mHealth Apps Market Ready to ‘Transform and Roll Out’

mHealth Apps Market Ready to ‘Transform and Roll Out’   Samsung mHealth apps mHealth Google apple It sounds like a quote from Optimus Prime. But, in reality, it’s the mHealth apps market that is ready to “transform and roll out.” The only question is: Who will lead this nascent market?

With Apple, Google, and Samsung joining the mHealth market, more and more dominant transformations are plausible in the future. And right now, it’s anyone’s market for the taking.

ABI Research has been taking a close look at the market. The initial results show that, the 2-year study of the most popular health and fitness apps “reveals very little continuity in the popularity of specific mHealth applications.”

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Qstream Mobile Platform Touts ‘ECG Challenge’

Qstream Mobile Platform Touts ECG Challenge    Qstream mobile tech Mobile Devices mHealth news mHealth ECG Challenge mHealthWatch was recently briefed by Qstream, maker of mobile software that aims to  expand health care professionals’ skills, recently rolled out the Boston-area “ECG Challenge.”

So far, the challenge has grown to include more than 1,300 residents in internal and emergency medicine at nine teaching hospitals nationwide.

Using any smartphone, tablet or mobile device, participants compete for points on the leader board based on their responses to brief, scenario-based challenges designed to strengthen their ECG diagnostic skills while fundamentally improving patient outcomes.

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Healthcare Helping to Drive Growth of IoT Market

Healthcare Helping to Drive Growth of IoT Market   technology mHealth IoT Internet of Things Healthcare will be one of the major driving forces behind the burgeoning Internet of Things market next year.

All told, a whole lot of “things” will be connected to the Internet by 2015. That’s the latest projection from Gartner, Inc., which forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use next year.

That’s up 30 percent from 2014. What’s more, the number of connected things will reach 25 billion by 2020.

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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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