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Conference coverage: 2013 mHealth Summit

This conference guide will feature exclusive tips and the latest mobile health news leading up to this year's mHealth Summit.

Introduction

The 2013 mHealth Summit will be host to 100 educational sessions and more than 400 exhibitors in an effort to educate attendees on how to improve health outcomes through the use of mobile health. The summit unites many players in the healthcare industry, including government, private businesses, academia and healthcare providers. Presenters will share past successes of how mHealth has helped improve communication among providers and led to better management of patient conditions. Speakers at the show will also attempt to help attendees stay ahead of the curve by forecasting the future of mobile technology in the industry. The event will be held in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-11.

1Reviews and reactions-

After the 2013 mHealth Summit

After the last presentation has been given and attendees have returned home, there will still be plenty of stories to unpack. Here you will find reviews of the biggest news from the last days of the conference, complete with reactions from conference-goers.

Tip

Mobile devices tied to future engagement plans

An effective mobile disease management program helps patients across the engagement spectrum. Continue Reading

Tip

Desktop virtualization a way to reduce hospitals' infrastructure

Can hospitals overcome the costs, hardware requirements and complexity of supporting clinicians' need for remote access? Continue Reading

2From the conference floor -

Live at mHealth summit

SearchHealthIT News Director Don Fluckinger will be live at the summit, covering the biggest announcements made at the event. He will also share thoughts and opinions from experts and other attendees. Check back here during the summit for daily updates.

News

Q&A with the Acting National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider, M.D.

The Acting National Coordinator for Health IT discusses the delay to stage 3 of meaningful use and changes to his agency's decision-making processes. Continue Reading

Podcast

Politics, not technology, preventing interoperability

Political and marketplace forces are responsible for the lack of health data interoperability. Listen to this podcast to learn how a free flow of data will improve patient care. Continue Reading

Podcast

Security, patient data ownership under discussion at mHealth Summit

Many patients have asked for, and received, more of their medical data. Is price transparency next on their wish list? Continue Reading

Podcast

Health IT innovation to continue after FDA mHealth regulations

Health IT is facing numerous issues. Listen to this podcast to find out how technology can overcome them and lead to better care. Continue Reading

3Pre-show news-

Conference preview

More than 5,500 people will be in attendance at the 2013 mHealth Summit, where presenters will share best practices for using mHealth in care environments. The mobile health market changes year-round, so check here to keep up with the latest developments leading up to the summit.

Opinion

Mobile apps accessing more patient info

Mobile self-monitoring apps are empowering patients, but is it making a difference in their care? Continue Reading

News

Keynote from FDA commissioner, data security presentations on tap at 2013 mHealth Summit

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is scheduled to speak at this year's mHealth Summit. What insight will she offer about the agency's mobile medical app regulatory plan? Continue Reading

News

Patients educating themselves about chronic conditions

A new study shows the majority of patients with chronic conditions track at least one of their health indicators. Read more to find out if they think tracking is beneficial. Continue Reading

Tip

Tablet vendors competing for stake in healthcare

Physicians can't perform all of their documentation on tablets, but recent developments are getting them closer. Continue Reading

Tip

Take care to avoid telemedicine security risks

Telemedicine and videoconferencing are helpful when done right, but they should never interfere with patient data security. Continue Reading

News

SearchHealthIT survey reveals providers' operating systems preferences

Our mobile health survey showed that the majority of providers support iOS and Android use in their facilities. Continue Reading

News

BYOD, HIPAA compliance seemingly at odds

Can health IT leaders find a way for employees to be able to use their personal mobile devices while meeting HIPAA compliance? Continue Reading

Tip

Virtual assistants, including mHealth apps, are aiding patient care

Find out how patient portals, call centers and mHealth apps are leading to improved patient engagement. Continue Reading

4From the archives-

Past mHealth Summit coverage

SearchHealthIT has been on the scene at past mHealth Summits. An important takeaway from the 2012 event was that mobile devices and applications are valuable only if they are secure. Catch up on past news to see if things have changed for providers that are trying to accommodate the latest mobile creations.

News

All hospital staff should be aware of mobile device security

Hospital leaders need to establish clear mobile security rules that physicians must follow, or their patients may suffer. Continue Reading

News

Handling of patient data via smartphones creating confusion

The ability to view and transfer patient data from mobile devices is changing who, if anyone, truly owns the data. Continue Reading

Podcast

Consumers intrigued by gadgets, healthcare pros concerned with policy

Find out why healthcare practitioners always look beyond the bells and whistles of the latest mobile devices. Continue Reading

News

Data entry, clerical tasks could be taken out of physicians' hands

One speaker at last year's conference made a splash by saying mobile technology could perform 80% of what physicians do. Read more to discover what he meant and which tasks will always need a human touch. Continue Reading

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