Apple’s HealthKit Already Diagnosed with a Bug

Apples HealthKit Already Diagnosed with a Bug   iOS 8 iOS HealthKit apps apple It’s not even cold and flu season yet but Apple’s HealthKit already has a bug that will make it late for work.

Shortly before yesterday’s release of iOS 8, Apple was compelled to yank all HealthKit-related iOS apps from the App Store.

A number of eleventh-hour issues were reportedly to blame for the decision.
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Wellframe Raises Healthy Sum for Expanded mHealth Efforts

Wellframe Raises Healthy Sum for Expanded mHealth Efforts   Wellframe mHealth Five months after the 2011 Boston startup Wellframe announced its seed funding, they have completed an $8.5 million Series A round to expand their mobile health efforts well into the future.

The company’s software provides personalized care plans to help patients stay on a recovery path after returning home from the hospital and aims to keep patients in contact with their clinicians.

Funding was led by DFJ, a Silicon Valley venture firm, as well as by Formation 8, Waterline Ventures, and Queensbridge Venture Partners. Athenahealth chief executive Jonathan Bush and Tim Draper of DFJ were investors in the startup’s $1.5 million seed round in April.

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Arches Health Plan, Symptomly to Create Asthma Tracker and Battle Healthcare Costs

Arches Health Plan, Symptomly to Create Asthma Tracker and Battle Healthcare Costs   Symptomly mHealth asthma Arches Health Plan Arches Health Plan has just announced its partnership with Symptomly to provide an integrated care strategy for the 25 million Asthmatics suffering from Asthma in the US, of which 2.1 million will be admitted to a hospital or ER this year.

Medical costs can be as high as $60 million nationwide, and the partnership hopes to keep Asthmatics out of the hospital and costs down, a provided statement from the new partners reads.

Symptomly provides a platform which patients can manage their symptoms with their healthcare provider using smartphones or computers.

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ATA Grades States on Telemedicine Coverage

ATA Grades States on Telemedicine Coverage   telemedicine ATA American Telemedicine Association Did your state get a good grade?

Thanks to the American Telemedicine Association, you can now find out. The ATA is out with a new report that awards “grades” in its “50 State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis.”

In recent days, Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi issued a news release stating that Mississippi was one of seven states to receive an A-grade from the American Telemedicine Association.

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Record Number of mHealth Devices to Ship in Next 5 Years

Record Number of mHealth Devices to Ship in Next 5 Years   Mobile Devices mhealth devices mHealth A new ABI Research report projects that there will be nearly 100 million health monitoring devices shipped over the next five years.

According to the report, this growth is driven by several factors:

  • Apple, Google, and Samsung entering the mobile health market
  • An increasing ability to collect health care data through various devices and share that data with health care providers and payers
  • Consumers’ growing interest in and awareness of how mobile health devices can improve patient care and bolster health-related activities.

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Novartis Aims to Expand Mobile Health Services

Novartis Aims to Expand Mobile Health Services   Novartis mobile health services mHealth Novartis, a healthcare solutions provider, already boasts of an impressive 13 mobile health apps, but the global company is looking to expand its mobile health services from healthcare monitoring to virtual healthcare.

Their commitment to providing solutions for physicians and patients alike through mobile health services has even led to the addition of new talent at the company, most recently Michele Angelaccio, who serves as Associate Director US Mobile Health Strategy at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

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Brain Health: The Critical Link Between Learning and Music Becoming Clearer to Educators

Brain Health: The Critical Link Between Learning and Music Becoming Clearer to Educators   The Listening Program music mobile mHealth inTime Imagine if you were a scientist and you found the one key to helping kids learn better, something that increased their IQ and helped them to not just do well in school but do very well, and also go on to college and do well there too.

Then imagine that many of the kids getting these fantastic grades were all from the inner-city, and families that were ravaged by violence, abuse and poverty.

Finally, imagine that this key — the spark that set these kids on fire and helped them to succeed where high-school dropout rates reach 50% or higher — was music. Specifically, learning to read and play music.

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