Tag Archive | "Mobile Devices"

Fruit Street Health Picks New Partner for Wearables, Mobile Push


Fruit Street Health Picks New Partner for Wearables, Mobile PushmHealthWatch has learned that Fruit Street Health has tapped Validic’s digital health platform to access more than 175 wearable devices and applications into its telehealth software, personal health record and HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform.

If you’re not familiar, Fruit Street licenses its telehealth software to private practice healthcare providers and health systems.

This arrangement, the company explains, enables said providers and health systems to do HIPAA-compliant video consultations in addition to monitoring the lifestyles of their patients with wearable devices and mobile applications.
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Android-Owning Patients Can Now Use TouchCare Tool


Android-Owning Patients Can Now use TouchCare ToolTouchCare is out with another product update that should make Android users happy.

The update in question makes it even easier for physicians, healthcare providers and their patients “to use their smartphones to quickly and easily connect for remote video calls anytime, anywhere.”

And now, that includes iOS as well as Android users.
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Fitbit to the Rescue? Northwestern University Medicine to Launch Tracking Study of Spine Surgery Recovery


Fitbit to the Rescue Northwestern University Medicine to Launch Tracking Study of Spine Surgery RecoveryIt’s a study that could tell surgeons a lot about what happens to people both before and after minimally invasive spine surgery.

Using Fitbit trackers, Zachary Smith, MD, an assistant professor in Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University, will soon launch a study to monitor patient physical activity.

It’s designed to help doctors better predict recovery times for patients who undergo the spine surgery.

“During the four weeks before a surgery and for six months afterward, the Fitbits will capture personal data on a patient’s steps and activity levels,” according to a university release.

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Smart Wearables All the Rage at Mobile World Congress 2015


Smart Wearables All the Rage at Mobile World Congress 2015Apple is nowhere to be found in Barcelona, but there are more players in the fast emerging smart watch space than the forthcoming Apple Watch.

This week at MWC 2015, for example, the world got its first look at Huawei Watch — the world’s first smartwatch with a “timeless design that is smart within.”

So what does that mean exactly?
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Mobile Capabilities May Soon Be Commonplace in the Doc’s Office


Mobile Capabilities May Soon Be Commonplace in the Doc's OfficeOn Thursday, the team at Orca Health — a digital health company — told mHealthWatch that they’ve updated their point-of-care software to enhance its popular 3D content and introduce new tools to “meet the evolving landscape of technology and legislation in healthcare.”

Orca Health has been enjoying ample growth of late. In the last year, the firm says, its platform has been used by more than 62,000 active providers each month.

The firm believes its tools have increased patient retention, patient satisfaction and clinical efficiencies.
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Why mHealth Features of Apple Watch Were Scaled Back


mHealth Features of Apple Watch Scaled Back at the Last MinuteA new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Apple may have been compelled to scale back a number of possible features that would have been offered on the forthcoming Apple Watch.

Due to unreliable and inconsistent performance, the features in question were yanked at the last minute before Apple Watch was formally unveiled last fall.

Apple Watch is expected to ship in April.
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CVS/pharmacy Touches Up Top-Rated Mobile App


CVS pharmacy Touches Up Top-Rated Mobile AppCVS/pharmacy, some of its most devoted customers argue, has raised the bar in mobile with its popular iOS and Android applications.

But that high praise hasn’t stopped the retail pharmacy giant from seeking to make a good thing even better.

This week, CVS/pharmacy announced its mobile app has undergone a complete transformation, with new features and an improved look and feel.
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