Some 18 percent of U.S. consumers use a wearable device, according to the 2016 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey.
At the start of 2016, the current installed base of wearable activity tracking devices was just over 33 million in the U.S.
"We believe that mobile devices such as iPhones will become the predominant means by which patients interact with BIDMC," says Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD. "Your phone will be the repository of your medical record."
Despite the widely publicized successes of the Affordable Care Act, many rural Americans were forgotten by health care reform. Telemedicine is a critical tool for transitioning to value-based treatments, and to better serving rural communities.
One of the major benefits of working in healthcare technology at an academic medical center is the plethora of smart, engaged faculty and staff that believe in the value of incorporating mobile health (mHealth) strategies and tools for our patients, employees and partners.
In the new world of the Internet of Healthy Things, virtually any object can be transformed into a data-collecting object that can be used to improve your health.
Windows 10, which Microsoft is positioning as an 'Operating System as a Service' model, offers several innovative new features that will be useful to healthcare users. Here are some things to know for a successful enterprise-wide migration.
(SPONSORED) As patients increase their usage of mhealth products and services, some providers are working to create effective solutions and programs utilizing this technology to reduce costs, enhance care management and improve outcomes.
The Ashley Madison hack should raise two immediate questions for organizations everywhere: Do they house sensitive and potentially embarrassing data? If so, is it adequately protected from both internal and external threats?
Of the roughly 40,000 health apps available for smartphone, there are about 800 apps oriented around mental health. So, if the key to effective therapy, as most professionals argue, is human interaction, can apps provide any benefit at all?