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mHealth Summit 2014: USAID Goes Orange for mHealth in Africa


mHealth Summit 2014: USAID Goes Orange for mHealth in Africa   USAID The U.S. Agency for International Development Orange Mobile Apps mHealth Summit 2014 mHealth news mHealth On Thursday, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and global telecommunications operator Orange announced a new alliance.

At the heart of the partnership is a passion for mHealth and a desire to bring its potential to new markets.

Together, the organizations pledge to work together to develop innovations in mobile health across Africa.
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New Red Cross App Aims to Increase Donor Frequency With Retail Rewards


New Red Cross App Aims to Increase Donor Frequency With Retail Rewards   retail Mobile Apps mobile marketing blood American Red Cross While the resounding majority of blood donors are both loyal and well-intentioned, the Red Cross still struggles with a 50% no-show rate for their scheduled blood donations.

In an effort to decrease the number of no-shows, and increase the frequency of donations, the Red Cross has launched a new mobile app, the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

The Red Cross’s other mobile apps focus primarily on first aid, as well as a variety of disaster preparedness and safety tips. But the new Red Cross Blood Donor App is designed to focus solely on donations.

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Mobile Phone Program Increases Muscle Strength and Reduces Inflammation in COPD Patients


Mobile Phone Program Increases Muscle Strength and Reduces Inflammation in COPD Patients   smartphones Mobile Apps COPD A home-based, individualized endurance exercise training program at an intended walking speed controlled by a pre-set tempo of music with the assistance of a mobile phone significantly improves exercise capacity, strength of limb muscles and a decrease in inflammation markers in patients with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).In this pilot clinical study conducted by researchers at a tertiary medical center in Taiwan, it was reported that all 12 patients in the mobile-phone group were still exercising 4 to 6 days per week at the end of the 6 months study, while only 7 of the 14 patients in control group reported regular walking at the end of study.

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FDA Yet to Review and Approve the Vast Majority of mHealth Apps


FDA Yet to Review and Approve the Vast Majority of mHealth Apps   Mobile Apps FDA App regulation Currently there are over 100,000 mHealth apps available for immediate download. The apps range from managing general health and fitness, to monitoring and recording vitals. While mHealth apps are designed to be preventative, proactive, and even utilized for treatment and care, only 1 out of every 1,000 mHealth apps has been approved by the FDA.

This is not to say that an app lacking approval is not going to help individuals to achieve their health goals, just that their claims have not been verified. What consumers must keep in mind, is that just because an app is placed on a reputable mobile or online store such as iTunes that iTunes makes no efforts to verify the validity of mHealth apps.

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New App Targets Childhood Obesity


New App Targets Childhood Obesity   Mobile Apps mHealth Kids Making Healthy Choices childhood obesity app Once again illustrating how mHealth isn’t the exclusive province of young adults and senior citizens, a new app is taking aim at a serious problem — an epidemic, some say — facing America’s youth.

Last week, child health advocate Merilee A. Kern announced the release of the “Kids Making Healthy Choices” App intended “to motivate and empower overweight and obese children to get, and stay, on a healthy track.”

Making the health app comprehensive in its nature, the program also supports and enables parents, teachers and other caregivers and educators with helpful resources.
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Health Apps Nourish iOS owners, Fitness Gets Workout on Android


Health Apps Nourish iOS owners, Fitness Gets Workout on Android   smartphones smartphone apps Mobile Apps iOS Android Health and fitness are two of the sweatiest categories of apps on smartphones. By sweatiest, we mean that apps that help people count calories, log meals, get fitness regimens, and more are really getting a workout by increasingly fit-conscious consumers.

But here’s the post-app rubdown: there’s a difference between Android and iPhone users.

Who knew? Opera Mediaworks, as it turns out. When the firm evaluated 500 million monthly ad impressions on more than 400 of its mobile ad platforms and apps, Opera Mediaworks concluded that iPhone users are more interested in health (62 percent vs. 58 percent for fitness), while Android users are more interested in fitness (39 percent vs. 30 percent).

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Enhanced eRx Features Land on iPad EHR


Enhanced eRx Features Land on iPad EHR    Mobile Apps mHealth iPatientCare EHR One of the earliest pioneers in mHealth is making headway with electronic prescriptions for iPad EHR.

iPatientCare announced Thursday the enhanced functionality for the ePrescribing / eRx in iPatientCare iPad EHR app.

The app is available on the App Store.
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