Sign up | Login with →

Mobile Health

Will 2015 Be mHealth's Coming Out Party?

September 10, 2014 by Joseph Kvedar

HealthKit

By now you’ve heard about Apple’s HealthKit announcement, which involved not only Apple, but Mayo Clinic and Epic. I’ve been watching for signs of connected health adoption that will move us into the steep part of the curve. I have to wonder, with announcements from several huge consumer companies recently, if that time is coming.[read more]

7 Healthcare Trends to Watch Out for in the Remainder of 2014

September 10, 2014 by Alleli Aspili

Mobile health

What are trending in the field of healthcare as we approach the remainder of 2014? Here are seven trends that will continue to directly affect the healthcare industry for the rest of the year and beyond. Keep an eye on these trends as you can use these to strengthen your company’s future vision and gauge short-term tactical direction.[read more]

Alleged Photo Leaks Prompt Question: Can Apple Keep Healthcare Data Secure?

September 4, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

Healthcare data in the cloud

If the alleged leak of risque celebrity photos from iCloud was going to happen, it couldn’t have happened at a much worse time. Apple is just a week away from unveiling its new iPhone and health wearable, according to reports. Now the question is: can Apple keep their health data secure?[read more]

exclusive

5 Things to Know About How Physicians Use Tech

August 15, 2014 by Cliff McClintick

doctors and tech 

It’s not hard to identify a few patterns in how doctors use technology. Understanding the trends can help CIOs and CEOs make policy and technology decisions that lead to efficient healthcare. Here are a few insights into how doctors are navigating the digital world.[read more]

Evidence Mounts That Health Insurance Is Necessary, But Not Sufficient for Good Health

August 11, 2014 by Brad Wright

health insurance / shutterstock

Failing to demonstrate that being insured improves health is not synonymous with health insurance having no value or no role in the process. That is, health insurance may very well be a necessary factor in producing better health, albeit not one sufficient to produce it in its own right. Let me explain.[read more]

exclusive

BioPharma Beat: Imagination Is More Important Than Innovation

August 5, 2014 by David Davidovic

I know that this will sound like heresy to most people in the “innovation machine” who could never accept that anything can be more important than innovation itself. But, in my view, innovation is more of the process and the output – and is not the actual catalyst.[read more]

What’s Next for Wearable Technology and What It Means for Health Data

August 4, 2014 by Morgan Brown

wearable technology

Wearable technology has rapidly moved from fantasy to geeky fad, and is now shaping up to become the next big wave after tablets. While the skepticism over Google Glass continues to rise in the media, the notion of “smart glasses” is gaining traction in many different professional and clinical settings.[read more]

exclusive

Why Mobile Apps Will Become Synonymous with Patient Care

August 1, 2014 by Phil Cohen

mobile apps in healthcare

Now that medical practices have begun using electronic medical records, embracing a mobile application is the most natural next step. People of all ages and income levels are using mobile technology to manage their lives. With the right patient care app, they can manage their healthcare as well.[read more]

exclusive

How Big Data Hadoop Can Save Patients from a Crippling Healthcare System

July 28, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff
1

Hadoop to the rescue?

One of the biggest challenges that our information-driven healthcare industry faces is the fact that data is growing faster than healthcare organizations can consume it. 80% of medical data is unstructured, yet clinically relevant. The Big Data solution could be Hadoop and the Enterprise Data Hub.[read more]

exclusive

Hospitals Using Smartphones to Connect and Engage with Patients

July 15, 2014 by Kathleen Poulos

mhealth

Connect with your patients, one smartphone at a time. Today, smartphones can be found in the hands of 58% of American adults and they’re checking those phones at least once an hour. It only makes sense that this growing use of technology would carry over to healthcare.[read more]

Creating the Ultimate App for Your Clinical Trial

July 7, 2014 by Dan Stempel

Clinical trial app

While many clinical trial marketers are making good use of websites and social media, some have yet to take advantage of mobile platforms for smartphones and tablets. This untapped resource, however, can be an excellent tool for engaging patients and distributing valuable information.[read more]

Keeping Patients in the Dark

July 6, 2014 by Casey Quinlan

The medical-industrial complex has, for eons, kept its customers (commonly called “patients”) in the dark pretty consistently. For a very long time, that was facilitated by a lack of access to scientific knowledge for the common human, but that started to shift in the 19th and 20th centuries, as public education rose across most of the globe.[read more]