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Insurance Industry Must Confront Data Breaches on Two Fronts

The overwhelming number of data breaches over the last few years has every private company and government agency desperately trying to guard its system against cyber criminals.

But unlike most other professions, the insurance industry is affected in two ways by the threat. Insurance companies themselves can be the target of a breach that would shut down their network, at least temporarily, or put the personal and private information of customers at risk.

At the same time, insurance companies that offer cybersecurity policies can be impacted by how well their customers protect their own systems.

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GlobalMed Goes Continent Hopping to Establish New Base of Operations

GlobalMed Goes Continent Hopping to Establish New Base of OperationsGlobalMed – a provider of telemedicine delivery systems – has its sights set on a new continent.

As a sign of the growing importance of the African market to the world economy, the company chosen The Mbaoua Group in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to oversee opportunities and deployments in Africa.

According to details shared in a statement to media, Yaya Mbaoua, the company’s CEO, will leverage his multicultural business experience in Europe, North America and Africa to build an effective bridge for technology transfer to the emerging nations in Africa.
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BBK Worldwide Shows Off Scalable Mobile App Platform for Optimized Study Community Engagement

On Monday, mHealthWatch learned that BBK Worldwide, a leader in patient recruitment and engagement technologies and services, is rolling out major updates to its mobile app platform.

“Powered by TrialCentralNet, the only Patient Recruitment Management System (PRMS) of its kind, the comprehensive mobile app platform allows any clinical research or healthcare organization, including sponsors, CROs, and advocacy groups, to develop and utilize custom mobile apps in weeks instead of months, and at a small fraction of the cost of in-house development,” a provided statement emailed to MHW reads.
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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

New Report Outlines Potential Benefits of Digital HealthHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Wearables Not Wearing Out Their Welcome, Says Latest Data
According to the latest data from IDC, global shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of 2016.

New Baxter Study Reveals the Perceived Value of Telemedicine
A new study conducted by Baxter International Inc. indicates healthcare systems in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain see value in supporting remote monitoring technology for chronic health conditions, including end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
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Healthtera Brings Telemedicine Benefits to Living Organ Donors

Healthtera Brings Telemedicine Benefits to Living Organ DonorsHealthtera, a supplemental health benefits company that offers 24/7 telemedicine solutions powered by HealthiestYou, announced this week the roll-out of its Living Donor Family Sharing Program to support those who have sacrificed a piece of themselves to save someone’s life.

In response to a nationwide effort to expand post-donation medical support access for living donors, this unprecedented program enables live-organ transplant recipients enrolled in Healthtera’s family telemedicine plan to offer their living donors an extra layer of medical protection by adding them onto their family telemedicine plans at no additional charge.

“I consider Healthtera’s Living Donor Family Sharing Program revolutionary. Not only is it setting a precedent for raising the bar in living donor protections; it’s providing live-organ transplant recipients with a new way to honor and protect those directly responsible for giving them a second chance to live a longer and healthier life,” said Risa Simon, Founder/CEO of TransplantFirst Academy (TFA).
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TeleHealth365 Touts First Round of Angel Funding

Global Telehealth Market Growing RapidlyOn Friday, mHealthWatch learned that TeleHealth365 Inc. has confirmed an angel round of funding from a private investor.

If you’re not familiar, the company is a provider of SaaS (software as a service) HIPAA-compliant secure video conferencing solution for healthcare.

We’re told that the funding is focused on growing sales, marketing and taking the company to the next level worldwide.
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INFOGRAPHIC: National Consumer Survey Reveals Accuracy is Top Priority for Wearables Users

the-state-of-wearables-today-1-638Valencell, a leading innovator in performance biometric data sensor technology, in collaboration with MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, the trade association advancing Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and sensors across global markets, recently conducted a national survey in regards to the state of wearables today.

The findings, portrayed in an infographic shared below, revealed interesting statistics about wearables users, including consumer interest in monitoring advanced health metrics like stress, blood pressure, and sunlight exposure.

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