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Record Number of mHealth Devices to Ship in Next 5 Years


Record Number of mHealth Devices to Ship in Next 5 Years   Mobile Devices mhealth devices mHealth A new ABI Research report projects that there will be nearly 100 million health monitoring devices shipped over the next five years.

According to the report, this growth is driven by several factors:

  • Apple, Google, and Samsung entering the mobile health market
  • An increasing ability to collect health care data through various devices and share that data with health care providers and payers
  • Consumers’ growing interest in and awareness of how mobile health devices can improve patient care and bolster health-related activities.

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ONC Calls for Public Comments on mHealth Device Privacy, Security and Best Practices


ONC Calls for Public Comments on mHealth Device Privacy, Security and Best Practices   ONC Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology mobile healthcare devices Mobile Devices mhealth devices mHealth HHS healthcare providers healthcare payers healthcare IT healthcare health IT health The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued a call for public comments surrounding the security, privacy and best practices of using mobile devices in healthcare.

More specifically, the ONC is seeking comments on three categories, including real-world uses of mobile devices by providers and other healthcare delivery professionals; real-world privacy and security practices, strategies and technology; and other general comments on the use of mobile devices by providers and other healthcare delivery professionals.

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Survey: While Consumers Understand Remote Monitoring, Few Hear About it from Physicians


Survey: While Consumers Understand Remote Monitoring, Few Hear About it from Physicians   remote patient monitoring solutions remote patient monitoring devices remote patient monitoring remote monitoring devices remote monitoring Qualcomm Life Qualcomm mobile healthcare surveys mobile healthcare devices mobile healthcare mobile health survey mobile health devices mobile health mHIMSS mhealth survey results mHealth survey mhealth devices mHealth HIMSS Conference HIMSS healthcare providers A new survey published recently by HIMSS and Qualcomm Life show that while consumers understand what remote patient monitoring is, only a quarter of those surveyed reported using one before.

In addition, only 16% of those surveyed had heard about remote monitoring devices from their healthcare provider, and 22% said they’d used such a device themselves in the past.  Just 8% said they currently used such devices as part of a fitness program and 5% said they were using such a device provided by a physician.  The survey included phone interviews with 125 American adults in January so the sample size wasn’t that large.  Still, the findings fall in line with similar research showing consumer awareness of the concept, but not the adoption to match.

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HIMSS: ChartLogic Debuts “Stella,” a Voice-Recognition Overlay for EHRs


HIMSS: ChartLogic Debuts Stella, a Voice Recognition Overlay for EHRs   voice recognition overlay voice recognition voice dictation Stella SIri NLP technology natural language processing mobile healthcare mobile health Mobile Devices Mobile Apps mobile applications mhealth devices mHealth applications mHealth iPhones iPads iOS HIMSS12 HIMSS Las Vegas HIMSS Conference HIMSS 2012 HIMSS electronic health records EHR Suite EHR ChartLogic ChartLogic, a company known for its EHR suite that spans Electronic Medical Records, patient portals, billing/document management and patient education solutions, has announced a new voice recognition overlay technology designed for compatibility with all leading EHR systems.

Called “Stella,” the new solution works similar to Apple’s Siri personal assistant by leveraging the same type of cloud-based natural language processing (NLP) technology to “greatly speed workflow for physicians by enabling them to use iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices with their hospital’s EHR system.”  Voice recognition has long had a place in the healthcare space, and with the proliferation of mobile devices the concept is finally coming to fruition.

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Sensei Partners with IDEAL LIFE for Wireless Device Monitoring & Feedback Solutions


Sensei Partners with IDEAL LIFE for Wireless Device Monitoring & Feedback Solutions   wireless health monitoring wireless device monitoring Sensei mobile medical devices mobile healthcare apps mobile health applications mhealth devices mHealth apps mHealth applications medical monitoring medical devices IDEAL LIFE feedback monitoring biometric devices It was announced today that Sensei, Inc. — a provider of wireless health and wellness solutions — has partnered with IDEAL LIFE — maker of mobile medical devices and other wireless health solutions — to offer wireless device monitoring and feedback through Sensei’s cloud-based mHealth platform, Sensei Connect, in addition to a suite of mobile health applications.

Integrated mHealth solutions stemming from the new partnership include things like integrated biometric devices such as blood glucose meters, blood pressure meters, scales, and pedometers, with all data being wirelessly and securely transmitted to IDEAL LIFE and pushed to Sensei’s secure platform.  From there it’s transmitted to the individual’s mobile phone, allowing real time tracking and feedback.  The result is seamless data tracking and provision of immediate feedback, education and guidance to “promote engagement, understanding and better health outcomes,” according to the companies.

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UC Davis Researchers Develop Mobile Microscope Capable of 350X Magnification Using iPhone 4


UC Davis Researchers Develop Mobile Microscope Capable of 350X Magnification Using iPhone 4   UC Davis mobile microscope mobile healthcare mobile health mhealth peripheral devices mhealth devices mHealth Medical researchers Using the popular iPhone 4, medical researchers at UC Davis created a portable microscope capable of magnifying an image 350 times. Clinical staff and physicians are able to view chemicals and cell types by simply adding a $40.00 lens to the device they already have in their pocket.  This assembled imaging device is able to view objects as small as 1.5 microns, or one millionth of a meter.

The widely available add on uses a ball lens that is normally only capable of magnifying an image five times. The properties of the iPhone camera sensor allow it to work with the lens to create points of focus that, when seamed together, make high resolution images. The phone’s software takes the image and reduces the distorting effects of the lens to create a clear picture of what is invisible to the naked eye. The app will be showcased during this week’s annual meeting of the Optical Society of America.

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Market for Wireless Systems In Hospitals Reaches $4.4B, Up From $1.7B Five Years Ago


Market for Wireless Systems In Hospitals Reaches $4.4B, Up From $1.7B Five Years Ago   ZigBee WPAN wireless technology wireless networks wireless healthcare wifi mobile healthcare devices mobile healthcare mobile health devices mobile health mhealth devices mHealth hospitals Bluetooth According to a new report out from healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information, the market for wireless hospital monitoring systems has skyrocketed to more than $4.4B over the past five years, up from just $1.7B.

The report, ”Wireless Opportunities in Healthcare 2011,” indicates wireless devices using wireless personal area networks (WPAN) such as ZigBee and Bluetooth are driving a majority of the growth.  “The WPANs are the growth engines because of the mobile nature of healthcare delivery,” said Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information.  “Some of this growth is due to innovations from device makers to avoid interference, and some is due to the flexibility of hospital policies regarding wireless devices.”

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