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Global Market for Advanced Patient Monitoring Worth $22 Billion

Global Market for Advanced Patient Monitoring Worth $22 BillionAdvanced patient monitoring. It’s definitely a growth market.

According to the data presented in MarketResearch.com’s new — and free — whitepaper Healthcare IT: Patient Monitoring and Telemedicine, current estimates indicate that the value of the total global market for advanced patient monitoring is now $22 billion.

But we haven’t necessarily seen anything yet. The market, we’re told, is expected to reach $46 billion in 2017.
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Virtual Healthcare Comes to The Iowa Clinic

Virtual Healthcare Comes to the Iowa ClinicTeleCommunication Systems (TCS), a provider of wireless communication technology, tells mHealthWatch that The Iowa Clinic — the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty group in Central Iowa — has tapped TCS’ VirtuMedix platform to provide “secure, HIPAA-compliant telemedicine services” to its family medicine patients.

Branded as The Iowa eClinic, the new telemedicine service uses VirtuMedix, so Iowa Clinic providers can remotely serve patients from any device.

The addition of this medical group, we’re told, expands TCS’ VirtuMedix footprint in the Midwest.
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Ralph Lauren Debuts Biometric Shirt

Ralph Lauren Debuts Biometric ShirtAccording to a report Monday from MMW, Ralph Lauren’s new sensor-centric shirts are at long last going to be marketed… at $295 a pop.

“At a preview event in New York City, the lifestyle brand revealed pricing and availability for its long-in-the-works PoloTech apparel, made in collaboration with Montreal-based tech startup OmSignal,” explains The Verge. “The “second-skin” fabric workout shirt has silver fibers woven directly into the fabric and a small, sensor-filled black box that snaps into the shirt near the rib cage, to track biometric stats like steps taken, heart rate, breathing depth, and energy exertion.”

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

CA Technologies Takes Aim at Mitigating Security Breaches, Compliance Risks
This month, CA Technologies announced plans to acquire privately held Xceedium, Inc., a provider of “privileged identity management solutions” that protect on-premise, cloud and hybrid IT environments.

Innovative Blood Transfusion App in the Works
With 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.
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USARAD Teams with China’s Leading Mobile Health Brand

USARAD Teams with China's Leading Mobile Health BrandUSARAD Holdings Inc, a U.S. Joint Commission Accredited telemedicine and radiology services solutions provider, says it has teamed up with Chunyu, the largest mobile health platform in China.

“This agreement comes at a critical time as China is in the midst of healthcare reform aimed at delivering high-quality healthcare to the Chinese population,” a provided statement reads.

Telemedicine, teleradiology and mobile health are viewed as efficient and cost effective methods to provide state-of-the-art healthcare to the nation. To assist China in attaining its vision quickly, Chunyu has partnered with USARAD to bring thousands of American board-certified physicians in all specialties and subspecialties to more than 70 million Chunyu customers at the touch of a finger.

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PokitDok Taps Lemhi to Lead Oversubscribed $34M Series B Round

PokitDok Taps Lemhi to Lead Oversubscribed 34M Series B RoundThis week, the team at PokitDok announced it attracted $34 million in funding, led by Lemhi Ventures.

“This series B round of expansion capital will give healthcare businesses greater access to PokitDok’s suite of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), services and solutions,” a statement provided to mHealthWatch reads. “This includes solutions for payment processing, eligibility checks, referrals, claims submissions, online scheduling, patient identity management and provider search.”
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An ‘Absolute’ High Tech Collaboration Comes to Security, Healthcare Space

An 'Absolute' High Tech Collaboration Comes to Security, Healthcare SpaceThis week, Absolute Software Corporation announced an agreement with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) to incorporate “Persistence” technology by Absolute into AMD chip designs.

All told, it’s a critically important development with far-reaching ramifications.

Under the terms of this agreement, Absolute and AMD will provide an enhanced security offering by embedding patented Persistence technology directly into AMD x86 APU technologies.

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