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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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More Employers Now Have Access to Doctor On Demand


More Employers Now Have Access to Doctor On Demand    telemedicine mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth Doctor on Demand Castlight Health On Thursday, representatives for Castlight Health, Inc. informed mHealthWatch that Doctor On Demand’s Video Visits with board-certified physicians are now available through Castlight’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud to employers that work with both companies.

“Castlight empowers large businesses to understand and control healthcare spending and enables employees and families to make informed choices with a clear understanding of costs and likely outcomes,” the provided statement reads.

If you’re not familiar, Doctor On Demand lets employees quickly receive non-urgent medical care for minor ailments or injuries from their homes and offices.
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Microsoft Poised to Announce First Wearable Device


Microsoft Poised to Announce First Wearable Device   wearables mobile tech Mobile Devices Microsoft mHealth Rumor has it that Microsoft is about to get a leg — or, perhaps, wrist — up on Apple in the wearables market.

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.

Not surprisingly, Microsoft is now among the companies purportedly eager to cut into Apple’s tangible momentum before Apple Watch rolls out.

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SeeChange Health Partners With Doctor On Demand


SeeChange Health Partners With Doctor On Demand   telemedicine SeeChange Health mobile news Mobile Devices mHealth Doctor on Demand According to details shared with mHealthWatch in recent days by the partnering companies, SeeChange Health has just confirmed its integration with Doctor On Demand.

Doctor On Demand’s “convenient and affordable” telemedicine services will be offered to member employers.

The solutions can help employers improve utilization rates for telemedicine using a social-behavioral economics engine, engaging people to choose the most effective, lowest cost healthcare option at the right time through various incentives and rewards.

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The Promise of Mobile Tech in Focus During Flu Season


The Promise of Mobile Tech in Focus During Flu Season   mobile tech Mobile Devices mHealth flu vaccine flu season app According to a recent report by the CDC, from 1976 to 2006, between 3,000 and 49,000 people have died every year due to complications from the flu.

People 18 to 64 years of age accounted for nearly two-thirds of all flu-related hospitalizations and deaths in last year’s H1N1 epidemic.

Of course, flu outbreaks and death are nothing new. During the 1918 pandemic, more than 500 million people worldwide were infected and between 50 and 100 million died- nearly 5% of the planet’s population.

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mHealth Market on the Move: Home Monitoring for Elderly


mHealth Market on the Move: Home Monitoring for Elderly   telemedicine remote patient monitoring Mobile Devices Elderly Digital Life package ABI Research According to a new report from ABI Research, over the next five years a new generation of elderly home care services will drive wearable device shipments to more than 44 million by 2019 (that’s up from 6 million in 2013).

Shipments of wearable devices linked to elderly care systems will more than double in 2014 from the previous year.

Tech-savvy families are turning to home monitoring solutions to make sure that their aging family member’s safety and wellness are being monitored. Niche players including BeClose, GrandCare Systems, and others have emerged to capitalize on a combination of market demand and the potential to leverage connected devices and systems.

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Stat Doctors Not Trying to Replace ER, But Bring Timely Care to Mobile


Stat Doctors Not Trying to Replace ER, But Bring Timely Care to Mobile   telemedicine stat doctors Mobile Devices mobile mHealth Stat Doctors, a company that uses the telemedicine services of board-certified emergency physicians, is expanding its technology platform to now include mobile apps and home-grown electronic medical record.

There is a high cost for emergency room visits, according to Healthcare Informatics, and most ER visits are for minor conditions that can be diagnosed and treated virtually. Stat Doctor’s services are not meant to replace the ER or primary physician. Its focus is on treating minor conditions – allergies, rashes, sinusitis, or sport injuries.

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