mHealth is the generation, aggregation, and dissemination of health information via mobile and wireless devices. The mHealth topic area, supported by the HIMSS mHealth Community, provides critical updates on mobile health IT policy, industry thought leadership, such as the mHealth Roadmap, how the Roadmap is being used, and the opportunity to network with stakeholders across the mHealth ecosystem, guided by the mHealth Committee. For more information on how to get involved, contact us at mHealth@himss.org.
Today's traditional care model landscape is changing dramatically, driven by federal healthcare policy, advancements in technology, and a continuing quest to deliver high-quality care in the most cost-efficient manner. View the New Care Models Resources>
The connection between eHealth and mHealth is important: no mobile medical or monitoring device will be meaningful without the capability to capture and exchange information with key systems. View the Technology Resources>
Transformation in the U.S. healthcare system is not an issue but a necessity. The present system is wasteful, fragmented, and limits engagement between patients and providers. View the ROI/Payment Resources>
A number of recent policy developments have changed the way patients, physicians, and other healthcare professional’s access information and healthcare. View the Policy Resources>
To properly support this communication, mobile devices must support standards for information exchange which serve as the building blocks for the seamless and secure exchange of health information. View the Standards & Interoperability Resources>
Privacy and security in healthcare involve a process that must be navigated to reach our destination of protecting the patient, providers, organizations, and vendors. View the Privacy & Security Resources>
Often reimbursement is noted as a barrier to adoption of new and novel technologies including mobile health. HIMSS organized a group of distinguished physicians to discuss the state of telehealth reimbursement. The group addressed the following key areas: Reimbursement Issues; Concerns Regarding Quality and Patient Safety; and Opportunities to Better Leverage Technology.
See how the Roadmap is informing and equipping providers
View the The Mobile Security Toolkit
See how mHealth can impact care coordination: Case Studies
Challenges, successes, lessons learned, and outcomes supported by metrics from peer reviewed and outside organizations.
The mHealth Community by HIMSS curates research and best practices from across the globe.
3rd Annual HIMSS Analytics Mobile Health Survey
Get involved with the mHealth Community, Committee, and Task Forces!
The Mobile Health Community of HIMSS is the globally-focused mobile initiative of HIMSS working towards the increased use of mobile technologies to improve quality, accessibility, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare.
As mobile technology continues to grow in the healthcare space, the mHealth Committee will provide domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives, and collaborations with the mHealth Community related to building resources for providers with a focus on new care models (remote monitoring, telehealth), ROI, privacy and security, standards and interoperability, policy, and technology, across the mHealth ecosystem.
mHealth Community members bring expertise and insights into practical application of mobile technology to healthcare.
HIMSS releases 2015 Mobile Technology Survey: Approximately half of respondents reported their organization leveraged mobile technology to coordinate or impact patient care
The Food and Drug Administration(FDA) developed this draft document to provide guidance regarding Medical Device Accessories: Defining Accessories and Classification Pathway for New Accessory Types
John Senall discusses mHealth and the evolving priorities of the healthcare provider
We’d love to hear from you! Questions on getting involved? How to submit a blog? Looking for resources? Suggestions? Please reach out to mHealth@himss.org.