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London Mayor Launches ‘MedCity’


London Mayor Launches MedCity   technology Tech mobile news mHealth MedCity health The future of health and science is coming into focus across the pond.

On Wednesday, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, launched a major new initiative backed by some of the UK’s senior academics and business people that will transform the London-Oxford-Cambridge life sciences sector into a world beating “power-cluster.”

Through MedCity, the mayor says, the life sciences sector in the South East will come to match the crucial position of financial services in the UK’s national economy.

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Bing Wants to Take mHealth Apps to the Next Level


Bing Wants to Take mHealth Apps to the Next Level   mobile news mobile health app Microsoft mHealth app Bing apps app Although Windows Phone owners are no strangers to health and fitness apps, the latest in the works is a new ballgame altogether among fitness trackers.

The new app in question comes to us from Bing and helps users stay healthy after they’ve finished tracking their run.

The Bing Health & Fitness app helps you stay on top of health and fitness trends and provides the tools you need to support a healthy lifestyle. Designed for Windows Phone, the Health &  Fitness app brings together great fitness, nutrition and health content, along with trackers, tools and other features.

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The UAE Warms to mHealth


The UAE Warms to mHealth   mobile news Mobile Devices Mobile Apps mobile applications IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics apps The worldwide adoption of mobile health devices, solutions, and resources has been well documented across the global healthcare spectrum. According to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, apps in particular have become ubiquitous in many aspects of our lives over the past five years, fueled by the widespread availability of tablet computers and smartphones.

Tens of thousands of health, wellness, and medical apps are now available for download to Apple or Android devices from online stores, IMS says, while cautiously noting that mHealth has not grown in all markets at the same accelerated pace observed elsewhere.

In recent years, for example, the United Arab Emirates has been slow to embrace the potential of mHealth. But this former-laggard has begun slowly warming to mobile health and could soon be classied as one of the world’s hottest emerging markets for mHealth.

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Online Lab Results Are Popular with Patients


Online Lab Results Are Popular with Patients   survey results online lab results mobile news Kaiser Permanente email survey Waiting for blood work and other lab results will become a less time consuming and nerve-wracking process if patients get their way and have access to this critical information online.

The demand for online lab results was conveyed in the findings of a recent email survey of Kaiser Permanente members.

Study participants were patients who had viewed at least one test result online within the past year.

Thanks to the convenience and expedience of online lab results, survey participants reported high levels of satisfaction, appreciation, calm, happiness, and relief. Few experienced worry, confusion, fear, upset, or anger.
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Jawbone Closes $100M in New Funding to Push Mobile, Wearable Tech


Jawbone Closes $100M in New Funding to Push Mobile, Wearable Tech   wearable technology mobile technology mobile news mHealth Jawbone Jawbone has secured another $100 million in funding in an expanded effort to “keep up with demand” for a market that can’t get enough wearable and mobile technologies.

“Over the past several months, the company behind the Up fitness-tracking wristband and Jambox wireless speaker has acquired nearly a handful of companies, including Massive Health and BodyMedia,” Gigaom reported Thursday, confirming that it’s just raised more than $100 million in a combination of debt and equity financing.

The raise comes amid booming interest in wearable technology. Jawbone’s Up band faces competition from Nike’s Fuelband, Fitbit’s trackers and similar products from other health and fitness technology companies. Mobile apps like Noom Walk and Moves are increasingly making the smartphone a contender in the wearable computing space.

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Apple Gives Grim Prognosis to Some mHealth Apps


Apple Gives Grim Prognosis to Some mHealth Apps   mobile news mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth apps mHealth iOS iDevice FDA Apple App Store apple Apple is apparently raising the bar for makers of mobile health apps looking to gain access to the Apple App Store.

As calls for greater regulation and oversight echo loudly in the ears of the Cupertino, California-based iDevice maker, it looks as though Apple is cracking down on mHealth apps that are of questionable quality, accuracy, or utility.

iMedicalApps reports that Apple “might be tightening restrictions on medical app developers… It appears that a number of developers have struggled recently to get medical applications into the App Store.”

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mHealth: In Case You Missed It…


mHealth: In Case You Missed It…   mobile tech mobile news mobile health mHealth apps mHealth Here are some of the top stories in mobile health that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

The headlines out of China are as alarming as they come. The new flu strain (H7N9 bird flu) making international headlines has already killed 36 people in China and proved resistant to Tamiflu for the first time. For this reason, scientists are deeply concerned with containing the virus and preventing the start of what could be a global pandemic.

Contrary to reports claiming that many “old school” physicians are resistant to mobile health technologies, let alone mobile health applications, the latest research available shows just the opposite reality emerging in modern medicine.
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