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Mobile Health

Could cell phone companies solve the mHealth problem?

by Jennifer Bresnick

mHealth is really great at one thing: generating tons of patient-provided data that no one has quite figured out how to use in an efficient, effective, workflow-friendly way.  While the potential for mHealth and remote patient monitoring...

42% of docs fear mHealth will lessen their power over patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient empowerment might be going a step too far for nearly half of physicians surveyed in a PWC report about mHealth.  While 27% of providers actively encourage their patients to use mHealth applications to take control of their health,...

mHealth market projected to grow by billions in years ahead

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

October must be the month for publishing market reports for mobile health (mHealth) with both Research and Markets and ReportsnReport releasing their analysis for how the mHealth will fare in the global marketplace during the next several...

Congresswoman pushes for additional mHealth app legislation

by Jennifer Bresnick

Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is proposing additional clarity for the FDA’s recent final guidance on mHealth regulation.  While the Food and Drug Associate promised relatively little involvement in the monitoring of...

Can EHR social networks solve interoperability, HIE woes?

by Jennifer Bresnick

We’ve discussed the role of social media in EHRs, but what about the benefits of EHRs that are shared and commented upon through social networks?  Crowdsourcing rare diagnoses to amateur medical sleuths may still be a contentious topic...

Can popular mHealth tool help post-surgical cardiac patients?

by Jennifer Bresnick

You’re probably used to seeing FitBit wristbands around the arms of joggers and cyclists, but you might start seeing them in the recovery wards of hospitals, too.  A new study by the Mayo Clinic, published in the Annals of Thoracic...

ONC calls for behavioral mHealth in new app challenge

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are looking for innovative mobile-based solutions to some of the most common health conditions in the country:...

True engagement is about meeting patients where they are

by Jennifer Bresnick

With Stage 2 and Stage 3 of meaningful use stressing patient engagement more than ever, and accountable care payments hinging on how responsible patients can be about their own health, getting people involved on a larger scale is crucial...

mHealth tools track pills to reduce medication errors

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medication adherence is one of the most costly and most easily fixable healthcare problems facing the industry today.  With recent studies finding that nearly half of patients drop out of compliance even when out-of-pocket costs are...

Will ONC shakeup affect mHealth ruling from FDA?

by Jennifer Bresnick

mHealth advocates are worried that Dr. Farzad Mostashari’s sudden departure from the ONC might interfere with pending regulations expected this fall from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The ONC is in the middle of a study...

Why are mobile apps lacking for hospitals, inpatient care?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The market for mobile health (mHealth) applications is tremendous insofar as recent reports and projections are concerned. However, a closer examination of these apps show a serious bias toward the consumer (i.e., the patient) and much...

Why mobile health first requires governance strategies?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Given the increased adoption of smartphones by both providers and patients, mobile health (mHealth) represents an opportunity for compiling and making available more and more health information that can be used to improve the coordination,...

mHealth market to grow by 61%, will hit $26 billion by 2017

by Jennifer Bresnick

mHealth is about to hit the big time, says a new trend report by Research and Markets.  The industry is poised for an explosion of growth, with a compound annual growth rate of 61%, bringing the market to $26 billion in value by the year...

Patients turn to mHealth over prescriptions, says survey

by Jennifer Bresnick

It might be a little hard to swallow, but 24% of patients are more willing to accept a prescription for an mHealth app than a pill, according to a recent survey of 2000 patients by Digitas Health.  The poll covered patients with a variety...

One third of patients want mHealth interactions with docs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Smartphone and tablet owners are ready and willing to use their devices to connect with their physicians, says a new poll by Harris Interactive and HealthDay, but the demand is outpacing the number of providers equipped to handle mHealth...

mHealth heats up, but will smartphone medicine leave you burned?

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s hard not to be attracted to the glittering promises of mHealth.  Reviewing the day’s charts on your iPhone as you pick up your morning coffee can be a great way to get a jump on your schedule, until you see that Mrs. Smith’s...

Mobile EHR design hinges on developer-physician coordination

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Coordination is the name of the game these days in healthcare. Healthcare delivery reform, such as the forming of accountable care organizations (ACOs), has providers working to improve patient care by streamlining care coordination. The...

Telehealth adoption to benefit from ACOs, payment reform?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As the shift in Medicare reimbursements moves from pay for services to pay for outcomes, it necessitates a more proactive and less reactive approach to delivering healthcare to patients. A major component of this emerging approach and its...

Scammers exploit seniors’ interest in mHealth, home monitoring

by Jennifer Bresnick

mHealth is a rapidly growing field, filled with innovations that allow patients to manage chronic diseases, live longer, and stay more independent, innovations that will only grow more important as the baby boomer generation approaches...

UC San Francisco creates Center for Digital Health Innovation

by Jennifer Bresnick

The University of California San Francisco is preparing to launch a new Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) to focus on studying and developing new technologies to handle the proliferation of data sets created by mHealth...



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