Top mHealth Stories of the Week

The field of mobile healthcare is producing almost as many headlines as headway these days. In case you’re yet to check out our sister site mHealthWatch, which provides comprehensive coverage of the healthcare industry’s growing intersection with technology, here are some of the fascinating stories we’ve been tracking since last week. Texting May Provide Critical …   Read More

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The field of mobile healthcare is producing almost as many headlines as headway these days. In case you’re yet to check out our sister site mHealthWatch, which provides comprehensive coverage of the healthcare industry’s growing intersection with technology, here are some of the fascinating stories we’ve been tracking since last week.

Texting May Provide Critical Early Warning for Stroke Victims

In what could emerge as a groundbreaking discovery among the early warning signs of stroke, researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit believe “nonsensical texting” could provide us with one of the first signs of an impending stroke.

iPhone Heart Monitor Cleared by the FDA

AliveCor’s new iPhone-based heart monitor has been cleared by the FDA for sale in the U.S. to licensed medical professionals and prescribed patients.

Study Shows Benefits of EHR-Connected mHealth Apps

Physicians and patients have something in common. Both have a voracious appetite for mHealth applications. According to a new survey spearheaded by EHR vendor eClinicalWorks, 9 in 10 physicians support mobile health apps, particularly the variety tied to electronic health records (EHRs).

WebMD Launches Pregnancy App

WebMD, the popular online health information resource, is touting the release of WebMD Pregnancy, a free iPhone app designed to enable expectant mothers to “keep track every day until that special day.”

Secure Messaging Deemed Critical for Improving Patient Engagement

The critical issue of patient engagement was broached on a multitude of occasions last week at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans. It’s a topic that Eric Manley, the eHealth System Manager for the Mayo Clinic, knows a thing or two about.

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