April 25, 2019
Fast, efficient technology has become the norm this century. It’s no surprise that consumers have high expectations when it comes to ease, but, while e-commerce and banking continue to make strides, for some, healthcare technology is often the stodgy counterpart.
Just take comments from a recently-published evaluation of the three-month NHS App pilot in England, where patients expressed their...
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April 22, 2019
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in England is expanding an initiative to use robot technology for improving administration of medicines after a trial started on the Pendleton Suite before the end of last year indicated it could free up time for staff.
The project centres around the PillTime dispensary that features a robot and an optical checker, installed in the pharmacy department. It uses...
April 16, 2019
When Siddharth Sharma received a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, his first reaction was to create a spreadsheet of health data.
“As an engineer, I did the most logical thing when I came back from the doctor with my insulin and my needles; I got out my laptop and opened a spreadsheet. I started logging everything to find out what was going on,” he tells MobiHealthNews.
However, Sharma knows that not...
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February 14, 2019
This week saw the kickoff of HIMSS19, and the MobiHealthNews staff was on site to interview industry leaders and catch the latest insights from a range of health and tech experts. While the majority of MobiHealthNews' stories and videos from the show floor can be found on our HIMSS19 conference coverage page, there was no shortage of digital product launches, deals and other announcement ...
February 12, 2019
It’s no secret robots have caught the hearts and minds of children for decades — whether in sci-fi novellas or on the silver screen. Now, robots are also coming to pediatrics care.
“If you look at pediatrics and robotics systems, most children are attracted to robotics. So what does this mean? I can bring in a robotic device and I don’t have to convince you. I can bring it in and say, ‘Hey, this...
January 2, 2019
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans has been using mobile technology to monitor and manage chronic disease patients since 2015. In that time, the doctors behind the program have learned a lot about how to implement such a system, as well as about how effective it can be.
“We’ve learned a lot,” said Dr. Richard Milani, Ochsner's chief clinical transformation officer and medical director of...
November 13, 2018
As most readers already know, MobiHealthNews recently launched as a global brand, which means bringing our readers the same coverage and more.
With this exciting change brings a new era of MobiHealthNews and its sister site, Healthcare IT News, both of which are complimentary and have an international footprint. We both report breaking news and daily happenings in the information and technology...
September 17, 2018
Healthcare faces the massive challenge of an aging population, which means not only caring for patients with chronic illness but finding the resources to care for this population. However, this worldwide challenge could be what pushes the industry toward innovation, Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO explained at Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California this morning.
In the US 49 percent of healthcare...
March 23, 2018
HIMSS and Health 2.0 are kicking off the first Dev4Health event in Cleveland on April 30 and May 1, 2018.
“The overarching theme is community and code,” Adam Culbertson, Innovator-in-Residence at HIMSS, said. “The event is designed to allow tech innovators to share, connect, empower and build.”
Former US CTO Aneesh Chopra is slated to deliver the opening keynote and more than 20 experts will also...
March 12, 2018
Digital therapeutics may be up and coming, but they also have a long way to go before their mainstream treatment options, according to experts who spoke at the digital therapeutics deep dive at HIMSS18.
“This is going to be a completely new industry sector,” Pierre Leurent, CEO of Voluntis, said during the session. “It’s going to have very strong growth in the years to come and it’s going to be a...