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Stanford Health Care Launches Promising New Mobile App

Stanford Health Care Launches Promising New Mobile App   Stanford Healthcare Stanford MyHealth MWC Mobile World Congress 2015 Mobile Apps mobile hardware While the world turns its attention to the hottest mobile hardware of the future in Barcelona, Spain as Mobile World Congress 2015 gets underway today, some of the biggest innovations in mobile healthcare applications are taking place today in the U.S. at some of its most prestigious schools.

Case in point: Stanford Health Care recently announced its new iOS 8 MyHealth mobile app for patients.

Developed in-house by Stanford Health Care (SHC) engineers, MyHealth “connects directly with Epic’s electronic health records, Apple’s HealthKit and cloud services for consumer health data monitoring.”
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Melanoma Detection Apps Come Under Scrutiny

Melanoma Detection Apps Come Under Scrutiny   Mobile Apps mobile mHealth app Melanoma Federal Trade Commission This week, the Federal Trade Commission stood up to marketers deceptively claiming their mobile apps could achieve some far-fetched things.

Chief among the claims criticized is that the apps in question could possibly detect symptoms of melanoma, even in its early stages.

“In two separate cases, marketers of MelApp and Mole Detective have agreed to settlements that bar them from continuing to make such unsupported claims,” the FTC explained in a news release.

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New App Store for Health Professionals Planned

New App Store for Health Professionals Planned   mHealth apps epic systems apps app exchange Epic Systems Corp. recently divulged plans to launch its own app store for healthcare professionals.

Such a move could invite developers and companies to produce countless new apps compatible with Epic’s electronic health records systems.

According to published reports, the app store will launch in a few weeks.

“We think Epic is big now? This will cement their long-term legacy. It’s exactly the right thing to do,” Mark Bakken, co-founder and former chief executive of Nordic Consulting, is quoted by The Wisconsin State Journal.
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Flu Detection Goes Mobile with New Device

Flu Detection Goes Mobile with New Device   OJ Bio mHealth flu biosensor based tech British firm OJ Bio says it’s ready for trials to begin on a promising new device designed to help identify the presence of flu and possibly other highly contagious illnesses.

The biosensor-based tech holds the potential to not only improve remote diagnosing of flu but also mitigate the accidental over-prescribing of antibiotics (which don’t help in the treatment of the flu).

So how does it work?

When biological samples, from serum, urine, saliva or blood, are applied to the biochip (held in a disposable cartridge), the presence of a disease antigen causes a shift in the phase angle of the surface acoustic wave passing across the chip surface and this is translated into an electronic signal.

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CVS/pharmacy Touches Up Top-Rated Mobile App

CVS/pharmacy Touches Up Top Rated Mobile App   mobile tech mobile news Mobile Devices mobile app CVS/Pharmacy CVS Health CVS app CVS/pharmacy, some of its most devoted customers argue, has raised the bar in mobile with its popular iOS and Android applications.

But that high praise hasn’t stopped the retail pharmacy giant from seeking to make a good thing even better.

This week, CVS/pharmacy announced its mobile app has undergone a complete transformation, with new features and an improved look and feel.
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New App Designed for Clinical Skin Cancer Diagnosis

New App Designed for Clinical Skin Cancer Diagnosis   Skin Cancer mobile health mHealth app Lūbax apps app The power of mobile technology in the war on cancer is on full display in time for World Cancer Day 2015.

According to an announcement shared with mHealthWatch on Wednesday morning, general practitioners, physicians and dermatologists in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia are being asked for their feedback during the “advanced trial phase of a new, free app that has the potential to play a vital role in the clinical detection of skin cancer.”

Developed by Lūbax, the app at the center of it all is being touted as the world’s first skin identification system.
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American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Child Health Tracker App

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Child Health Tracker App   Mobile Device mobile applications mobile app American Academy of Pediatrics AAP The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced this week that it has updated its award-winning Child Health Tracker app.

For the month of February, the organization says, the app will be offered to parents free of charge. The app is regularly priced at $4.99.

“In addition to giving parents the power of on-demand access to their child(ren)’s health information via their smartphone, the AAP added valuable features such as a medication tracker module that allows parents to post medication information for each of their children, set alerts, add dosage information, note side effects, etc.” the AAP said in a provided statement.
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