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FocusMotion is Out with New Mobile-Focused SDK


FocusMotion is Out with New Mobile-Focused SDKFocusMotion, a motion recognition algorithm company with a focus on health through movement  — is releasing its new Fitness software development kit (SDK).

For the first time in wearables, the company says, the Fitness SDK allows developers using any platform and OS the ability to automatically track movements, exercises and gestures.

FocusMotion provides developers a database of more than 50 exercises, including bodyweight, dumbbell, barbell and machine movements that will continue to grow over time.
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Health Care Moves to Mobile: Wearables, Implantables, and E-Health Records Seen in Future


Health Care Moves to Mobile Wearables, Implantables, and E-Health Records Seen in FutureWhat does Grey Healthcare Group managing partner and chief engagement officer Erin Byrne see as the looming future? Wearables, electronic health records — and even implantables — could all see major breakthroughs by going mobile.

In a recent interview with eMarketer staffer Tobi Elkin, Byrne argues that mobile is critical for managing consumer health. It’s also, Byrne believes, the next step in communication between healthcare providers and their patients.

What’s special about mobile?

“We see mobile as a great amplifier that can make everything you’re doing work harder and become more relevant,” Byrne explains. “Mobile is also immensely personal and private — we have mobile devices with us all the time.”

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USARAD Teams with China’s Leading Mobile Health Brand


USARAD Teams with China's Leading Mobile Health BrandUSARAD Holdings Inc, a U.S. Joint Commission Accredited telemedicine and radiology services solutions provider, says it has teamed up with Chunyu, the largest mobile health platform in China.

“This agreement comes at a critical time as China is in the midst of healthcare reform aimed at delivering high-quality healthcare to the Chinese population,” a provided statement reads.

Telemedicine, teleradiology and mobile health are viewed as efficient and cost effective methods to provide state-of-the-art healthcare to the nation. To assist China in attaining its vision quickly, Chunyu has partnered with USARAD to bring thousands of American board-certified physicians in all specialties and subspecialties to more than 70 million Chunyu customers at the touch of a finger.

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Patient Monitoring Leader Secures Contract with Novation


Patient Monitoring Leader Secures Contract with NovationOn Tuesday, Nihon Kohden, a U.S. market leader in patient monitoring, sleep assessment, neurology and cardiology instrumentation solutions, had some news to share with mHealthWatch.

The organization has entered into a three-year, “dual-source agreement” to provide sleep assessment, neurodiagnostic services and equipment for Novation.

Novation, if you’re not familiar, is a leading health care services company.
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Two Of Medidata’s Esteemed Innovators Honored As Industry Leaders In The Prestigious 2015 PharmaVOICE 100 List


Two Of Medidata’s Esteemed Innovators Honored As Industry Leaders In The Prestigious 2015 PharmaVOICE 100 ListPharmaVOICE is a well-respected resource in the dynamic life sciences industry. They have over 100,000 online readers, and 29,000 subscribers—most of whom are industry professionals. Each year PharmaVOICE creates their prestigious PharmaVOICE 100 List to celebrate the accomplishments of industry innovators. This year, Medidata was honored to have two of their key players added to this list.

The first of the two is Kara Dennis, who in the last year alone has spearheaded multiple initiatives and clinical trials for wearable medical technology, sensors, apps, and cloud-based solutions. Kara is performing the research so desperately required in the mHeatlth industry. Kara was also named Healthcare Businesswomen’s Associations (HBA) 2015 Rising Star.

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Delaware’s Telemedicine Bill Getting National Attention


Delaware's Telemedicine Bill Getting National AttentionWhile telemedicine is still not reimbursed statewide in Delaware, Gov. Jack Markell signed a new bill into law this month ensuring that out of state telemedicine will be reimbursed.

According to Delaware Public Media, with the State of Delaware in a bit of a healthcare shortage, many residents are having to forgo care, or drive out of state to receive the specialty treatment they require.

While live visits may still factor into the equation, the frequency of out of state treatment can be minimized thanks to telemedicine. It is believed that frequency and quality of care for many residents will improve once this bill goes into effect 6 months from now.

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Curely App Allows Patients To Access Physicians From Around The Globe


Curely App Allows Patients To Access Physicians From Around The GlobeIn March of 2015, the Association of American Medical Colleges took a look at our nation’s population and predicted that by 2025 the United States will have a shortage of between 46,000 to 90,000 physicians. The shortage is already apparent in many states, or in many areas of states. According to a June report by Kaiser Family Foundation, Connecticut only has 15% of their needs met, with Alaska and Rhone Island coming in next at only 35%.

Many colleges are busy expanding their educational programs for students in all areas of medicine as well as recruiting to the medical filed. While both are essential, others are thinking of ways to maximize the current medical workforce by exploring how telemedicine can help to fill this gap. It is for this reason that by Christian Assad, M.D., Paul Lee, M.D., and entrepreneur Joshua Hong joined together to create Curely.

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