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mHealth Survey: More than 500 mHealth Projects are Taking Place Around the World

In a new study commissioned recently by Telenor Group and the Boston Consulting Group called “Socio-Economic Impact of mHealth,” it was revealed that there’s now more than 500 mobile healthcare projects taking place around the world.

The survey included studying the impact that mHealth initiatives can have across 12 different countries.  The countries were grouped into three clusters, each with a different set of primary healthcare challenges.  Where countries in one cluster primarily face challenges with non-communicable diseases and quickly growing system costs, countries in another cluster struggle with maternal/child health, communicable diseases and limited access to health care. What unites them all is that mobile health technology can “improve the quality, reach and effectiveness of services while reducing costs and the overall system burden,” the authors noted.

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Survey: 74.6 Percent of Nurses Own Smartphones or Tablets, 41.5 Percent Own eBook Readers

According to new survey data on mobile usage among the nursing community, it was found that nearly 75% of nurses own either a smartphone or tablet device, while nearly half — 41.5% — own an eBook reader.

Though mobile usage is high among nurses, it was found that only 31.4% of those owning eBook readers have downloaded medical titles, compared to 53.6% for smartphone and tablet users.  The survey, conducted by Springer Publishing Company — a publisher of healthcare and social science titles — found that 22% smartphone or tablet owners have an Apple iPad, and revealed that Epocrates is the favorite mobile medical application.

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Report: Healthcare Organizations Not Prepared to Secure Patient Data

As the healthcare industry turns its focus to new digital and mobile technology, ensuring patient data and other sensitive areas are kept secure has become a major issue for hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

A new report out from PwC claims healthcare companies aren’t as prepared as they should be.  The report, entitled “Old Data Learns New Tricks: Managing Patient Privacy and Security on a New Data-Sharing Playground,” shows that despite advances in electronic health records (EHRs) and security technology, healthcare organizations have yet to adopt privacy measures on a large scale.

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