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2Morrow, mHealth Technologies Aim to Extinguish Smoking

2Morrow, mHealth Technologies Aim to Extinguish SmokingThis week, 2Morrow, Inc. and mHealth Technologies announced the formation of a partnership to localize 2Morrow’s SmartQuit evidence-based, smoking cessation app designed for the Turkish market.

According to a news release provided to mHealthWatch, healthcare reform, intensive awareness campaigns, and government policies “have resulted in an impressive decrease in Turkey’s smoking rates over the last decade, and an increase in those seeking help with quitting.”
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Young Female Programmers Making Apps for Women

Young Female Programmers Making Apps for WomenThere’s a cool story by Diana Kline now posted at Women’s eNews.

First, a couple pieces of business. The story emanates from Pittsburgh — which just goes to show that even the young women there are a steely bunch. Secondly, the writer is as young as the subjects she interviews: Kline is a student at Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh who has written for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Kline captures the zeitgeist of a new crop of app developers who don’t fit the usual archetype: they’re not male, they’re not obsessed, they’re not gamer types.

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Women’s Health App Gains Support, Financial Banking

Women's Health App Gains Support, Financial BankingWith the boom in mHealth apps observed across the mobile landscape, it comes as little surprise that women’s health apps are among the most popular and prevalent in any app store.

As Tech Crunch reported Wednesday, Kindara – a startup that “helps women track ovulation cycles and fertility” — is among the most talked-about apps of its kind today.

And investors are taking notice. The app’s makers say they have just raised $5.3 million in seed funding “to bring big data to women’s health.”

Husband-and-wife team Will Sacks and Kati Bicknell launched Kindara in 2012 as a fertility-tracking app that would prompt women to enter signs like basal temperature and cervical fluid measurements to determine when they’re ovulating.

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Innovative Blood Transfusion App in the Works

Innovative Blood Transfusion App in the WorksWith mobile apps proliferating throughout the healthcare space at a dramatic rate, it comes as no surprise that a promising new blood transfusion app is said to be in the works.

According to the U.K.’s Prolific North, Barnsley agency HMA Digital Marketing is teaming with the NHS for the project in question.

The app imagined would reportedly assist medical professionals when prescribing blood components at the point of care.
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mobilePDR Lands in App Store, Google Play

mobilePDR Lands in App Store, Google PlayOn Thursday, mHealthWatch learned that PDR, a leading provider of drug information, prescriber communications, and behavior-based patient and consumer health information, is rolling out a “completely reimagined mobilePDR.”

In short, mobilePDR is the official drug information and comparison app for Apple and Android devices.

The app is a component of the Physicians’ Desk Reference suite of services, which provides healthcare professionals (HCPs) with multichannel access to important drug information. This suite includes distribution of interactive drug information services for EHR/EMR systems, digital communication services, PDR.net, and mobilePDR, with timely updates to all drug information.
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77 Percent of Seniors Surveyed Find mHealth Tools To Be Useful

77 Percent of Seniors Surveyed Find mHealth Tools To Be UsefulWhile seniors tend to be in a demographic where the use of mobile apps and mobile health tools is low, recent AARP research shows that it is not due to the lack of desire. AARP conducted a study with close to 100 elderly participants, who were given mobile activity and sleep tracking devices to use for a 6 week period.

The survey completed at the end of the study and highlighted in recent days by Health IT Outcomes, showed that 77% of the participants found their mobile tools to be useful. On top of that, nearly half found that the tools encouraged them to be healthier and more active.

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Ooredoo’s Mobile Health Clinic Announces Plans For Three More Mobile Health Clinics In Algeria

Ooredoo’s Mobile Health Clinic Announces Plans For Three More Mobile Health Clinics In AlgeriaOoredoo currently has Mobile Health Clinics serving Indonesia, Myanmar, and Algeria, and will soon begin serving Tunisia in the near future.

After partnering with the Leo Messi Foundation in 2013, Ooredoo’s reach continues to grow, including plans for three new mobile health clinics in Algeria. Algerian Red Crescent also plays a vital role in the expansion in Algeria.

These Mobile Health Clinics provide much needed healthcare to residents in rural and underserved areas. The three new clinics in Algeria alone are expected to serve at least 250,000 more people.

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