December 20, 2014

Happtique Releases Final Standards for mHealth App Certification

February 27, 2013 Today Happtique has published its final standards for the certification of mobile health apps under the Happtique Health App Certification Program (HACP). As we reported in the Fall Happtique has…

Patients Go Wireless in San Diego Hospital

Palomar Medical Center is equipping some of its patients with wristband devices that will provide continuous monitoring of core vital signs, freeing them from being tethered to bulky devices. The…

CIO Predicts That 2013 Will be the Year Telemedicine Takes Off

February 26, 2013 Following on the study by the Commonwealth Fund on successful telemedicine programs, CIO Magazine reports on how health care reform and new legislation will enable the rapid adoption of telemedicine…

Three Telemedicine Programs Demonstrate Value in a New Study

February 22, 2013 A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund highlights three telemedicine programs that have delivered proven value by improving the quality of care and reducing costs. The Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA)…

New Report Cites Lack of Standardization in Wireless Monitor Market

February 19, 2013 The lack of standards for wireless sensors and technologies used in mHealth devices and wireless patient monitors may threaten the growth of the sector according to a new report from…

National Association Created for ACOs

Sixty accountable care organizations (ACOs) from 15 states have come together to create a not-for-profit organization. The goal of the organization is to work to increase the quality of care,…

Study Supports Potential of Kinect in Health Care Delivery

A study by a team of researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock found that the Microsoft Kinect device has the potential to become an important platform for…

Evidence to Support Scale up of mHealth Initiatives is Lacking

February 14, 2013 The World Bank reports that there have been more than 500 pilot studies of mHealth initiatives, but none of them have established a foundation for an evidence-based scale-up according to…

Congressman Details Plans for Office of Wireless Health

February 12, 2013 Back in September of last year we reported that Representative Mike Honda (D-California) was going to introduce legislation to create an Office of Wireless Health within the Food and Drug…

Patients Dislike Digital Diagnosis According to New Study

Clinical decision support tools used by medical professionals to diagnose patients are seen by mHealth enthusiasts as a way to free-up physician time and improve outcomes. But they also lead…