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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories


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

What does the federal government see as the future of electronic health care? That’s contained in a recent release from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (OCN), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has released “an outline of how the federal government aims to expand electronic health information sharing in the next five years, in part by deploying mobile and sensor technology to extend health IT networks,” says GCN.

The largest drugstore conglomerate in the U.S. — with 8,229 stores and counting — just got serious about mobile apps for healthcare.

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Health and Fitness Apps This Year’s Fastest Growing


Health and Fitness Apps This Year’s Fastest Growing   mobile health mHealth health and fitness Google app According to Digital Trends, health and fitness apps are hotter than ever these days.

Google recently collected and analyzed all the juicy numbers from its Play Store and released an end-of-year reflection on the most popular apps. And guess what? The results show that Health and Fitness has been the year’s fastest growing app category.

The diet tracking app MyFitnessPal, which started in 2005, topped the charts, according to the report in question.

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Sensiotec Gaines More Recognition and Named Healthcare IT Startup of the Year


Sensiotec Gaines More Recognition and Named Healthcare IT Startup of the Year   Sensiotec mHealth Healthcare IT Startup of the Year Sensiotec Inc., a promising innovator in non-contact biosensor and mHealth technology, was just named the 2014 Phoenix Award HealthCare Information Technology Startup Company of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

The recognition came at the 5th annual Health IT Leadership Summit for the Sensiotec Virtual Medical Assistant (VMA).

Sensiotec’s system is billed as the world’s first, FDA cleared, completely non-contact physiological sensing platform.

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UCLA mHealth Project Seeks to Help At-Risk Women


UCLA mHealth Project Seeks to Help At Risk Women   UCLA mobile health mobile app mHealth Project mHealth fitness At Risk Women app Do fitness app users sometimes shake their cell phones to try to fake mandated physical activity? Yes, they do. But on the upside, many people who use an app to bolster their efforts to become healthier actually succeed.

That’s the upshot of a recent UCLA mHealth program designed to help at-risk women battling excessive weight and the attendant blood pressure, heart, and other ailments.

The story, written by Eryn Brown for the LA Times, tracks the journey of one participant named Qiana Sago.

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mHealth Summit 2014: USAID Goes Orange for mHealth in Africa


mHealth Summit 2014: USAID Goes Orange for mHealth in Africa   USAID The U.S. Agency for International Development Orange Mobile Apps mHealth Summit 2014 mHealth news mHealth On Thursday, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and global telecommunications operator Orange announced a new alliance.

At the heart of the partnership is a passion for mHealth and a desire to bring its potential to new markets.

Together, the organizations pledge to work together to develop innovations in mobile health across Africa.
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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.

mPulse, an industry leading Mobile Experience Management company formed to focus on the specific digital communications needs of the health and wellness marketplace, announced today a strategic partnership with Patient Engagement Systems (PES), a healthcare technology company which focuses on improving the identification and management of patients with chronic diseases.

Where have all the visionaries gone? One thing’s for sure: many of them are in Washington, D.C. this week for the 2014 mHealth Summit. A highlight for mHealthWatch was an interview with Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation, whose organization has just presented a major challenge to health technology companies everywhere.

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BlackBerry, NantHealth Announce Promising Partnership


BlackBerry, NantHealth Announce Promising Partnership   NantHealth mHealth cancer Browser BlackBerry Passport BlackBerry While the announcement largely took a backseat to the slew of headlines that have emerged in the last three days out of the mHealth Summit, it’s definitely worth noting that BlackBerry has just teamed with NantHealth in what amounts to a truly promising new partnership.

NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data provider, and BlackBerry are behind a secure cancer genome browser that gives doctors “the ability to access patients’ genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone.”

According to a report from Reuters, the partnership comes as little surprise given that BlackBerry officially purchased a minority stake in NantHealth earlier this year.

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