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Mobile World Congress to Highlight Breakthrough for Healthcare Data Mobility


Four days before Mobile World Congress gets underway in Barcelona, we’re learning that Orange, through its healthcare services subsidiary Almerys, and Morpho have partnered for the benefit of expanding mHealth adoption and sophistication.

The pair has created the world’s first mobile identity management system for the healthcare sector, extending existing health card solutions.

A formal announcement and demonstration is expected at MWC next week, beginning February 25th.

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Hipcricket & ISIS Partner for Mobile Health Resources


It was announced today that ISIS, a national nonprofit organization that uses technology for sexual health promotion and disease prevention, has partnered with mobile messaging provider Hipcricket to power a series of mobile Websites as an additional means of engagement to offer teens and young adults choices in how they prefer to interact with critical health information.

ISIS has worked with Hipcricket since 2005, with the nonprofit using its platform to manage SMS messaging, opt-in membership lists, clinic/service locators, informational messages, and reminder systems for HIV and STI testing.  Under the terms of the new partnership, the company will extend its mobile health program by leveraging Hipcricket’s AD LIFE Mobile Site Builder to create campaign- and client-specific landing pages accessible through the mobile Web.

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ATA Study: Telehealth Could Save Medicaid More Than $186M Over Next 10 Years


A new study commissioned by the American Telemedicine Association and conducted by Washington D.C. -based Avalere Health has found that the use of so-called “telehealth birthing networks” could save Medicaid more than $186M over the next 10 years.

The study analyzed Medicaid’s costs for pre-term babies, NICU admissions and unplanned physician visits by Medicaid patients, with researchers then applying analytical tools — like those used by the Congressional Budget Office — to create projects that legislators might be more likely to accept.  One of the main telehealth projects the ATA recommends are birthing networks — similar to a 10-year initiative at the University of Arkansas called the “Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS) network.”

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Study: Consumers Want Better Access to mHealth Services, Personal Health Information


A new study recently published by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) — the folks behind the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) — shows that consumers demand better access to mobile health services and access to their personal medical information.

The study, entitled “The New Role of Technology in Consumer Health and Wellness,” examines consumer perceptions and attitudes in using new age digital and mobile health tools and services.  In it, it was found that 36 percent of consumers say they’d be interested in sending health data to their doctor via a wireless device; 33 percent are interested in managing their health records online; and 32 percent would be willing to consult with their doctor via online video.

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