In a recent post on HDT Trucking Info, the latest app from Wright Media received some well deserved digital ink.
Wright Media has developed multiple apps geared toward the trucking industry. The latest app, however, is a telemedicine program called the Truckers MedCallAssist.
Since truckers spend the majority of their time on the road, and are often out of town and out of state, far away from familiar family physicians. As a result, receiving medical care while on the road proves to be quite the challenge.
Posted in mHealth, Mobile App, Telemedicine
There have been many advances in the world of mHealth over the last few years, including the increased access of healthcare to individuals in rural areas. It is estimated that approximately 70% of individuals who are in need of behavior and mental healthcare do not have the access they require to adequately manage their care.
It is for this reason that The Colorado Health Foundation has invested in a behavioral health app from myStrength Inc., a leading maker of mobile solutions designed “to help people suffering from anxiety, depression and stress.”
The app includes a variety of tools, such as step-by-step eLearning modules for managing depression, anxiety, stress and substance abuse.
Posted in mHealth news, Mobile App
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.
Posted in mHealth, mHealth news
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.”
Posted in mHealth, Mobile App
Funny how the legal system describes compensation for personal injury “awards.” But we all know it’s not like the blue ribbon award one gets for the best cherry pie at the county fair.
What about money? Everyone thinks the story of Stella Liebeck, an Albuquerque woman scorched by hot coffee from McDonalds, tops the charts. Not so. The jury awarded Stella Liebeck $200,000 in compensatory damages. This amount was reduced to $160,000 because the jury found Liebeck 20 percent at fault in the spill. The jury also awarded Liebeck $2.7 million in punitive damages (about two days of McDonalds’ coffee sales) which the trial court subsequently reduced to $480,000.
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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.
Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT, mHealth, mHealth news
Health IT vendors are tearing it up. It’s the latest growth area, according to a new report by Mercom Capital. Mercom says the booming industry has logged its first $1 billion quarter in venture capital (VC) funding and is “smashing totals from the entirety of 2013.”
According to EHRIntelligence “population health management, clinical analytics, mHealth, and practice management companies were among the most popular with investors, who see ample opportunity for health IT products to supplement EHRs, improve patient outcomes, and address operational gaps in struggling healthcare organizations.”
Posted in Healthcare IT, mHealth, Organizations