New Committee to Further Understanding of mHealth Privacy and Security Issues

mHealth Alliance and Thomson Reuters Foundation announce a collaborative partnership aimed at researching privacy and security issues, and publishing policy recommendations, to address persistent security concerns over expanded mHealth strategies.

New Committee to Further Understanding of mHealth Privacy and Security Issues

A recent World Health Organization study concluded that security and privacy concerns were among the top barriers to expanded mHealth adoption.

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Pew Research Center Releases mHealth 2012 Survey

The Pew Research Center releases the Mobile Health 2012 survey findings today, covering a broad spectrum of mobile trends and behavioral measurements. Among the findings:

Pew Research Center Releases mHealth 2012 Survey
  • One in three cell phone owners use their phone to access mobile health information.
  • Most common mHealth adopters fall into one of the following demographics demographics : Latino, African American, between the age of 18-49, college educated.
  • 10 percent of  mobile phone owners have a health app on their phone, 19 percent for smartphone owners.

Despite widespread growth of health app options, increased adoption of health apps has plateaued for the past three years, sustaining the 10 percent rate since 2010.

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The Mayo Clinic Reports Benefits of Telemedicine Beyond Acute Stroke Care

The Mayo Clinic completes a systematic review of more than 375 studies on the potential benefits of telemedicine within the neurology field, above and beyond the well established benefits specific to acute stroke care.

The Mayo Clinic Reports Benefits of Telemedicine Beyond Acute Stroke Care

The 375 studies chosen were sorted into subspecialties within neurology and then scored to assess the overall potential it forecasted for telemedicine services within the subspecialty.

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mHealth Study Reveals Pharmaceutical Companies Lagging on Mobile Health Initiatives

A recent Cutting Edge Information study reveals that pharmaceutical companies have been slower than most in developing meaningful mobile health initiatives. Furthermore, the study revealed that of those that are actively pursuing a mobile health strategy, 88 percent are marketing department initiatives, while only 63 percent include any clinical or medical affairs staff and fewer than 50 percent include staff from IT.

mHealth Study Reveals Pharmaceutical Companies Lagging on Mobile Health Initiatives

The study highlights that while health networks and payers are beginning to explore mHealth techniques to improve outcomes and reduce readmissions, the pharmaceutical industry has engaged the growing sector primarily as a marketing opportunity.

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Smartphones in the ED Result in Improved Throughput

Voalte, an industry-leading clinical communications company, releases a white paper today exploring the effect on of using smartphones as clinical communication devices within the ED.

Smartphones in the ED Result in Improved Throughput

The study followed two hospitals, Frisbie Memorial Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, as they implemented texting as a means of coordinating care in the ED. The study concluded that a 33 percent reduction in process waste and a one hour and 13 minute reduction in median length of stay was seen.

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