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FCC Confirms Establishment of Wireless Heath Task Force

FCC Confirms Establishment of Wireless Heath Task Force   Tech mobile mHealth FCC CONNECT2HEALTHFCC FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced the formation of a new Commission Task Force called CONNECT2HEALTHFCC.

Wheeler says the effort “will bring together the expertise of the FCC on the critical intersection of broadband, advanced technology and health.”

Michele Ellison, chief of the FCC’s enforcement bureau, has been named as the task force’s chairperson.
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United Allergy Services Introduces New Mobile Healthcare App

United Allergy Services Introduces New Mobile Healthcare App   United Allergy Services mobile health app mHealth app mHealth app Spring is in the air. And if you’re allergic to something in it, a new app can help.

In fact, the app do far more than that.

On Thursday, United Allergy Services, a healthcare services company focused on allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, announced myAllergyPal, a mobile application that enables patients to track home-based immunotherapy treatment progress.

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Cybersecurity Remains Top Concern for mHealth

Cybersecurity Remains Top Concern for mHealth   patient security patient privacy mobile health mHealth cybersecurity As more and more people begin to jump onto the mHealth bandwagon, one of the main concerns of government officials and technology developers is how to protect the wealth of personal data which will be transferred through mobile devices and across mobile networks for healthcare purposes. The federal government is unsure whether current security measures are sufficient to keep personal information safe from hackers.

Keven Charest, who is the Chief Information Security Officers for the US Department of Health and Human Services, said, “Our goal for the exercises is to identify additional ways that we can help the industry be better prepared for and better able to respond to cyberattacks. This exercise will generate valuable information we can use to improve our joint preparedness.”

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Veria Living Expands Role in the Digital Wellness Space

Veria Living Expands Role in the Digital Wellness Space   Veria Living telemedicine mHealth dLife The number of announcements made each day by companies diving deeper into the mHealth and telemedicine spaces are sufficient to fill every health publication with more than its fair share of daily content. But some announcements, it goes without saying, are bigger and more consequential than others.

Today, Veria Living earned some much deserved digital ink in response to its acquisition of dLife, a leader in diabetes self-care and a community network and resource for individuals with prediabetes or diabetes.

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RxAdvance Opens Up on Acquisition of SentiCare

RxAdvance Opens Up on Acquisition of SentiCare   technology SentiCare RxAdvance mobile health mHealth acquisition Earlier this month, RxAdvance announced the acquisition of SentiCare, a medication adherence solution company.

Over the last few weeks, however, we’ve come to learn more about the impact of the acquisition and what the new partners plan to achieve in tandem.

“With this acquisition, RxAdvance now offers the last mile in the healthcare continuum, controlling avoidable medical costs due to non-adherence in the patient’s home,” RxAdvance says.

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iPatientCare EHR Surges to the Top of Apple’s App Store

iPatientCare EHR Surges to the Top of Apples App Store   miPatientCare mHealth app mHealth iPatientCare iOS iPatientCare, Inc. announced Thursday that its app on iOS is now one of the most downloaded iPad-based EHR applications for physicians and other healthcare providers.

This achievement, the company says, helps iPatientCare establish a strong leadership position in the mHealth solution market segment.

The miPatientCare EHR is a native iPad based full-featured cloud-based EHR, and is meant to provide highly mobile healthcare providers with anywhere, anytime access to patient’s clinical records.

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mHealth Summit 2013: Exclusive Interview with CommVault’s Jay Savaiano

mHealth Summit 2013: Exclusive Interview with CommVault’s Jay Savaiano   mobile health mHealth news Jay Savaiano. mHealth Summit 2013 CommVault Ahead of this week’s 5th annual mHealth Summit, mHealthWatch caught up with Jay Savaiano, Director of Business Development for Healthcare practices at CommVault, for an exclusive one-on-one to discuss the future of mHealth and his company’s role in the digital age of healthcare.

MHW: What is CommVault most eager to discuss or showcase at the mHealth Summit?

Jay: This year’s conversation, for most vendors, will likely revolve around the changing mobile landscape and the varied, but significant compliance concerns around patient health information. Given the recent discussions over data security in the health and government markets, this is a critical time to re-evaluate policies, particularly those around BYOD and BYOC (Bring Your Own Cloud).

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