Consultations for mHealth May Trigger New Regulations

Consultations for mHealth May Trigger New Regulations   mHealth news mHealth European Commission Neelie Kroes, the VP of the European Commission recently said that mHealth “will reduce costly visits to hospitals, help citizens take charge of their own health and well-being, and move towards prevention rather than cure. It is also a great opportunity for the booming app economy and for entrepreneurs.”

The European Commission is launching a consultation on mHealth, asking for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices.

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Hospitals Begin Posting Doctor Ratings Online

Hospitals Begin Posting Doctor Ratings Online   mobile health mHealth health app In a move that has been met with some confusion, the University of Utah Health Care Hospital has begun to post reviews of their doctors online.

This began, however, as a way to augment bad reviews which are commonly found online. Because more people will go online to leave a bad review than to leave a good one, the hospital found that the ratings of many of their doctors were skewed negatively, when they knew that individual interactions with doctors were positive on the whole.

To counteract the bad reviews, the hospital has revealed the results of patient satisfaction surveys. “We knew our patient satisfaction scores were really strong and we had a good story to share with our patients,” said Brian Gresh, the Senior Director of Marketing at University of Utah Health Care.

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Health Tech Heating Up on Crowdfunding Platforms

Health Tech Heating Up on Crowdfunding Platforms   mHealth IndieGoGo health tech HealBe GoBe According to Rock Health’s end-of-year report for 2013, $1.92 billion in funding poured into digital health last year.

Since 2011, funding has climbed over 100%.

And with 2014 now in full swing, it’s apparent that crowdfunding will play a key role in driving investments in mHealth this year and well into the future.
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mHealth: What’s The Hold Up for Adoption Among Many Doctors?

mHealth: What’s The Hold Up for Adoption Among Many Doctors?   mobile health mHealth app Approximately 2 out of 3 doctors utilize mobile apps on a daily basis. While these same doctors may turn to these mobile apps in their personal lives as a time-saving tool, they do not always see the benefit of investing their time in mHealth technology unless they can clearly perceive the return on investment.

A recent survey by MedData Group was conducted with 532 doctors. The findings were gathered between December 2013, and March 2014. Of doctors who have integrated mHealth technology into their practice, 2 out of 3 have found ways to increase efficiency and/or cut costs. Other popular reasons for adopting the technology is to improve the quality of patient care, primarily through better communication with patients.

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ScienceCloud Aims to Drive Collaborative Drug Discovery

ScienceCloud Aims to Drive Collaborative Drug Discovery   ScienceCloud Mobile Apps mobile applications mHealth drugs cloud Accelrys, Inc., a provider of lifecycle management software and related solutions, has launched two new mobile applications supporting key life sciences workflows and real-time collaboration spanning both the ScienceCloud workspace and on-premises systems.

“ScienceCloud is a secure, SaaS-based, mobile-enabled information management and collaboration environment that improves data and knowledge sharing for globally networked researchers,” the company tells mHealthWatch in a written statement.
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mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin to Serve as an mHealth Expert Panelist During mHealth + Telehealth World 2014

mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin to Serve as an mHealth Expert Panelist During mHealth + Telehealth World 2014   mobileStorm mobile tech Mobile Devices Jared Reitzin Jared Reitzin, founder and CEO of mobileStorm – an industry leading communication service provider and a pioneer in the concept of digital marketing and mHealth communications – has been announced as one of the mHealth experts who will participate in mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 this July.

Organizers for the Boston-based event say that mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 brings together hospitals, health systems, health plans, and innovators to share successes and failures of existing programs and discover new technologies and strategies for expansion of programs.

Reitzin is slated to appear on a panel titled “Improve Population Health through Consumer Engagement and Sustainability.”

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Webinar to Focus on the Future of Digital Healthcare Marketing

Webinar to Focus on the Future of Digital Healthcare Marketing   webinar tech news mobile healthcare digital marketing Apart from the major changes inbound to the healthcare industry as a direct result of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, there’s another revolution occurring simultaneously. It’s one focused on digital marketing. And healthcare organizations must embrace it to stay ahead of the curve.

That’s according to Andrea Simon, Ph.D., anthropologist, and CEO of Simon Associates Management Consultants.

Dr. Simon is planning a new webinar to address the ongoing revolution.
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