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Thriving Health App Developer Acquired by Welltok


Thriving Health App Developer Acquired by Welltok   Welltok Mindbloom mHealth apps mHealth Health App Developer mHealthWatch learned this week that Welltok – a company focused on health optimization – is proceeding with an acquisition of Mindbloom, a leading health app developer.

Seattle-based Mindbloom, a mobile health company, will help to “expand Welltok’s capabilities to deliver engaging, interactive mobile experiences through its CaféWell Health Optimization Platform.”

The platform is designed to allow consumers anytime, anywhere access to health programs, content, applications and communities.

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Lawmakers Fighting to Keep FDA Out of mHealth


Lawmakers Fighting to Keep FDA Out of mHealth   USA Today mobile health news mobile health mHealth news mHealth apps FDA Two prominent federal lawmakers are going public in their fight to keep the FDA from fiddling too much in the mHealth space.

Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Angus King (I-Maine) published an unapologetic op-ed in the pages of USA Today this week, urging the creation of a new, less intrusive framework for FDA oversight.
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Why mHealth Focuses on Extreme Diseases in Wealthy Nations


Why mHealth Focuses on Extreme Diseases in Wealthy Nations   mHealth apps mHealth Journal of Medical Internet Researchs mHealth and uHealth disease The vast majority of mHealth apps available in high-income regions today are dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis of, and regulation of extremely harmful and even deadly diseases. Conversely, there is by comparison a veritable shortage of apps dealing with the diseases that chiefly affect low-income countries.

A recent study conducted by the Journal of Medical Internet Research’s mHealth and uHealth revealed that, statistically, there are far more apps concerned with the diseases that plague rich countries, and very few that deal with the diseases that are most common in impoverished countries.

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More Than 40% of Europeans Approve of Mobile Health Apps


More Than 40% of Europeans Approve of Mobile Health Apps   United Kingdom PMLiVE mobile health apps mHealth news mHealth apps mHealth Europe applications PMLiVE recently published a report by research agency Bryter asking Europeans if they really want mobile apps and services to help them better understand themselves and their health.

More than 1,100 Europeans in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Belgium were polled.  Bryter sought to discover whether mobile is at the center of European life when it comes to medication, health, exercise, and shopping.

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Mobile Health Meets Mobile Advertising


Mobile Health Meets Mobile Advertising   Tapjoy mobile health Mobile Devices Mobile Apps mobile applications mobile advertising mHealth partnership mHealth apps mHealth iOS Android Alpha Trainer mHealthWatch was privy to a sneak peek at a new partnership confirmed publicly this morning by the team at Tapjoy, a thriving young mobile advertising network capable of reaching as many as 435 million mobile users monthly.

Nido Labs, creator of Alpha Trainer, one of the top-grossing fitness apps available, and Tapjoy will begin offering consumers a new way to get advanced 14-week workout programs directly to their mobile device.

The goal? Help users stay in shape and on budget.

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mHealth Raises Blood Pressure at CES 2014


mHealth Raises Blood Pressure at CES 2014   smartphones QardioArm mobile health news mHealth apps mHealth Consumer Electronics Show CES 2014 CES With so much excitement on the convention floor in Las Vegas this week for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, it’s a good thing a host of new mobile-ready blood pressure monitors are making waves with their presence at the show – the most impressive of which has to be QardioArm.

mHealthWatch learned Tuesday that Qardio – a technology company focused on heart health and health tracking capabilities – is launching the QardioArm, a smartphone-compatible blood pressure monitor.

“QardioArm is a smart blood pressure monitor that connects wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet,” the company says, explaining how it is controlled through an app, which automatically tracks your measurements and uploads them to a dedicated cloud service where it can be shared with your family, friends or doctors.

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mHealth Market Catching Fire in China


mHealth Market Catching Fire in China   mobile tech mobile healthcare in China mobile health mHealth apps mHealth China Innovative and forward-looking mHealth technologies and applications are not the exclusive province of North America and Europe. In fact, Asia – like Africa – is fast-becoming a major hub for mobile health applications, proving once again how fertile the global landscape truly is for mobile health technologies.

According to a new report published this week by the China-Britain Business Council, China’s mHealth market will grow rapidly over the next three years. By 2017, it is estimated that China will be the world’s second largest market for mHealth, trailing only the United States.
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