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China Using eHealth to Fix Healthcare


China Using eHealth to Fix Healthcare   telemedicine mobile health mHealth ehealth China According to a new report from Reuters, while the U.S. and Europe already have wide use and application of digital healthcare, China is just beginning to use eHealth to connect developed health services in large cities to its rural communities where medical resources and quality of care are spread unequally.

Patients in rural areas must often travel hundreds of miles to see a specialist in a large city.

With eHealth, doctors can use a central “operation room” to diagnose and treat patients in another location by using a live video feed and software that shares patient scans and files to aid specialist consultation.

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OPINION: EMRs Won’t Prevent the Spread of Ebola (or the Next Scary Outbreak)


OPINION: EMRs Won’t Prevent the Spread of Ebola (or the Next Scary Outbreak)   mobile health mHealth EMR. Airstrip Ebola The following is s guest contributed post from AirStrip President Matt Patterson, MD.

According to IBM, there are 2.5 exabytes of data created every day, and most of it is unstructured. Imagine receiving all the words ever spoken by human beings on your doorstep each and every day. Now, imagine consuming that, making sense of it and trying to keep up with the ever-accelerating pace of data creation each day.

As a physician, I experienced firsthand the angst that comes with trying to keep up with even a very specialized scope of expertise. Thanks to the overwhelming quantity of peer-reviewed publications and practice guideline updates that only increase each year, we are long past the time when a clinician could possibly keep up with all the advancements in their own practice area, let alone those of adjacent areas of medicine or the latest public health concerns on a global scale.

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Funding Grows for Digital Healthcare Startups


Funding Grows for Digital Healthcare Startups   technology mobile tech mHealth health news fundings According to new report from Accenture, startup funding for digital healthcare is expected to double in the U.S. from $3.5 billion in 2014 to $6.5 billion in 2017.

“A digital disruption is playing out in healthcare that will change social interactions, alter consumer expectations and, ultimately, improve health outcomes,” said Dipak Patel, managing director of Accenture’s patient access initiatives. “This momentum will be sustained if digital healthcare start-ups apply capabilities that create a seamless patient experience and result in both medical cost savings and improved outcomes.”

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Worried About Ebola? You’re More Likely to Slip and Fall


Worried About Ebola? Youre More Likely to Slip and Fall   Utah slip and fall mHealth infographic Ebola Adams Davis Everyone is worried about Ebola. The flu. The unexpected and the unprecedented. The next strange disease.

But, you know what?

The most prevalent health accident is the one that’s always been there: the “slip and fall” event.

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The Battle for mHealth Supremacy Getting More Complicated


The Battle for mHealth Supremacy Getting More Complicated   mobile health apps mHealth app mHealth In recent years, the world of mHealth apps wasn’t dominated by a few, but populated by many developers and healthcare organizations looking to find their way in a fledgling market.

But at the start of 2014, when it became crystal clear that the world’s biggest tech companies were determined to claim their piece of the mHealth pie, the landscape began to change. And now, as 2015 fast approaches, a whole new ballgame awaits mHealth app vendors — but, in particular, the “little guys.”

According to ABI, a freshly published 2-year study of the most popular health and fitness apps “reveals very little continuity in the popularity of specific mHealth applications.”

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Researchers Call for Improved Physiologic Monitoring to Reduce Alarm Fatigue


Researchers Call for Improved Physiologic Monitoring to Reduce Alarm Fatigue   UCSF monitor mHealth news mHealth Alarm Fatigue alarm Last week, UCSF researchers were credited as being the first to exhaustively detail causes and offer potential solutions for “alarm fatigue to improve patient safety.”

“Following the study of a hospital that logged more than 2.5 million patient monitoring alarms in just one month, researchers at UC San Francisco have, for the first time, comprehensively defined the detailed causes as well as potential solutions for the widespread issue of alarm fatigue in hospitals,” the report introduction from UCSF reads.

The issue of alarm fatigue has become so significant that The Joint Commission, a national organization that accredits hospitals, named it a National Patient Safety Goal. This goal requires hospitals to establish alarm safety as a priority, identify the most important alarms and establish policies to manage alarms by January 2016.

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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories


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

In recent weeks, mHealthWatch has profiled the ongoing challenge announced this month by Walgreens, the nation’s largest drug chain.

Rumor has it that Microsoft is about to get a leg — or, perhaps, wrist — up on Apple in the wearables market.

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