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December 5, 2011  12:15 PM

Examining mobile health’s value proposition

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
HIMSS, mHealth, mHealth Summit, Mobile devices and telehealth, mobile health

WASHINGTON -- The value proposition for mobile health in the United States is found largely in its potential to alter the industry's existing fee-for-service structure, provided that security and regulatory challenges can be addressed,...

September 8, 2011  10:56 AM

Dr. Halamka’s health IT headlines hit home

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
halamka, health information exchange, HIT cloud, ipad, mHealth

A couple recent headlines caught my eye, grouped together: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO Dr. John Halamka's MIT Technology Review article, The Rise of Electronic Medicine, and a reply to...

July 26, 2011  11:00 AM

mHealth app tapped for serious diabetes treatment

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
mHealth, ONC

Sloughing through July, reading about federal spending has become tedious. No matter on which side of the political divide they stand, a recent poll showed 91% of voters are outright...

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June 30, 2011  2:33 PM

How mobile health technologies can benefit older adults

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
mHealth, mobile health, mobile health technologies

Mobile health technologies can be particularly beneficial to older adults, though their full potential is only starting to emerge, says the Center for Technology and Aging in its latest report, "mHealth...

June 23, 2011  12:18 PM

Linking consumer health information to EHRs and PHRs

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR implementation, Meaningful use, mHealth, phr

Last summer, the IT folks at unveiled a general app store for citizens that included several free mobile health care apps, including...

February 17, 2011  12:05 PM

Tablets, smartphones: MHealth trends to watch out for at HIMSS 2011

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
ipad adoption, mHealth, mobile health, Smartphones

Mobile health, also known as mHealth, was a hot topic in 2010, and HIMSS11 attendees can expect to hear even more about it at the upcoming conference in Orlando. A

February 16, 2011  12:59 PM

HIMSS 2011: Seeing through the smoke and mirrors

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
David Blumenthal, Direct Project, HIMSS 2011, mHealth

Beyond the specifics we recommended in our HIMSS 2011 preview videos and in John Moore's HIE breakdown, the editors of have a few more can't-miss...

February 11, 2011  2:52 PM

On the road to better hospital Wi-Fi

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
mHealth, Telemedicine, Wi-Fi, wireless networks

Hospitals looking to implement electronic health records or provide telemedicine services should not overlook the importance of a reliable wireless network. Yet hospitals face a number of unique challenges with Wi-Fi, from lead-lined walls to radio frequency interference. A HIMSS Industry Solutions...

February 8, 2011  12:00 PM

FDA approves first medical iPhone app

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
FDA, iPhone, medical devices, mHealth, Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its first approval of a medical iPhone app, Bloomberg News reports. The application, Mobile MIM,...

December 22, 2010  12:00 AM

HIPAA alert for smartphone app developers, users in health care

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Android, Apple, Google, IOS, ipad, iPhone, mHealth, mobile health

With its iPhone and iPad, Apple Inc. might be winning the battle for physician mind share for smartphones and tablets for a good reason: While it touts "user experience" as a major reason it vets software before it can be offered via its App Store, Apple also might be helping screen apps for...

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