Study Argues Booming Mobile Health Industry Would Benefit From Increased FDA Regulation

As of March 2013, there were more than 97,000 mobile health apps on the market, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Of those, the study found only about 100 were cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. Could increasing the federal regulation actually help the industry in the long run? Full Story

Second Class of Health Wildcatters Pitches Products, Revealing Focus on Mobile Health

Health Wildcatters, the Dallas-based startup accelerator, has a new home in a long rectangular space on the second floor of 211 North Ervay, the modernist aquamarine downtown tower that’s been largely vacant since 1995. And 36 hours before entrepreneurs from as far as Finland and Israel gathered there to pitch their medical devices or mobile health apps or disease management products to a roomful of potential investors, there was no furniture. Full Story

Six DFW Hospitals Make 2014 ’100 Most Wired’ List

Hospital & Health Networks magazine released its 2014 100 Most Wired hospitals list this week, with 16 Texas hospitals—including six DFW hospitals—making the list for achievement in the use of healthcare information technology in data analytics and population health management. Full Story

Dallas Researchers Could Change The Way Physicians Use Data

Experts say that the future of healthcare will be determined by those who smash the silos that separate data, linking patient information to boost efficiency and slice hospital readmissions. To put it simply, the many subsets of information are separated and do not communicate. Landmark research projects in Dallas are aiming to change that reality. Full Story

Children’s Program Aims To Cut The $172 Million Texas Spends On Asthma Hospitalizations

In 2011, the state of Texas spent $172 million on pediatric asthma hospitalizations. Of that, North Texas made up nearly a third: $53.9 million. Those numbers, provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services, indicate that there’s plenty of room for improvement: Many of those hospitalizations, says Children’s Medical Center Dallas, are avoidable. Full Story