OnPage News: IoT & Wearables

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OnPage Corporation is the Secure Messaging/Critical Alerts Leader: Learn More… 50% Of Consumers Expect IoT & Wearables To Provide Full HealthIT Monitoring Article Courtesy of:  WT VOX   Consumers want technology to monitor every aspect of their life and Wearable Tech, IoT and all emerging technologies are working together towards such goal. The question remains: Will this help or hurt providers’ efforts? Nowadays consumers/patients could track their daily steps, caloric consumption/expenditure and sleep patterns but what if they tracked every aspect of their health? Would it aid in creating thorough medical records or would it clog NHS’s electronic health records with useless data? The report examines consumer attitudes towards new technologies, including both present-day healthIT wearables and the advances, from body enhancement to human genetic modification, that lie in the near-future: 50% of US consumers favour digital devices that monitor “every aspect” of one’s physical health. In Europe, that number rises […] Read more »

OnPage: Wearables, BYOD & HIPAA

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Wearables take Security Concerns to a ‘different level’ Article Courtesy of:  Fierce Mobile Healthcare Consumer fitness devices and company-sponsored wellness programs that use them pose a “whole different level of security and privacy concern,” Stephen Cobb, senior security researcher at ESET, tells HealthcareInfoSecurity.com. “A lot of the data is fairly benign, but the architecture within which these devices operate–there are apps that talk to them, there is data that is transmitted and stored and some sort of portal though which you go and access your  information–it introduces multiple points where potentially sensitive, private information could be intercepted and stolen,” he says in the interview. Cobb says he’s not too concerned about data at rest on these devices or data shared through smartphones, but it becomes more vulnerable when it’s stored in the cloud or in a database. He cites the breach at toy maker Vetch as an example of a […] Read more »

Can Smartphones Can Help You Eat Better?

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A smartphone is great for calculating your net worth, listening to music, and taking photos. But did you know that a smartphone is also great for helping you eat better? Well, that’s what 82 percent of respondents believe, according to a recent survey. That stat comes from food ethnographer June Jo Lee, who specializes in cultural analysis, and who also recently conducted a survey at a whole grains food conference in Boston. Smartphones have the ability to help increase food literacy – just by doing a Siri or Google search. Many social researchers believe it is also influencing not only what millennials think, but what they eat. The real question is, do they end up eating better and healthier or do they just think they are eating better and healthier. It’s hard to know for sure — because the data is all self-reported. One thing, however, is clear — access to […] Read more »

Ways Mobile Technology Can Enhance Nurse Communications


Nurses: The First Practitioners of mHealth Legions of caring nurses were probably the first practitioners of mobile health (mHealth), starting in the last century — the pre-smartphone era. Nurses often carried “beepers” or what is now considered antiquated pagers. Ways Mobile Technology Can Enhance Nurse Communications Today, there are many ways mobile technology can enhance nurse communications. New mobile technologies are poised to empower nurses to both spend more time with patients and improve the quality of their care. Many believe this will make nurses more efficient, lead to lower fatigue, and result in fewer overtime hours — saving hospitals money. Mobile technologies, which include sensors, devices, and apps will make it easier for nurses to access information from wherever they are and collaborate with a patient’s care team. Accenture research found that nurses frequently use a diverse range of communication technologies. These include: bed alarms, digital signage, both mobile […] Read more »

What to Expect: Health Care & The Internet Of Things – IoT

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Health Care & the Internet of Things – IoT. What’s next? Many believe that the “Internet or Things” or IoT is just on the cusp of exploding in our homes – garage-door openers that open when your car is nearby, refrigerators that use the Internet to place an order when the milk gets low, heating systems that turn on from our smartphone, etc. But what about healthcare & the Internet of Things? Will we soon be seeing “smart” beds that react to patients needs and free up nurses to take care of more urgent needs? Will your runaway glucose level be reported to your doctor’s smartphone via a secure messaging alert? Or maybe it’s something else we haven’t even imagined yet? Predicting the health care technology future, even 3-5 years down the road, is a difficult task. Dr. Carl Sagan,  once said, “Prognosticating about the future is lost art.” Perhaps 150 years ago […] Read more »

Physicians Are Embracing Mobile Health Apps

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At least two-thirds of American physcians report using mobile health apps on smartphones while working according to a recent MedData Group survey. But almost two-thirds believe that a connected health care system is either more than five years away or simply will never happen. Are you a IT health care professional wondering how the health care and related technology landscape, such as secure messaging and video conferencing, will evolve over the next few years? The findings of the study provides a snapshot of which mobile technologies physicians are using right now — and what they want to be using in the future. Current Mobile Usage: Almost half of doctors say they currently use mobile apps to look at medication interactions The next-highest type of app cited is for diagnosis Less than 20 percent are currently using apps to access electronic health records The Top Three Areas Doctors are Considering for Next Year: […] Read more »

Health IT Market Growth Forecast


Health IT Market Growth {Via HealthcareitNews) According to the Research and Markets’ North American Healthcare IT Market Report 2013-2017, the market is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% to reach $31.3 billion by 2017 from $21.9 billion in 2012. Many factors contribute to the growth of the Health IT market. To name a few, the rise in pressure to cut healthcare costs, the growing demand to integrate healthcare systems, the high rate of return on investment and so forth. “Healthcare information technology has emerged as a promising development to transform the paper-based healthcare system into a digitized one,” report authors write in a news release. “HCIT also gives clinicians real-time access to patient data, and provides them with support to make the best possible decisions. It streamlines processes and reduces administrative overhead. The impact of IT on healthcare in the past decade has been modest, […] Read more »