FitLinxx Doesn’t Miss a ‘Beat’ with New Heart and Activity Monitor

FitLinxx Doesnt Miss a Beat with New Heart and Activity Monitor   wearables wearable devices mobile tech FitLinxx AmpStrip If the team at FitLinxx is correct in their assessment, athletes will soon be able to pitch those “uncomfortable, unreliable heart monitors” in favor of a superior alternative — the FitLinxx AmpStrip.

Representatives for the company tell mHealthWatch that the new monitor accurately keeps tabs on heart rate and activity around the clock 24/7.

The device itself, we’re told, is as discrete and comfortable as a Band-Aid.

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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories

mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories   mHealth news mHealth Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this past week.

The state of the art in mobile connectedness, mobile health technologies, mobile health devices, and more will be hot topics of discussion at the upcoming mHealth Summit.

U.S. based companies and tech behemoths like Google and Facebook may not be universally welcomed with open arms… but progress is being made.

For years, people needing dermatology care have been experiencing the same problem as those looking to see their family practitioners – an absurdly long wait for an appointment.

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More Telemedicine Kiosks Planned for Ohio

More Telemedicine Kiosks Planned for Ohio   telemedicine mobile health news mHealth kiosk HealthSpot Throughout 2014, mHealthWatch has repeatedly chronicled the expansion of telemedicine kiosks in small, regional markets across the U.S.

As 2015 looms large on the horizon, Ohio is shaping up to be one of the most welcoming of places for telemedicine kiosks, thanks once again to Rite Aid.

According to the Washington Post, the venerable pharmacy retail chain will, over the first quarter of 2015, install in-store telemedicine kiosks (in select Ohio stores) where customers can video-chat with physicians about simple medical concerns such as colds, flus, skin conditions, earaches and allergies. They will even be able to use Wi-Fi-enabled stethoscopes and other devices to measure vital signs.

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Beware the Twitter Pushback: Let Dr. Oz’s Recent Foray Be a Lesson to Us All

Beware the Twitter Pushback: Let Dr. Ozs Recent Foray Be a Lesson to Us All   twitter social media mobile marketing Dr. Oz

As many people are now discovering, Twitter may be the medium for getting a message out — but don’t expect the replies to be all unicorns and puppies.

Take the example of Dr. Oz, the earlier much-touted and now much-lambasted medical media darling, whose Twitter foray turned into a vicious fray.

According to a post at Vox, when Dr. Oz recently asked for people to submit health questions via Twitter, it might have been enough to force the good doctor to check his own blood pressure.

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The ‘Benefits’ of Online Dermatology Come to Highmark

The ‘Benefits’ of Online Dermatology Come to Highmark   Online Dermatology mobile health Highmark healthcare DermatoligistonCall For years, people needing dermatology care have been experiencing the same problem as those looking to see their family practitioners – an absurdly long wait for an appointment.

Launched last year, DermatoligistonCall is solving this problem by offering “quick and convenient” access to quality skin care from board-certified dermatologists through an online platform.

Patients simply create an account where they can submit photographs and descriptions of their condition and receive a response within three business days.

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New App Analyzes, Better Utilizes Data from Wearables

New App Analyzes, Better Utilizes Data from Wearables   wearables Nudge Coach Mobile Devices mHealth healthcare data data analysis Nudge, a leading health and fitness app, recently launched what’s being called the industry’s first HIPAA-compliant tool that lets health professionals analyze data from an individual’s health and sports wearable device.

Nudge Coach is a web-based platform that provides tailored feedback from the analyzed data to serve up helpful advice and support in areas of detected concern. The platform even contains a private-messaging tool that enables the health professional to communicate with users immediately to offer feedback in real-time.

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Google Making mHealth Progress in China

Google Making mHealth Progress in China   smartphones mobile health mHealth news mHealth Google China Android U.S. based companies and tech behemoths like Google and Facebook may not be universally welcomed with open arms… but progress is being made.

In China, Google’s fitness application – Google Fit — has made an enormous splash, securing China as its most-successful market since being released, according to a recent report from Bloomberg.

In June, Google unveiled its “Google Fit Platform,” a software suite that connects compatible apps and Android Wear devices, allowing a user to track activity and fitness data. Google Fit tracks activity, collects data from other apps and external hardware, and connects to health-monitoring devices.

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