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Interview: Healthline CEO Talks Healthcare IT Innovation at Health 2.0

Interview: Healthline CEO Talks Healthcare IT Innovation at Health 2.0    Healthline healthcare IT Health 2.0 Dean Stephens This week, as Health 2.0 Fall Conference 2014 gets underway in Santa Clara, California, mHealthWatch is out in full force to connect with some of the most prominent and promising innovators in health care technology.

First up is our exclusive interview with Healthline CEO Dean Stephens.

For those who aren’t familiar, Healthline provides intelligent health information and technology solutions that help healthcare organizations and everyday people make more informed healthcare decisions, improve outcomes and reduce costs.

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A Smart Time to Bet on Smartwatches

A Smart Time to Bet on Smartwatches   wearables smartwatches mobile health mHealth Throughout 2014, mHealthWatch has covered multiple reports that called for the smartwatch market to accelerate this year if — and primarily if – Apple entered the fray.

Now that the iconic iDevice maker has unveiled Apple Watch, the smartwatch industry is off to the races.

“As smartphone vendors and component suppliers continue to expand into the wearables market, Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise about 40 percent of consumer wristworn devices,” a report summary by Gartner provided to MHW reads.

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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories

mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories   mHealth news mHealth Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this past week.

Results from a pilot study published last week by the researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School demonstrated that among low-income urban African-Americans in Detroit, “text messaging is not only acceptable and feasible but is the preferred method of collecting real-time survey data” over other methods of survey including paper, phone, internet, and in-person.

Did your state get a good grade? Thanks to the American Telemedicine Association, you can now find out. The ATA is out with a new report that awards “grades” in its “50 State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis.”

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Apple’s HealthKit Already Diagnosed with a Bug

Apples HealthKit Already Diagnosed with a Bug   iOS 8 iOS HealthKit apps apple It’s not even cold and flu season yet but Apple’s HealthKit already has a bug that will make it late for work.

Shortly before yesterday’s release of iOS 8, Apple was compelled to yank all HealthKit-related iOS apps from the App Store.

A number of eleventh-hour issues were reportedly to blame for the decision.
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Record Number of mHealth Devices to Ship in Next 5 Years

Record Number of mHealth Devices to Ship in Next 5 Years   Mobile Devices mhealth devices mHealth A new ABI Research report projects that there will be nearly 100 million health monitoring devices shipped over the next five years.

According to the report, this growth is driven by several factors:

  • Apple, Google, and Samsung entering the mobile health market
  • An increasing ability to collect health care data through various devices and share that data with health care providers and payers
  • Consumers’ growing interest in and awareness of how mobile health devices can improve patient care and bolster health-related activities.

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Novartis Aims to Expand Mobile Health Services

Novartis Aims to Expand Mobile Health Services   Novartis mobile health services mHealth Novartis, a healthcare solutions provider, already boasts of an impressive 13 mobile health apps, but the global company is looking to expand its mobile health services from healthcare monitoring to virtual healthcare.

Their commitment to providing solutions for physicians and patients alike through mobile health services has even led to the addition of new talent at the company, most recently Michele Angelaccio, who serves as Associate Director US Mobile Health Strategy at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

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Brain Health: The Critical Link Between Learning and Music Becoming Clearer to Educators

Brain Health: The Critical Link Between Learning and Music Becoming Clearer to Educators   The Listening Program music mobile mHealth inTime Imagine if you were a scientist and you found the one key to helping kids learn better, something that increased their IQ and helped them to not just do well in school but do very well, and also go on to college and do well there too.

Then imagine that many of the kids getting these fantastic grades were all from the inner-city, and families that were ravaged by violence, abuse and poverty.

Finally, imagine that this key — the spark that set these kids on fire and helped them to succeed where high-school dropout rates reach 50% or higher — was music. Specifically, learning to read and play music.

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