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MHEALTH – TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH TODAY!

People are often aware about the condition of their cars, more than they know about their health. They abide by their car maintenance schedules, take dashboards’ warning lights seriously and fill up the fuel tank whenever needed.

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mHealth Diabetes Study Proves That the Right Message Matters – mHealth Intelligence

A new mHealth study of more than 1,000 people with diabetes finds that simple text messages work better than personalized messages in promoting care management – but the same can’t be said for avoiding hospitalizations.

Privacy in mobile health

The challenges with privacy and regulation in mobile health – and how to solve them (KNect 365)

One of the largest problems relating to the privacy and regulation of mobile devices are those people marketing unapproved medical apps and wearables (low-risk devices) as medical devices.

Online health resources

Adults use Online Health Resources instead of Primary Healthcare: Survey

A recent survey of 2,201 US adults, conducted by University of Phoenix® College of Health Professions, found that almost 59 percent of the population is choosing to use online health information sites, such as WebMD, instead of primary care. The survey also found that though online health resources are being preferred by people, other health technologies are not getting adopted at the same rate.

medical records

Challenges remain with Access and Sharing of Medical Records – Infographic

To understand the preferences of today’s healthcare consumer, Ambra Health conducted a survey which revealed that almost 1 in 3 patients can’t access medical records easily. The survey, which based its results on the response of 1,136 US adults, also found that a massive 97 percent of the population is aware of cloud technology, yet 31 percent of the respondents couldn’t easily access medical records.

Digital innovation

Hospital CEO’s say competitiveness tied to digital innovation – Healthcare Dive

Dive Brief: Three out of four healthcare leaders believe digital innovation is tied to their long-term strategy and competitiveness, according to a new survey by the American Hospital Association and AVIA. A similar share believes digital innovation must include partnering with other innovative organizations. The AHA and AVIA surveyed 317 hospital executives. Of those, 75% said digital innovation is a priority at their organization and 69% said if their health system wasn’t experimenting consistently, it was playing […]

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