Tag: smartphones

Innovation, Med Tech

Smartphones can tell when you’re drunk by analyzing your walk

August 18, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Having real-time information about alcohol intoxication could be important for helping people reduce alcohol consumption, preventing drinking and driving or alerting a sponsor for someone in treatment, according to lead researcher Brian Suffoletto, M.D., who was with the University of […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

8 ways smartphones are being used as medical devices

May 22, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Smartphones are quickly gaining the capabilities to make patients’ homes an extension of physicians’ offices, facilitating access to timely medical care. Technological advancements in the phones are enabling them to take higher-resolution photos and deliver better sound quality, suggests Christy […]

Innovation, Research

Media multitasking linked to obesity risk

April 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

If your attention gets diverted in different directions by smartphones and other digital devices, take note: Media multitasking has now been linked to obesity. New research from Rice University indicates that mindless switching between digital devices is associated with increased […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Artificial pancreas smartphone app proves safe, effective

January 28, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A pilot FDA-approved clinical trial has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System, a new smartphone-based application platform. The iAPS app, which runs on an unlocked smartphone, is able to interface wirelessly with leading continuous glucose […]


Digital Addiction: A Recipe For Isolation, Depression And Anxiety

April 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

Smartphones have clearly become an indispensable part of our lives and society, keeping us connected and aware of minute-to-minute breaking news, weather systems, even changes in marital status of pop icons and celebrities Part of this “convenience” in allowing us […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

5 ways smartphones can be linked to hospital systems

April 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A new report from Spyglass Consulting Group finds that 90 percent of surveyed hospitals are making enterprisewide investments in smartphones and secure mobile communication platforms to drive clinical transformation and identify common communication challenges that clinicians face. The surveyed hospitals […]

Innovation, Med Tech

App lets clinicians monitor patients’ postoperative wounds

January 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A new smartphone app enables patients to send images of their surgical wounds from home to allow clinicians to monitor them for infections, which are a leading cause of hospital readmission after an operation. The iOS app, called WoundCare, is […]


7 Tips for Secure BYOD in Healthcare

December 7, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

It’s So Easy to Infiltrate If endpoint security – especially for smartphones – wasn’t a top-of-mind issue for healthcare IT leaders before, it certainly is now. I’ve spoken with numerous customers who struggle with it and are asking for guidance. […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

BYOD in hospitals: What you need to know

September 28, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Personal mobile devices in hospitals present a problem for many executives. Although there are many potential security risks, staff increasingly want to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes. The concept of BYOD, or bring-your-own-device, has gained […]


How Researchers Used A Smartphone To Study Asthma

March 15, 2017

Via: Forbes

Our smartphones help accomplish so many routine tasks in our lives these days that we often take them for granted. From scheduling meetings to being a constant source of news and even waking us up, they have become an indispensable […]


90 Percent of Hospitals Still Use Pagers and Overpay to Maintain Legacy Technology

March 1, 2016

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Despite widespread use of smartphones and other mobile devices among healthcare providers, 90 percent of hospitals still use pagers and overpay by 45 percent to maintain legacy paging services, according to a study by Tiger Text and using research conducted […]

Medical Devices

Cardiac device wearers should keep distance from smartphones

June 22, 2015

Via: Sciencedaily Health

Patients should hold phone to opposite ear and not store phone in pocket over device. A second study advises limiting exposure to high voltage power lines. Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful […]