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Mobile health for chronic patients: Examining the hurdles

Mobile devices can play a tremendous role in helping those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by providing treatment outside of a clinical setting, according to research...

Study: Mobile personal health records a boon for chronic disease patients

Use of a tethered mobile personal health record system has the ability to spur patient empowerment with regard to treatment and chronic disease management, boost communication between patients and caregivers, reduce medical errors and improve safety, according to research published online this month in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Smartphone interventions help COPD patients avoid hospital readmissions

Research focused on a mobile device-based rehabilitation program for patients suffering from severe pulmonary disease reveals that smartphone and real-time communications between home-based patients and providers can boost treatment and help reduce hospital readmissions.

Many UK doctors, nurses use unsecured personal smartphones for work

A good number of nurses and doctors working in the United Kingdom are using personal smartphones for clinical duties, with more than half using medical apps to share patient, according to new research.

mHealth-based coaching improves results for diabetic patients

Mobile phone use in health coaching efforts can boost adherence to healthy behaviors, improve glucoregulation levels and foster better mental health for patients managing Type 2 diabetes, reveals a new study.

Watch users claim Apple wearable improves health

Nearly two-thirds of Apple Watch users are exercising more often and for longer periods of time, and 72 percent claim the wearable is improving their health and fitness levels, according to a new report.

mHealth capabilities will drive big use, consumer interest

Today's mHealth devices reflect just the beginning of what's to come for mobile and wearable medical devices, says John Patrick, M.D., a  former vice president of internet technology at IBM.

FDA pilot aims to ease process of adding risk evaluation data to health information systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to ease and standardize the process of integrating Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies developed by drug and device manufacturers into electronic health information systems, it announced this week. 

HIMSS Policy Summit: Patient variation makes engagement difficult, panelists say

While engagement of patients in their own care is vital to improving the health industry, achieving success is a difficult task, panelists said Wednesday at the HIMSS Policy Summit in the District of Columbia.

New OCR online platform allows HIT developers to vent HIPAA concerns

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights on Monday launched an online platform that enables health technology developers to pose questions and concerns about HIPAA privacy protection.