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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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HIMSS17: mPulse Mobile to Showcase the Power of SMS for Patient Engagement

mPulse Mobile Proves a Magnet for Funding as Market Demand Swells for itsThe state of the art in mobile connectedness, mobile health technologies, mobile health communication, and more will be hot topics of discussion later this month at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS17) conference and exhibition.

To a degree never before witnessed at HIMSS, the presenters and vendors inbound for HIMSS17 will present an enormous array of cutting edge and critically important mHealth solutions and platforms related to patient engagement.

Among the standout companies looking to inform and assist in the mHealth revolution at this year’s convention, which spans February 19-23 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, is mPulse Mobile.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

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.

A New Record Set for Healthcare IT / Digital Health VC Funding
Mercom Capital Group, a global research and communications firm, released its annual report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) / Digital Health sector.

UnitedAg Expands Relationship with Teladoc
Teladoc, Inc. has just announced that UnitedAg has expanded the telehealth benefits for its 35,000 insured members to include coverage for behavioral health, dermatology and smoking cessation.

A Healthy Outlook Ahead for iOS in Business, Healthcare and More
The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Android sales declined in the US, GB, and France, as iOS continued to make gains across most regions in the three months ending November 2016.
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Fitbit Announces Key New Integration

fitbit_charge_2_uhc_motion_4_full_fit_screenFitbit, a global leader in the connected health and fitness market, has just announced the addition of Fitbit Charge 2, the top selling fitness tracker in the U.S., into the recently expanded UnitedHealthcare Motion wellness program.

Offered to employers by UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealthcare Motion is an employer-sponsored wearable device wellness program that will soon enable people using Fitbit Charge 2 to track against the program’s activity metrics easily and conveniently – right on-wrist.

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Teladoc CMO Named to National Quality Forum Telehealth Committee

Teladoc Services Enter New MarketTeladoc, Inc., a leader in telehealth, has just announced that Henry DePhillips, chief medical officer, has been named to the newly formed National Quality Forum (NQF) Telehealth Multi-stakeholder Committee.

The news was shared with mHealthWatch on Monday.

If you’re not familiar, NQF leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare through measurement and other quality innovation initiatives.

Leveraging his experience driving clinical quality initiatives at Teladoc, Dr. DePhillips will work closely with the multi-stakeholder NQF committee to establish a structure for measuring the quality of telehealth encounters and to identify existing and potential metrics that could be used to evaluate the quality of telehealth services.

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Smart Footwear Pushing into mHealth

ABI Healthsense Take Top Spot in mHealth Home Monitoring Device Competitive AssessmentABI Research forecasts what it calls “tremendous growth” in the future of the smart footwear market.

Driven by mHealth applications, we’re told that unit shipments will rise to more than 6 million in 2021 from just 300,000 in 2016, an 82% CAGR.

By supporting sensors within shoes or smart socks, home monitoring and remote patient management applications can track a host of valuable parameters with minimal disruption to those being monitored.

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