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mobileStorm Sadly Fires Most of Its Employees, Happily Rehires Them for New Healthcare-Focused Spin-Off


mobileStorm Sadly Fires Most of Its Employees, Happily Rehires Them for New Healthcare Focused Spin Off   mPulse Mobile mobileStorm mobile tech mobile healthcare Mobile Devices With over 70 percent of Americans carrying smartphones with them everywhere they go and more Americans accessing the Internet via mobile than personal computers, companies must have a mobile strategy and technology platform partners to execute the strategy. This shift is even more critical to the healthcare industry, which is now onboarding millions of more consumers due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The application of mobile communications strategies in this industry will have a tremendous impact to multi-hundred-billion-dollar problems, such as diabetes, medication adherence and high patient remittance rates.

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For Now, Fitness Devices Will Dominate the Wearables Market


For Now, Fitness Devices Will Dominate the Wearables Market   wearables smartwatches Mobile Devices Uh oh, Apple! It looks like smartwatches aren’t set to be the hottest tech in wearables for at least a few more years.

A new report by Juniper Research indicates that fitness wearables in-use will almost triple by 2018, compared to an estimated 19 million in-use devices this year.

“Juniper expects fitness to remain the dominant wearables segment until that time, driven by intuitive use cases and lower retail prices,” the report summary explains. “However, the broader appeal of smart watches will mean that they will be used more frequently in later years.”
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Internet Security Guru Tapped for mHealth Summit Panels


Internet Security Guru Tapped for mHealth Summit Panels   security software solutions provider Mobile Devices mHealth news mHealth ESET mHealthWatch was informed Tuesday by the team at ESET, a security software solutions provider, that Stephen Cobb, senior security researcher at the firm, will be participating on two panels at the mHealth Summit.

The Summit takes place in Washington, D.C., December 7 – 11.

ESET’s announcement underscores the growing importance of security and cutting-edge solutions and services designed to shore up privacy and controls in the digital healthcare market.
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SXSW Adds Health Track to Festival Lineup


SXSW Adds Health Track to Festival Lineup   technology SXSW Mobile Devices mHealth healthcare IT According to Austin’s Business Journal, the annual South By Southwest convention is adding a new medical technology track of programming to the SXSW Interactive side of its spring festival which will be held next March.

The SX Health and MedTech Expo will be based out of the new JW Marriott Hotel will feature more than 40 panels and presentations and 60 exhibiting companies from around the world. Sessions for the health technology track will focus on areas such as 3-D bioprinting, biometrics and identity, the economic potential of the digital health industry, and the use of big data for health purposes.

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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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Qstream Mobile Platform Touts ‘ECG Challenge’


Qstream Mobile Platform Touts ECG Challenge    Qstream mobile tech Mobile Devices mHealth news mHealth ECG Challenge mHealthWatch was recently briefed by Qstream, maker of mobile software that aims to  expand health care professionals’ skills, recently rolled out the Boston-area “ECG Challenge.”

So far, the challenge has grown to include more than 1,300 residents in internal and emergency medicine at nine teaching hospitals nationwide.

Using any smartphone, tablet or mobile device, participants compete for points on the leader board based on their responses to brief, scenario-based challenges designed to strengthen their ECG diagnostic skills while fundamentally improving patient outcomes.

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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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