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O2′s 4G Strategist Takes Leadership Role in mHealth

The individual formerly in charge of 4G strategy at O2 has been tapped to become the operator’s managing director for its health and social care department.

Before leading O2’s 4G strategy team to new heights, Nikki Flanders (pictured on right) was a formidable leader at various retailers and health-related charities.

According to published reports out of the U.K., O2’s health and social care arm “develops mobile health solutions including lone worker products and UC solutions for hospitals and other care environments.”

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NFC, Smartphones & T-Mobile’s 4G Network Come Together For Unique mHealth Sleep Monitoring Solution

Even though we’re still a few years away from NFC hitting critical mass with mobile users in the US, the potential it provides in the mHealth space is significant.  As an early example, a new collaboration between T-Mobile, a non-profit healthcare organization and a health IT startup prove how effective the technology can be if implemented properly.

It was announced today that Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit healthcare organization, and iMPak Health, a joint venture of Swedish-based chip developer Cypak A.B have debuted their “SleepTrak sleep monitoring” offerings via  T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network.

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Verizon Launches HD Teleconferencing App For iPad/Smartphones Aimed Squarely at mHealth

We’ve talked a lot recently about what AT&T is doing in the mHealth space, but it looks like Verizon isn’t wasting any time either.  At the recent Verizon Developers Conference in Las Vegas, the nation’s largest wireless operator debuted a new mobile HD video conferencing tool for businesses — a tool aimed squarely at the mHealth market.

The tool, which includes an app called FuzeMeeting, allows users the ability to start multi-party HD video conferences from their smartphones and tablets.  The solution also allows you to collaborate with documents, video and images face-to-face while leveraging the speed of Verizon’s 4G LTE data network.   While the solution is applicable in a wide range of industries, healthcare comes to mind as the most prominent.  Medical staff can remotely access patient X-Rays, obtain live video consultation with doctors and instantly collaborate with a pool of experts through video conferencing, among many other use cases.

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