Over the past few years there has been an increasing amount of mobile technologies that enhance the ability to access public health information and improve the delivery of health services to the public at large, as well as to health care professionals. The ubiquity of cell phones makes SMS text messaging the natural platform to deliver these interventions.
Healthcare is experiencing a myriad of changes in the administrative, legislative and technology pillars, with each contributing to the dynamic as we know it.
Annual worldwide downloads of mHealth apps will be 44 million next year and reach 142 million by 2016, predicts a report released earlier this week by UK-based Juniper Reports.
Physicians with a financial interest in medical imaging equipment appear to be more likely to refer patients for unnecessary lower back imaging exams, a new study finds.
Instead of having to go to a kiosk or lug around printouts or an oversized laptop, physicians and medical professionals can use a mobile phone or a tablet device to access patient data.
The mHealth Regulatory Coalition and the Health Information & Management Systems Society have each recently submitted comments to the FDA regarding proposed regulations for mobile medical applications.
Computed tomography scanning shows great promise as a means of diagnosing gout when the condition is suspected but traditional tests turn up negative or are unfeasible, a new study finds.
HCPLive recently spoke with Dr. Joseph Davis, founder of MX.com, about controlling the high cost of drugs, reducing readmissions, and tracking adverse events in hospitals.
Alex B. Fair, founder and president of FairCareMD discuses how helpful Health 2.0 brings everyone together to really improve health care, and also talks about some of his favorite presentations.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be conducting a study to evaluate the efficiency of the service Text4Baby.