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Innovative Healthcare Technologies to Make a Splash at HX360


Innovative Healthcare Technologies to Make a Splash at HX360   mobile health tech. mHealth HIMSS15 Chicago With HIMSS15 at McCormick Place in Chicago now just three weeks away, we’re learning more about what’s on tap for the inaugural HX360 event.

HX360 will focus on advancing the use of health technology innovations that improve clinical workflow, care coordination and patient experience, and foster collaborations to improve development and adoption of novel health technologies, as well as work on the structures and processes within delivery systems that will make their use successful, according to a statement emailed to mHealthWatch today.

HX360 is looking beyond electronic health records, to next-generation technologies, such as mobile health, wearables, sensors and remote monitoring devices and other digital tools that are changing care delivery for both patients and providers. HX360′s interactive sessions, networking events and vibrant Innovation Pavilion will set the stage for collaboration between investors, healthcare providers and entrepreneurs.
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Doctor on Demand: Are You Confusing a Cold with Allergies?


Doctor on Demand: Are You Confusing a Cold with Allergies?   mobile health mHealth Harris Interactive Doctor on Demand CDC Data from Center of Disease Control (CDC) indicates that at least 50 million Americans now suffer from environmental allergies on an annual basis.

But how do you know if you have allergies or a cold?

Doctor On Demand recently conducted a survey with Harris Interactive to better understand what Americans know and don’t know about environmental allergies and cold confusion.

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Universities Team Up to Train Healthcare Pros to Become ‘Health Care Researchers and Leaders’


Universities Team Up to Train Healthcare Pros to Become Health Care Researchers and Leaders   Yale University University of Pennsylvania University of Michigan University of California Los Angeles National Clinician Scholars Program mHealth healthcare research Earlier this month, a new partnership was forged that aims to help train doctors and nurses to become health care researchers and leaders.

The University of Michigan, University of California Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University are at the core of the partnership.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, the new initiative will help to educate nurses and physicians together to help them become leaders, researchers, and “change agents” in health care, community health and public policy.

Called the National Clinician Scholars Program, it will train scholars to lead policy-relevant research and catalyze partnerships to improve health and health care. At U-M, the program will be based in the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and will be called the IHPI-CSP Program.

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Tractica Says Smartwatches Are on Track for Big Market Gains


Tractica Says Smartwatches Are on Track for Big Market Gains   Tractica smartwatch mHealth fitness trackers The wearables market may be hot, but it’s about to get much hotter.

“Wearable computing is moving past the early adopter stage and the industry is beginning to see the first glimpses of how it will have a profound influence on the future of human interaction with technology,” reads a new report summary from Tractica.

The researchers project that the global wearable devices market will grow from 17 million device shipments in 2013 to 187.2 million units annually by 2020. Read the full story

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week


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

Mobile Health Industry Could Be Worth $49.1 Billion by 2020
Analysis just released by Grand View Research on the global mobile healthcare marketplace suggests that by 2020, the industry could be worth as much as $49.1 billion.

WebMD Chooses Video As Strategy for Future
Change is happening. Now even longstanding content sites are having to up their game to retain readers — or, more properly stated now that video is king — viewers.

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HealthTap Taps New Chief Healthcare Officer


HealthTap Taps New Chief Healthcare Officer   mobile health mHealth medical data HealthTap Dr. Jay Wohlgemuth A representative for Palo-Alto based HealthTap, a company that connects people with doctors and their knowledge via mobile devices and personal computers, tells mHealthWatch that Dr. Jay Wohlgemuth has joined the team as Chief Healthcare Officer.

According to a statement provided via email, this is an “unprecedented move in the healthcare industry.” How so? It’s not every day that a well-known executive exiting a Fortune 500 company comes to a Silicon Valley startup.

Dr. Wohlgemuth is the former Chief Scientific Officer and SVP of R&D and Medical at Quest Diagnostics. So why did he make the move? The prominent exec is “passionate about the power of data to improve decisions impacting everyone’s health and well-being.”
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WebMD Chooses Video As Strategy for Future


WebMD Chooses Video As Strategy for Future   WebMD mobile mHealth digital marketing Change is happening.

Now even longstanding content sites are having to up their game to retain readers — or, more properly stated now that video is king — viewers.

“Content sites are nothing new. They are pretty one-dimensional online entities that make their money primarily through advertising,” notes Street Wise Journal (SWJ) in a recent post. “Whether they operate on a business-to-business or a business-to-consumer model, the bottom line is still the same: advertising. With that said, there are a lot of challenges in the content space. You only need to look at the fortunes of Yahoo and AOL to know exactly what I’m talking about.”

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