ATA Looking for a Few Good mHealth Speakers

ATA Looking for a Few Good mHealth Speakers   telemedicine mHealth news mHealth ATA American Telemedicine assocation If you’re an expert, thought leader, or innovative player in the mHealth, telehealth, or telemedicine arena, the American Telemedicine Association would probably like to hear from you.

The ATA is on the lookout for presenters for ATA 2015, which will be ATA’s twentieth annual meeting and tradeshow focused on telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth.

The meeting is once again expected to attract over 5,000 attendees and more than 250 cutting-edge healthcare technology vendors.
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IBM Helps Speed Up Access to Medical Information

IBM Helps Speed Up Access to Medical Information   PLM mobile payments Latin American Healthcare Sciences IBM IBM is on a mission. And it’s bringing a new partner along for the journey.

PLM, a Latin American healthcare sciences publisher, is working with IBM to launch a library of mobile apps to deliver medical information on conditions such as cancer and heart disease.

According to a formal announcement from the new partners in mHealth, healthcare providers using a mobile device can now access the most up-to-date information to deliver better patient care.

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iPatientCare Shows Us What an mHealth Triple Play Looks Like

iPatientCare Shows Us What an mHealth Triple Play Looks Like   miWater miMeds miCalc mHealth iPatientCare iOS apps The mHealth innovators at iPatientCare recently briefed mHealthWatch on their introduction of miMeds, miCalc and miWater — three patient centric medical apps compatible with iOS devices.

We’re told the free apps are designed to help patients and clinicians remain updated about a patient’s health, and improve their overall level of care.

“The healthcare industry is moving towards a delivery model that is more patient-focused, value-based, and accessible even in remote environments,” the company says. “In this regard, iPatientCare is all set to add value to the digital evolution in healthcare by creating cutting-edge, and innovative mHealth solutions.”
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Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and Acquisitions

Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and Acquisitions   mobile tech mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth news merger healthcare IT health IT business Berkery Noyes Business is picking up across the health IT space today in terms of the rampant growth in mergers and acquisitions during the first six months of 2016.

Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, recently published its mid-year acquisitions trend report for the Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology Industry.

Total deal volume increased 18 percent since second half 2013, the report summary reads.

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New Chairman Tapped for American Telemedicine Association’s Industry Council

New Chairman Tapped for American Telemedicine Associations Industry Council   telemedicine Nonin Medical Mark VanderWerf ATA American Telemedicine Association This week, Mark VanderWerf, Vice President of eHealth and OEM at Nonin Medical, was elected Chairman of the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Industry Council.

VanderWerf will also join the ATA’s Board of Directors.

VanderWerf’s work at Nonin Medical — the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring — has been internationally celebrated. And now his expertise and vision are being put to good use in a leadership role for the ATA.
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mHealth: Top Stories of the Week

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

For hospitals, there’s huge savings to be secured in secure SMS. Late last week, mHealthWatch was briefed on a new study that Imprivata recently published about the productivity and economic impact that inefficient provider-to-provider communication has in healthcare.

BlackBerry may be a shell of its former self among the modern smartphone superpowers of the world, but that doesn’t mean the embattled mobile giant isn’t still looking toward the future — a future rich with potential for mHealth.

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mHealth + Telehealth World 2014: Parks Associates Reveals 40% of U.S. Household Seek Health Info Online

mHealth + Telehealth World 2014: Parks Associates Reveals 40% of U.S. Household Seek Health Info Online   Parks Associates mobile health news mobile health mHealth 2014 mHealth + Telehealth World mHealth People may joke about paying an office visit to “Dr. Google,” but it’s more true than most people know.

According to new research from Parks Associates, in the last 12 months, more than 38 percent of consumers in U.S. broadband households searched for health information online.

Another 27 percent used the Web sites of their care providers or insurers to obtain information, according to the Parks Associates report.

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