3 mobile technologies healthcare CIOs should know from 2017

While wearable technologies and internet of things devices dominated headlines in 2017, smartphones made up 77 percent of mobile healthcare device usage, according to a survey by Spok Holdings.

However, last year more than 25 percent of healthcare CIOs said they were not confident in their mobile device management approaches, according to a separate survey by Jamf.

Here are three mobile technologies healthcare CIOs should know, as reported by Mobile Business Insights.

1. RAPAEL Smart Glove is marketed as a "high-tech rehab device" designed to make stroke or injury recovery more personalized and fun. Early clinical trial results have been promising and future projects may focus on patients with congenital conditions like spina bifida.

2. SimpleC targets patients with cognitive impairments through personalized multimedia therapies. Care facilities provide patients with iPads or tablets to access the app that features songs, images and audio to trigger memories and build connections with family and caregivers.

3. REMIT DM is a continuous glucose monitor that helps patients create their own insulin. It's the idea of Endocrinologist Sandra Sobel, MD, who explained her pump will use an "innovation insulin titration process" that is low-risk and builds patients' confidence.

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