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Three Trends for App Developers to Watch in Mobile Health


Three Trends for App Developers to Watch in Mobile Health   mobile health news mobile health mHealth developers apps

As mobile healthcare technology emerges as a mainstream staple of modern healthcare, a growing number of app developers want to break into this opportunity-rich new industry.

The first trend that is creating a niche for app developers to fill is the need for more general tech education and preparedness. Across all facets of the healthcare industry, studies and surveys have shown that few companies are truly ready for the mobile revolution that is currently underway. The trend of adopting tech without fully understanding it is both problematic and counterproductive.

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Time Saving Improvements Come to Healthcare IT


Time Saving Improvements Come to Healthcare IT   RFID nurses mobile health mHealth Kaiser Permanente healthcare IT Advances in healthcare IT continue to improve the quality of patient care, as well as create more organized and efficient workplaces. This eases daily stress for nurses and medical staff, and allows for more one-on-one patient interaction.

When it comes to health IT and workflow, however, sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest differences. This is why Kaiser Permanente is working diligently to improve their technology in this arena. While many of their improvements are patient specific, others are simply designed to make the jobs of medical professionals easier.

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Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week


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

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a draft report that puts forward a proposed strategy and recommendations for a health information technology (health IT) framework. Per the details shared during a joint media briefing yesterday, the framework in question aims to promote “product innovation” while maintaining “appropriate patient protections” and avoiding regulatory duplication.

Like a runaway train, the global healthcare IT market isn’t losing steam by any stretch of the imagination. A new report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA) projects that the worldwide market for Healthcare IT will reach $66 billion by 2020, driven by strong emphasis on improving profitability of healthcare institutions, increasing demand for quality healthcare services, and growing acceptance of mhealth and ehealth practices.

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Worldwide HIT Market to Hit $66B in 6 Years


Worldwide HIT Market to Hit $66B in 6 Years   mobile health mHealth news mHealth healthcare IT healthcare GIA Like a runaway train, the global healthcare IT market isn’t losing steam by any stretch of the imagination.

A new report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA) projects that the worldwide market for Healthcare IT will reach $66 billion by 2020, driven by strong emphasis on improving profitability of healthcare institutions, increasing demand for quality healthcare services, and growing acceptance of mhealth and ehealth practices.

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Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week


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

Google Glass holds enormous potential for the application of modern healthcare. From the ER to the OR, Google Glass may one day revolutionize and expedite traditional medical care, while increasing efficiency and reducing human error.

Retail and restaurants aren’t the only aggressive adopters of mobile payments technology today. Across the healthcare landscape, from dental practices to emergency rooms, mobile payment options are turning up with a surprising degree of speed.

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Mobiquity Touts New Healthcare Business Unit


Mobiquity Touts New Healthcare Business Unit   Mobiquity mobile health mHealth healthcare business On Wednesday in Boston, the folks at Mobiquity made an announcement that could shake things up in mHealth.

The mobile engagement provider has created a new healthcare business unit devoted entirely to “researching, experimenting with, and developing healthcare-specific solutions for Mobiquity’s enterprise customers.”

In particular, we’re told the group will focus on strategies for medication monitoring, mobilizing medical devices and changing patient behavior, as well as other mobile health-related initiatives.

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Mobile Tech to Kick the Habit Getting ‘Smarter’


Mobile Tech to Kick the Habit Getting Smarter   Smokio smoking mobile tech mobile health mHealth Mobile technologies designed to help smokers get the monkey off their backs are getting smarter with each passing year, particularly in the era of e-Cigarettes.

Exemplifying this reality is Smokio, a company aiming to revolutionize the e-Cigarette industry.

Launching the world’s first smart, connected e-Cigarette, this device serves up wireless smartphone synchronization and “in-depth information about a user’s consumption.” That means it captures every puff, tracking health improvements and even calculating how much money using Smokio has saved smokers so far.

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