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Allegheny Valley Hospital Implements Telemedicine


Allegheny Valley Hospital Implements Telemedicine   tablets smartphones paramedics Mobile Devices According to WESA, Allegheny Valley Hospital has implemented telemedicine practices by allowing paramedics response units to use iPads to connect patients to physicians by video.

“Our hopes are that it will result in a more aggressive treatment plan in the field, direct the patient to the most appropriate hospital based on their condition or injury, and the final result is that we have higher survival rates,” said Jeff Polana, director of pre-hospital operations for Allegheny Valley Hospital. He adds that the new visual and audio connection between patients and physicians eliminates many problems paramedics and EMT’s faced before.

Gary Cockroft, paramedic, said that “Paramedics were often limited by their ability to describe patient symptoms over the phone and had a hard time conveying just how serious conditions were. Now that the physician’s able to see the patient, they can decide for themselves how great the symptoms are.”

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CarePass to be Phased Out


CarePass to be Phased Out   Mobile Devices mHealth health data management Aetna Last year Aetena launched their CarePass consumer website and mobile solution as part of its “What’s Your Healthy?” national campaign. However, the insurer has decided to phase out CarePass by the end of 2014.

“At this time, we have decided to make no further investments in the CarePass platform,” said Cynthia Michener, spokeswoman for Aetna. Current CarePass users will still have access to the platform for the time being and until its planned closing at the end of the year.

CarePass was designed for users to create, track, and achieve their health goals as well as featured a catalog of more than 20 health apps.

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mHealth App Reduces Fatigue and Improves Sleep and Healthy Behavior in Pilots


mHealth App Reduces Fatigue and Improves Sleep and Healthy Behavior in Pilots   Mobile Devices mHealth app mHealth fatigue apps app According to a study published this week by Dutch researchers in Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, the MORE Energy mHealth intervention led to reduction in fatigue and improvement in health-related behavior (physical activity and snacking behavior) and sleep (sleep quality) in 502 pilots of an international airline, potentially increasing pilot performance capability and aircraft safety. The randomized 6-month study compared minimal intervention with actionable and tailored advice through MORE Energy App. The authors concluded that customized advice through an App might be an effective strategy to help employees cope with irregular working hours that disrupt normal circadian rhythms.

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Why Android Should Be a Higher Priority for mHealth App Developers


Why Android Should Be a Higher Priority for mHealth App Developers   smartphones Mobile Devices mHealth app mHealth developers Global mHealth app developers and service providers may want to make Android a higher priority.

According to a new report from IDC, the worldwide smartphone market is on fire. In the second quarter of this year, 300 million units shipped for the first time ever — a milestone quarter, says the IDC, and a landmark achievement for the smartphone industry.

“Android was the primary driver with its vendor partners shipping a total of 255.3 million Android-based smartphones in 2Q14, up 33.3% year over year,” the report summary reads.

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Fast Wi-Fi Comes to University of Miami Health System


Fast Wi Fi Comes to University of Miami Health System   Wi Fi University of Miami Health System Mobile Devices Aruba Networks With the rising need for access to health records via mobile devices comes an increased need for Wi-Fi at hospitals and medical facilities everywhere. Still, some of the paramount concerns that medical facilities face with regard to Wi-Fi are related to connectivity issues and security.

It is for these reasons that large medical facilities must seek out service providers beyond general internet and Wi-Fi providers.

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Apple’s iWatch Release Date Leaked?


Apples iWatch Release Date Leaked?   wearables Tech Mobile Devices mobile iWatch apple It’s the hottest rumor in wearables — Apple’s iWatch is nearly ready for launch.

And if the findings in a new report surfacing Wednesday morning are accurate, many of you will have the iWatch on your wrist by the time Thanksgiving dinner is served.

Citing sources close to Apple’s European retail channel, NativeMobile is reporting that Apple’s iWatch launch will take place November 14th.
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Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and Acquisitions


Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and Acquisitions   mobile tech mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth news merger healthcare IT health IT business Berkery Noyes Business is picking up across the health IT space today in terms of the rampant growth in mergers and acquisitions during the first six months of 2016.

Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, recently published its mid-year acquisitions trend report for the Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology Industry.

Total deal volume increased 18 percent since second half 2013, the report summary reads.

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