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mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

A New Record Set for Healthcare IT / Digital Health VC Funding
Mercom Capital Group, a global research and communications firm, released its annual report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) / Digital Health sector.

UnitedAg Expands Relationship with Teladoc
Teladoc, Inc. has just announced that UnitedAg has expanded the telehealth benefits for its 35,000 insured members to include coverage for behavioral health, dermatology and smoking cessation.

A Healthy Outlook Ahead for iOS in Business, Healthcare and More
The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Android sales declined in the US, GB, and France, as iOS continued to make gains across most regions in the three months ending November 2016.
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Electronics Innovator Rolls Out New Offerings for Healthcare Space

PanasonicPanasonic, a leader in mobility innovation, recently introduced two new innovations to its Toughbook product family and our sister site MMW was briefed Wednesday about the releases.

According to the insight details shared, here’s what we can tell you about the new offerings:

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

computer-1149148_960_720Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

mPulse Mobile Appoints Adam Spiegel to Board of Directors
mPulse Mobile  – a leader in mobile health engagement — announced this week that healthcare industry expert Adam Spiegel has joined its Board of Directors.

Host.net Rolls Out HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare IT Package
Host.net, a multinational provider of cloud, managed infrastructure and network services, announced Thursday the launch of its HIPAA-compliant Healthcare IT solution.

LifeMap Solutions, Stanford University School of Medicine Researchers to Launch App
LifeMap Solutions, a digital health pioneer and co-developer of ResearchKit-enabled app Asthma Health, has just announced that the company has worked with researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine to develop and launch MyHeart Counts 2.0.
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mPulse Mobile Appoints Adam Spiegel to Board of Directors

mPulse Mobile Proves a Magnet for Funding as Market Demand Swells for itsmPulse Mobile  – a leader in mobile health engagement — announced this week that healthcare industry expert Adam Spiegel has joined its Board of Directors.

Spiegel, a twenty-year veteran of The Advisory Board Company, has held several executive roles and is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of the publicly traded, research, technology and consulting firm focused on improving the performance of health care organizations around the world.

According to details shared in a formal media release, Spiegel oversees all commercial operations of the firm, a staff of more than 500 employees and revenue of $800MM.

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rx_notebook_bg_mediumHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Integrate New Wearable Devices With Wellness Program
On Tuesday, UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Incorporated announced enhancements and the expansion of UnitedHealthcare Motion, a wellness program that provides employees with activity trackers at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,500 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps.

Garmin Launches New Wearable and Cycling Apps
Garmin International Inc. has just announced several new apps, data fields and watch faces available for Garmin users to download from its Connect IQ Store from companies including Uber, Trek, GU Energy Labs and nuun Active Hydration.
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Fitbit Announces Key New Integration

fitbit_charge_2_uhc_motion_4_full_fit_screenFitbit, a global leader in the connected health and fitness market, has just announced the addition of Fitbit Charge 2, the top selling fitness tracker in the U.S., into the recently expanded UnitedHealthcare Motion wellness program.

Offered to employers by UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealthcare Motion is an employer-sponsored wearable device wellness program that will soon enable people using Fitbit Charge 2 to track against the program’s activity metrics easily and conveniently – right on-wrist.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

computer-1149148_960_720Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Concentra and American Well Tackle Telemedicine for Occupational Medicine
Concentra, a respected provider of occupational medicine, recently announced it is expanding its delivery of quality medical care to more employees through the addition of telemedicine services as part of a strategic partnership with American Well, a leading telehealth technology company.

As Healthcare Adoption Remains Strong, What Lies Ahead for the Global Tablet Market?
When it comes to the tablet market, worldwide shipments are expected to decline by 12% in 2016, rounding out the year at 182.3 million shipments, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.
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