Connected Health is the generation, aggregation, and dissemination of health information via mobile and wireless devices and the sharing of that information between patients and providers. 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>
Utilize these presentations to gain insights on how mHealth can be used by providers. Learn more.
See how the Roadmap is informing and equipping providers
View the The Mobile Security Toolkit
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.
View updates from the continuum through these Federal mHealth and Partner organization resources.
View updates and resources from the Federal government on mHealth and Telehealth. Learn more.
Get involved with the mHealth Community, Committee, and Task Forces!
The Connected 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 Connected Health Committee will provide domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives, and collaborations with the Connected Health 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.
If the purpose of this journey is to improve the health of our society, offering technical advances without associated regulatory changes will hamper this constantly evolving potential.
According to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), the overall proportion of Americans using health IT (defined as texting or emailing healthcare providers, using health apps, and accessing online test results) has been increasing for the last several years, though it’s still under 50%. Not surprisingly, people who use health IT most are the wealthiest and most highly-educated. African Americans and Hispanics use it the least, while Whites and Asians use it the most.
While I don’t believe technology is a silver bullet, it can support clinicians and consumers alike in targeting treatments and changing behaviors.
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