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Study Shows Growth in Consumer Use of mHealth

September 28, 2012

In many quarters the growing use of mHealth technology is axiomatic, but it’s always nice to see studies that quantify the trend. The latest in contained in Manhattan Research’s annual…


Legislation Will Propose Office of Mobile Health

September 27, 2012

With the FDA due to issue regulations for mHealth products by the end of the year, Representative Mike Honda (D – Calif.) is planning to introduce legislation to establish an…


Lack of EMR Standards is Roadblock in the Path of mHealth

 The growing momentum of mHealth apps and tools is undeniable. With its potential to improve patient care and reduce costs, mobile health has quickly become the darling of both health…


Study Links mHealth Apps with Improved Diabetes Management

September 25, 2012

Diabetes apps have been somewhat of the poster child for mHealth programs for chronic disease management. Now a study by the eHealth Initiative (eHI) highlights the role that mHealth apps…


FCC Steps Up mHealth Efforts

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a pre-publication draft of its mHealth Task Force Findings and Recommendations this week. The draft includes five broad goals aimed to increase the FCC’s…


UCLA Uses iPads for Chronic Disease Monitoring Program

September 21, 2012

UCLA has launched a program that allows patients with inflammatory bowel disease to track their symptoms and interact with their medical team via iPad. Patients use an interactive program on…


UC Irvine Pioneers BYOD Program in Med Center

One of the key obstacles to the implementation of mHealth technology in clinics has been concern over data security when doctors and nurses want to access integrated EMR (electronic medical…


FCC Issues Final Rules for Mobile Monitoring

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued it’s final rules for the implementation of Mobile Body Area Networks (or MBANs). This technology allows hospitals to monitor patients with wireless devices, giving…


Promise or Pitfall: 13,000 reasons the mobile app space can’t be ignored

September 19, 2012

Guest Blog by Leslie Oley, MedtechWomen

Editors Note: Leslie is a clinical and technical marketing consultant to medical device companies. She wrote this blog based on her experience putting together…


Health IT Pitch-Fest Takes the Stage at Health 2.0

September 18, 2012

Morgenthaler Ventures is taking it’s Health IT Startup Showcase (known as DC to VC) to the stage – literally – at the Health 2.0 conference next month in San Francisco.…