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December 8, 2017  5:09 PM

Oversight of mobile medical apps clarified in FDA draft guidance

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
FDA, mobile health

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new draft guidance clarifying its oversight of mobile medical apps. Furthermore, the agency will loosen its regulations for certain technologies it...

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


May 22, 2015  10:29 AM

Report explains how to secure expensive patient data on mobile devices

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
mobile device management, mobile health, Mobile technology

Medical information is one of the most valuable types of data hackers can get their hands on, according to a report by the...


February 27, 2015  2:03 PM

Federal healthcare leaders: Let technology loose in precision medicine battle against cancer

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
Barack Obama, Data Analytics, mHealth, mobile health, precision medicine

In talking to researchers at pharmaceutical companies and universities, you'll often hear them describe cancer treatment as the prototype for precision medicine because there are so many variations of the illness. Looked at another way, cancer cases offer up a lot of medical data. So it's no...


December 13, 2012  11:55 AM

ONC launches mobile-device HIPAA compliance guidance page

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
BYOD, HIPAA, mHealth, mobile device management, mobile health, ONC

At this week's ONC Annual Meeting, federal health IT authorities unveiled a new site offering guidance for physicians and hospitals to deal with HIPAA compliance in the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era. Smartphones, tablets and laptops might make administering health care more convenient and...


October 23, 2012  3:45 PM

Health information management funding continues to grow

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, health information management, mobile health, ONC

Many companies are transitioning their data online while exploring ways to keep costs to a minimum, which is aided by investing in health information management (HIM). To that end, health care IT venture capital funding continued its steady upward trend in the third quarter of 2012, with investors...


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,...


October 31, 2011  11:50 AM

Verizon’s latest HIE platform update goes mobile

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
health information exchange, mobile health, Verizon

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant Last year, Verizon Business released a cloud-based health information exchange (HIE) to the public. Shortly after,...


October 25, 2011  10:28 AM

Behavioral health services get a boost from SAMHSA

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, electronic health record, mobile health

While the treatment and coordination of substance use disorders (SUD) are lagging behind mainstream health care, the announcement of 29 new grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a step in the right direction to level the coordination of care playing...


September 27, 2011  11:32 AM

HHS task force hones in on mobile health technology

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Mobile devices and telehealth, mobile health, mobile health technologies

A task force for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced suggestions to support health text messaging and mobile health, or mHealth, programs. Giving the public...


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