HIPAA Compliance Implications for Mobile Health Information Technology

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A rising trend in current healthcare is mhealth (also known as mobile health, telemedicine or ehealth). Healthcare providers using smartphones and tablet computers collect patient information and send it to physicians or other medical specialists in different locations. Mobile health information technology allows these healthcare providers to more easily and quickly diagnose and monitor the health problems of patients in remote locations. This specialized medical market is currently valued at $1.4 billion and is expected to reach $1.5 trillion by 2019. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Mobile Health Communication Trends of 2013

Medical nurse uses a mobile phone in Accra, Ghana (Wikipedia).

Medical nurse uses a mobile phone in Accra, Ghana (Wikipedia).

2013 continues to be a dynamic year for the convergence of social networking, mobile computing, big data analytics, and cloud computing in the area of digital healthcare.

Previously, we noted that telehealth is expected to more than double by 2016, spurred by rising costs, provider shortages, and increased demand for healthcare. Here are a few more observations from the realm of mobile health.

Trends in mobilizing healthcare communications for 2013: [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.