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Mobile Innovation More Important Now than Ever in Healthcare


Mobile Innovation More Important Now than Ever in Healthcare   mobile healthcare mobile health mHealth news mHealth Though innovation has always been an important part of the healthcare industry, there seems to be a roadblock when it comes to implementing the next big revolution: mobile healthcare. Doctors and patients alike are quickly warming to this new type of communication, which could potentially streamline the entire healthcare community, especially for the younger generations.

Doctors are now, on average, about thirty-years-old. This means that most doctors have grown up on technology and have it heavily integrated into their lives.

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Rock Health: Digital Health Funding Continues to Climb


Rock Health: Digital Health Funding Continues to Climb   Rock Health mobile healthcare Mobile Devices mHealth news mhealth funding mHealth According to Rock Health’s new end-of-year report for 2013, $1.92 billion in funding poured into digital health last year.

Since 2011, funding has climbed over 100%.

Based on the report’s findings, there were 195 digital health deals last year worth over $2 million each.

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Smartphones Becoming Smart Enough To Know When You Are Sick


Smartphones Becoming Smart Enough To Know When You Are Sick   smartphones smartphone apps mobile healthcare mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth Mark Curtis CNN Mobile services designer Mark Curtis says mobile is reshaping health care as we know it.

“In the not-too-distant future,” Curtis asserts in a new CNN editorial, “you’ll receive a full diagnosis and cure from your smartphone before you have even realized you’re unwell.”

According to Curtis, who serves as chief client officer at design consultancy Fjord, digital is set to embark on a path of “radical transformation” in the health and wellness sector.

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Infographic: Mobile Healthcare Faces the Future


Infographic: Mobile Healthcare Faces the Future   mobile healthcare infogrpahic mobile healthcare mobile health infographic mobile health mHealth We came across this nice little infographic this morning that shows the future of mobile healthcare broken down by present and future trends, along with current adoption rates.

We cover the growth of the industry all the time, but it’s still fascinating just how quickly adoption continues.  Consider this; 62% of physicians are now using tablets, with over half of them using it at the point-of-care, and even 71% of nurses are now using smartphones at work.  There’s more than 40,000 medical apps now available for tablets and smartphones, and more than 247M people have downloaded a health app.

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Going to the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C? So Are we!


Going to the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C?  So Are we!   mobile healthcare technology mobile healthcare summit mobile healthcare mobile health devices mobile health coverage mobile health apps mobile health mHealth technology mHealth Summit coverage mHealth Summit mHealth health IT 2012 mhealth summit We wanted to give you the heads up that mHealthWatch will be on the ground in Washington D.C. next week to bring you on-site coverage of the annual mHealth Summit.

Building on last year’s massive success, this year’s event promises to be even bigger – highlighting emerging best practices from mHealth implementations as well as the latest business, finance, policy and technical perspectives from throughout the healthcare industry.  This year’s summit will be the go-to event for everything mobile healthcare, including more than 400 exhibitors showcasing innovative devices, services, applications, tools and related solutions.  Organizers are expecting more than 4,500 healthcare leaders from nearly 50 different countries around the world.

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Gaming-based “Job of War” mHealth App Wins Top Price in Aetna Health 2.0 Code-a-thon


Gaming based Job of War mHealth App Wins Top Price in Aetna Health 2.0 Code a thon   mobile healthcare apps mobile healthcare mobile health tools mobile health apps mobile health applications mobile health app development mobile health mo mHealth app Jog of War Health 2.0 code a thon Aetna Contests to help spur innovation in the mHealth application market is nothing new — we’ve seen countless apps emerge from such events around the world as the mobile healthcare industry continues to gain incredible momentum.

The latest event to produce such innovation took place just before the Health 2.0 Europe Conference in Berlin, in which Aetna sponsored a code-a-thon with EUR 10K worth of prizes.  Aetna invited the best developers, designers, health experts and health tech entrepreneurs to compete on the challenge of developing “innovative mobile apps to promote health and wellness across the globe.”

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Mark Bertolini, CEO of AETNA, Talks mHealth During Health 2.0 Presentation


Mark Bertolini, CEO of AETNA, Talks mHealth During Health 2.0 Presentation   smartphones mobile healthcare mobile health mHIMSS mHealth Mark Bertolini health2con Health 2.0 future of mhealth Aetna Mr. Bertolini was introduced as a man who intimately understands challenges in health and healthcare.  Mark’s son was diagnosed with cancer in the past few years, and recently he gave his son one of his kidneys for his survival.  The audience clapped when we were told that his son is doing well and has since recovered.

Mark explained to us all that the world is evolving, and behavioral changes need to happen in this country. He went on to expound, “imagine a healthcare system that is connected and convenient, and that works around the members’ lives instead of members working around the healthcare system.”

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