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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week


mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

2016 Sprint Accelerator Now Open for Applications
While Sprint Accelerator won’t kick off in Kansas City until February of 2016, that doesn’t mean now is a bad time to get excited. Now, in fact, is the perfect time, especially if you’re infatuated with all things mHealth.

Qualcomm Life Touts Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015
This week, Qualcomm Life announced that it is collaborating with Davita Healthcare Partners and P2Link to develop chronic care management solutions powered by Qualcomm Life’s 2net Device Connectivity Platform and HealthyCircles Care Coordination Platform to enable “continuous care, informed interventions and better management of at-risk populations.”
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Qualcomm Life Touts Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015


Qualcomm Life Touts Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015This week, Qualcomm Life announced that it is collaborating with Davita Healthcare Partners and P2Link to develop chronic care management solutions powered by Qualcomm Life’s 2net Device Connectivity Platform and HealthyCircles Care Coordination Platform to enable “continuous care, informed interventions and better management of at-risk populations.”

The collaborations were announced at Qualcomm Life’s annual Connect 2015 ecosystem conference this week in San Diego, California.

Davita HealthCare Partners, one of the largest medical groups and physician network operators, provides integrated care management for approximately 830,000 patients, more than 600,000 of which live in California.
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WellDoc, Samsung and Ontario Telemedicine Network Focusing on Canadian Diabetics


WellDoc, Samsung and Ontario Telemedicine Network Focusing on Canadian DiabeticsRecently, the team at digital health technology company WellDoc announced the launch of an innovative demonstration program with Samsung Electronics in Ontario, Canada through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).

According to a statement to the media from WellDoc, the goal of the program is to demonstrate the clinical and economic value of integrating a clinically proven self-management tool and lifestyle tracking into the type 2 diabetes treatment standard of care.

The program will include a minimum of 300 people living with type 2 diabetes who will receive a prescription of BlueStar-S from their healthcare provider.
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mHealth Market Stands to Gain from Wearables Industry Expansion


mHealth Market Stands to Gain from Wearables Industry ExpansionThe world of wearables is a vastly expanding ecosystem. That’s according to a new IDC report.

And Apple is helping to drive that growth in a very tangible way.

In its first appearance in the wearables market, Apple finds itself within striking distance of the established market leader, Fitbit.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million units in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15), just 0.8 million units behind Fitbit’s 4.4 million units. Total shipment volume for the quarter came to 18.1 million units, up 223.2% from the 5.6 million units shipped in 2Q14.

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2Morrow, mHealth Technologies Aim to Extinguish Smoking


2Morrow, mHealth Technologies Aim to Extinguish SmokingThis week, 2Morrow, Inc. and mHealth Technologies announced the formation of a partnership to localize 2Morrow’s SmartQuit evidence-based, smoking cessation app designed for the Turkish market.

According to a news release provided to mHealthWatch, healthcare reform, intensive awareness campaigns, and government policies “have resulted in an impressive decrease in Turkey’s smoking rates over the last decade, and an increase in those seeking help with quitting.”
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Digital Health Innovator Raises Funds to Accelerate Digital Healthcare Revolution


Digital Health Innovator Raises Funds to Accelerate Digital Healthcare RevolutionDynoSense confirms to mHealthWatch that it has closed a $9.4 million Series A funding round.

According to the details shared, participation came from WI Harper Group; JKOM Cloud Health Technology Co; Plug and Play Tech Center; Jinmao Capital; and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati.

A provided statement indicates that DynoSense will use the proceeds to support U.S. regulatory clearance and commercialization of its patented Dyno, “the world’s first fully integrated multi-function health scanner technology that can capture more than 33 critical health metrics in less than 60 seconds with a single user action.”
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Health Care Moves to Mobile: Wearables, Implantables, and E-Health Records Seen in Future


Health Care Moves to Mobile Wearables, Implantables, and E-Health Records Seen in FutureWhat does Grey Healthcare Group managing partner and chief engagement officer Erin Byrne see as the looming future? Wearables, electronic health records — and even implantables — could all see major breakthroughs by going mobile.

In a recent interview with eMarketer staffer Tobi Elkin, Byrne argues that mobile is critical for managing consumer health. It’s also, Byrne believes, the next step in communication between healthcare providers and their patients.

What’s special about mobile?

“We see mobile as a great amplifier that can make everything you’re doing work harder and become more relevant,” Byrne explains. “Mobile is also immensely personal and private — we have mobile devices with us all the time.”

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