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Which Industries Are Poised to Win the Future of Wearables?

Which Industries Are Poised to Win the Future of Wearables?   wearables Mobile Devices healthcare There are still some folks around who remember outhouses and manual typewriters. But fewer and fewer, to be honest.

Now we’re in the zoom era of technological innovation. In the last decade, the reach of digital media has been staggering. First it was smartphones that revamped our lives. Next up? Wearables.

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, about 130 million wearable devices will be sold by 2018.

Connected gadgets could change our lives, our health, our habits.

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More Employers Now Have Access to Doctor On Demand

More Employers Now Have Access to Doctor On Demand    telemedicine mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth Doctor on Demand Castlight Health On Thursday, representatives for Castlight Health, Inc. informed mHealthWatch that Doctor On Demand’s Video Visits with board-certified physicians are now available through Castlight’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud to employers that work with both companies.

“Castlight empowers large businesses to understand and control healthcare spending and enables employees and families to make informed choices with a clear understanding of costs and likely outcomes,” the provided statement reads.

If you’re not familiar, Doctor On Demand lets employees quickly receive non-urgent medical care for minor ailments or injuries from their homes and offices.
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Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology Taking Shape

Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology Taking Shape   Vivametrica Stanford University Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology mHealth medical mobile technology Firmly planting its flag in the field of mHealth, Stanford University’s recently formed Center for Medical Mobile Technology is taking shape nicely, officials at the institution reveal.

In recent days, Vivametrica — a provider of an analytics platform for wearable healthcare — confirmed that its cofounder, Dr. Matthew Smuck — who founded the Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology — will now serve as the organization’s director.

According to a provided statement, the establishment of the research center “further underscores the potential for wearable devices to impact overall well-being and health.”
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Telemedicine Takes Aim at Ebola

Telemedicine Takes Aim at Ebola   telemedicine Ebola CareClix Telemedicine Ebola may pose no urgent threat to the vast majority of Americans, but concerns about the dreaded virus have reached epic proportions throughout the nation.

With growing apprehensions regarding Ebola and other infectious diseases throughout the world, CareClix Telemedicine is doing its part to bring information and awareness to Americans.

Capitalizing on the fear momentum but sincerely trying to mitigate worries, the company is reminding everyone that it provides a “secure, robust virtual solution to screen patients with medical illnesses and manage them remotely with experts in their fields.”
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PointClickCare Rolls Out Integrated Direct Messaging Enrollment

PointClickCare Rolls Out Integrated Direct Messaging Enrollment   PointClickCare mHealth Direct Messaging Enrollment This week, mHealthWatch received a heads-up from PointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform for the senior care market, about its latest happening.

The company confirmed Monday that enrollment is now available for its Integrated Direct Messaging tool.

“Designed to provide more efficient and effective communication between senior care providers and their acute care partners, the new capability will offer senior care and acute care providers the power to connect to each other and exchange resident information electronically and in a secure and convenient way from within PointClickCare’s core EHR system,” a statement provided to mHealthWatch reads.

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New Mexico Scores More Funding for Telemedicine Efforts

New Mexico Scores More Funding for Telemedicine Efforts   telemedicine New Mexico mobile health news mobile health mHealth U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich recently announced that the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center has been awarded a handsome grant for the purpose of propelling healthcare technology toward a more promising future.

All told, the $15 million in grant funding will be directed toward testing the expansion of their telehealth infrastructure system/

The system in question will provide 30 hospitals statewide with remote emergency neurological and neurosurgical consultations.

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SeeChange Health Partners With Doctor On Demand

SeeChange Health Partners With Doctor On Demand   telemedicine SeeChange Health mobile news Mobile Devices mHealth Doctor on Demand According to details shared with mHealthWatch in recent days by the partnering companies, SeeChange Health has just confirmed its integration with Doctor On Demand.

Doctor On Demand’s “convenient and affordable” telemedicine services will be offered to member employers.

The solutions can help employers improve utilization rates for telemedicine using a social-behavioral economics engine, engaging people to choose the most effective, lowest cost healthcare option at the right time through various incentives and rewards.

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