Hospitals are increasingly questioning their ability to keep mobile devices and patient data secure as cyberthreats evolve, with 82 percent of respondents to a recent survey saying it’s a “grave concern” for them. For Spyglass Consulting Group’s Point of Care Communications for Nursing 2016 survey, respondents noted that personally owned mobile devices used by nurses and physicians were a large security worry. The responses were collected via 100 interviews with IT and healthcare professionals working in hospital-based environments.
There are myriad challenges to mHealth innovation and adoption, including antiquated state licensure laws and Medicare policies, as well as a need for the Food and Drug Administration to step up its guidance to the life sciences industry, according to E. Ray Dorsey, M.D., a neurology professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Scientists are developing a wearable early warning system for asthmatics. Consisting mainly of a wristband and chest patch, the technology monitors patients' bodies and their environment, sending an alert when an attack may be imminent.
The researchers believe future applications include less invasive endoscopic medical imaging of the body—even injection into the brain—and nearly invisible camera sensors on miniature drones or robots.
Interesting series on Healthcare 2025 from Forbes. Touches on trends such as the rise of the healthcare billionaire - 365% growth in that category since 2007. There is also a 450% increase in investment in digital health companies in Q1 2016 as compared to Q1 2011. Amazing stuff.
Who's to blame for medication adherence? That's the central question of this article. Worth a read in order to recognise the problem is complex and certainly all pharma companies can improve in communication, education and accessibility (online) of relevant info.
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