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New Infographic Addresses Connected Health and the Rise of BYOD


With the proliferation of personal technologies, the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) concept is helping to lead the way toward a more integrated model of care delivery that puts the patient at the center and focuses on improved access and better outcomes. For HCPs and patients alike, we’re seeing BYOD on the rise as a “digitally native” generation comes of age and advanced connectivity becomes the norm.

Recently, MHW was privy to a new infographic from Philips that details the rise of BYOD, the benefits of such platforms and key considerations for the industry.

To check it out, take a gander below. Additionally, Randy Hamlin, VP, Segment Leader, Philips Ultramobile recently wrote about the benefits of the BYOD movement. To review his insightful take, click here.

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Wearable Technology Can Enhance Long Term Patient Care


The following is a guest contributed post from Chris Holbert, CEO of SecuraTrac.

Wearable technologies have been widely adopted by consumers to measure and track aspects of health. Bracelets can track steps and calorie burn, clothing can measure heart rate and VO2 levels. While adoption is slower in clinical settings some health care organizations have begun to integrate wearable technologies into patient care to create more opportunities for e-health programs and to create new data availability.

Some wearable technologies developed for the health care sector are designed to monitor patient vitals. Patients who are not in critical condition are able to receive round-the-clock monitoring from health care professionals at home or at a step-down care facility. There is no need for people recovering from basic surgeries or who have chronic conditions to remain in the hospital for prolonged periods of time. Care can be dispatched to their homes on an as needed basis if vitals stray outside a “normal” range.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know


Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

WellnessLiving Partners with Google
WellnessLiving, the all-in-one business management software focused on wellness businesses, has partnered with Google.

Doctor On Demand Brings Affordable Video Visits to Texas
On-demand video medicine provider Doctor On Demand today announced that it will offer video visits with US-trained, board-certified physicians for $10 to consumers within the State of Texas.

ClearHealth Quality Institute Forms Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee
MHW learned Thursday that ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) has formed a Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know


Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Iron Bow Recognized for Telemedicine Solutions
MHW has learned that Iron Bow Technologies — an information technology solutions provider to healthcare, government and commercial markets — has been recognized as a “foremost leader” in providing telemedicine solutions.

24/7 Kid Doc Announces Telemedicine Installation in Georgia Schools
24/7 Kid Doc, Inc. — a healthcare company providing Telemedicine solutions to public schools at no cost — has just announced that it has established a second pilot program, this time with the Montgomery County School District in Georgia.

Only 17% of People Rank Health-Related Sectors as Most Innovative
Americans are flagging the need for more healthcare innovation, according to a recent Klick Health survey of 1,012 adults, conducted by Maru/Matchbox.
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Why Health Apps Have a Big Audience with Millennials


A new study released by B2X, a leading provider of customer care for smart mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, found that global consumers’ dependence on their smartphones continues to grow, while they also rapidly adopt a new generation of IoT devices.

“Accordingly, consumers continue to pay more and more for their smartphones, and fast and easy access to customer care continues to be the #1 criteria for consumer satisfaction,” the report summary reads.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know


Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Doctor On Demand Touts New Lab Testing Services
On-demand video medicine provider Doctor On Demand has just announced that it will launch new laboratory diagnostics services this summer as part of its patient care offerings, through partnerships with the two top national laboratories LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics.

A Healthy Outlook For Global Smartphone Market
According to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, phone companies shipped a total of 347.4 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2017.
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Tactio Cited by BERG Insight Among Top mHealth Care Delivery Platforms


TactioRPM Touts FDA RegistrationCanadian media outlets are reporting that Tactio’s app-enabled telehealth solution, TactioRPM, is referenced as one of the top mHealth care delivery platforms by leading M2M/IoT market research firm Berg Insight.

The reference comes in the 8th edition of its mHealth and Home Monitoring report.

“Care delivery platforms are software solutions that enable the remote delivery of healthcare services and care efforts to be coordinated between patients, various professional caregivers and other stakeholders such as the patient’s family,” the provided report summary reads, adding that care delivery platforms will be instrumental for engaging patients in their own care and delivering remote monitoring services to a large number of people in a cost-efficient manner.

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