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CVS/pharmacy Touches Up Top-Rated Mobile App


CVS pharmacy Touches Up Top-Rated Mobile AppCVS/pharmacy, some of its most devoted customers argue, has raised the bar in mobile with its popular iOS and Android applications.

But that high praise hasn’t stopped the retail pharmacy giant from seeking to make a good thing even better.

This week, CVS/pharmacy announced its mobile app has undergone a complete transformation, with new features and an improved look and feel.
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Put Away the Smartphone, Grab the Play-Doh: Toddlers Exposed to Too Much Tech Are Hampered, Not Helped


Put Away the Smartphone, Grab the Play-Doh Toddlers Exposed to Too Much Tech Are Hampered, Not HelpedWant to know a secret? Smart parents — I mean, really smart parents — already know this.

But now let’s clue everybody in.

To be blunt, the technological wizardry of the modern age — smartphones, iPads, and even TV — do not make for great child development tools.

We’ve got research on our side here.

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CSI Software Brings Mobile Solution to Health and Fitness Facilities


CSI Software Brings Mobile Solution to Health and Fitness FacilitiesmHealthWatch was recently briefed on the launch of Mobility, a new iOS and Android app by CSI Software for health and fitness facilities.

The branded app is fully integrated with SpectrumNG, CSI Software’s management software and customized to one’s facility’s specifications.

In short, this platform bestows access to a host of features that will “speed connections and content to the device customers pay attention to the most, wherever they are.”
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The Need for Speed: Google Talks Up Fiber’s Role in Healthcare


The Need for Speed Google Talks Up Fiber's Role in HealthcareOn Tuesday, the world’s leading Internet search powerhouse announced that Google Fiber is coming to four major new U.S. markets.

“It’s been nearly five years since we offered to build a fiber-optic network in one U.S. city as an experiment — and were met with overwhelming enthusiasm,” said Dennis Kish, Vice President of Google Fiber, in blog entry published yesterday.

With Google Fiber already live in Kansas City, Provo and Austin, the impact of gigabit Internet, “with speeds up to 100 times faster than today’s basic broadband,” is being noticed — including in the realm of healthcare.
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Rocket Fuel: ‘Life Logging’ Makes People Healthier, Happier, and More Fit


Rocket Fuel ‘Life Logging’ Makes People Healthier, Happier, and More FitRocket Fuel, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) advertising and marketing solutions for global agencies and brands, has announced the release of its Quantified Self (QS) Digital Tools survey for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies.

According to its new survey, nearly one-third (31 percent) of all U.S. consumers currently use a QS tool to track their health and fitness, inclusive of smart watches, wearable fitness trackers, apps, and websites.

“The survey also revealed that 43 percent of QS users are willing to share behavioral data for more personalized digital ads,” noted a release shared with MHW. “They are also nearly five times more likely to purchase due to seeing digital ads than are non-QS users, presenting an opportunity for CPG advertisers to better target their digital campaigns.”

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Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring Technology From Medicomp Aims To Save Lives


Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring Technology From Medicomp Aims To Save LivesMedicomp, Inc. recently announced the launch of their patch-style, medical ambulatory cardiac monitoring technology. The technology is worn on the patient’s body as a medical patch, and provides 24 hour cardiac monitoring, including heart rate, rhythm, morphology and P-wave analysis.

The goal of the patch is to identify cardiac areas of opportunity sooner rather than later, and in the process save lives. The monitoring technology is supported by a clinical monitoring center that is open 2/7—365 days per year. This allows for round the clock diagnostic services.

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Viewing Wearables with 2020 Vision: Their Utility is About to Become Apparent


Viewing Wearables with 2020 Vision Their Utility is About to Become ApparentBy the year 2020, an estimated 1.3 million lives could be saved through the use of smart wearables.

This is the attention-grabbing headlines and overarching finding of the report “The Wearable Healthcare Revolution,” by Swiss research firm Soreon Research, details of which were shared with MMW on Wednesday.

In Soreon Research’s view, smart wearables, a set of sensors attached to the body with a direct link to smart devices, are the most industry-disrupting innovation as well as a major opportunity to transform the healthcare system.

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