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New App Analyzes, Better Utilizes Data from Wearables


New App Analyzes, Better Utilizes Data from Wearables   wearables Nudge Coach Mobile Devices mHealth healthcare data data analysis Nudge, a leading health and fitness app, recently launched what’s being called the industry’s first HIPAA-compliant tool that lets health professionals analyze data from an individual’s health and sports wearable device.

Nudge Coach is a web-based platform that provides tailored feedback from the analyzed data to serve up helpful advice and support in areas of detected concern. The platform even contains a private-messaging tool that enables the health professional to communicate with users immediately to offer feedback in real-time.

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Saving Sight Worldwide: iPad App Used for Visual Field Screenings


Saving Sight Worldwide: iPad App Used for Visual Field Screenings   visualFields Visual Field Screenings tablet Mobile Devices IPad app American Academy of Ophthalmology The new – and free — visualFields app for the iPad is making it possible to perform visual field screenings in remote areas of the world.

A study was recently conducted in Nepal to assess the ability of the low-cost program for the iPad to perform visual screenings. In Nepal, access to medical equipment is limited and carrying equipment through the mountains is difficult. Fortunately, the iPad is small and less expensive than other equipment.

Andrew Iwach, MD, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, tells Medscape that “these are solutions and tools that we can use today; they can be used internationally; they can be used remotely.” He says their presence can be leveraged for general health as well.

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Apple’s Plans for Fitbit Remain Murky


Apples Plans for Fitbit Remain Murky   mobile health news mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth HealthKit CNET Apple Store apple Two months ago, Apple lifted the veil on its inaugural smartwatch. But with no immediate plans to launch Apple Watch (we’re still told that “early 2015″ is when the wearable device will reach consumers) Apple has continued to sell competing products.

But not online.
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Success of Chinese Health App Gets Global Attention


Success of Chinese Health App Gets Global Attention   mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth app China app The app may be native to China, but it is generating headlines around the world today.

Chunyu Yisheng, a Chinese mobile app, is connecting patients with physicians and has more than 30 million users who have used the app to reach over 40,000 physicians.

According to details first shared by iMedicalAps, this particular app has raised over $50 million in funding, making it one of the most successful healthcare startups.

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Enterprise Technology Giants to Change mHealth


Enterprise Technology Giants to Change mHealth   mobile tech Mobile Devices mHealth healthcare IT EMR Though Doctors and nurses have been fans of mobile devices for some time, hospitals have done very little to integrate the use of such devices into clinical workflow or make sure they are used appropriately, according to a new report from Healthcare Dive.

For example, hospitals seemed to disregard the HIPPA-violating texting that was occurring until vendors pointed out the problem.

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Microsoft Makes it Official: New Cross-Platform Fitness Band Launching Today


Microsoft Makes it Official: New Cross Platform Fitness Band Launching Today   mobile tech Mobile Devices Microsoft Band Apple Watch The rumor mill got another one right.

Less than two weeks ago, mHealthWatch first reported that Microsoft was planning to plant its flag in the wearables market before Apple.

Although Apple unveiled its first smartwatch called Apple Watch last month at its high-profile media event, we are still months away from product launch.
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Which Industries Are Poised to Win the Future of Wearables?


Which Industries Are Poised to Win the Future of Wearables?   wearables Mobile Devices healthcare There are still some folks around who remember outhouses and manual typewriters. But fewer and fewer, to be honest.

Now we’re in the zoom era of technological innovation. In the last decade, the reach of digital media has been staggering. First it was smartphones that revamped our lives. Next up? Wearables.

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, about 130 million wearable devices will be sold by 2018.

Connected gadgets could change our lives, our health, our habits.

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