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Mobile Technology

Does mobile technology help in improving mental health?

As part of a recent study on mobile technology, when a user told Cortana that he/she wanted to commit suicide, the program redirected the user to a web search page while Siri replied with information from a National suicide hotline. S-Voice offered some human touch and responded “I want you to be OK, please talk to me,” but didn’t offer any other outside help. To questions with respect to depression, these programs only responded with […]

mHealth

Are People Skeptical about Embracing the Storm of mHealth?

Mobile health continues to be the most used keyword across the Healthcare sector. The innovations in the Health IT space have been phenomenal leading to an improvement in overall patient experience. As per a report by Markets and Markets, the mHealth solutions market would witness a CAGR of 33.4 percent to reach US$59.15 billion by the year 2020. Another study by Grand View Research stated that the Global mHealth market is estimated to be valued […]

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Physicians should note recent HIPAA guidelines for apps – Modern Medicine Network

Although the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided guidance for app developers working with providers, there may still be some confusion surrounding the issue. The uses of apps and the extent to which they must adhere to HIPAA vary widely.

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How must mHealth App Developers Follow HIPAA Regulations?

  The Office for Civil rights clears up how mHealth app developers need to follow HIPAA regulations. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has added a list of health app use scenarios in which HIPAA regulations would apply, helping to educate mHealth app developers on how to create apps that abide by HIPAA and that protect user and patient privacy.

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Less Than 2 % of Patients Using Hospital Mobile Apps

  In a report by Accenture, it was found that less than 2% of hospital patients are using the hospital mobile health applications ( mobile apps ) .

Prescribing mHealth apps: What to consider

Prescribing mHealth apps: What to consider

  More than a third of doctors said they prescribe mHealth apps, but half of those clinicians had only suggested that patients shop in an app store, Medical Economics reported in fall 2014. A more recent March 2015 survey by Research Now found that 16% of physicians were prescribing mobile apps. But 46% of the respondents expected to integrate this new tool into their practices within five years.

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