public health

By Jonah Comstock February 20, 2013
The new HIPAA omnibus rule spurred a lot of discussion, but as with any legislation, how it affects real workflow isn't yet certain. A case study has been published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) detailing how HIPAA influences a public health text messaging intervention. Hilary N. Karasz, PhD, Amy Eiden, JD, and Sharon Bogan, MPH of Public Health-Seattle and King's County,...
By MHN Staff October 29, 2012
By Padma Nagappan While healthcare is shifting from provider-centered episodic care to outcome-based, patient-centered care, at least one speaker at last week's Wireless Health 2012 event believes that more personalized air quality data should be a part of the healthcare discussion, too. In chronic conditions like asthma and cancer, environmental exposures play a major role in disease development...
By Brian Dolan May 6, 2009
Major cities across the U.S. and Canada have recently launched text message-based sex education hotlines in an effort to stem teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto each have automated text message services for frequently asked questions that provide teens with answers and information on local clinics.  The New York Times recently...
By Brian Dolan March 31, 2009
The mHI Executive Director Peter Waegemann unveiled more details today about the mHI's proposed mHealth project, which initially aimed to make Boston the first mHealth city. Waegemann explained that the project is not about mHealth specifically, but rather about increasing communications between patients and providers in general. The proposed project is to enable consumers in Boston or Seattle or...