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BPC calls on Congress to 'modernize' device, drug development

A new report by the Bipartisan Policy Center provides policy actions that Congress can undertake when it comes to reducing the time and cost of developing drugs and devices and delivering them into the healthcare marketplace.

Hacking demo drives home complex reality of mHealth security

There are many frightening security scenarios in the healthcare realm, from having personal data stolen from your medical records to input mistakes regarding needed medication in digital files.

BlackBerry offers insight on hidden security headaches for patients, providers

A live demo at a BlackBerry Security Summit drove home the vulnerabilities presented by everyday mobile healthcare tools--in this case the IV infusion pump for administering medications in hospital and clinic settings.

Why mHealth guidelines are a solid starting point for tool developers

Adam C. Powell, Ph.D, president of Payer+Provider Syndicate, spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare about a new set of draft guidlines focused around responsible use of mHealth tools.

Mobile phones may help providers reach pregnant, post-partum inner-city women

Smartphones may help providers reach out to pregnant women living in urban areas who struggle financially and often don't get the healthcare they need, according to a new study.

Wearables pilot at UPenn Health System tests value of mHealth

A pilot involving wearable monitors is in its second week of a three-week test within the University of Pennsylvania Health System and early feedback is positive, according to a project leader.

Health IT could be a boon for U.S. exports

Health IT offers substantial potential for U.S. companies to increase exports, according to a new report released this month by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Hospital set to unveil robotic doctor to streamline remote consults

Patients at Cornerstone Hospital Medical Center in Houston may soon be helped by a doctor named Bentley, who's not made of flesh and bone, but wires and metal.

The pros and cons of smartphone use in the OR

Smartphones in the operating room can both be a help and a hinder--doctors can use them to view patient information and lab results, but can also easily be distracted by the devices.

Drones and drugs: Despite progress, barriers remain for healthcare use

The first government-approved drone delivery in the U.S. occurred late last week, and the wares the machine carried were packages of medicine.