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New Smartphone App Allows a Way Out for Domestic Violence Victims in Milwaukee

New Smartphone App Allows a Way Out for Domestic Violence Victims in Milwaukee   smartphone app mobile app Milwaukee Domestic violence We hear it all the time, a person stuck in a domestic violence situation thinks there is no way out until it’s too late. Now with the help of a new app, people in the region of Milwaukee, Wisconsin have helpful options with only a few taps on their smartphone.

The mobile app, by Sojourner Truth, was created by a team of students in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s App Brewery. It is a new option for protection against domestic violence. This free app allows people who are in violent relationships a connection to people who were also victims, a discreet way to contact authorities, and information on shelters and places that can help. Another feature is that the app becomes invisible so the abuser does not know of its presence.

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Remote Monitoring And Improved Healthcare Management Offered with New Time Saving Mobile Health Platform

Remote Monitoring And Improved Healthcare Management Offered with New Time Saving Mobile Health Platform   PilotFish Healthcare Integration HealthConnect app The HealthConnect app by PilotFish Healthcare Integration, Inc. is designed to improve patient and physician communication—as well as provide remote monitoring, analytics tools, and features aimed at improving overall health. The app can be used with a smart device (Apple’s HealthKit or Google’s Android) via USB, WiFi or Bluetooth.

The data gathered by the app is instantly transmitted to the EHR or preferred database, so that patient health can be monitored remotely. The goal is to increase patient accountability, and help both patients and physicians identify areas of opportunity sooner rather than later.

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mHealth App Shows Promising Results In Identifying Breast Cancer Risk Factors

mHealth App Shows Promising Results In Identifying Breast Cancer Risk Factors   mHealth app mHealth breast cancer When it comes to successfully treating breast cancer, early detection is key. Even if a woman has a history of breast cancer in her family, there are factors that can increase or decrease her risk. It is for this reason that many surveys and tools have been devised to help women assess their risk for breast cancer.

Although many tools are out there, some women choose not to use them—primarily because they are inconvenient. This is one of the reasons that mobile health apps are being brought in to the mix, particularly for women in low income areas, ethnically diverse areas, and women ages 45 to 79.

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Medication Management Going Mobile: 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit Shares Some Breakthrough Findings

Medication Management Going Mobile: 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit Shares Some Breakthrough Findings   mobile health app mobile mHealth Avella 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit The role that mobile apps can play in day-to-day health and wellness is still something that is being explored — but all signs point to promising results.

Now, in a joint partnership, Avella Specialty Pharmacy and leading mobile health provider mscripts have completed a 6 month study to determine how a mobile app can help improve prescription medication management.

This study will be presented at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, which is being held on May 7 in Las Vegas. The study found that over a period of 6 months, HIV patients were 2.9 times more likely to adhere to their prescription schedule. The mobile app did more than provide daily dosage reminders, but refill reminders, and a wide range of other prescription management reminders and functions.

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Arizona’s mHealth App Market is Booming

Arizona’s mHealth App Market is Booming   mobile app mHealth apps mHealth Arizona In the state of Arizona, medical professionals and programmers have been hard at work to produce a wealth of new and reliable apps to help locals live a healthier life.

At a price of around $3 dollars, and some even free, one can acquire apps to aid them in many areas of health – monetizing weight management, heart rate, breathing rate, walking proficiency, and pressure point usage, to name just a few.

One particularly popular app is that which was created by University of Arizona to help woman quit smoking. It has been determined that woman are now more likely to die from smoking related causes than men. The UofA app is designed to not only aid women in kicking their smoking habit, but also helping woman live healthier, eat better, exercise, and feel good about themselves.

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Independence Blue Cross Partners With CareCam for mHealth Help

Independence Blue Cross Partners With CareCam for mHealth Help   mobile health app mHealth app Independence Blue Cross CareCam app There is a multitude of health and fitness related mobile apps designed to support a wide range of patient needs available today. While many medical professionals agree that mobile apps can be beneficial to their patients, there are so many to choose from that it is difficult to know which ones to recommend.

In a recent announcement, Independence Blue Cross confirmed it has partnered with those behind the CareCam app, to help support the needs of their patients with chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes. Being that Independence Blue Cross is the largest insurance provider in southeastern Pennsylvania, this decision is attracting much attention.

The CareCam app requires all patients to complete a short health-related survey, to create a personalized schedule for managing their chronic condition. The app is designed to do more than just provide reminders, but to also be an engaging and informative tool.

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People are Buying Healthier Groceries with the Help of a Stop Light!?

People are Buying Healthier Groceries  with the Help of a Stop Light!?   mobile health app mHealth FoodSwitch Picture this scenario, begins a recent HuffPost piece. You’re walking down the bread aisle in the grocery store looking for a good healthy loaf of wheat bread. There are approximately twenty different companies that are offering wheat bread at this store, and you don’t have time to check all the ingredients. So, you buy the most convenient loaf and leave. Did you buy the healthiest loaf in the aisle? You may never know. Until now, that is.

FoodSwitch, an app originally created in Australia, can tell you if the groceries you’re buying are the healthiest, or not. Specifically you scan the barcode on your smart phone or tablet and a stoplight will appear. Green represents the healthiest, yellow represent average, and red represents not so healthy. Since its original creation, FoodSwitch can now specifically rate foods solely on salt, gluten, fat, sugar and energy.

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