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Report: Expecting Mothers Are Avid Online and Mobile Healthcare Shoppers


Report: Expecting Mothers Are Avid Online and Mobile Healthcare Shoppers   women shopping pregnant online HealthSparq healthcare According to a new report from HealthSpraq, the latest industry data shows the most frequent shoppers by Pacific Northwest residents in healthcare are not just women, who are known leaders in healthcare, but expecting mothers.

In the new report, the most frequent searched medical treatments were related to labor and delivery. Not surprisingly, 88% of the searches were made by women.

“We’re seeing expecting mothers use information on the cost and quality of medical procedures that’s never been available to them before to make informed decisions about where and how to have their children,” says HealthSparq President Scott Decker.

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The Future of Healthcare Points to Telemedicine


The Future of Healthcare Points to Telemedicine   telemedicine healthcare The future of healthcare, experts say, lies in telemedicine. And with the advances of telemedicine, telehealth, and mHealth options, more and more patients are meeting with their doctors vie video consultations.

Telemedicine brings an unprecedented degree of ease, accessibility, and convenience to healthcare. It offers care without the hassle of going to the office or be available for immediate, but not emergency, care. 

Daniel Gilbert is the president and CEO of CloudVisit, which offers a simple process for getting started using telemedicine. Gilbert, understandably, is a big believer in telemedicine. His company provides options for those looking to get their feet wet in telemedicine or those who want to jump right in.

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Doing Health Care Better Will Involve Using Data Better


Doing Health Care Better Will Involve Using Data Better   Mozenda healthcare data healthcare data Huge changes are ahead in healthcare. From the Affordable Care Act to new service models to advances in health and fitness technology, the field is definitely in a growth and change mode.

One critical dynamic involves what is known as “big data.” Unlike the smaller bits and pieces of information healthcare providers have always amassed on patients and outcomes, big data has the potential to aggregate the kinds of information that can be truly informative for all stakeholders: consumers, physicians, healthcare companies, and businesses.

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Visionaries Need Apply: Aetna Foundation Launches Challenge to Fund Innovative ‘Real World Results’ Health Technologies


Visionaries Need Apply: Aetna Foundation Launches Challenge to Fund Innovative Real World Results Health Technologies   mobile health mHealth news mHealth innovation healthcare grants Dr. Garth Graham Aetna Foundation Aetna 2014 mHealth Summit Where have all the visionaries gone?

One thing’s for sure: many of them are in Washington, D.C. this week for the 2014 mHealth Summit.

A highlight for mHealthWatch was an interview with Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation, whose organization has just presented a major challenge to health technology companies everywhere.

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Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Backed


Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Backed   telemedicine Interstate Medical Licensure Compact healthcare Recently at the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting, a special compact designed to “facilitate a speedier medical licensure process with fewer administrative burdens for physicians seeking licensure in multiple states” received the support of the nation’s physicians with the adoption of a new policy.

The model legislation was developed by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). Under the policy, AMA will work with interested medical associations, the FSMB, and stakeholders to ensure quick adoption of an Interstate Medical Licensure Commission.

Currently, at least 10 state medical boards have adopted the compact, notes AMA-Wire.

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Wearable Technology Report Shows Spending will Grow from $9 billion in 2014 to $218 Billion in 2019


Wearable Technology Report Shows Spending will Grow from $9 billion in 2014 to $218 Billion in 2019   wearables sports healthcare fitness electronics communications It’s a win for wearables. New research suggests that global spending on wearable devices will surge from $9 billion in 2014 to reach $218 billion in 2019.

That’s huge.

The stats on the prospective future come from a new report from Research and Markets entitled “Wearable Technology in Industry Verticals 2014 – 2019.”

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Consumers Warm to Healthcare Wearables, But Have Concerns About Price and Privacy


Consumers Warm to Healthcare Wearables, But Have Concerns About Price and Privacy   wearables Mobile Devices healthcare tech healthcare Wearable mobile technology has seen a steady growth trajectory, with corporations including Apple, Google, and Sony goosing the market for a slew of sophisticated new products.

Will consumers get on board? Are user needs being met by the products under development?

A new survey by PwC provides some insight.

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