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Health and Fitness Apps This Year’s Fastest Growing


Health and Fitness Apps This Year’s Fastest Growing   mobile health mHealth health and fitness Google app According to Digital Trends, health and fitness apps are hotter than ever these days.

Google recently collected and analyzed all the juicy numbers from its Play Store and released an end-of-year reflection on the most popular apps. And guess what? The results show that Health and Fitness has been the year’s fastest growing app category.

The diet tracking app MyFitnessPal, which started in 2005, topped the charts, according to the report in question.

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UCLA mHealth Project Seeks to Help At-Risk Women


UCLA mHealth Project Seeks to Help At Risk Women   UCLA mobile health mobile app mHealth Project mHealth fitness At Risk Women app Do fitness app users sometimes shake their cell phones to try to fake mandated physical activity? Yes, they do. But on the upside, many people who use an app to bolster their efforts to become healthier actually succeed.

That’s the upshot of a recent UCLA mHealth program designed to help at-risk women battling excessive weight and the attendant blood pressure, heart, and other ailments.

The story, written by Eryn Brown for the LA Times, tracks the journey of one participant named Qiana Sago.

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A Message from Mettis: Don’t Let The Winter Keep You From Staying Fit


A Message from Mettis: Don’t Let The Winter Keep You From Staying Fit   workout mobile health Mettis Trainer health and fitness Let’s face it, even the most diehard runners, athletes and fitness buffs have a problem getting out when temperatures drop below 30°. Yes, it’s possible, and there are plenty of gear companies that make the shoes, tops and pants necessary to get out there, but for many it’s simply not enjoyable.

That being said, there are things that can help.

This week, mHealthWatch connected with the team behind Mettis Trainer — a smart shoe insert and corresponding mobile app that, together, help avid and amateur runners alike optimize their runs – to discuss how runners can stay fit during the cold and snowy winter months.

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mHealth Summit 2014: Qualcomm Connects with Vitaphone E-Health


mHealth Summit 2014: Qualcomm Connects with Vitaphone E Health   vitaphone Qualcomm Life mobile health mHealth Summit 2014 HealthyCircles This week at the 6th annual mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., mHealthWatch was briefed by the team at the center of a new partnership we’re poised to hear a lot more about in the coming year.

Qualcomm Incorporated’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, is now collaborating with vitaphone e-health solutions, a global provider of care management, telemonitoring, telemedicine devices and patient coaching.

Based on the details to which we were privy, vitaphone will integrate its U.S.-based chronic disease management solutions with Qualcomm Life’s HealthyCircles Care Coordination and 2net Device Connectivity Platforms “to enable seamless biometric data capture from medical devices and coordinated team-based care in a high-tech, high-touch service model.”
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Visionaries Need Apply: Aetna Foundation Launches Challenge to Fund Innovative ‘Real World Results’ Health Technologies


Visionaries Need Apply: Aetna Foundation Launches Challenge to Fund Innovative Real World Results Health Technologies   mobile health mHealth news mHealth innovation healthcare grants Dr. Garth Graham Aetna Foundation Aetna 2014 mHealth Summit Where have all the visionaries gone?

One thing’s for sure: many of them are in Washington, D.C. this week for the 2014 mHealth Summit.

A highlight for mHealthWatch was an interview with Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation, whose organization has just presented a major challenge to health technology companies everywhere.

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Turning the Page on Telehealth for Beginners


Turning the Page on Telehealth for Beginners   telemedicine telehealth mobile health book Dr. Joan Emeli-Komolafe, a registered nurse and PhD holder, has written a new nonfiction book titled “Telehealth, Telemedicine or Electronic Health Simplified: A Quick Guide for the General Public and Professionals.

The book summarizes the process of modern electronic healthcare practices to make them more comprehensible for public education, access and awareness. It simplifies the terms “Telehealth” and “Telemedicine,” dissects the complexities of this new method of healthcare delivery to educate the public on the advantages of this new system, and serves as a reference for both the public and healthcare professionals, and all provided with specifics and explanations in layman’s terms.

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Opinion: Harnessing the Power of Big Data with Digital Health Partnerships


Opinion: Harnessing the Power of Big Data with Digital Health Partnerships   technology mobile health health tech big data The following is a guest contributed post from Airstrip by Dr. Kevin Ward, Executive Director, University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care.

In today’s digital world, electronic patient data is growing exponentially and moving faster than healthcare organizations can imagine.  At the same time, clinicians suffer from information overload, and high-volume and increasingly complex clinical patient loads, alongside dwindling time and resources.

Now more than ever, the pressure is building to harness the power of big data and digital technologies to help clinicians make faster, patient-centric decisions that increase quality of care and enhance health outcomes all while decreasing costs.

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