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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...

December 9, 2014  1:44 PM

Presidential panel aims connected health at cancer

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Connected Health, mHealth, telehealth

Connected health is one of the fastest-growing and most fascinating of all the health IT sub-categories, particularly because it has two meanings: it deals both with electronic, usually remote, links between providers and patients, and also with connections between providers. Connected health is...

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...

July 29, 2014  1:01 PM

Physician licensure compact revisions accommodate rise of telemedicine

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
mHealth, Telemedicine, telemedicine services

The Federation of State Medical Boards, a nonprofit organization representing all of the 70 medical and osteopathic boards across U.S. states and territories, released an

March 6, 2014  1:56 PM

Physicians capturing data with mobile devices, finds HIMSS analytics

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
BYOD, HIMSS 2014, HIMSS Analytics, mHealth

Three research reports confirm that clinician and patient mobility -- and the technology that serves them -- will be a focus of investment for the next several years. According to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Mobile Survey, more than a third of physicians (36%) use mobile devices to record patient...

January 9, 2014  11:55 AM

Younger people report enthusiasm for patient self-monitoring devices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
mHealth, quantified self, smartwatches, Wearable devices

Digital patient self-monitoring in healthcare will continue to rise if developers respond to current demand, particularly from younger patients. More than half of consumers (52%) are interested in buying

July 18, 2013  10:58 AM

Aetna launches CarePass mHealth app while pulling out of Calif. HIX

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ACA, Aetna, CarePass, Google, health insurance, health insurance exchange, health reform, HIPAA, HIPAA omnibus rule, HIPAA security, HIX, mHealth, NSA, phr, PHRs and patient engagement

Last month, Aetna Inc. launched CarePass, a smartphone mHealth app that aggregates and dashboards data from many popular personal health and fitness apps such as FitBit, Jawbone, Lose It! and RunKeeper. The insurer's Vice President and CarePass lead Martha Wofford told SearchHealthIT that services...

June 13, 2013  3:34 PM

Biosense case proves need for mobile medical applications regulations

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
FDA, mHealth, mobile medical apps, regulation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) created a stir this week when it sent a letter to app developer Biosense Technologies asking the company why it has not sought clearance for its uChek Urine Analyzer app. It...

March 1, 2013  11:27 AM

Survey says: Two-thirds of clinicians use tablet EHRs

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
Dell, EHR, Harris Interactive, mHealth, mobile apps, Tablets

Healthcare IT decision makers cite management, security and functionality as the main costs presented by tablet implementation, a survey on healthcare tablet management reports. Those...

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