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New App Analyzes, Better Utilizes Data from Wearables

New App Analyzes, Better Utilizes Data from Wearables   wearables Nudge Coach Mobile Devices mHealth healthcare data data analysis Nudge, a leading health and fitness app, recently launched what’s being called the industry’s first HIPAA-compliant tool that lets health professionals analyze data from an individual’s health and sports wearable device.

Nudge Coach is a web-based platform that provides tailored feedback from the analyzed data to serve up helpful advice and support in areas of detected concern. The platform even contains a private-messaging tool that enables the health professional to communicate with users immediately to offer feedback in real-time.

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Google Making mHealth Progress in China

Google Making mHealth Progress in China   smartphones mobile health mHealth news mHealth Google China Android U.S. based companies and tech behemoths like Google and Facebook may not be universally welcomed with open arms… but progress is being made.

In China, Google’s fitness application – Google Fit — has made an enormous splash, securing China as its most-successful market since being released, according to a recent report from Bloomberg.

In June, Google unveiled its “Google Fit Platform,” a software suite that connects compatible apps and Android Wear devices, allowing a user to track activity and fitness data. Google Fit tracks activity, collects data from other apps and external hardware, and connects to health-monitoring devices.

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mHealth App to Focus on Post-Op Care

mHealth App to Focus on Post Op Care   UW Madison School of Medicine mobile app mobile mHealth app apps Using a $500,000 federal grant, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health researchers are developing a smartphone app which allows patients to securely photograph and send images of their post-operative wounds to their doctor, according to a local ABC News report.

Thirty percent of surgical wounds become infected and most of these infections develop within two or three weeks after discharge. Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Craig Kent says that the app trial will involve patients from vascular surgeries, and because many vascular surgery patients are seniors, the app will need to be very easy to use.

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MPA Health and Safety App Comes for Quarry Workers

MPA Health and Safety App Comes for Quarry Workers   The Mineral Products Association MPA Safequarry MPA mobile health app The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has just launched the industry’s first health and safety app called “MPA Safequarry.”

The app, according to WorldCement, is designed to make the information on the Safequarry.com website more accessible and interactive with instant access to online content, such as incident alerts, guidance, safety videos, toolbox talks, and more.

Users will be alerted when any new content has been added. Also, operators, managers, or contractors working on site will be able to download and review relevant guidance and watch videos that address issues they may encounter.

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New App Uses ‘Rewards’ to Monitor Mood Disorders

New App Uses ‘Rewards’ to Monitor Mood Disorders   ThriveTracker mobile health app mHealth iOS depression Bipolar app Adrian Cunning’s startup, ThriveStreams, has released its first product, according to CNET.

The newly released app takes a gamified approach to mood tracking for those with conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder. Cunning was diagnosed as bipolar in 2002 and has said that his own battle with the disorder inspired him to serve others with mental health struggles.

The app, ThriveTracker, collects data on activities such as meditation, exercise, journaling, as well as tracking therapy attendance and quality and amount of sleep. Users can chart their moods, anxiety, and irritable levels in order to analyze trends and make connections between moods and behaviors. Consistent users can earn rewards such as samples, gift cards, and MP3 downloads. The rewards are meant to incentivize consistent data entry.

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Saving Sight Worldwide: iPad App Used for Visual Field Screenings

Saving Sight Worldwide: iPad App Used for Visual Field Screenings   visualFields Visual Field Screenings tablet Mobile Devices IPad app American Academy of Ophthalmology The new – and free — visualFields app for the iPad is making it possible to perform visual field screenings in remote areas of the world.

A study was recently conducted in Nepal to assess the ability of the low-cost program for the iPad to perform visual screenings. In Nepal, access to medical equipment is limited and carrying equipment through the mountains is difficult. Fortunately, the iPad is small and less expensive than other equipment.

Andrew Iwach, MD, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, tells Medscape that “these are solutions and tools that we can use today; they can be used internationally; they can be used remotely.” He says their presence can be leveraged for general health as well.

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ValueOptions Shifts Focus to Military Families

ValueOptions Shifts Focus to Military Families   ValueOptions mobile health military mHealth November is National Military Family Month and the folks at ValueOptions — a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery — are enhancing their promotion of the National Military Family Association’s MyMilitaryLife app.

The app in question will be added to more than 200 commercial and federal client sites.

MyMilitaryLife connects military families to crucial support for logistical and personal needs at every level. It delivers an on-the-go network of resources, to-do lists, and reminders which are customized by service branch location and family needs.

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