This week, the team at mHealthWatch is on hand at mHealth + Telehealth World in Boston, MA.
Through Thursday, we’ll be here reporting news, covering panels, and participating in the important conversations about the increasingly vital role played by technology in the modern world of healthcare.
This year’s event once again brings together hospitals, health systems, health plans, and innovators to share successes and failures of existing programs and discover new technologies and strategies for expansion of programs.
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Everything is bigger in Texas, including mHealth technology.
On Tuesday, DocbookMD — a HIPAA-secure mobile communication company — announced plans to aggressively push its innovative solutions across the Lone Star State.
The company, we’re told, is in the process of deploying one of the largest physician-centric mobile communication solutions in Texas at Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD) in Houston.
Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT, Hospitals, mHealth, mHealth news
Next week, Jared Reitzin, founder and CEO of mobileStorm — an industry leading communication service provider and a pioneer in the concept of digital marketing and mHealth communications — will head to Boston to serve as one of the mHealth experts participating in mHealth + Telehealth World 2014.
Reitzin will join fellow esteemed industry professionals for a panel session focusing on healthcare’s cutting-edge communication channels, tech innovation in the face of privacy and security concerns, barriers in driving adoption of EHRs and related technology, and the unprecedented opportunities to engage today’s patients through mobile solutions and resources.
Reitzin’s panel — “Improve Population Health through Consumer Engagement and Sustainability” — is set for Tuesday.
Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT, mHealth, Organizations
We’ve all heard stories from our grandparents about the good old days when doctors made house calls.
Well, the good old days are here again, especially in Los Angeles, where a new telemedicine initiative is bringing healthcare home for many.
“House Call Doctor Los Angeles” says it’s breaking ground in the kind of telemedicine Los Angeles residents need and want today.
Posted in Telemedicine
With each passing year, mobile solutions and resources designed to treat a wide array of conditions and ailments common to young adults gain more widespread adoption. In particular, text messages are seeing the most promising results of all solutions or tactics.
According to the findings of a new study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine, young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50 percent after receiving mobile phone text messages following a visit to the emergency department.
Posted in mHealth, Smartphones
There are many methods of utilizing mHealth that are currently being tested by medical facilities and healthcare organizations around the globe. And across the board, the test results point to the positive impact mHealth solutions can provide.
In a recent study the use of text messaging tips, medication reminders, and medical appointment reminders showed especially promising results.
The trial was conducted by Montefiore Medical Center’s Universal Behavioral Associates, and included 15 patient care managers servicing 67 patients. The text messages were sent to the primary patient and their caregiver and produced the following results:
Posted in mHealth
A new mHealth app aims to do what some consider to be the impossible – mitigate the stress in our lives.
That’s the claim behind the makers of the new app, which allows anyone with a smartphone to test their cortisol levels – and, therefore, their level of stress — while on the go.
The mHealth app allows users to analyze their saliva and generate quick results. While tests of this nature are not new, they are generally around $50 per test and take a week to receive the results. However, this app utilizes the camera lens and light diffuser to analyze cortisol levels in saliva. It will cost users around $5 per test and delivers almost instant results.
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