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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories


mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories   mHealth news mHealth Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this past week.

The state of the art in mobile connectedness, mobile health technologies, mobile health devices, and more will be hot topics of discussion at the upcoming mHealth Summit.

U.S. based companies and tech behemoths like Google and Facebook may not be universally welcomed with open arms… but progress is being made.

For years, people needing dermatology care have been experiencing the same problem as those looking to see their family practitioners – an absurdly long wait for an appointment.

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More Telemedicine Kiosks Planned for Ohio


More Telemedicine Kiosks Planned for Ohio   telemedicine mobile health news mHealth kiosk HealthSpot Throughout 2014, mHealthWatch has repeatedly chronicled the expansion of telemedicine kiosks in small, regional markets across the U.S.

As 2015 looms large on the horizon, Ohio is shaping up to be one of the most welcoming of places for telemedicine kiosks, thanks once again to Rite Aid.

According to the Washington Post, the venerable pharmacy retail chain will, over the first quarter of 2015, install in-store telemedicine kiosks (in select Ohio stores) where customers can video-chat with physicians about simple medical concerns such as colds, flus, skin conditions, earaches and allergies. They will even be able to use Wi-Fi-enabled stethoscopes and other devices to measure vital signs.

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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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Google Making mHealth Progress in China


Google Making mHealth Progress in China   smartphones mobile health mHealth news mHealth Google China Android U.S. based companies and tech behemoths like Google and Facebook may not be universally welcomed with open arms… but progress is being made.

In China, Google’s fitness application – Google Fit — has made an enormous splash, securing China as its most-successful market since being released, according to a recent report from Bloomberg.

In June, Google unveiled its “Google Fit Platform,” a software suite that connects compatible apps and Android Wear devices, allowing a user to track activity and fitness data. Google Fit tracks activity, collects data from other apps and external hardware, and connects to health-monitoring devices.

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New App Uses ‘Rewards’ to Monitor Mood Disorders


New App Uses ‘Rewards’ to Monitor Mood Disorders   ThriveTracker mobile health app mHealth iOS depression Bipolar app Adrian Cunning’s startup, ThriveStreams, has released its first product, according to CNET.

The newly released app takes a gamified approach to mood tracking for those with conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder. Cunning was diagnosed as bipolar in 2002 and has said that his own battle with the disorder inspired him to serve others with mental health struggles.

The app, ThriveTracker, collects data on activities such as meditation, exercise, journaling, as well as tracking therapy attendance and quality and amount of sleep. Users can chart their moods, anxiety, and irritable levels in order to analyze trends and make connections between moods and behaviors. Consistent users can earn rewards such as samples, gift cards, and MP3 downloads. The rewards are meant to incentivize consistent data entry.

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ValueOptions Shifts Focus to Military Families


ValueOptions Shifts Focus to Military Families   ValueOptions mobile health military mHealth November is National Military Family Month and the folks at ValueOptions — a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery — are enhancing their promotion of the National Military Family Association’s MyMilitaryLife app.

The app in question will be added to more than 200 commercial and federal client sites.

MyMilitaryLife connects military families to crucial support for logistical and personal needs at every level. It delivers an on-the-go network of resources, to-do lists, and reminders which are customized by service branch location and family needs.

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New App ‘Spruces’ Up Mobile Acne Resources


New App ‘Spruces’ Up Mobile Acne Resources   telemedicine skin mobile health apps mobile health mHealth dermatology acne A new app called Spruce allows people to seek dermatology treatment via their mobile device.

The app has raised $2 million in seed funding since its launch two months ago.

The telemedicine app, which recently scored some precious digital ink courtesy of Entrepreneur, is free to-download and connects users to a board-certified dermatologist.

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