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SoloHealth and eHealth Announce Strategic Partnership at Health2.0 Conference


SoloHealth and eHealth Announce Strategic Partnership at Health2.0 Conference   SoloHealth mobile health news Mobile 2.0 mHealth information mHealth ehealth Affordable Care Act On Tuesday, SoloHealth – a consumer-driven healthcare technology company – announced a new partnership with eHealth, Inc., parent company of eHealthInsurance.

The partnership was made official at the Health2.0 conference in San Francisco.

The nature of the partnership, MHW has learned, is to help expand consumer awareness and enrollment in individual, family and Medicare health insurance plans.

The partnership makes eHealth’s plan selection and comparison tools available, in selected geographies, to many of the more than 130,000 people who use the SoloHealth Stations every day across America. SoloHealth Station users will be able to easily explore their health insurance options via eHealthInsurance.com, the nation’s first and largest private online health insurance exchange.

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Mobile Health Care Apps Growing Fast in Number


Mobile Health Care Apps Growing Fast in Number   Health Leaders Media health apps ehealth apps The rate at which mobile health care apps are introduced into the app stores of the world is accelerating very quickly.

According to the latest industry data available, there are presently 31,000 health, fitness, and medical related apps on the market  today.

But not all are of value or potentially even safe. A new report from Health Leaders Media explores this persistent concern in the medical community.

“There are hundreds of apps that really work and are completely legitimate,” explains Mark Anderson, CEO of The AC Group, a healthcare IT consulting firm. “But there are also a lot of apps manufactured by snake oil salesmen who promote them with a lot of misleading information.”

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Connexient’s Digital Wayfinding Solution Admitted to Connecticut Hospital


Connexients Digital Wayfinding Solution Admitted to Connecticut Hospital   Saint Mary’s Hospital mobile health mHealth patient engagement solutions mHealth MediNav ehealth Connexient Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut has announced plans to implement MediNav, a new wayfinding and patient engagement application from Connexient.

A native smartphone and smartpad application optimized for navigating medical facilities, MediNav represents an innovative new brand of digital mapping capable of giving patients and visitors comprehensive indoor directions and a wealth of location based content.

This week, mHealthWatch caught up with Mark Green, CEO of Connexient, to discuss his company’s promising role in the rapidly expanding mHealth industry.

“The concept for MediNav – which was initially centered on the mapping and wayfinding aspects of the product – started developing several years ago, based on our 17 years of experience designing Wayfinding signage for hospitals, through our sister company, GDS Inc.,” Green says. “We started discussions with our clients 18 months ago and many of the key features that ultimately ended up in the released product came out of those dialogues.”

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eHealth in the Home: Critical for Care of Premature Infants?


eHealth in the Home: Critical for Care of Premature Infants?   Skype premature infants mobile Web mobile news mobile health mHealth ICT ehealth BioMed Central journal While digital and mobile health technologies continue to be deployed with haste among adult patient populations around the world, providing care and monitoring for infants through eHealth has been a more complicated and controversial practice.

A new study, however, is shedding light on the use of digital and mobile health resources for premature infants, particularly the babies that have already been released from the hospital.

The aim of the study, as highlighted in the BioMed Central journal, was to investigate whether the use of video conferencing or a web application improves parents’ satisfaction in taking care of a premature infant at home.

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GSMA Study: Mobile Operators Have Growing Opportunity in $23B mHealth Market


GSMA Study: Mobile Operators Have Growing Opportunity in $23B mHealth Market   wireless carriers mobile operators mobile healthcare market mobile healthcare mobile health study mobile health research mobile health market mobile health mhealth study mHealth market mHealth GSMA study GSMA market research GSMA ehealth In a new study produced and published by the GSMA recently, it was revealed that the market for mobile health services will be valued at more than $23 billion by 2017 — with opportunities for mobile operators around the world to capitalize on the demand growing by the day.

In its new study entitled “Integrating Healthcare: The Role and Value of Mobile Operators in eHealth,” the GSMA looks at how the connectivity between individuals and healthcare practitioners can be improved by providing the “means and incentive for healthcare to occur over the mobile channel,” and the role mobile operators have in making and improving those connections.

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ActiveCare Acquires 4G Biometrics to Boost Diabetes Management Solutions


ActiveCare Acquires 4G Biometrics to Boost Diabetes Management Solutions   remote patient monitoring remote monitoring providers patient monitoring mobile healthcare mobile health mHealth insurance healthcare providers health providers health insurers health insurance ehealth disease management digital health diabetes management Diabetes chronic care management bluetooth medical devices Bluetooth ActiveCare 4G Biometrics It’s been announced that ActiveCare, a provider of telehealth and Personal Emergency Response (PER) solutions has entered an agreement to acquire 4G Biometrics — a company who’s technology helps healthcare and insurance providers, as well as employers, manage risk and reduce costs associated with employees diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes management, and chronic care management in general, remains a huge issue that mobile and digital technologies are aiming to streamline.  Diabetes trails only cardiovascular disease as the most expensive disease to treat.  4G Biometrics helps people with Diabetes manage their disease and avoid acute events that cost healthcare and insurance providers millions of dollars per year by providing near-real-time blood glucose monitoring through Bluetooth-enabled devices.  When specific data points with any irregularities are spotted, the information is instantly communicated to individuals/care providers based on profiles defined by medical providers.

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NYC-based Digital Health Accelerator “StartUp Health” Formally Opens its Doors


NYC based Digital Health Accelerator StartUp Health Formally Opens its Doors   StartUp Health mobile healthcare mobile health mHealth health and wellness electronic health ehealth digital health accelerator digital health B2C health market The long-awaited and anticipated digital health accelerator “StartUp Health” has officially launched it’s Website and opened its doors in New York City.

The new initiative has the bold aim of cultivating over 1,000 digital health startups over the next ten years, which it hopes will generate more than 100,000 jobs.  StartUp Health is chaired by Jerry Levin, former Chairman of TimeWarner.  Levin’s co-founders, Steven H. Krein and Unity Stoakes, founded OrganizedWisdom together, which is a so-called “digital doctor’s office” and patient portal, among other ventures.

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