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Why payers must embrace wearable tech

The proliferation of wearable technology, such as fitness bands that measure exercise level or heartbeat, provides the type of information health insurers need to drive better health outcomes among members and reduce their risks.

3 IT trends that will shape health insurance

Technology advancements are transforming the insurance industry, and insurers would be wise to keep their eyes on three IT trends, Insurance&Technology reported.

Smartphone app proves valuable for cardiac patients

A new study reveals using a smartphone app during cardiac rehabilitation can help reduce the potential of hospital re-admittance in the first 90 days of recovery. According to a Mayo Clinic Research...

Mobile gaming may be next panacea for reducing stress, anxiety

Mobile gaming apps may be the next prescription for reducing stress and anxiety, according to a new research paper from the Assocation for Psychological Science. The paper, titled "Mental Health...

VA to roll out mHealth provider program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is implementing a Mobile Health Provider Program designed to leverage the power of mHealth to "transform the way clinicians and patients interact,"...

Taking mobile health to heart

February is American Heart Month, a time to reflect on the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. An estimated 630,000 Americans...

Apple vs. Google: An mHealth Face-Off

Industry observers like myself have often painted the competitive mHealth landscape with a brush that wages computer manufacturer Dell and software behemoth Microsoft versus Apple--the reigning...

Report: Diabetes mobile app usage falling short

Only 1.2 percent of diabetics that have a mobile device globally (1.6 million people) use a diabetes app to manage their health condition, according to a new report from Research2Guidance....

Design principles at the heart of wearable technology

Technology leaders must focus on solving real human problems if wearable technology is to become the omnipresent, multi-billion dollar industry many predict.

Four percent of U.S. adults with chronic conditions use app to track health

A new national survey released by the Pew Research Center has found that only four percent of U.S. adults with chronic conditions use a mobile app to track their health. The nationwide survey of...