Tag Archive | "mHealth"

Democratization of Medicine Discussed at Health 2.0


Democratization of Medicine Discussed at Health 2.0   WebMD mobile health news mHealth Health 2.0 On Monday, during his Health 2.0 keynote address, Dr. Eric Topol — Editor-in-Chief of Medscape and Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health – drew attention to what he calls the democratization of medicine (i.e.., cutting edge digital health technologies impacting the relationship between patients and their physicians).

Leading to the most buzz, however, was Dr. Topol’s unveiling of key findings from a new WebMD/Medscape survey of patients and healthcare professionals.

The WebMD/Medscape survey, say those behind the report’s composition, reveals “unique and often surprising perspectives” about patients’ and physicians’ willingness to embrace the use of digital technology.

Read the full story

Posted in Healthcare IT, mHealth news, Patient privacyComments (0)

Acupera CEO Talks Healthcare Tech and Population Health at Health 2.0


Acupera CEO Talks Healthcare Tech and Population Health at Health 2.0   mobile health news mHealth healthcare technology Health 2.0 Acupera Acupera, a health care technology company, provides a population health and care coordination platform for medical centers to more “effectively manage” their patient population.

On Monday, mHealthWatch caught up with Acupera CEO and Co-founder Dr. Ron Razmi to discuss the future of population health and the role his company intends to play in the evolution of the healthcare tech industry.

“Acupera recently launched a unique module at St. Vincent Health, a 22-hospital system based in India, sponsored by Ascension Health,” Dr. Razmi shares. “This module called Planned Visit Agendas allows physicians to view the gaps in clinical care for each scheduled patient on a daily basis. This is provided to them in an organized format that categorizes gaps based on disease and shows all relevant clinical information. This enables physicians to quickly close gaps in their patients’ care and achieve the best possible outcomes.”
Read the full story

Posted in Healthcare IT, mHealth, mHealth newsComments (0)

A Smart Time to Bet on Smartwatches


A Smart Time to Bet on Smartwatches   wearables smartwatches mobile health mHealth Throughout 2014, mHealthWatch has covered multiple reports that called for the smartwatch market to accelerate this year if — and primarily if – Apple entered the fray.

Now that the iconic iDevice maker has unveiled Apple Watch, the smartwatch industry is off to the races.

“As smartphone vendors and component suppliers continue to expand into the wearables market, Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise about 40 percent of consumer wristworn devices,” a report summary by Gartner provided to MHW reads.

Read the full story

Posted in Wearable technologyComments (0)

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.

Results from a pilot study published last week by the researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School demonstrated that among low-income urban African-Americans in Detroit, “text messaging is not only acceptable and feasible but is the preferred method of collecting real-time survey data” over other methods of survey including paper, phone, internet, and in-person.

Did your state get a good grade? Thanks to the American Telemedicine Association, you can now find out. The ATA is out with a new report that awards “grades” in its “50 State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis.”

Posted in mHealth newsComments (0)

Wellframe Raises Healthy Sum for Expanded mHealth Efforts


Wellframe Raises Healthy Sum for Expanded mHealth Efforts   Wellframe mHealth Five months after the 2011 Boston startup Wellframe announced its seed funding, they have completed an $8.5 million Series A round to expand their mobile health efforts well into the future.

The company’s software provides personalized care plans to help patients stay on a recovery path after returning home from the hospital and aims to keep patients in contact with their clinicians.

Funding was led by DFJ, a Silicon Valley venture firm, as well as by Formation 8, Waterline Ventures, and Queensbridge Venture Partners. Athenahealth chief executive Jonathan Bush and Tim Draper of DFJ were investors in the startup’s $1.5 million seed round in April.

Read the full story

Posted in mHealth news, Mobile AppComments (0)

Arches Health Plan, Symptomly to Create Asthma Tracker and Battle Healthcare Costs


Arches Health Plan, Symptomly to Create Asthma Tracker and Battle Healthcare Costs   Symptomly mHealth asthma Arches Health Plan Arches Health Plan has just announced its partnership with Symptomly to provide an integrated care strategy for the 25 million Asthmatics suffering from Asthma in the US, of which 2.1 million will be admitted to a hospital or ER this year.

Medical costs can be as high as $60 million nationwide, and the partnership hopes to keep Asthmatics out of the hospital and costs down, a provided statement from the new partners reads.

Symptomly provides a platform which patients can manage their symptoms with their healthcare provider using smartphones or computers.

Read the full story

Posted in Healthcare, mHealthComments (0)

Record Number of mHealth Devices to Ship in Next 5 Years


Record Number of mHealth Devices to Ship in Next 5 Years   Mobile Devices mhealth devices mHealth A new ABI Research report projects that there will be nearly 100 million health monitoring devices shipped over the next five years.

According to the report, this growth is driven by several factors:

  • Apple, Google, and Samsung entering the mobile health market
  • An increasing ability to collect health care data through various devices and share that data with health care providers and payers
  • Consumers’ growing interest in and awareness of how mobile health devices can improve patient care and bolster health-related activities.

Read the full story

Posted in mHealth, TechnologyComments (0)