February 15, 2019
Business Finland is setting up a four-year programme to support the country’s companies and research organisations create novel services for health and wellbeing and expand internationally, offering a total of €80m-€100m in funding for research, development and innovation projects.
It is the agency’s second initiative in this space, following a programme that aims to create new opportunities for...
August 14, 2017
The USPTO granted Apple a new patent last week that details ways the iPhone itself could be used as a health sensor to detect "blood pressure index, blood hydration, body fat content, oxygen saturation, pulse rate, perfusion index, electrocardiogram, photoplethysmogram, and/or any other such health data." This data could be gleaned from the front-facing camera, the ambient light sensor, the...
December 10, 2015
It was only five years ago that tablet devices quickly made their way into the hands of clinicians. Seemingly overnight the tablet form factor became a dominant device, used by a majority of physicians in the US, often in addition to their existing PCs and laptops.
Consumer-grade tablets broke into clinical settings as a part of the massive BYOD trend sweeping IT departments at the time. They...
January 14, 2015
Physician adoption of smartphones and tablets is higher than it's ever been, but poor communication between IT departments and doctors keeps those devices from being effectively used, according to a new report from Spyglass Consulting. The report estimates that 96 percent of doctors have smartphones, but only 10 percent are actually willing to use their mobile devices to access electronic health...
July 9, 2013
This week, a study from the Ponemon Institute found that cloud based storage and mobile applications are the typical sources for safety concerns in clinical settings.
The study, “The Risk of Regulated Data on Mobile Devices & in the Cloud,” which surveyed 781 IT and data security practitioners, found that 33 percent of respondents said that they need to access protected health information (...