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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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Baby Boomers Seeking Online Help to Make Sense of Medicare Options


Baby Boomers Seeking Online Help to Make Sense of Medicare Options   Mobile Devices mHealth news mHealth medicare Center for Senior Benefits Making sense of Medicare may require the advice and counsel of experts.

Why?

Like everything in this day and age, every government program has its own specific requirements, rules, limitations, and stipulations.

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Apple Hires Honcho from Luxury Watch Brand Tag Heuer


Apple Hires Honcho from Luxury Watch Brand Tag Heuer   wearables Tag Heuer mobile tech Mobile Devices Apple news apple Apple execs are hiring luxury brand honchos so fast you’d think they were on the clock.

And now they are — so to speak.

The company just hired Patrick Pruniaux, vice president  of sales for high end watch company Tag Heuer. He’s joining Apple after seven years in the world of luxury timepieces. Pruniaux joins the firm just as talk of an iWatch has risen to a resounding chorus.

Sources cited by TechCrunch suggest that perhaps the move is one in a series that bolsters Apple’s future luxury market moves.

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More Attempting to Join Forces with The DoD for Joint Health Care Records


More Attempting to Join Forces with The DoD for Joint Health Care Records   mobile tech Mobile Devices mobile EHR DoD Department of Defense There is a multitude of benefits that come with adopting electronic health care records today. And unless this is your first visit to mHealthWatch, you’re likely very familiar with said benefits.

They increase efficiency, reduce the likelihood of misread charts, and sometimes make it easier for physicians to transfer medical records from one physician to the next. They key to that last part, is sometimes.

As a general rule, electronic documents are designed with the intent to increase access and efficiency. In order for this to occur within the healthcare world, the information needs to be easily transferable from one physician to the next. Not only do patient privacy regulations come into play, but so does compatibility.

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Google: No Plans to Become a Healthcare Company


Google: No Plans to Become a Healthcare Company   Sergey Brin mobile tech mobile health Mobile Devices Larry Page healthcare Google With mobile tech and telecommunications giants ranging from Apple to Verizon getting into the healthcare technology and mHealth fields, it’s understandable why Google has followed suit.

But don’t get the wrong idea. Google does not plan to become a healthcare company. Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page made that clear once again recently.

“Generally, health is just so heavily regulated,” Brin said at Vinod Khosla’s CEO summit. “It’s just a painful business to be in. It’s just not necessarily how I want to spend my time. Even though we do have some health projects, and we’ll be doing that to a certain extent. But I think the regulatory burden in the U.S. is so high that think it would dissuade a lot of entrepreneurs.”
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Where, Oh Where, Are Wearables Headed?


Where, Oh Where, Are Wearables Headed?   wearables wearable tech Mobile Devices The worldwide wearable computing market – the “wearables” business, as it’s widely known – is finally expanding beyond early adopter status to more functional and stylish lifestyle accessories that are making their way onto the pages of GQ and Shape as well as Computerworld and Wired.

So even though wearable devices are on the rise now, Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst James McQuivey predicted this week that by 2016, their functionality will be absorbed by other devices, such as smartphones and sensor-laden headphones, another possible reason Apple acquired Beats.

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Activity Trackers Dominate Smartwatch Sales


Activity Trackers Dominate Smartwatch Sales   smartwatches Mobile Devices activity trackers ABI Research Contrary to past reports on the unprecedented surging sales of smartwatches, it turns out that activity trackers are hotter commodities.

Citing data from ABI Research, MobileMarketingWatch reports that Activity Trackers actually dominated sales of wearable devices in Q1 2014, outselling much-hyped smartwatches by 4 to 1, with 2.35 million devices shipped.

Fitbit remains the market leader, with a majority share, but will face more competition in Q2 2014 and over the course of the year, especially with Samsung about to launch the hybrid Samsung Gear Fit.

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