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Pros, Cons of mHealth Fitness Devices in Health Care

June 9, 2015 by Travis McKnight

Millions of people are using fitness trackers. But are the health benefits worth privacy trade off?[read more]

Telemedicine Requires Optimism and Patience: Dispatches from American Telemedicine 2015

May 14, 2015 by Anne Weiler

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The 21st annual American Telemedicine Conference wrapped up last week in Los Angeles. While there were amazing patient success stories, and a group of people dedicated to the success of telemedicine, it was slightly depressing that after 20 years, there are still people questioning the value and calling for more data as well as no consistent reimbursement except in rural settings. Here are a few high-level impressions of the event.[read more]

Apple's HealthKit vs. Google Fit [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 16, 2014 by Morgan Brown

Google Fit vs. HealthKit

Apple’s not the only one jumping on the mHealth bandwagon with HealthKit. Google released Google Fit and Android Wear, and Samsung threw their hat into the ring with SAMI (Samsung Architecture Multimodal Interaction). So how do these three new platforms stack up for developers looking to build new mHealth apps?[read more]

mHealth Comes to Patient Support Groups

June 3, 2014 by Joan Justice

mHealth and cancer support groups

Adolescents and young adults account for 72,000 new cancer diagnoses each year. What better than a cool mobile app to appeal to the younger generations? StupidCancer’s Instapeer is an app that works much like an online dating service.[read more]

Health Care Business Models in Transition Open Doors for Connected Health

March 1, 2014 by Joseph Kvedar

Adoption of mHealth

What an amazing time to be a champion of new health care delivery models. Three megatrends are driving change at a pace that I only wished for 20 years ago. Back then, I first had the insight that care could be improved, in some instances, if we separate doctor and patient in time and space.[read more]

Repairing Vision with the Help of Technology

February 15, 2014 by Michael Sherman

Glassesoff mobile app

About 100 million people in the U.S. suffer age-related vision loss. Fortunately, new technology is trying to help improve that number. One way is with the help of a mobile app called Glassesoff. This app claims to be able to improve vision by reducing or eliminating the need for reading glasses.[read more]

Physician Use of mHealth [INFOGRAPHIC]

February 7, 2014 by Indy Kavelaars

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Have a look at this great infographic about the US physician use of mobile technology, which details some striking figures, including the fact that 88% of doctors would like their patients to monitor their health at home, especially their weight, blood sugar and vital signs.[read more]

Six Mobile Health App Design Tips

February 6, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

mobile health app design (Flickr/philcampbell)

A great majority of patients with chronic diseases would accept mobile app prescriptions from their physicians, according to a survey of 2,000 patients released last summer. Yet physicians for the most part haven’t adopted the practice — for a number of reasons.[read more]

Manhattan Research: Ten Patient Groups Most Likely to Be Mobile Health Users

October 30, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

mHealth users

People living with cystic fibrosis, growth hormone deficiencies and acne were among the most likely to report using their smartphones to find health information in a new survey from Manhattan Research, a research firm that set out to help healthcare marketers understand how patients and caregivers are using the internet and smartphones.[read more]

The Power of Simplicity in mHealth

September 18, 2013 by steven shie

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Advanced technologies may be able to handle sophisticated tasks in mobile health; however, what drives outcomes is not technologies but the thorough thinking and planning from health care professionals who possess a deep understanding in their fields.[read more]

A Digital Health Solution for Travelers: Keep a Doctor in Your Pocket

September 9, 2013 by John Nosta
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digital health for travelers

What do you do when you're miles away from home and you fall ill? Meet TraveDoc, a free online doctor appointment scheduling service, accessible from any Internet-connected device, for people who need a doctor, dentist, or specialist in a new country, literally connecting doctors and patients around the globe.[read more]

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Boomer Voice: Fitness and Fitness Gadgets for Boomers

August 21, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell
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When you exercise do you want to make every step count? I sure do. I want to be certain I get credit for burning every calorie possible. So I’ve become a bit of a gadget slave. If there’s an app or device out there that can help me account for my food and exercise during the day-- I want it and I use it.[read more]