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December 29, 2015  4:35 PM

National Science Foundation-funded project intends to solidify mHealth security

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health care data breach, Healthcare apps, mHealth, mHealth applications, Mobile security

Security uncertainties surrounding mobile devices and applications are a primary reason preventing mobile health (mHealth) from becoming a larger part of patient monitoring. A project funded by the National Science Foundation plans to improve overall mHealth security by assessing the data...

November 10, 2015  1:06 PM

Loss of interest, hidden costs drive away users of mHealth apps

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Connected Health, mHealth, mHealth applications, quantified self

Getting Americans with smartphones to use mobile applications to monitor their health isn't a difficult accomplishment, as a majority of them have already downloaded one. Getting them to stick with one mHealth app over a long-term period isn't as straightforward because many of them have found...


September 22, 2015  1:05 PM

A fraction of mobile health apps control download market

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Healthcare apps, mHealth, mHealth applications, mobile apps, mobile health, mobile health technologies

New mobile health apps face a challenge in gaining recognition and adoption in the mHealth app market, where a miniscule fraction of the apps have nearly 50% of the market. There are more than 165,000 consumer mobile health apps, according to research from healthcare technology


March 24, 2015  11:15 AM

Patients confident, healthcare pros unsure of value of mHealth apps

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
mHealth, mHealth applications

Perhaps in response to users' near-universal satisfaction with health apps, approximately half (46%) of healthcare professionals plan to integrate mobile apps into their practices within the next five years. Currently, only 16% of healthcare professionals use mHealth apps during patient care. All...


February 17, 2015  2:02 PM

Patients want more options when scheduling medical appointments

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, mHealth, mHealth applications, mobile apps, telehealth

There is a distinct gap between how often patients in the United States are able to use digital technology to access their health information compared to how often they wish they could. If the next generation of patients gets its way, the difference between those two values will shrink...


December 10, 2014  3:56 PM

Projection and reality clash in PwC, Health Research Institute data

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FDA, mHealth, mHealth applications

Despite PricewaterhouseCoopers predicting mobile healthcare to remain fashionable in 2015, there's measurable hesitance on the parts of both patients and physicians to use mobile technology during the course of care, according to new research. Most clinicians (86%) agree that mobile applications...


August 7, 2014  11:02 AM

The potential of mHealth apps — in stats

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
mHealth, mHealth applications, Mobile technology

BOSTON -- Adam Landman, M.D., chief medical information officer at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is convinced of the potential of mHealth apps. He's also in favor of establishing strong...


September 25, 2013  12:19 PM

FDA finalizes long-awaited guidance on regulation of mobile medical apps

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
app regulation, FDA, mHealth applications, UDI

Making official a preliminary document published July 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laid out its plan for regulating mobile medical applications, or...


September 24, 2013  12:59 PM

Final FDA rule sets up UDI system for medical devices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
medical device security, medical devices, mHealth applications, UDI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its long-awaited final rule for unique device identification (UDI) system for medical...


September 17, 2013  12:39 PM

Genie MD announced as winner of Blue Button app challenge

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
app challenge, Blue Button, mHealth applications, ONC

The winner of the ONC Blue Button Co-Design Challenge is Genie MD, according to ONC officials, who announced the winner this week. The challenge was designed to highlight medical applications that meet patient needs while utilizing


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