2016 Sprint Accelerator Now Open for Applications

2016 Sprint Accelerator Now Open for ApplicationsWhile Sprint Accelerator won’t kick off in Kansas City until February of 2016, that doesn’t mean now is a bad time to get excited.

Now, in fact, is the perfect time, especially if you’re infatuated with all things mHealth.

Next year, the Sprint Accelerator, powered by Techstars, will expand its scope from mobile health care to mobile technology of all types.
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Qualcomm Life Touts Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015

Qualcomm Life Touts Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015This week, Qualcomm Life announced that it is collaborating with Davita Healthcare Partners and P2Link to develop chronic care management solutions powered by Qualcomm Life’s 2net Device Connectivity Platform and HealthyCircles Care Coordination Platform to enable “continuous care, informed interventions and better management of at-risk populations.”

The collaborations were announced at Qualcomm Life’s annual Connect 2015 ecosystem conference this week in San Diego, California.

Davita HealthCare Partners, one of the largest medical groups and physician network operators, provides integrated care management for approximately 830,000 patients, more than 600,000 of which live in California.
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DynoSense Hooks Up with Chinese Health Services Provider

DynoSense Hooks Up with Chinese Health Services ProviderThis week, DynoSense confirmed to mHealthWatch its strategic partnership with JKOM Cloud Health Technology Co.

Together, the partners will bring digital health solutions to the Chinese market.

Under the terms of the partnership, JKOM will be responsible for the marketing and distribution of DynoSense’s existing Dyno technology, as well as future products, through an existing network of healthcare providers who actively serve more than two million patients.
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WellDoc, Samsung and Ontario Telemedicine Network Focusing on Canadian Diabetics

WellDoc, Samsung and Ontario Telemedicine Network Focusing on Canadian DiabeticsRecently, the team at digital health technology company WellDoc announced the launch of an innovative demonstration program with Samsung Electronics in Ontario, Canada through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).

According to a statement to the media from WellDoc, the goal of the program is to demonstrate the clinical and economic value of integrating a clinically proven self-management tool and lifestyle tracking into the type 2 diabetes treatment standard of care.

The program will include a minimum of 300 people living with type 2 diabetes who will receive a prescription of BlueStar-S from their healthcare provider.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Banking on Telehealth

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Banking on TelehealthAs part of what the organization calls its ongoing commitment to expand covered health care delivery options, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota confirmed to mHealthWatch on Tuesday that Doctor On Demand is now the company’s preferred telehealth service provider, starting in 2016.

If you’re not familiar, Doctor On Demand provides immediate access to Board Certified physicians or next-day appointments with psychologists from smartphones, tablets or computers.

Beginning January 1, 2016, a Doctor On Demand video visit will be the most affordable and convenient telehealth option for Blue Cross members, as an extension of the provider network.
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mHealth Market Stands to Gain from Wearables Industry Expansion

mHealth Market Stands to Gain from Wearables Industry ExpansionThe world of wearables is a vastly expanding ecosystem. That’s according to a new IDC report.

And Apple is helping to drive that growth in a very tangible way.

In its first appearance in the wearables market, Apple finds itself within striking distance of the established market leader, Fitbit.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million units in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15), just 0.8 million units behind Fitbit’s 4.4 million units. Total shipment volume for the quarter came to 18.1 million units, up 223.2% from the 5.6 million units shipped in 2Q14.

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Capital BlueCross Aims to Connect Customers, Doctors with Live Video

Live video is poised to make doctor consultations a lot easier in the future.

And even in the very near future for many people with Capital BlueCross plans.

Starting next year, patients won’t have to wait — “you’ll be able to visit with a doctor by live, high-quality video right away, right from your home, with the click of a button.”
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