Mobile health systems and devices
- March 20, 2020
COVID-19 is introducing new weaknesses to healthcare systems and providing new opportunities for cybercriminals.
- March 18, 2020
Telehealth services are in high demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, but can providers keep pace?
- February 21, 2020
Buoy Health is an example of the growing popularity of self-triage tools. This one has a machine learning algorithm that takes online symptom checking to the next level.
- February 07, 2020
Telehealth visits are poised to grow in popularity thanks to advances in mobile technology and better reimbursement models.
- January 30, 2020
The acquisition will add a new layer to Infor CloudSuite Healthcare and better position the ERP vendor to take on competitors like Epic.
- January 29, 2020
Patients can check in, make payments and input personal and demographic information via tablets with Clearwave Connect, the company's third patient check-in tool.
- August 23, 2019
Analysts offer insight into how 5G works, where it might make the most impact in healthcare and why some of what 5G may offer is more promise than reality.
- August 22, 2019
To invest in the 5G wireless network, healthcare CIOs will need compelling use cases. But since the network won't be ready for years, finding them may be tough.
- August 21, 2019
5G could benefit areas of healthcare like telehealth and remote patient monitoring. That reality is still a few years out, but CIOs should start planning for it now.
- August 02, 2019
From an electronic stethoscope to a voice technology platform, six startups presented their products at the 11th annual mHealth & Telehealth World Summit in Boston.
- July 23, 2019
EASE, a mobile healthcare app, can be used to send updates on patients from the OR to their families. Mobile apps like this create more transparency, but also present a challenge for CIOs.
- July 10, 2019
Jefferson Health and NeuroFlow have launched the platform to enable clinicians to survey patients, set reminders and encourage positive behaviors between in-office visits.
- July 08, 2019
SnapMD added some new features to the Virtual Care app, such as the software development kit. It also improved existing features, like video functionality.
- June 24, 2019
Omron added new capabilities to its Alexa skill through its Omron Health app, such as personalized readings and daily heart health tips, to inspire positive health behavior.
- April 24, 2019
Kaiser Permanente fights fire with fire by developing digital tools to reduce technology-related physician burnout.
- April 05, 2019
Amazon launching HIPAA-compliant skills for Alexa in healthcare expands the realm of service that hospitals and other healthcare organizations can provide their customers at home.
- December 20, 2018
Virtual care, AI and widespread adoption of the FHIR standard will be major trends in healthcare next year, according to Forrester.
- December 18, 2018
Our top stories for 2018 are linked by one common and significant trend: The consumerization of healthcare continues to shake things up.
- July 25, 2018
Blue Button 2.0 is a new healthcare API aimed at making sense of Medicare claims. Developed by the U.S. Digital Service at HHS, the API is in 500 developer hands so far.
- June 19, 2018
Clinicians and groups like AARP view in-home digital technology as the future of healthcare and are studying different technologies to assist patients in the home.
- May 08, 2018
Google is moving quickly into healthcare, forging alliances with Fitbit and selling AI services to smaller health IT vendors. Meanwhile, Fitbit is expanding into healthcare.
- January 12, 2018
In an effort to help consumers make informed health decisions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) renewed its commitment to digital health technology in its 2018 strategic policy roadmap. The ...
- January 04, 2018
Healthcare organizations should be prepared to see applications for blockchain and more uses for AI in 2018. Analytics provided by EHR vendors will also emerge.
- December 08, 2017
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 ...
- November 30, 2017
Connected Health Conference highlights connected medical devices looking for a place in a clinical setting, ranging from sensored pill caps to non-invasive remote monitoring devices.
- August 04, 2017
President Trump and Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary, David Shulkin, M.D., announced telehealth initiatives that will help give access to healthcare for veterans across the country. Through new ...
- March 31, 2017
This essential guide explores the potential of the internet of things in healthcare, as well as some of the obstacles that may hinder its wider adoption.
- February 02, 2017
Cries of protest arose when the Joint Commission prohibited secure texting of computerized physician order entries, but now the level of disenchantment among some in the secure text messaging ...
- December 28, 2016
Vendors and patient advocates criticize computerized physician order entry ban following new Joint Commission and CMS clarification of secure texting rules.
- December 20, 2016
SearchHealthIT's writers talked to a lot of big leaders in health IT in 2016. In this video, our journalists discuss their favorite personalities and moments.
- December 09, 2016
The Nemours children's health system is offering pediatric telemedicine services for out-of-state patients as part of the new American Well telehealth exchange.
- November 30, 2016
As technology advances, health systems are increasingly adopting vendor neutral archives to store, share and analyze medical images from multiple specialties, not only radiology.
- October 24, 2016
One in five adults in the United States suffer from mental illness, and many of them will consult their smartphones before they do a health professional. However, with digital health often acting ...
- October 21, 2016
Startups and established mHealth and health IT vendors showcase care coordination and telehealth apps, while speakers talk about tech tools for the elderly and mentally ill.
- August 19, 2016
A recent study by the Future of Privacy Forum found that the top health and fitness apps lag behind other types of apps in terms of privacy policies -- only 70% of the top 100 health and fitness ...
- August 05, 2016
There's no denying that mHealth apps have the potential to help patients better manage their health. But according to a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San ...
- July 29, 2016
Utah's Intermountain Healthcare, one of the country's biggest health systems, has become a major provider of telehealth services, including direct to the consumer.
- July 13, 2016
Challenges of Massachusetts hospitals' adoption of an EHR from Epic Systems Corp. and a federal health privacy official's Fitbit experience discussed in HIT Squad podcast.
- June 08, 2016
At ATA 2016, vendors showed five new telemedicine devices and systems ranging from non-contact connected thermometers to real-time video conferencing for virtual doctor's visits.
- May 31, 2016
CIO Harun Rashid always knew he wanted a career in technology. But a career in healthcare IT came as a rewarding surprise. Now he's working to provide quality care around the world.
- May 31, 2016
In this issue of Pulse, SearchHealthIT writers examine healthcare IoT applications and share how IoT technology influences patient care, from perspectives of patients and providers.
First, Scott Wallask draws the line between healthcare ...
- May 24, 2016
American Well is getting attention for its new telemedicine exchange while The New York Times also picked up on the development as the telehealth industry poises for growth.
- May 18, 2016
Telemedicine has come a long way in terms of acceptance, but reimbursement and cross-state licensing issues are still impeding growth, a legal expert says at ATA 2016.
- April 05, 2016
Most people can't be incentivized to use digital health tools by an outside force. The ultimate motivator is a person's concern for their own wellbeing and understanding how digital health tools ...
- March 28, 2016
A pair of government healthcare agencies announced three contests that will award six-figure sums to developers that make apps that are assets to patients and providers.
- March 17, 2016
The HIT Squad's unannounced visit to the Epic Systems Corp. booth at HIMSS 2016 produced a quotation, but also a polite evasion, as the HIT Squad roamed the exhibition floor.
- March 03, 2016
CRM systems, such as Salesforce's, are examples of vendors at the HIMSS conference trying to improve the patient experience, says health IT consultant Murtuza Mukadam.
- February 29, 2016
People from low income populations suffering from chronic diseases could benefit from the use of wearable healthcare technology. However, there are several barriers in the way, experts said.
- February 04, 2016
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency and now hospitals are on alert and prepping for any incoming cases, and the public is being ...
- February 03, 2016
The American Heart Association is giving some powerful health IT tools to employers to use in the workplace to improve the heart health of Americans, more than 85 million of whom have ...
- January 14, 2016
Your Fitbit, or other wearable device, could be tracking more than just your health and wellness metrics. Cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs and Buzzfeed reported that some Fitbit accounts were ...
- December 23, 2015
While providers are tying imaging to EHR-based workflows via vendor neutral archives and PACS, many are still leery of the cloud, imaging expert Michael Gray said in this video.
- December 22, 2015
Text messaging in healthcare can be more than an administrative function and serve a greater purpose than being a new way to deliver appointment reminders to patients. Texting can nudge people to ...
- November 23, 2015
Medisafe, an mHealth medication adherence app, was showcased at Connected Health Symposium. The startup, which has two million-plus users, is now looking for bigger partners.
- November 20, 2015
From wearables, to robots, to data analytics, the 2015 Connected Health Symposium in Boston showcased it all. SearchHealthIT identified the five most innovative technologies at the conference.
- November 18, 2015
Wearable health technology turns up in various guises in this HIT Squad podcast, including devices to treat pain and diabetes. The HIT Squad also looks at RSNA and radiology IT.
- October 30, 2015
Precision medicine practitioners need to match medications to patient's needs by talking with them, not just using microscopes to examine genes, a Connected Health speaker said.
- September 21, 2015
The future of wearable health technology in the medical space may depend on if providers can make a business case for the use mobile devices.
- September 18, 2015
A HealthSpot and Dell automated healthcare kiosk that's on display at Baystate Health's IT incubator enables self-service telecheckups.
- August 28, 2015
The recent mHealth + Telehealth World 2015 conference in Boston provided a great setting to sample innovative devices and software. Here are five interesting mHealth and telehealth technologies in use today in healthcare.
- August 18, 2015
In this podcast, SearchHealthIT's HIT Squad talked healthcare IoT, CIO John Halamka's farm, ICD-10 opinion and Allscripts news from its user conference.
- August 18, 2015
In this podcast, SearchHealthIT's HIT Squad discussed Cerner's DoD EHR contract and whether mHealth delivers ROI and health IT security.
- August 13, 2015
Use the hashtag #chatHIT to follow SearchHealthIT's Twitter chat on healthcare wearables, happening on Thursday, August 27 at 12 p.m. EST.
- August 11, 2015
In this video, learn how Miami Children's Health System transmits patient data and updates families using HealthGrid's mHealth app system.
- August 05, 2015
As retail health clinics and other consumer healthcare options sprout, hospitals have competition, the CEO of GreatCall said in this video interview.
- August 03, 2015
In this podcast, SearchHealthIT's HIT Squad talks about the FDA oversight of wearable health technology and the Epic-Cerner battle.
- July 28, 2015
According to Telehealth and mHealth experts, providers can achieve ROI in the wearable health technology market. This news analysis examines the issue.
- July 24, 2015
Data breaches in healthcare won't be stopping anytime soon. At the mHealth + Telehealth World Congress, experts said learning from past thefts is key.
- July 15, 2015
In tandem with mobile devices, par8o's patient referral software helps hospitals and physician practices more carefully monitor referral activities.
- July 10, 2015
Our #chatHIT on Twitter on Thursday, July 23 at 3 p.m. EST, will assess and question the development of the healthcare Internet of Things.
- June 11, 2015
With mobile devices proliferating -- and security in healthcare lacking -- providers are ramping up efforts to better safeguard devices and related apps.
- May 08, 2015
In a podcast from the ATA annual meeting, ATA leaders expressed optimism because of telemedicine reimbursement.
- May 06, 2015
Caring for patients in rural areas has long been a focus of telemedicine services, but urban healthcare also uses telemedicine.
- April 30, 2015
At Rady Children's Hospital, caregivers use robots to treat children. Robots and other tools that aid telemedicine services will star at ATA show.
- April 14, 2015
With Walgreens' president as keynoter, HIMSS 2015 is emphasizing consumer health and wellness. EHR developers such as eClinicalWorks have joined in.
- December 11, 2014
Rasu Shrestha, M.D., discusses trending issues in health IT and radiology.
- November 04, 2014
The unveiling of Apple's smartwatch started speculation on whether or not it will be the next widely used wearable healthcare device.
- October 30, 2014
Smart thermometers and gamification apps were among the mHealth platforms presented at Connected Health Symposium.
- August 04, 2014
IBM has jumped into an enterprise mobility deal with Epic and Apple that aims to bring more consumer health data to providers.
- July 31, 2014
Telehealth advocates at the mHealth +Telehealth World conference were selling the financial and efficiency advantages of remote healthcare.
- July 30, 2014
Speakers at a Boston telehealth conference said patients need to start using mHealth apps, wearable devices and other tools to engage with providers and take responsibility for their own health.
- July 28, 2014
State medical boards' varying policies, beholden to state legislatures, make telemedicine licensure a complicated science. At least for companies who want to extend practice beyond their home state.
- July 16, 2014
One of Apple's headlining announcements at their Worldwide Developers Conference was the unveiling of HealthKit, an mHealth platform.
- July 15, 2014
In the July issue of Pulse, our editorial team takes a hard look at the increasing popularity of telemedicine. The Affordable Care Act has pushed the concept into high speed, and large health systems are justifying IT investments in ...
- July 03, 2014
Internal research from Fiberlink Communications on the most popular healthcare apps offers insight into what users value most in an application.
- July 01, 2014
Mobile health developers may applaud FDA MDDS guidance indicating it won't regulate many apps. Does this push too much safety risk on to patients?
- May 14, 2014
Oncologists' use of social media is something to monitor when the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting commences in June.
- February 06, 2014
Reda Chouffani's highlights for HIMSS 2014 include a focus on startup vendors, keynote speakers and a newly revamped interoperability showcase.
- January 30, 2014
While mHealth technology and personal health devices haven't connected to EHRs, consumers buying in, judging by Consumer Electronics Show exhibits.
- January 21, 2014
A security software vendor survey shows providers are taking health data security very seriously; CEO says more employee education needed.
- December 13, 2013
An FDASIA workgroup member and mHealth Summit speaker says health data interoperability is technically easy to fix. Politics are getting in the way.
- December 05, 2013
Health data security and regulation of mHealth apps will take center stage at the mHealth Summit, highlighted by the FDA commissioner's keynote.
- December 03, 2013
A Pew Research Center study indicated chronic care patients use self-monitoring and social media to shape their care.
- November 20, 2013
A survey showed e-prescribing systems, sharing of lab test data and computerized physician order entry lead to U.S. health IT infrastructure growth.
- November 08, 2013
The healthcare industry is excited about the potential of Google Glass, but few expect medical apps to be ready for the device soon.
- November 06, 2013
Hospitals are looking to use mobile health applications to give their patients a more detailed look into their facilities.
- November 05, 2013
As new payment programs go into effect, providers will need more data capture functionality from their EHRs, especially for managed care populations.
- October 17, 2013
Consumers may or may not cotton to Google Glass, but in healthcare, there are opportunities for using the device -- especially among surgeons.
- September 25, 2013
A remote patient visit is the best-known example of telehealth, but the technology's uses and types of patients it can reach are expanding.
- June 26, 2013
SearchHealthIT survey shows Apple iOS is still the top mobile operating system, but growing use of other platforms creates tough choices for CIOs.