mHealth apps

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AMA CEO Calls Digital Products Modern-Day ‘Snake Oil’

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | June 13, 2016

When it comes to electronic health record technology, the American Medical Association has been an outspoken critic about what it perceives as the shortcomings of EHRs, voicing the widespread dissatisfaction of the doctors who use the systems. However, the nation’s largest physician group is now taking aim at new and emerging health IT technologies—such as mobile healthcare apps—that it believes are leading to practice disruption...

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AMIA Calls For Patient Access to Complete Health Information

Jacqueline Belliveau | EHR Intelligence | June 2, 2016

AMIA has urged the federal government to repeal a regulation on unstructured EHR data that could help patients access their health information. At the 2016 ONC Annual Meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has asked the federal government to repeal the prohibition on the use of unstructured data in order to help patients access all of their health information...

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AMIA’s Doug Fridsma: Time for the Feds to Truly Open Up Patient Records to Fully Interoperable Data Use

Mark Hagland | Healthcare Informatics | June 13, 2016

Access to information and the ability to integrate and use information has changed how individuals book travel, find information about prices and products, and compare and review services. Information can empower individuals, but health care has lagged behind other fields. It is unconscionable that in 2016 most patients are unable to obtain their entire medical record unless they print it out. While progress has been made in the last several years to support patients’ access to their information through various electronic means, such as Blue Button and patient portals, this is not sufficient to make patients first-order participants in their care, their health and their research efforts...

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Benefits of Patient-Generated Health Data, Patient Engagement

Sara Health | Patient Engagement HIT | March 15, 2016

Between improving chronic disease management, boosting the Precision Medicine Initiative, and driving patient satisfaction, patient-generated health data has many healthcare benefits. Through the current health technology boom amongst patients and the near-ubiquitous adoption of EHRs amongst providers, patient-generated health data has become an important aspect of patient engagement...

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Mobile Health (mHealth) - Establishing An OSEHRA mHealth Working Group

Peter Groen | OSEHRA | October 24, 2012

I would like to propose that an OSEHRA  mHealth Working Group be established as soon as possible. It may already be in the works, for all I know. Read More »

Personal Connected Health Alliance To Bring mHealth Worldwide

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | April 23, 2014

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), a collaboration between HIMSS, Continua Health Alliance, and the mHealth Summit, officially launched this week with a mission to bring wearable health tracking devices, mHealth apps, mobile sensors, and other personal technologies to as wide an audience of patient-consumers as possible.  The Alliance hopes to promote the adoption, standardization, and necessary regulation of mHealth technologies, while empowering individuals to take charge of their own health.

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Prescribable Mobile Apps Huge Threat For Pharma

Dave Chase | Forbes | May 14, 2012

With the proliferation of mHealth apps, it was only a matter of time before healthcare providers would start prescribing apps as soon as apps proved to be as or more effective than prescription drugs. Read More »

Research Raises Questions About App Usability, Accessibility

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | August 5, 2016

While mobile health apps have the potential to help patients better manage their chronic conditions, consumers that would benefit most—the poor and minorities—are not able to access and use the technology to realize the benefits. That’s the finding of a new observational study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine researching the impact of apps developed to enable adults to manage their chronic conditions...

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Students & Professors developing Health Apps at universities across the country

Here at Open Health News, we are receiving more and more recommendations of free or low cost health apps being developed by students or professors at universities across the country – and the pace is picking up. Read More »

Untested mHealth apps proliferate, but few good ones work well

Andrew Litt, MD | ComputerWorld | December 11, 2013

There are more than 43,000 healthcare apps available through the Apple iTunes App Store. That sounds like a wealth of useful apps, but the truth is that only a handful of them are actually being used. Read More »

Valuable Mental Health Apps Lost in a Sea of Untrustworthy Digital Solutions

Evan Sweeney | Fierce Healthcare | April 10, 2017

The mental health industry has been flooded with potentially untrustworthy apps.
With more than 10,000 mobile health apps available to assist with mental health treatment, patients and clinicians now face the daunting challenge of parsing out trustworthy digital tools. That challenge has only intensified as more apps have entered the marketplace amid the FDA’s hands-off approach to regulating apps and wearables, researchers wrote in JAMA Psychiatry...

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