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By mHealthNews 09:44 amNovember 18, 2015
By mHealthNews 08:03 amJuly 13, 2015
In a startling turn, former smartphone rivals BlackBerry and Google announced a partnership last week that might allow BlackBerry to release a phone with the Android operating system later this year. The partnership could also result in the well-respected security features of BES12, BlackBerry's enterprise device deployment service, being integrated into Android's 5.0 Lollipop build and Google...
By mHealthNews 10:28 amApril 14, 2015
This infographic outlines key findings from the 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey. Click image to enlarge.  
By mHealthNews 12:42 pmMarch 30, 2015
Wearable mHealth devices depend on sensors to gather physiological data. In some cases, such as smartwatches, the technology hasn't developed enough to collect information that a healthcare provider would consider reliable. Other devices, such as body-worn sensors, are making great advances but come with limited uses. This infographic from Pathfinder Software (pathfindersoftware.com) takes a look...
By mHealthNews 03:08 pmMarch 23, 2015
By mHealthNews 11:12 amMarch 18, 2015
By mHealthNews 10:09 amJanuary 26, 2015
Hospitals and mobile health technology developers seeking guidance to ensure their products are in compliance with HIPAA privacy and security rules got a boost last week from Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Burwell's office released a letter she sent last November to Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who had called the issue to the attention of HHS. In the letter, Burwell...
By mHealthNews 03:19 pmJanuary 19, 2015
Three Health IT groups have waded into the net neutrality debate, strongly backing an open Internet and calling on the FCC to reject new regulations. Health IT Now, the mHealth Regulatory Coalition and the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance have asked the FCC in a letter to reject additional open Internet requirements or Title II common carrier regulations to the “vibrant wireless ecosystem.” “We...
By mHealthNews 01:28 pmJanuary 5, 2015
Interested speakers have until week’s end to submit a presentation proposal for the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum, slated for March 5-6 in San Diego. Opportunities are open for security professionals from healthcare providers and payers, as well as government or academic institutions, to present insights that are practical, actionable and solutions-based in...
By mHealthNews 08:44 amDecember 23, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking ahead to 2015 to grow and improve its telehealth program, building on the momentum gained in 2014. With millions of veteran clients, a national reach and the power of the federal government behind it, the VA is by definition a potent proving ground for the advancement of telehealth and an important partner for healthcare providers. This past October,...