October 31, 2014

Report Provides Overview of Market Potential and Risk for Passive Sensors

March 13, 2013 The California Healthcare Foundation has issued a report on what it calls the early phase of development and adoption of passive sensors in patient care outside the hospital. The report…

Webcam Can Measure Pulse and Other Vitals from Across a Room

The San Jose Mercury News reports that someday the monitoring of vital signs could be done from across a room with a webcam. Researchers at Xerox’s PARC research lab in…

mHealth Market Predicted to Hit $26 Billion by 2017

March 8, 2013 A new report predicts that the market for mHealth apps will hit $26 billion by 2017. The report, published by research2guidance, a Berlin-based consultancy, says that more than 3 million…

VIVUS Launches mHealth App for Weight Management

March 7, 2013 VIVUS has launched a free mobile app to help users lose weight by creating fitness goals, tracking activity and calories, and sending personalized motivational messages and tips. Nothing particularly new…

Verizon Launches Service for Secure HC Data Transfer

Verizon has launched a new service designed to allow health care professionals to share clinical data securely through the cloud. Medical records have been notoriously stuck in analog mode, and…

New mHealth App for Urinalysis Debuts

March 6, 2013 Spitting on your cell phone was just the beginning: A new mHealth app allows you to analyze your urine using your smartphone. uChek analyzes urine samples for the presence of…

Lower Income Patients Express Interest in eHealth Tools

In a recent study of lower-income patients at six clinics operated by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, 71% of respondents indicated they were interested in communicating electronically with…

Three Top Challenges for mHealth

March 5, 2013 An editorial in PLOS Medicine argues that the wide adoption of mobile health technologies face three major obstacles. The first is interoperability, that is, the ability of an app…

What is mHealth? Where Cheap Technology, Payment Reform, and Big Data Meet

March 3, 2013 A few weeks back I had a cold. When I called the doctor’s office, they scheduled a time for the doctor to call me on the phone rather than scheduling…