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Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring Technology From Medicomp Aims To Save Lives

Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring Technology From Medicomp Aims To Save LivesMedicomp, Inc. recently announced the launch of their patch-style, medical ambulatory cardiac monitoring technology. The technology is worn on the patient’s body as a medical patch, and provides 24 hour cardiac monitoring, including heart rate, rhythm, morphology and P-wave analysis.

The goal of the patch is to identify cardiac areas of opportunity sooner rather than later, and in the process save lives. The monitoring technology is supported by a clinical monitoring center that is open 2/7—365 days per year. This allows for round the clock diagnostic services.

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It’s Viva Las Vegas for Garmin’s Vívoactive at CES 2015

It's Viva Las Vegas for Garmin's Vívoactive at CES 2015Some of the most respected brands in all of technology are dipping their toes deeper into mobile waters this week in Las Vegas for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

One such respected firm is Garmin, the GPS heavyweight that now has the wearables industry on its map.

Garmin went to CES 2015 to unveil Vívoactive – a “lightweight and ultra-thin GPS smartwatch with built-in sports and activity tracking apps.”

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Gartner: Healthcare IT Spending Spiked This Year in Middle East, North Africa

Gartner: Healthcare IT Spending Spiked This Year in Middle East, North AfricaNew data from the respected research giants at Gartner indicates that healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa are on pace to have spent $3 billion on IT products and services in 2014.

All told, that represents an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013 revenues, according to Gartner’s insight.

Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will remain the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period within the healthcare providers sector with an expected market size of $1.3 billion in 2014.

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Ohio Shows the Way with Telemedicine for Stroke Care

Ohio Shows the Way with Telemedicine for Stroke CareOf all the medical maladies, stroke can be one of the most devastating. Currently the third leading cause of death in the U.S., strokes cause the deaths of more than 140,000 people each year.

Of course, immediate care provided at the first sign of stroke is the best way to save lives as well as reduce the effects of stroke. Those effects can include everything from paralysis to loss of speech, motor, and other faculties.

Now OhioHealth, a 17-hospital health system servicing a 40-county area, is shepherding the Ohio Health Stroke Network. Located in Columbus, the network is designed to work in the manner of a “hub and spoke” model, connecting several smaller “spoke hospitals” to one or more hub hospitals via formal agreements to engage in telemedicine consultation.

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Digital Health Devices Now Used By 41% of U.S. Home Caregivers

Digital Health Devices Now Used By 41 Percent of U.S. Home CaregiversParks Associates is out with a new report showing that 41% of caregivers in U.S. broadband households currently use a digital health device as part of their “caregiving routine,” (including 8% who use online tools to coordinate their efforts.”

“Among U.S. broadband households, 22% have a head of household who currently provides care for a family member or anticipates doing so in the near future,” said Harry Wang, Director of Health & Mobile Product Research at Parks Associates.

According to Wang, the dawn of digital health devices will be more apparent than ever next month at CES 2015.
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Healthcare Help from the Hoosier State? IUPUI App Developed for Mobile Medical Media

Healthcare Help from the Hoosier State IUPUI App Developed for Mobile Medical MediaFully integrating media technology with medical needs and mobile access may be “just what the doctor ordered.”

At least, that’s what motivated a team at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) which has created a mobile medical media application it believes could provide a more effective way for physicians to provide patients with information in the new world of global and mobile healthcare.

“The Shahidi app, which couples media technology with mobile technology, is currently being tested,” noted the university in a recent release. “It will initially be used to present health care media as part of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare partnership in Kenya.”

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mHealth Summit 2014: USAID Goes Orange for mHealth in Africa

mHealth Summit 2014 USAID Goes Orange for mHealth in AfricaOn Thursday, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and global telecommunications operator Orange announced a new alliance.

At the heart of the partnership is a passion for mHealth and a desire to bring its potential to new markets.

Together, the organizations pledge to work together to develop innovations in mobile health across Africa.
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