A pair of university-related hospitals plan to put Apple's HealthKit offering to the test with a focus on improving patient care through streamlined processes.
Perhaps overlooked in all of the Apple news from this past week, BlackBerry has indicated that it, too, is researching wearables and investigating mHealth opportunities.
Struggling enterprise smartphone maker BlackBerry is mulling a move into wearables and conducting "internal experimentation," according to a PC Magazine report.
Nurses increasingly rely on mobile devices and the Internet for work needs, with 65 percent using a device at work and 95 percent of healthcare organizations supporting online devices for clinical consulting and accessing information, according to a new survey.
As Apple looks to team with provider organizations and other health technology vendors on efforts relating to its forthcoming HealthKit platform and its new wearable device, Apple Watch, it will be interesting to see how much traction it gains among clinicians. To that end, we queried our FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board for their thoughts on Apple's new offerings.
U.S. hospitals say they're not prepared to treat a deadly infection like Ebola, and while they've put infection-control technology on the back burner, that's quickly changing, according to a survey from Black Book.
Apple debuted its first wearable device, called Apple Watch, Tuesday afternoon--boasting that it's the most "personalized device" the company has ever created. In announcing Apple Watch on stage, CEO Tim Cook said the device is, among other things, a "comprehensive health and fitness device."
Whether serving as government officials, clinicians, educators or researchers, women continue to play a major role in the evolution of health IT both in the U.S. and around the world. Once again, we asked our readers to nominate who they thought to be the most influential women in health IT for our third annual list. View list
Only slightly more than half of healthcare employees (59 percent) are using full-disk encryption or file-level encryption on mHealth computing devices used at work, according to a new Forrester research report.
Nearly 100 million wearable monitoring devices will ship over the next five years spurred by consumer interest and increasing awareness of how mHealth can boost healthcare-related activities and patient treatment, according to a new ABI Research report.