While many mobile health initiatives involve medical care received in-home, or remote conferencing at hospitals and medical facilities with out of area specialists, there are other ways in which mHealth can be delivered.
Despite looking similar to the standalone units in a mall where you might buy an engraved novelty item or rejuvenating skin care cream, kiosks can and should be taken seriously in the modern world of telemedicine and mHealth.
Recently the Mayo Clinic launched a pilot program that allows mobile video kiosks to be located in places of employment. In short, they provide employees access to express medical care for non-life-threatening conditions, the Minneapolis Business Journal reports.
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On Wednesday, the mHealth Summit announced the addition of the Clinical Mobility Forum.
The forum in question, we’re told, is billed as a full-day special event examining how mobile technologies are transforming healthcare delivery.
The Clinical Mobility Forum, which is co-hosted by Healthcare IT News, is set for December 8 during the mHealth Summit.
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As mHealthWatch previously reported late last month, following some unexpected glitches and subsequent delays in the first wave launch of HealthKit apps for iOS 8, Apple has finally managed to work out the bugs.
In the first 8 days of October, countless players large and small across the healthcare industry have announced integration with Apple’s HealthKit, the latest of which is Mayo Clinic.
The NBC News affiliate in Rochester, Minnesota reports that Mayo Clinic’s app is now completely integrated with HealthKit.
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In a recent announcement, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a $22 million grant that is being dedicated to improving both the general and specialized healthcare needs in over 100 rural communities around the United States.
The grant will be distributed across 42 states, and will include a wide-range of both in-person medical care and a multitude of general and emergency telemedicine services.
Telemedicine stands to be a game changer when it comes to accessing specialists for patients of all ages and with a diverse array of healthcare needs.
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Last week, during Health 2.0, mHealthWatch connected with the team from Doctor On Demand to discuss the future of telemedicine and mobile medical care.
One of the many advantages of telemedicine is that it holds the potential to make access to general healthcare easy to achieve from anywhere with an internet connection, and in many cases, for an affordable price point.
While there are many telemedicine services vying for the #1 position, Doctor On Demand is already among the fastest growing.
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Last week at Health 2.0, Allscripts — a health IT solutions provider focused on population health management adoption – showed off its new Developer Portal which was used by Code-A-Thon attendees to integrate with Allscripts solutions.
“The new Developer Portal allows developers to work with APIs to build a prototype before they commit to joining the full Allscripts Developer Program,” Stanley Crane, Chief Innovation Officer and General Manager of Allscripts’ Open Business Unit, tells mHealthWatch. “Enabling developers to test out the functionality first will accelerate the pace at which companies can bring the best new innovation to our client base.”
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This week at Health 2.0, INetU — a customer-centric cloud company – showed off its new HIPAA Compliance Dashboard to those in attendance at the conference.
Ahead of the demonstration, mHealthWatch caught up with David Fowler, VP of Marketing at INetU, to discuss his company’s latest offering and the role INetU looks to play in the healthcare space moving forward.
“INetU has over 17 years of experience hosting HIPAA compliant applications and has invested considerably to help healthcare software solution providers comply with all facets of the regulations when it comes to application hosting,” Fowler tells mHealthWatch. “By relying on the INetU cloud environment, healthcare solution providers can more quickly ensure HIPAA compliance without having to outlay huge capital investments in technology and internal expertise. Furthermore, the trained experts at INetU can act as trusted advisors in understanding new requirements and preparing for architectural changes that could help limit local access to data.”
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