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mHealth solutions market predicted to hit $59B by 2020

The mHealth solutions industry is on the cusp of huge growth in the next few years, with a predicted 33.4 percent growth rate through 2020, which would put the market's value at $59.15 billion, according to a new report.

Health systems lack proper Web security solutions, survey finds

Hospitals today better understand the Web security risks they face, but how to tackle those issues is less clear, according to a survey conducted by HIMSS Analytics in partnership with Akamai.

Texting a preferred data sharing tool among residents, despite security concerns

While a majority of physician residents responding to a recent survey said they prefer texting to other hospital communication channels, citing ease of use and efficiency gains, more than two-thirds said they view paging systems as a more secure data sharing approach, reports a new paper published at the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Hospital aims to close doctor-patient gap, boost post-surgical care with app pilot

A Canadian hospital is deploying a mobile app to replace paper and pen in charting patient pain, reduce potential painkiller addiction among the chronically ill and gain the ability to track bigger patient populations in and out of the hospital setting.

Rural New York provider uses teledentistry to help children at risk for tooth decay

The role of telemedicine is growing to include oral health, and Finger Lakes Community Health's teledentistry program is helping improve patient dental care for children.

Health system uses mHealth to sustain dialogue with patients, reduce readmissions

A San Diego-based health system is using a mobile coaching program to keep patients from being readmitted to the hospital. At Sharp HealthCare's Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, the text-messaging solution helps keep patients engaged with their care long after a hospital stay.

Quality-driven healthcare system a boon for use of remote, mobile tools

This week I had the chance to speak about mHealth with Spyglass Managing Director Gregg Malkary, and during the discussion I noticed a trend: optimism of what's to come for mobile technology in...

Joni Ernst says her telemedicine bill enables better access to care for veterans

In testimony before a  hearing  of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee last week, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) called the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2015 (VETS Act), which she introduced in October with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), "straightforward, commonsense."

Remote patient monitoring tools gaining traction for chronic disease management

More than half of hospitals and health systems responding to a new survey are deploying remote patient monitoring systems to achieve operational efficiencies, improve risk management and boost care quality and control costs, according to Spyglass Consulting Group.

How a BYOD policy can help a hospital's bottom line

Bring-your-own-device strategies can help healthcare providers avoid the costs of giving mobile devices to all staffers, as well as costs related to training employees on such tools, according to Gerard Nussbaum, director of technology services at management consulting firm Kurt Salmon.