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Fitbit Announces New Vice President of Digital Health

Fitbit Announces New VP of Digital HealthFitbit has just announced that Adam Pellegrini will join the company as Vice President of Digital Health, beginning September 6.

According to a provided announcement, Pellegrini will be responsible for leading Fitbit’s vision, strategies and programs to further drive the company’s integration into healthcare systems around the world.

In this new role, Pellegrini will harness the power of Fitbit’s products, software and services to help create better clinical health outcomes while identifying new revenue opportunities for the company, building on the momentum Fitbit has had to date with disease management, insurance, and wellness programs.
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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

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

Mobile Study: Majority of Healthcare Institutions Risk HIPAA Non-Compliance
On Monday, mHealthWatch was made privy to the alarming findings of a new report released today by Infinite Convergence Solutions, Inc.

Kalorama: Medical Apps Market Nears Half Billion-Dollars
According to the latest industry data and growth projections, the medical apps market is estimated at $489 million in 2015.
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Digital Health Innovator Raises Funds to Accelerate Digital Healthcare Revolution

Digital Health Innovator Raises Funds to Accelerate Digital Healthcare RevolutionDynoSense confirms to mHealthWatch that it has closed a $9.4 million Series A funding round.

According to the details shared, participation came from WI Harper Group; JKOM Cloud Health Technology Co; Plug and Play Tech Center; Jinmao Capital; and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati.

A provided statement indicates that DynoSense will use the proceeds to support U.S. regulatory clearance and commercialization of its patented Dyno, “the world’s first fully integrated multi-function health scanner technology that can capture more than 33 critical health metrics in less than 60 seconds with a single user action.”
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Innovative Blood Transfusion App in the Works

Innovative Blood Transfusion App in the WorksWith mobile apps proliferating throughout the healthcare space at a dramatic rate, it comes as no surprise that a promising new blood transfusion app is said to be in the works.

According to the U.K.’s Prolific North, Barnsley agency HMA Digital Marketing is teaming with the NHS for the project in question.

The app imagined would reportedly assist medical professionals when prescribing blood components at the point of care.
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Global Telehealth Market Growing Rapidly

Global Telehealth Market Growing RapidlyAccording to the latest industry projections published ahead of the weekend and shared with mHealthWatch, the global telehealth market is growing at a stead and impressive rate.

The worldwide telehealth market is now forecast to be worth $6.5 billion by 2020 with an estimated CAGR of 24.2% from a value of $2.2 billion in 2015.

Not surprisingly, industry watchers are now calling for the healthcare industry to undergo “a fundamental transformation of value based business from volume based business.”
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Inmarsat Sponsors Lifesaving Mobile Healthcare For Earthquake Survivors In Nepal

Inmarsat Sponsors Lifesaving Mobile Healthcare For Earthquake Survivors In NepalThe devastating earthquake in Nepal may have occurred months ago, but the aftermath leaves many locals in need of ongoing medical attention. In fact, over 2.8 million people were impacted by the earthquake. While not all require medical attention, it is no secret that medical attention is harder to come by due to the devastation.

Thanks to sponsorship provided by Inmarsat, Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) remains in Nepal providing life-saving mHealth solutions. TSF works in collaboration with Medecins du Monde (MdM), who provides a mobile data system that works well with Inmarsat’s connectivity.

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FDA Launches ‘Drug Shortages’ Mobile App

FDA Launches 'Drug Shortages' Mobile AppThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just launched what’s being called the agency’s first mobile application “specifically designed to speed public access to valuable information about drug shortages.”

Conveniently, the app identifies current drug shortages, resolved shortages and discontinuations of drug products.

Drugs in short supply can delay or deny needed care for patients. Drug shortages may also lead health care professionals to rely on alternative drug products, which may be less effective or associated with higher risks than the drug in shortage.

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