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Snoozing and Losing: Healthcare Providers Slow to Invest in M2M Solutions


Snoozing and Losing: Healthcare Providers Slow to Invest in M2M Solutions   research mobile mHealth M2M According to an eye-opening new report from technology market research firm Infonetics Research, healthcare providers remain far too slow to invest in M2M solutions.

This is the predominant finding based on excerpts released from the new Connected Health M2M Connections and Services report.

“The connected health market is developing slowly, with regulatory constraints a frequent obstacle, especially in the US market,” said John Byrne, directing analyst for M2M and IoT at Infonetics Research.
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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.

Study Shows Telemedicine is a Preferred Treatment Option For Disabled Children
The full benefits of telemedicine are still being explored in countries around the world. While telemedicine makes consultations with otherwise inaccessible specialists available to many in developing countries, it also makes access to healthcare more easily accessible in developed countries.

Hospital Cost Reductions Necessary, But More Than Same Old Excel Spreadsheets Will Be Required
Of all the developments in healthcare — and there are a wagonload these days — cost containment is one of the pressing issues. That’s because, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), out of the nearly $3 trillion spent in 2014, a purported $765 billion was “lost to waste in inefficiency, redundancy, errors, over-utilization, and unnecessary variation in clinical practices.”
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mHealth Can Improve Outcomes: Now Patients Are Advocating for Wearable Technology


mHealth Can Improve Outcomes: Now Patients Are Advocating for Wearable Technology   wearable tech mobile health tech. mHealth Patients with complex and long-term needs can better engage with their care if they can rely on a health IT infrastructure that is interoperable, open to communication, and proactive, say health IT proponents.

The latest salvo comes from Donna Cryer, a health IT advocate whose liver transplant and subsequent care has underscored the importance of coordination across multiple care settings.

Her story was contained in a recent blog post at HealthIT Buzz by Michael A. White and Simone Myrie. In the post, the authors argue that “patient-generated health data, and the ability of healthcare providers to accept, view, exchange, and use such data to make better treatment decisions, are some of the most crucial pieces of a coordinated and effective care team.”

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Not All Health Apps Are Created Equal — and Some Are Downright Misleading


Not All Health Apps Are Created Equal    and Some Are Downright Misleading   mHealth apps mHealth Are some app developers promising more than they deliver? The answer appears to be “yes.” It could be a blow to the growing popularity of healthcare apps, according to industry insiders, who posit that some apps are much better than others at promoting well-being.

How do we know?

At least 14 percent of hypertension apps make misleading medical claims, according to a just released study.

“According to a study published by the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension (JASH), a portion of the blood pressure related apps available at the Google Play Store make misleading claims about their ability to track hypertension,” according to Health IT Outcomes.

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Rocket Fuel: ‘Life Logging’ Makes People Healthier, Happier, and More Fit


Rocket Fuel: ‘Life Logging’ Makes People Healthier, Happier, and More Fit   wearables Rocket Fuel mobile tech mHealth CPG Rocket Fuel, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) advertising and marketing solutions for global agencies and brands, has announced the release of its Quantified Self (QS) Digital Tools survey for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies.

According to its new survey, nearly one-third (31 percent) of all U.S. consumers currently use a QS tool to track their health and fitness, inclusive of smart watches, wearable fitness trackers, apps, and websites.

“The survey also revealed that 43 percent of QS users are willing to share behavioral data for more personalized digital ads,” noted a release shared with MHW. “They are also nearly five times more likely to purchase due to seeing digital ads than are non-QS users, presenting an opportunity for CPG advertisers to better target their digital campaigns.”

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Pioneering Medicaid Mobile App Makes Headway in Michigan


Pioneering Medicaid Mobile App Makes Headway in Michigan   Michigan Department of Community Health Michigan mHealth Medicaid app The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and CNSI recently launched an interactive mobile application called myHealthButton (myHB).

The app is being rolled out in conjunction with a corresponding online portal, myHealthPortal (myHP), which is designed to “promote connectivity between patients and providers.”

Accord to details shared with mHealthWatch, these resources let patients access their medical information remotely in a real-time environment.
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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week


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

Gov. Cuomo Backs Telehealth Expansion in New York State
Telehealth medical services make access to remote medical care available to patients 24 hours a day from anywhere with an Internet connection. Not only does telehealth allow for round-the-clock access to healthcare, but it drastically increases access to much-needed medical attention for those who live in rural and underserved areas.

Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring Technology From Medicomp Aims To Save Lives
Medicomp, Inc. recently announced the launch of their patch-style, medical ambulatory cardiac monitoring technology. The technology is worn on the patient’s body as a medical patch, and provides 24 hour cardiac monitoring, including heart rate, rhythm, morphology and P-wave analysis.
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