Search Tag: mhealth

IT Management


2013 04 Apr

Self-management interventions delivered by computer and mobile phone currently provide limited benefits for people with diabetes, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. Although computer and mobile phone-based self-management programmes had small positive effects on blood sugar levels, these effects seemed to be short-lived....Read more

IT Management


2013 27 May

5 - 19 September 2013, Brussels (Belgium) to Barcelona (Spain) The mHealth Grand Tour, under patronage of Commissioner Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda for Europe), is a cycle ride with a difference. Going from Brussels to Barcelona in just 13 days, it is 2,100km long with more than 22,000 metres of climbs. However, it isn't just a bike ride - it is...Read more

IT Management


2014 20 May

A global survey of more than 2,000 mobile health app developers has identified a set of common characteristics that distinguish successful apps from those which fail to gain traction and generate significant revenue. Success in this context is defined by two criteria: more than 500,000 downloads and at least $1 million in earnings. By contrast, most...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 20 May

When the MIHealth Forum opens in Barcelona this week, attendees will have access to leading industry experts in the fields of health management and clinical innovation. The two-day event will feature plenary addresses, informative exhibits and small group sessions, which encourage interaction between visitors and the Forum’s International Scientific...Read more

IT Management


2014 20 May

The MIHealth Forum takes place in Barcelona this week in a city, which seeks to become a laboratory for mobile health technology. On 22 May, the European Commission’s Gisele Roesems will lead a session on the commission’s Green Paper on mHealth deployment, which has the objective of addressing issues and breaking down barriers which exist...Read more

IT Management


2014 07 Dec

The mHealth Summit, the largest event of its kind, convenes a diverse international delegation to explore the limits of mobile and connected health, including every aspect and every audience. Technology, business, research and policy. Mobile, wireless, digital, wearable, telehealth, gaming, connected health and consumer engagement. Our 6th annual Summit...Read more

IT Management


2014 22 Sep

The use of mobile medical apps by clinicians, patients, and others has grown dramatically since the proliferation of mobile phones and tablet computers. A mobile medical app is defined as any software application created for or used on a mobile device for medical or other health-related purposes. Recent studies show that mobile devices and apps can...Read more

IT Management


2014 20 Oct

A session at the European Health Forum 2014 put forward examples of best practices from projects and live implementation that are improving the way real world data can be used to improve healthcare. Clinical trial protocols often exclude relevant groups when evaluating medicines. They sometimes also fail to consider how a particular drug would...Read more

Health Management


2014 21 Oct

Rainer Herzog is an expert in e- and mHealth. He has more than twenty years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical technology and ICT industries.  Herzog is currently the Managing Director of HIMSS Europe GmbH, a cause based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT).  HIMSS was founded in...Read more

IT Management


2014 08 Dec

In an effort to help patients utilise health apps and other emerging technologies for personal care, a hospital in New Jersey is opening a storefront in its lobby, modelled after the Apple Genius Bar. At the Morristown Medical Center, the new storefront called "HealtheConnect" will be staffed by full-time experts available to assist patients...Read more

IT Management


2015 05 Jan

As healthcare entities embrace the ways in which technology can improve care delivery, some institutions are bucking the trend toward software standardisation and opting to build customised platforms. One such organisation is New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which is developing its own mobile software and apps aimed at an improved patient experience. ...Read more

IT Management


2015 05 Feb

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are working on a project which will enable smartphones to screen exhaled breath for the presence of disease. When linked with a mobile phone, the breathalyser screening technology developed by Professor Hossam Haick and colleagues will provide a non-invasive, inexpensive and rapid method for...Read more

Health Management


2015 17 Feb

Bettina Experton is the CEO, President and founder of Humetrix, a company that specialises in innovative IT solutions to empower healthcare consumers. Its mHealth applications, including iBlueButton and ICEBlueButton, have transformed the healthcare experience for patients by putting their own data in the palms of their hands. The advantages of designing...Read more

IT Management


2015 28 Apr

Clinicians at the Children's Hospital of Orange County, California have adapted a mobile platform that enables them to send notices to parents of new-borns in neonatal intensive care unit as well as chat and text with them. The hospital is a Stage 7 HIMSS EMR Adoption Model honouree this year. Since these parents can't spend every minute of the day...Read more

IT Management


2015 23 May

Although cellular phones and other mobile devices providing patient-centred technology actively engage patients in care, evidence of effectiveness in improving health-related outcomes is limited, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. In addition, "providers have not been able to effectively leverage technology tools" to improve population...Read more

IT Management


2015 15 Jul

The European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) has said that the period until 2020 is critical for the development of mobile health. In the newly issued report on its annual ‘Thought Leadership Debate’ held in Riga during eHealth Week in May, EHTEL brought together key speakers on the issue of mHealth and integrated healthcare under the theme of...Read more

IT Management


2015 01 Dec

European Healthcare systems are at a crossroads. Balancing cost, accessibility and quality of healthcare seems to be an impossible equation. Join MEP Eva Kaili and participate in the Joint Digital Healthcare Event at the European Parliament in Brussels. Doers from the field will confront policy makers of what it really means to use eHealth and mHealth...Read more

IT Management


2015 15 Jul

The European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) put mHealth apps in the spotlight in the newly issued report on its annual ‘Thought Leadership Debate’ held in Riga during eHealth Week in May. EHTEL brought together key speakers on the issue of mHealth and integrated healthcare under the theme of ‘Healthcare on the move: The Mobile Triangle of Health...Read more

IT Management


2015 20 Jul

Healthcare providers are turning to mobile technology to help them with efforts in reducing "preventable readmissions". A number of mobile apps that promote patient wellness and chronic disease management are already in use — eg, apps for monitoring patient blood pressure and blood sugar and those for tracking sleep. While noting that "some readmissions...Read more

IT Management


2015 10 Aug

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a mobile security guide which is specifically written for safeguarding medical information. The 82-page handbook offers healthcare organisations insights on how to improve mHealth cybersecurity via open-source or commercial tools. The guide currently in draft form is awaiting public...Read more

IT Management


2015 21 Aug

The American Heart Association has issued a report highlighting the need for more evaluative studies on the effectiveness of mobile health technologies — including mHealth apps and wearables — for reducing risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The report, "Current Science on Consumer Use of Mobile Health for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention -...Read more

IT Management


2015 02 Oct

According to researchers, mobile health applications accredited by the UK National Health Service do not adequately protect the privacy of users' personal health information. The accreditation process requires app vendors to uphold the principles of data protection embodied in the UK Data Protection Act. However, the apps examined by the researchers...Read more

IT Management


2015 09 Oct

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on Standards for the Digital Single Market (DSM). The aim is to gather views on priorities for standards in key technology areas which are critical to achieving the DSM. eHealth is one of these key areas where standards need to be built. "Broadly speaking, we are following up on the eHealth...Read more

IT Management


2015 20 Oct

Oregon Health & Science University have released an iPhone app designed to advance melanoma research by giving users the ability to accurately measure and monitor moles, and contribute photos of how their potential trouble spots evolve over time. Called Mole Mapper, the App allows individuals to photograph and measure mole sizes relative to a common...Read more

Health Management


2016 05 Jan

Background  The demographic trends projected over the long term reveal that Europe is ‘turning increasingly grey’ in the coming decades. By 2025 more than 20 percent of Europeans will be 65 or over, with a particularly rapid increase in the number of over 80s. This ageing trend will continue, and it is expected that by 2060 more than 30 percent...Read more

IT Management


2016 04 Jan

Big data analytics is increasingly becoming more integral to the way health providers interact with patients. This trend is likely to continue, especially with expanding use of mHealth tools such as smartphone apps and wearable devices.    2015 may have been a big year for healthcare big data analytics, but the next 12 months are likely to bring even...Read more

Executive Health Management


2016 27 Jan

The Hippocratic Oath, one of the most famous texts in medicine, and perhaps one of the most famous oaths in any profession, is seen as a rite of passage when qualifying as a physician. It represents a commitment to, and the upholding of, ethical standards in medicine. As a qualified GP I remember the sense of pride in taking the oath, and my firm belief...Read more

IT Management


2016 25 Apr

mhealth Intelligence has reported that in a recent survey of businesses in the U.S. and the UK that 99 percent of Application Development Directors or Managers said they saw the importance of introducing mobility into their applications. Furthermore, monetising mHealth was also of a key goal. Many healthcare organisations are now scrambling...Read more

IT Management


2016 25 Oct

The eHealth Forum is 1 event in 2 venues spanning the city of Athens: Venue 1:  The  Forum  at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center where stakeholders with knowledge and expertise will come together; Venue 2: The  Festival  at Technopolis City of Athens is the 1st health technology event open to the public with...Read more

IT Management


2017 19 Feb

HIMSS17: Where the brightest minds in healthcare and IT meet. HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional...Read more