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WellDoc, Samsung and Ontario Telemedicine Network Focusing on Canadian Diabetics


WellDoc, Samsung and Ontario Telemedicine Network Focusing on Canadian DiabeticsRecently, the team at digital health technology company WellDoc announced the launch of an innovative demonstration program with Samsung Electronics in Ontario, Canada through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).

According to a statement to the media from WellDoc, the goal of the program is to demonstrate the clinical and economic value of integrating a clinically proven self-management tool and lifestyle tracking into the type 2 diabetes treatment standard of care.

The program will include a minimum of 300 people living with type 2 diabetes who will receive a prescription of BlueStar-S from their healthcare provider.
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Livongo Health, Liaison Technologies Team Up to Fight Diabetes


Livongo Health, Liaison Technologies Team Up to Fight DiabetesLiaison Technologies, a formidable leader in cloud-based integration and data management offerings, tells mHealthWatch that its ALLOY Health platform has been tapped by Livongo Health.

The reason, we’re told, is “to  speed adoption of Livongo’s chronic condition health management program.”

All told, Liaison’s ALLOY Health platform will help integrate and normalize the exchange of patient information between Livongo and client health systems, making implementation easier and faster.
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Following The Overwhelming Success Of Diabetes Helper, HelpAround, Inc. Launches New App ‘Alert’


Following The Overwhelming Success Of Diabetes Helper, HelpAround, Inc. Launches There New App AlertAlert is a new app by HelpAround, Inc. designed to provide those who struggle with chronic health conditions emergency access to help when it is needed most. The app is compatible with Apple iOS HealthKit, and designed to send instant alerts regarding blood glucose. Unlike their first app Diabetes Helpers, Alert is designed for a wider range of health concerns.

“With Diabetes Helpers, we saw thousands of strangers stepping up to help each other, but we also learned how much fear our users cope with,” said Yishai Knobel, HelpAround founder and CEO. “We recognized that in times of trouble it is imperative for anyone to be able to easily reach the most trusted people in their lives.”

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Glooko Gets Props for Latest Integration


Glooko Gets Props for Latest IntegrationGlooko Inc. has just announced the integration of activity, weight, and blood pressure data from leading wearable activity and biometric monitors such as Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone, Moves, RunKeeper, Strava, and Withings,  into its mobile, software service diabetes remote monitoring and population management platform.

Data can be “correlated and visualized against the verified blood glucose readings that Glooko currently liberates from more than 30 popular blood glucose meters using its MeterSync Blue technology.”

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Diabetes Mobile Apps Not Making the Cut?


Diabetes Mobile Apps Not Making the CutA recent study about mobile apps developed to help diabetics find that a majority of apps lack some of the most important features required to achieve their stated objectives.

These apps in question are designed to perform instantaneous vision checks but the study has found that they functionality falls short of what diabetics really need. This is disappointing, as apps are known to help improve patient engagement and the patients themselves have expressed enthusiasm over these apps.

The main problem is that the tracking and monitoring of diabetic retinopathy (sight reduction), cannot be accurately monitored using some of these apps.

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Texting to Help Diabetic Teens


Texting to Help Diabetic TeensTargeting the generation that is most comfortable and familiar with mobile technology is definitely the best way to bring mobile healthcare to the forefront of the nation’s mind. One way this is being done today is through a project spearheaded by Montefiore Medical Center, which allows doctors or other healthcare professionals to text diabetic teenagers pre-operative care alerts before a major surgery.

The teenagers wear a monitoring device and information from that device is then relayed back to the healthcare team, which can then send a message to the teenager in case they need to make an adjustment to their diet or other action in order to be prepared for an operation or other invasive procedure.

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Today’s Leading mHealth Solutions May Cut Healthcare Costs for Diabetic Care


Today's Leading mHealth Solutions May Cut Healthcare Costs for Diabetic CareIn recent years, mHealthWatch has covered countless mobile, desktop, and other web-based platforms for diabetic care and health management. But already in 2014, we’re seeing some of the most promising results to date with regard to the utility of mHealth solutions.

According to a peer-reviewed publication in the March issue of U.S. Endocrinology, the use of a mobile healthcare solution for monitoring diabetes resulted in a $3,300 per person annual reduction in employee healthcare costs.

The overall savings to the employer represent more than five times the cost of the monitoring program, an unprecedented return on investment in the employee health and disease management industry.

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