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MedDiary Launches Custom Mobile Health App to Monitor Patients

MedDiary Launches Custom Mobile Health App to Monitor Patients   mobile health apps mHealth MedDiary MedDiary Inc., a mobile health (mHealth) software company, has announced the launch of its mobile health software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform consisting of a cloud-based portal for healthcare providers and a mobile app for patients.

The integrated platform makes it possible for healthcare providers to create custom mobile health apps for their patients and to subsequently remotely monitor them.

According to a statement provided to mHealthWatch, patients pay a $35 monthly in-app subscription fee for this “concierge level” service. MedDiary then compensates providers with a $15 monthly services fee for coordinating the patient’s care.

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Innovative App May Prove a Life-Saver in Critical Moments

Innovative App May Prove a Life Saver in Critical Moments   mHealth app mHealth ICEBlueButton Humetrix According to Government Technology, Humetrix has made great headway with its ICEBlueButton app, which allows individuals to store health information that can easily be accessible by emergency service personnel in case of emergency.

The app user creates an ICE (in Case of Emergency) record for themselves and family members with important information such as allergies and medication that is being taken. A QR code is then saved onto the smartphone’s lock screen and can be printed as well. The app comes with the names of 75,000 drug names to ensure the names of medication are spelled correctly. Using the QR scanner, EMS personnel can scan the code for the records to provide better care in an emergency.

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SMS Service for Pregnant Women Launches in South Africa

SMS Service for Pregnant Women Launches in South Africa   text sms smartphone MomConnect mobile application app A new mobile application, MomConnect, will allow all pregnant women in South Africa to sign up for a free SMS service which provides information and advice on pregnancy.

In addition, it can be used to notify the Department of Health about poor services at clinics.

According to a story at BizCommunity, the free program for pregnant mothers has been launched by the Department of Health, with funding from the U.S. government and Johnson & Johnson.

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Veterans Find Hope Against Suicide with the Touch of a Button

Veterans Find Hope Against Suicide with the Touch of a Button   veterans Suicide mobile app LA Tines apps Sadly, we all know suicide has been a big topic in the news lately, with the passing of Robin Williams. Every day, suicide affects many people and we don’t even know it. Even the toughest men out there – those who have put their lives on the line for us face it. I’m talking about the men and woman who have served in our armed forces. Fear not though, as the LA Times announced, Will McNulty, along with his business group, are working on making an iPhone app that veterans can use as a resource to help prevent things from going that far.

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mHealth App Reduces Fatigue and Improves Sleep and Healthy Behavior in Pilots

mHealth App Reduces Fatigue and Improves Sleep and Healthy Behavior in Pilots   Mobile Devices mHealth app mHealth fatigue apps app According to a study published this week by Dutch researchers in Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, the MORE Energy mHealth intervention led to reduction in fatigue and improvement in health-related behavior (physical activity and snacking behavior) and sleep (sleep quality) in 502 pilots of an international airline, potentially increasing pilot performance capability and aircraft safety. The randomized 6-month study compared minimal intervention with actionable and tailored advice through MORE Energy App. The authors concluded that customized advice through an App might be an effective strategy to help employees cope with irregular working hours that disrupt normal circadian rhythms.

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U.S. Navy Sails into mHealth App Market

U.S. Navy Sails into mHealth App Market   US Navy mobile health application mHealth app mHealth According to MedCity News, the U.S. Navy has recently launched an Anatomy Study Guide App that aims to help aspiring medical students.

The Navy’s ad agency, Lowe Campell Ewald, designed the app “that will serve as a relevant tool to help students with their studies and remind them that the U.S. Navy supports their goals.”

The app features a 3-D functionality with interactive diagrams of the muscular, vascular, and skeletal systems, as well as of the heart, skull, brain, and more. It has testing, note-taking, and sharing functionality as well as pre-loaded U.S. Navy healthcare content which includes links to more information and options on how to receive financial support for schooling.

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A ‘Selfie’ May Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

A Selfie May Be Just What The Doctor Ordered   mobile health news mHealth app mHealth anemia Who knew? This whole time, Kim Kardashian hasn’t been narcissistically taking selfies for her own self-glorification. She may just be keeping tabs on her health.

Sarcasm aside, there is a morsel of truth to that observation — at least with regard to prospective health benefits associated with “selfies” — the practice of photographing oneself with a smartphone or mobile device.

According to a new report from NTD, a gaggle of Australian medical students is behind an app that uses selfies for screening patients for anemia.

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