fast-rising encryption trend?
Nearly 90 percent of providers are using mobile devices for patient engagement, according to results of a new HIMSS survey. And, while respondents were most likely to engage patients with app-enabled portals (73 percent), only 36 percent indicated that use of these portals is a highly effective means of engaging patients.
Consumers using home health technologies will increase from 14.3 million worldwide in 2014 to 78.5 million by 2020, according to research firm Tractica.
Recent announcements by Apple introduced its most significant investment in health to date. As the dust continues to settle, here are the standouts.
A wrap-up of some of the vendor announcements made during HIMSS15 in Chicago.
Digital activity trackers have the potential to either revolutionize wellness data collection, or to end up collecting dust in a desk drawer. However, researchers at Partners HealthCare in Boston are undertaking a project, the building of an "engagement engine," that utilizes machine learning to help quantify what will encourage tracker users to keep on using them in pursuit of better health.
In the opening keynote at the HIMSS15 conference on Monday, Walgreens President Alex Gourlay laid out his companys vision for creating a patient-centered pharmacy that leverages mobile healthcare and digital health technologies.
Its only been a month since Apple officially launched its smartwatch designed as a comprehensive health and fitness companion. However, a variety of vendors, providers and insurers have wasted little time in developing apps for the new Apple Watch.
Technologists behind the ResearchMatch website have just launched a user-friendly search function to increase clinical trial recruitment nationwide.
We have entered the era of the connected patient as shown by the Apple Watch and other wearable devices that gather data seamlessly and continuously. Along with mobile health applications, they promise to extend medical care further into peoples lives than ever before. This transformation will not happen, however, without providers investing in modern social, mobile, cloud and data science platforms that manage information from multiple streams and make it actionable.
Venture capital funding for digital health/health IT dropped by about 35 percent in the first quarter of 2015, with $784 million generated by 142 deals versus $1.2 billion from 134 deals in Q4 2014. In fact, Q1 2015 was the lowest quarter for VC funding since Q4 2013.
There has been no shortage of recent news about health systems and technology developers exploiting the surge in consumer fitness technology. There has been a shortage, however, of clinically valid quantification of activity data--until now.
As part of its MobileFirst for iOS partnership with Apple, IBM has released four new enterprise mobile appsHospital RN, Hospital Lead, Hospital Tech, and Home RNthe first such apps developed specifically for the healthcare industry.
An Apple HealthKit-compliant iOS app designed to help patients monitor and manage the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease will be commercially available in the second half of 2015.
The Federal Communications Commission and Food and Drug Administration on March 31 held a workshop in Washington to discuss the role of wireless test beds in promoting medical technology innovation.