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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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LifeMap Solutions Joins Medidata AppConnect Partner Program to Encourage mHealth Innovation

LifeMap Sciences Announces Partnership with MedGenomeLifeMap Solutions announced today its new partnership with Medidata, a provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research.

LifeMap is joining Medidata’s AppConnect Partner Program in support of mobile health innovation.

As a certified and inaugural AppConnect Partner, LifeMap Solutions will leverage its extensive experience developing patient engagement tools to build consumer-friendly mobile apps and remote patient-research programs for clinical trials.

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mHealthWatch, WebMD, Harvard Health Blog Recognized by Feedspot

mHealthWatch, WebMD, Harvard Health Blog Recognized by FeedspotmHealthWatch was honored to learn this week that our site was selected by Feedspot as one of the  Top 100 Health Blogs on the web (Thank you, Feedspot!)

“Health is the best Wealth. We never have a true idea of its value until we lose it,” the Feedspot announcement reads. “So to equip you with the information necessary to make your journey to a healthier life easier, we have selected the Best 100 Health Blogs that are truly worth following.”

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