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The Mobile Future of Health in Focus at December’s mHealth Summit

The Mobile Future of Health in Focus at December’s mHealth SummitThe state of the art in mobile connectedness, mobile health technologies, mobile health devices, and more will be hot topics of discussion at the upcoming mHealth Summit.

Set for December 7-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C., the summit is a must-attend for managers, marketers, and manufacturers in the mobile healthcare marketplace.

And once again this year, mHealthWatch will be in attendance at the largest mobile health event in the world to speak with the providers, leaders, and influencers in mobile and connected health from all different stages of the mobile transition.

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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories

mHealth The Week’s Top StoriesHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this past week.

According to new report from Accenture, startup funding for digital healthcare is expected to double in the U.S. from $3.5 billion in 2014 to $6.5 billion in 2017.

With nearly half of all Americans said to be “fearful” about the potential spread of Ebola, new efforts and partnerships are taking shape to not only ease minds at home, but to combat the spread of Ebola abroad.

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China Using eHealth to Fix Healthcare

China Using eHealth to Fix HealthcareAccording to a new report from Reuters, while the U.S. and Europe already have wide use and application of digital healthcare, China is just beginning to use eHealth to connect developed health services in large cities to its rural communities where medical resources and quality of care are spread unequally.

Patients in rural areas must often travel hundreds of miles to see a specialist in a large city.

With eHealth, doctors can use a central “operation room” to diagnose and treat patients in another location by using a live video feed and software that shares patient scans and files to aid specialist consultation.

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SoloHealth and eHealth Announce Strategic Partnership at Health2.0 Conference

SoloHealth and eHealth Announce Strategic Partnership at Health2.0 ConferenceOn 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

mhealthThe 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

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?

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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