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Is Pediatric Telemedicine a Cost Savings Necessity


Is Pediatric Telemedicine a Cost Savings NecessityCan pediatric telemedicine prove to be a cost-saving necessity and a boon to the expansion of children’s healthcare throughout the U.S. and across the globe?

The answer appears to point to the affirmative according to freshly published research.

Researchers at UC Davis recently spearheaded a study to determine whether “pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments save money compared to telephone consults.”
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2015 mHealth Summit Theme Will Be ‘Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Providers and Patients’


2015 mHealth Summit Theme Will Be 'Anytime, Anywhere Engaging Providers and Patients'This year’s mHealth Summit theme has been announced as “Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Providers and Patients.”

The goal of the 2015 summit will be to develop more dynamic, interactive, and patient-driven mobile health experience—particularly in rural and low income areas.

Once again, organizers of the mHealth Summit will be partnering with Global mHealth Forum and work to facilitate discussion on the roles that telemedicine can play in the global healthcare arena.

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NOLA Knows What’s Up in mHealth: Ochsner Health System Makes History with Apple Watch


NOLA Knows What's Up in mHealth Ochsner Health System Makes History with Apple WatchOchsner Health System, located in New Orleans, LA, is now a pioneer in the realm of mHealth.

The organization recently announced that it is the first hospital in the nation to “manage patients suffering from chronic diseases” using the most popular new wearable on the market — Apple Watch.

According to a statement from Ochsner, Chronic disease now accounts for 7 of every 10 deaths in the U.S. (and more than 80 percent of total healthcare costs).
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Europe Leading The Way In mHealth


Europe Leading The Way In mHealthMobile health technologies have actually been around for well over a decade, but the healthcare industry has been rapidly adopting these technologies in the last few years. With the combination of wearable technology, mobile apps, and the role that smartphones and tablets now play in day-to-day life, mHealth is growing by leaps and bounds.

Since the mHealth industry as a whole is still fairly new, consumer adoption is still somewhat low. But according to a fascinating new report from Blouin News, the mHealth market is clearly growing faster in some countries than others. As a whole, Europe is leading the way in mobile health technology. In a recent study published by Research2Guidance, Denmark was revealed as having the highest mobile health adoption rate, followed by Finland, Spain, and the Netherlands.

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WebMD Sets Sights on Apple Watch


WebMD Sets Sights on Apple WatchWith Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch finally set to reach consumers this weekend, it should come as little surprise that some of the world’s leading health information providers are eager to extend their platform to Apple Watch, which promises to become one of the hottest health-centric wearables ever released.

If you missed it. WebMD Health Corp. recently announced plans to launch “an enhanced version of its flagship mobile app” with an experience built specifically for Apple Watch that includes a new Medication Reminder feature designed to encourage medication compliance and help improve patient outcomes.

WebMD’s Apple Watch app will enable consumers to view daily medication schedules and instructions, as well as pill images with dosage and timing information, plus receive reminders when it’s time to take a given medication – right on their Apple Watch.

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Location Based Mobile Health App Comes to Washington


Location Based Mobile Health App Comes to WashingtonIn March, MedNav — a location-based mobile health app — rolled out its integrated platform that “bridges the gap between patients and providers with real-time availability information and access to healthcare providers in a user’s area.”

If you’re not familiar, the app lets patients view live wait times, review verified ratings and schedule appointments, while eliminating excess capacity and increasing patient satisfaction for providers.

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1 Out of 3 Doctors Suggesting Mobile Health Apps To Their Patients


© Copyright 2011 CorbisCorporationAccording to Endocrinology Advisor, more than one-third of all doctors are now suggesting mobile apps to their patients. It is also expected that in the coming years, mobile applications will play a larger role in assisting doctors with both diagnosing and treating their patients.

For the time being, no app is the clear front runner among various physician favorites. In fact, many doctors are unsure of which apps to direct their patients to. This is due in part to the fact that there are currently over 40,000 mHealth apps to choose from and more being developed every day. On top of that, few apps that have FDA approval.

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