Mobile

mHealth security innovation
By Bill Siwicki 11:59 am September 21, 2016
More than half of U.S. consumers with smartphones have shared medical information via the Internet, and that means the time is ripe for developers to ramp up their mobile health tools and distribution efforts.
augmented virtual reality

The USC-developed BraveMind VR headset was deployed to Iraq to help service members combat stress.

By Sherree Geyer 07:43 am September 21, 2016
From treating service members to training clinicians, augmented and virtual reality could soon reshape patient therapy, disease research, medical education and more.
National Health IT Week 2016

The United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC, as seen from the east side. Source: Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:25 am September 20, 2016
A guide to the annual event taking place in Washington, DC next week, as well as virtual and live gatherings around the country. Topical and timely themes include precision medicine, telehealth, interoperability and population health. 
By Jonah Comstock 10:05 am September 14, 2016
At the HIMSS Pop Health Forum in Chicago this week, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Boissy, MD, made the case that health apps alone are not a strategy – and in fact can hinder positive patient experience if they're not deployed wisely.
Epic R&D Apple Google

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner said that research and development is her sweet spot because she has a technical background and added that is among the reasons her EHR company spends so much on R&D. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:01 am September 13, 2016
CEO Judy Faulkner discussed her company’s research and development totals for the first time. She also said Epic’s spending outpaces rivals Allscripts, athenahealth and Cerner in R&D. 
Apple iPhone 7 headphone jack

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Credit: iphonedigital via Flickr.

By Jonah Comstock 12:16 pm September 09, 2016
A number of health devices connect through the headphone jack and some of those vendors are already working on new versions that will support Bluetooth for the new iPhone 7. 
Connecticut health literacy app

FH Cost Lookup CT, avaibable in English and Spanish, can direct users to resources for healthcare, transportation assistance and other services. 

By Jeff Lagasse 09:44 am September 07, 2016
Fair Health Cost Lookup CT enables users to estimate costs for medical and dental procedures based on geographical region and it provides resources that explain the fundamentals of health coverage. 
Pokémon Go decline

Pokémon Go proved – for a moment – how powerful a health app really could be. (Credit: Robert Couse-Baker/Flickr.)

By Tom Sullivan 09:48 am September 02, 2016
Just weeks ago, the groundbreaking new game was a contender for most successful health app. Now, daily Pokémon Go users are dipping in number and that is troubling for the fate of fitness trackers, wearables and other devices. 
Encryption FBI Comey
By Jack McCarthy 03:01 pm August 31, 2016
Insisting that device and information encryption is a problem that will not simply go away, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey called for greater collaboration between private sector companies and the federal government. 

“There's a lot of role models here [at MIT], and sometimes, in Chile or in Mexico or in Costa Rica, [girls] don't know that there's a graduate student or an undergrad doing these cool things at MIT,” says grad student Alicia Chong Rodriguez. “I think it's a matter of just connecting the dots.”

 Photo: Casey Atkins

By 01:34 pm August 31, 2016
Graduate student Alicia Chong Rodriguez uses her engineering skills to empower women.

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