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Livongo Health, Liaison Technologies Team Up to Fight Diabetes


Livongo Health, Liaison Technologies Team Up to Fight DiabetesLiaison Technologies, a formidable leader in cloud-based integration and data management offerings, tells mHealthWatch that its ALLOY Health platform has been tapped by Livongo Health.

The reason, we’re told, is “to  speed adoption of Livongo’s chronic condition health management program.”

All told, Liaison’s ALLOY Health platform will help integrate and normalize the exchange of patient information between Livongo and client health systems, making implementation easier and faster.
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A Ray of Hope from Washington? Don’t Rush Meaningful Use


A Ray of Hope from Washington Don’t Rush Meaningful UseThe following is a guest contributed post from AirStrip CEO Alan Portela.

I was very pleased to see that U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander is recommending the delay for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use, since it would drive the entire system to its knees. We all agree that the industry needed to change. This has been a bi-partisan initiative that started with President Bush and his appointment of David Brailer as the National Health Information Technology Coordinator back in 2004. For the past decade, this effort has been continued by the Meaningful Use program under the ONC.

I am not criticizing the initial goals of Meaningful Use (Stage 1 – Data Aggregation & Data Access; Stage 2 – Healthcare Information Exchange and Care Coordination; and Stage 3 – Outcomes Improvement). Rather, my extreme disappointment is directed to the fact that we did not pay attention to the first pillar – Data Aggregation and Data Access – to achieve outcomes improvement, which cannot be accomplished without clear and aggressive guidelines on interoperability requirements. Instead, the effort was directed to the implementation of EHRs for data entry, which created silos around few vendors. Of course, the consolidation and collaboration of healthcare providers that resulted from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exposed the failures of Stages 1 and 2 around interoperability.

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mHealth Market Headed for $33.7 Billion


mHealth Market Headed for 33.7 BillionAccording to Kalorama Information, the global mobile health market will reach $33.7 billion by the end of this year, perpetuating the massive growth of the mHealth market that has been witnessed in recent years.

The healthcare market researcher defines mHealth as the evaluation and delivery of healthcare using mobile and wireless devices.

With the use of wireless telephones in healthcare, patients, nurses, physicians, emergency department and hospital administration all stand to benefit, explains Kalorama’s report, mHealth Markets Worldwide.

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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.

Report: 41 Percent of Consumers ‘Have Never Heard of Telemedicine’
A new HealthMine survey of 1,200 consumers is revealing something quote surprising about telemedicine. According to the data presented, 41% of survey respondents have never heard of telemedicine.

Exco InTouch Scores Patent for ‘Groundbreaking’ mDNA Tech
Exco InTouch, a provider of digital patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, received some  good news in recent days.

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New App Aimed at Identifying The LGBTQ’s Most Pressing Health Concerns


Clinical fellows Nephrologist Mitchell Lunn and OBGYN Juno Obedin-Maliver from the University of California, San Francisco have spent the last 10 years working with the LGBTQ community. One of their goals has been to determine health risks that LGBTQ community is most at risk for in current times. The challenge to this goal has been access to data about the community, which is why they created their new app.

KUOW.org reports that the new app is called PRIDE, and will be used as part of a long-term study that begins in January 2016. Those who download the app are asked to answer questions related to their demographic, and are also able to find answers and dialogue regarding health related questions and topics of personal interest.

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Fitness Apps Provide Realistic View of Workout Habits


Fitness Apps Provide A Realistic View Of Workout HabitsPopular fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness are designed to help individuals track multiple aspects of their physical health—such as diet, exercise, and sleep habits. Since users record in-depth data related to the frequency of their workouts, and their type of workouts, the data from these apps is being complied and used to provide in-depth fitness profiles.

Millions of Americans from around the nation utilize such apps, making it easy to understand which states are the most physically active. According to a report from Yahoo Health, data compiled by merging both MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness found that the most active states in the nation are California, Colorado, and Washington.

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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.

mPulse Mobile, Novus Health Team Up to Mobilize Health Management
With an unprecedented number of connected consumers and patients turning to mobile technologies and resources to better monitor and manage their healthcare, a new partnership between two respected names will accelerate the rapid growth of mobile health management.

eVisit Launches Telehealth App for iOS, Android
eVisit, a telehealth company, tells mHealthWatch that they have just launched their mobile app for iOS and Android.
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