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Study: mHealth Apps Have Poor Data Privacy Protection

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

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mHealth No Support for Hearts

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 - A... Read more

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Mobile Apps Reducing Readmissions

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

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'Living Services' Reach Health First

2015 27 Jun

A new report from Accenture predicts a new era of highly sophisticated “living services” that can learn and tailor themselves in real-time to meet the changing needs of consumers. This new era is brought about by the convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and shifting consumer expectations.Accenture officials say organisations will soon be providing... Read more

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Millennials Want Telehealth and Mobile Apps

2015 20 Feb

Tech behemoth Salesforce has released its “2015 State of the Connected Patient” report detailing the potentially huge shift in how patients interact with their healthcare providers, particularly younger patients, and how technology might help improve connectivity. The report came out just ahead of the closing enrolment for Obamacare (Affordable Healthcare... Read more

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Smartphone Tools Promote Sun Safety, Monitor Moles

2015 28 Jan

Two articles published online by JAMA Dermatology address the use of mobile technology applications in skin cancer prevention and skin care. The first reports on the results of two studies of the Solar Cell app for promoting sun safety, while the second discusses how teledermatology can assist patients and physicians in the short-term monitoring of atypical... Read more

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Hospital Takes Proactive Approach to mHealth App Development

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.  "We're... Read more

Health Management

2014 01 Dec

The growth of social media for medical CPD has been astronomical over recent years. More and more healthcare professionals are taking to Twitter to share useful papers and educational resources. The emphasis on encouraging Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) is embedded throughout these interactions.We have no intention of reinventing the wheel... Read more

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Healthcare Apps: For Better or For Worse?

2014 07 Oct

Today, there are numerous apps that allow people to monitor their weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, sugar levels, heart rate, sleep quality and even cancer. Approximately 20 percent of smartphone users have one or more of these applications installed on their mobile devices. It is being projected by 2015, 500 million smartphone users around... Read more

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