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Thousands Play New Game That Seeks to Save Lives by Educating People About Liver Disease

Thousands Play New Game That Seeks to Save Lives by Educating People About Liver DiseasePress Release: In an effort to reduce the high death rate from liver disease among the local Hispanic population, The El Paso Times, The Hospitals of Providence and gamification software company OfferCraft have partnered to create an interactive game to educate people about how to prevent the illness.

The game, which comes in English and Spanish versions, is a trivia quiz that features short embedded educational videos, links to a podcast, and infographics on liver disease and its prevention. It has already been played more than 3,000 times on mobile phones, computers and tablets.

“While this game deals with liver disease, in the future we aim to release new games to provide important information about many other diseases,” said Aron Ezra, CEO of OfferCraft. “Making education about a tough subject less intimidating and more memorable can help improve health and save lives.”

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Facebook, Google and Others Reach Featured At Annual Global Digital Health Forum Closing Plenary

FacebookThought leaders from Facebook, Google, Microsoft Philanthropies and Qualcomm Wireless Reach will be featured at the closing plenary of the 3rd annual Global Digital Health Forum (formerly the Global mHealth Forum), on December 14.

According to a provided news release, these highly-recognized corporate partners will discuss how they are providing far-reaching technical capability for last-mile connectivity in support of health in low- and middle-income countries.

The Global Digital Health Forum, presented by the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) in partnership with the Global Digital Health Network and USAID, brings together public and private sector organizations to share the latest evidence, experiences and lessons learned on new applications and approaches in digital health. The Global Digital Health Forum is the preeminent global digital health event; a two-day Forum focused on catalyzing change in healthcare through advancing the use of digital technologies for improved health in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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Video Telemedicine Market Set for Big Gains

Video Telemedicine Market Set for Big GainsGlobal Market Insights Inc. is out with a new report estimating big growth for the video telemedicine market in the years ahead.

“The growing demand amidst patients residing in remote and inaccessible places for healthcare services will drive the industry in the coming years,” the report summary notes.

As for what’s driving this growth, multiple factors are in play.
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Text Messaging Proves Successful in Monitoring Postpartum Hypertension

Texting May Provide Critical Early Warning for Stroke VictimsThe following is a guest contributed post from Jeremy Pollack, Staff Blogger at CallFire, a cloud-based voice and text platform.

Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder that occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy and can be fatal to both the mother and the fetus. Five to eight percent of all pregnancies are affected by preeclampsia, and an estimated 76,000 maternal and 500,000 infant deaths are claimed each year by the disorder.

Preeclampsia is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths worldwide, and yet we have few options for curing this type of hypertension, short of inducing an early delivery. Unfortunately, hypertension can surface even after delivery, and is often ignored by new mothers unaware of the symptoms, or without resources to monitor this critical period post childbirth.

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LifeMap Solutions Maps Out New Solutions for Mobile

carousel_cLifeMap Solutions, the digital health subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. and co-developer of ResearchKit-enabled app Asthma Health, recently announced a new service to develop custom smartphone apps and research studies for partners worldwide.

Through the new service, LifeMap offers clients its deep expertise in medical science, consumer behavior, app analytics, and design. LifeMap then adds the client’s own unique expertise to the mix and guides the development, from concept to completion, of a new research or care app and, optionally, a scientific study.

As the only commercial developer to participate in the launch of Apple’s ResearchKit, LifeMap Solutions has garnered worldwide attention for creating what it calls :engaging, innovative, and data-driven” mobile health apps.

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PPD Recognized as a Top Business Technology Innovator

ppdPharmaceutical Product Development, LLC announced this week that it has been named for the fifth time to the InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of the top business technology innovators in the United States.

“PPD’s recognition validates our commitment to accelerating the pace of innovation in research and harnessing new and innovative approaches to help speed the delivery of life-changing therapies,” said Mike Wilkinson, executive vice president and chief information officer for PPD. “PPD helps our clients build a global approach to clinical trials and technology that better engages and encourages patient participation in clinical trials.”

PPD’s technology features disruptive innovations, including utilizing wearable or mHealth technology, and Preclarus, PPD’s portfolio of solutions that consolidates and standardizes clinical trial data from multiple sources, giving clients transparent, real-time access to all clinical trial operations and patient data.

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Custom Med Patient Services Launches New ‘Medical Collaboration’ Community

Custom Med Patient Services Launches New 'Medical Collaboration' CommunityCustom Med Patient Services Inc. announced today the formation of a new medical collaboration community that enables doctors to combine their collective wisdom online to “solve patient cases and save patient lives.”

According to a statement provided to mHealthWatch, more than 40,000 people die from fatal diagnostic errors in U.S. intensive care units each year. That’s based on the latest data from the US National Center on Policy Analysis.

Additionally, each year it is estimated that 20 percent of cases are misdiagnosed.
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