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Moseda Touts Global Partnership With Top Bluetooth Beacon Manufacturer

Moseda Touts Global Partnership With Top Bluetooth Beacon ManufacturerThe team at mHealth-focused Moseda Technologies confirms to mHealthWatch that it has tapped Kontakt.io as its new hardware partner.

“Moseda and Kontakt.io are proud to announce a partnership to provide Bluetooth asset tracking for the health care industry,” a provided statement reads.

This partnership will allow clients to manage a growing list of assets, from wheelchairs and medical equipment to vehicles and personnel.
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SMS Technology Helping to Improve Patient Care and Retention

SMS Technology Helping to Improve Patient Care and RetentionCurrently, no-shows for scheduled medical care cost the healthcare industry over $150 billion each year. On top of that, there are always areas of opportunity when it comes to ongoing patient and physician communication. That’s where the latest offering in the healthcare space comes into play.

Meet the Bandwidth App Platform, which supports ProviderTech, a unique and separate mobile health platform. Healthcare professionals work with ProviderTech’s CareSMS platform in order to connect with patients via SMS messaging.

It can be used to perform functions such as sending a text message reminder of an upcoming appointment, but can also be used to do far more.

ProviderTech allows physicians to send personalized text messages to their patients, regarding everything from disease prevention, healthcare management, and alerts to any pertinent information—such as an outbreak in their local area. The text messages are two-way, meaning that the patient can respond directly if they have further questions or concerns.

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Study Finds Age and Education Impact mHealth Adoption

Study Finds Age and Education Impact mHealth AdoptionA new study conducted recently by Hannover Medical School in Germany is getting widespread attention as the final weeks of 2014 loom large.

The researchers looked at how patients and doctors accept and use devices for healthcare purposes. According to a report summary, the study found that the two biggest factors affecting mHealth adoption are age and education.

Specifically, doctors and patients were surveyed about their acceptance and use of mobile devices in medical settings. Not surprisingly, a high percentage of doctors (81.6%) own mobile devices. The vast majority of doctors, as previous studies covered by mHealthWatch have shown, use their smartphones and tablets in some capacity for work.

For patients, however, educational level and having access to mobile devices were the greatest factors to determine their mHealth usage and reliance.

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echoBase Debuts Secure Mobile Interface for Healthcare Systems Using Gazzang Encryption

EchoBase, a provider of “mobile interface” solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced a new integration with Gazzang to power secure access to clinical systems — providing physicians and clinicians mobile access to things like patient medical records and other internal systems while limiting the risk of sensitive data breach or exposure.

Through its “Resonate” solution, echoBase provides a single mobile interface to electronic medical record, practice management, clinical and financial systems that allows clinicians to interact with electronic patient data in real-time, with or without an Internet connection.  The solution currently works on both Apple iPads and iPhones/iPod Touches.

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Telehealth Revenue to Reach $990M by 2015

Medical research firm InMedica has released a new whitepaper detailing the increased growth and adoption in telemedicine — an industry that’s forecast to produce more than 990M in revenues by 2015.

The whitepaper, entitled “Competitive Dynamics in the World Telehealth Market – 2011 to 2020,” looks at the telehealth market over the next 10 years and covers what it calls the “major parts of the ecosystem,” which include peripheral device suppliers – blood pressure monitors, glucose meters etc; gateway suppliers – health hubs and mobile gateways; and data transmission service providers – POTS, cellular and broadband.

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HealthTap Brings Free Access to Over 5,000 Physicians Via Your Smartphone

Telemedicine solutions via smartphones and tablets are one aspect of mobile healthcare that’s seeing higher than normal adoption when compared to other concepts — likely because the devices, apps and connectivity that power telemedicine are already readily available.

We’ve recently covered the fact that Apple’s FaceTime can become HIPAA-compliant, and there’s several other mobile telehealth solutions in the pipeline from startups and healthcare organizations alike, but the area that’s ripe for adoption and success with consumers is basic telehealth services — the kind where a consumer can whip out their smartphone, fire up an app, ask a simple health-related question and receive an answer back.  While fully compliant, formal telehealth solutions are obviously relevant, keeping things simple is what consumers want.

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“Electronic Skin” Tech Provides Breakthrough For Wearable, Remote Patient Monitoring

A new remote monitoring technology recently developed by healthcare researchers promises to seamlessly integrate the body with the surrounding electronic world via sensors that act as so-called “electronic skin.”

The technology, originally created to provide less obtrusive medical monitors for premature babies and other special-needs patients, has vast potential for integrating computers into the human body.  When coupled with smartphone apps, direct data connections to physicians and other digital healthcare systems, the potential to improve real-time and preventative care is extraordinary.  “This is a huge breakthrough,” says nanoengineer Michael McAlpine of Princeton University. “This goes beyond Dick Tracy calling someone with a cell phone on the wrist. It’s having the wrist itself house the device so it’s always with you.”

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