The Health IT Policy Committee's strategy and innovation work group, on Thursday, outlined draft recommendations for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan.
A Florida healthcare provider is tapping a mobile app and tablets to foster better communication among caregivers and enhance its patients' hospital experiences.
The advent of mobile healthcare in hospital settings is coming on the heels of likely the biggest tech challenge such institutions faced in decades: the implementation of electronic health record systems. And while it seems natural to expect hospitals to embrace mobile healthcare with enthusiasm, and do it well given the federal government's EHR efforts, that apparently is not the case.
Hospitals are making inadequate investments in mobile computing and communications needs, according to a majority of physicians recently surveyed by the Spyglass Consulting Group.
A new companion app, which prompts users to get up and move, and provides fitness insight, is in the mix for Apple Watch.
Draft guidance documents published Friday morning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in compliance with actions outlined in its FDASIA Health IT Report, propose both to regulate medical device accessories based on risks they present when used as intended with their parent devices and not regulate products intended only for general wellness.
Telehealth and Google Glass are among 10 healthcare technologies to watch in 2015, according to the ECRI Institute's latest Hospital C-Suite Watch List.
Much of the tone regarding healthcare at this year's international Consumer Electronics Show focused on ensuring the safety of consumer data shared via wearable devices and other technologies, with both HIMSS (via its Personal Connected Health Alliance) and the Federal Trade Commission speaking out about looming privacy risks. Still, that didn't take away from the bevy of innovative new tools on display in Las Vegas last week.
The Food and Drug Administration has put it out its regulatory agenda for 2015.
As consumers increase their daily use of devices to track everything from work email to healthcare, companies are going to need to better the consumer experience, have a strong brand to break out in a competitive market and provide both security and privacy of information.