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Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and Acquisitions


Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and Acquisitions   mobile tech mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth news merger healthcare IT health IT business Berkery Noyes Business is picking up across the health IT space today in terms of the rampant growth in mergers and acquisitions during the first six months of 2016.

Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, recently published its mid-year acquisitions trend report for the Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology Industry.

Total deal volume increased 18 percent since second half 2013, the report summary reads.

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mHealth + Telehealth World 2014: Parks Associates Reveals 40% of U.S. Household Seek Health Info Online


mHealth + Telehealth World 2014: Parks Associates Reveals 40% of U.S. Household Seek Health Info Online   Parks Associates mobile health news mobile health mHealth 2014 mHealth + Telehealth World mHealth People may joke about paying an office visit to “Dr. Google,” but it’s more true than most people know.

According to new research from Parks Associates, in the last 12 months, more than 38 percent of consumers in U.S. broadband households searched for health information online.

Another 27 percent used the Web sites of their care providers or insurers to obtain information, according to the Parks Associates report.

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Healthcare History Potentially In the Making with Apple, IBM


Healthcare History Potentially In the Making with Apple, IBM   mobile health news mobile health mHealth IBM MobileFirst healthcare technology While it is not uncommon for technology companies to join forces on major product or service launches, it is almost unheard of for the major competitors in a field to join together, just as Apple and IBM have in recent weeks.

Apple and IBM each play vital roles in the world of computers and electronics, both in the early years, and today. While they are still direct competitors in many ways, they both have areas in which they specialize. For IBM, one of these areas is big data analytics utilized in the business world. For Apple, it’s all about mobile computing.

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comScore: Pharmaceutical Marketing Continues to Drive Results


comScore: Pharmaceutical Marketing Continues to Drive Results   Pharmaceutical Marketing mobile health mHealth comScore comScore is out with new data that should lend confidence to pharmaceutical marketers.

Results from comScore’s eighth annual Online Marketing Effectiveness Benchmarks for the Pharmaceutical Industry show that online direct to consumer (DTC) marketing continues to increase conversion among patients and prospects.

Favorably, the study also shows that pharmaceutical online advertising has the highest viewability rates of any industry, and that consumers are increasingly turning to new platforms such as mobile devices to consume health-related content.
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Healthcare IT Leaders Names mHealthWatch Among the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014


Healthcare IT Leaders Names mHealthWatch Among the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014   mobile health mHealth Healthcare IT Leaders best healthcare IT blogs On Monday, Healthcare IT Leaders, an award-winning consulting firm in the healthcare IT space, announced its selections for the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014.

Per the details shared in the firm’s formal announcement, the winning blogs “were chosen for their timely content, insightful writing and subject matter expertise on topics important to the HIT industry.”

The team at mHealthWatch was honored to learn that our site was among the top blogs recognized.
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Recent Study Shows That mHealth Increases Patient Engagement


Recent Study Shows That mHealth Increases Patient Engagement   Tech Montefiore Medical Center mobile health mHealth Medicaid Managed Care Organizations There are many methods of utilizing mHealth that are currently being tested by medical facilities and healthcare organizations around the globe. And across the board, the test results point to the positive impact mHealth solutions can provide.

In a recent study the use of text messaging tips, medication reminders, and medical appointment reminders showed especially promising results.

The trial was conducted by Montefiore Medical Center’s Universal Behavioral Associates, and included 15 patient care managers servicing 67 patients. The text messages were sent to the primary patient and their caregiver and produced the following results:

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Seniors Advised to Use Online Resources for Insurance, Retirement Planning


Seniors Advised to Use Online Resources for Insurance, Retirement Planning   The Center for Senior Benefits mobile tech mobile health mHealth According to a recent study by Merrill Lynch, 75% of workers in the U.S. intend to work at least part time after they reach retirement age.

But as Mandi Woodruff of Yahoo Finance puts it, “‘I’ll just work longer’ is not a good retirement plan.”

Although seniors are commonly thought of as being frugal and exceedingly skilled at planning how their pennies will be used in their golden years, nothing could be further from the truth.

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