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Apple Gives Grim Prognosis to Some mHealth Apps


Apple Gives Bad Prognosis to Some mHealth AppsApple 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…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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Etisalat Group Joins GSMA in Battle Against Diabetes


Etisalat Group Joins GSMA in Battle Against DiabetesThe Etisalat Group announced today that it is teaming with the GSMA to work toward the cause of combating the epidemic of diabetes.

According to a statement released to the press this week, a team of Etisalat’s most determined employees from the Middle East, Africa and Asia will participate in a Pan-European cycle tour this Septmeber.

The GSMA mHealth Grand Tour is designed to help raise awareness of diabetes and showcase mobile health technologies that are being developed.

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Health Enhancement Systems Launches Wellness Challenge Mobile App


Health Enhancement Systems Launches Wellness Challenge Mobile AppHealth Enhancement Systems is touting the release of HealthTrails, a new mobile app that gives workplace wellness programs another way to inspire employees toward healthy habits.

HealthTrails is the fourth new mobile app from Health Enhancement Systems since the fall of 2012.

“The almost unlimited flexibility to track any health behaviors presented unique challenges for our mobile development team,” explains Dean Witherspoon, President and founder of Health Enhancement Systems. “The dynamic capability to be configured uniquely for each client is what sets the HealthTrails mobile app apart from other workplace wellness tools. But we’ve seen such significant health improvement and engagement with the HealthTrails web version; we knew an iPhone and Android version would be a big hit.”

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mHealth: In Case You Missed It…


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

Although cutting edge technologies and software-based solutions continue to exert profoundly positive influence on the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of modern healthcare, a stubborn reliance upon outdated technology is costing hospitals billions of dollars each year.

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Healthcare Organizations Push for Improved Infection Tracking Efforts


Healthcare Organizations Push for Improved Infection Tracking EffortsNearly three-dozen healthcare and patient safety organizations want more funding for the CDC to develop its infection tracking prowess.

With backing from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the groups are askng Congress to allocate $31.5 million to the Centers for Disease Control.

This week, the organizations sent a joint letter to leaders on Capitol Hill requesting assistance.

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TweetPee Sparks Laughs and Questions About Mobile Tech for Baby Care


TweetPee Sparks Laughs and Questions About Mobile Tech for Baby CareSome parents love the idea. Others find it creepy. But regardless of where your opinion falls, the headlines this week are full of reports of the latest mobile innovation in caring for babies.

Huggies is attempting to make it easier for parents to know when it’s time to change their baby’s diaper by way of mobile technology.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, there’s a good chance you soon will.

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