December 8, 2013
Healthcare providers are turning to cloud-based data storage because of the promise of significant savings. But companies aren't saving as much as they expect, because of the additional costs associated with security, according to Joseph Pennell, an associate at Mayer Brown. Pennell and Janet Stiven, a Dykema Gossett PLLC Member, spoke about cloud security at the mHealth Summit in...
December 6, 2013
Research firm Frost & Sullivan listed mHealth among the top three hot topics in healthcare in 2013, garnered from a global survey of 1,835 executives, about 260 of whom worked in the healthcare industry.
Fifty-one percent of respondents nominated mobility in healthcare, or mHealth, as a top trend for the year. The runners up were cloud computing, at 45 percent, and regulatory environments, at...
June 5, 2013
Scottsdale, Arizona-based GlobalMed, a maker of connected health devices and software platforms, received FDA 510(k) clearance for its CapSure Cloud medical image-sharing software, formerly known as CONi Solutions. The software suite is cleared as a Class 2 device.
The company initially announced the software in February 2012, describing it as "an enterprise-wide cloud solution that delivers...
January 28, 2013
Mayo Clinic's Patient iPad app
"HIPAA is a valve, not a blockage." At least, that's what Office of Civil Rights (OCR) director Leon Rodriguez has said about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Discussions of the national health information privacy and security act often revolve around the ways it limits access to patient health information, rather than the ways in...
July 26, 2012
In May GigaOm published its first ebook, called Connected Health: How mobile phones, cloud and big data will reinvent healthcare, written by longtime digital health scholar and consultant Jody Ranck. Within the book’s more than 200 pages is perhaps the most comprehensive and studied analysis of connected health that I have had the pleasure to read.
MobiHealthNews has long been a fan of Ranck’s...
July 18, 2012
Mobile health is showing up at the top of a lot of lists lately.
Ahead of next week's United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil -- better known as Rio+20 -- Mashable columnist Zoe Fox has outlined five reasons why "mobile is the future of sustainable development." No. 1 is disease response.
Fox highlighted one of many mHealth projects underway in sub-Saharan Africa, a Hewlett...