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80% of Smartphone Users Want Health Care Alerts


80% of Smartphone Users Want Health Care Alerts   smartphones notifications mHealth FICO The percentage of smartphone owners wanting heath care alerts or notifications on their mobile devices has reached a new all-time high.

A recently published global survey by FICO shows that 80 percent of people would like the option to use their smartphones to interact with health care providers.

The predictive analytics and decision management software company says these organizations include government and private insurers, hospitals, pharmacies, mail-order drug companies, third party administrators and clinics.

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Study Shows Patients Searching for Health info While in Waiting Room


Study Shows Patients Searching for Health info While in Waiting Room   waiting room smartphones search mobile CDMiConnect In another sign of the changing times, a new CDMiConnect report says that patients are using their mobile devices in waiting rooms and, to a lesser extent, exam rooms, more and more to search the Internet for information about the particular health problem that brought them to the waiting room in the first place.

3000 patients, all 18 years of age or older, were surveyed for the report, named “The Patients First Reports: In-Office Mobile Device Use.” Deb Deaver, agency president for CDMiConnect, said that these 3000 patients had over 200 different health conditions and were surveyed in order to “understand the impact of healthcare at our fingertips and uncover how it has influenced the roles we play in each other’s lives.”

What they found, according to managing partner Deana Peck, was “so surprising that we decided to go ahead and publish our findings.”

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Health Apps Nourish iOS owners, Fitness Gets Workout on Android


Health Apps Nourish iOS owners, Fitness Gets Workout on Android   smartphones smartphone apps Mobile Apps iOS Android Health and fitness are two of the sweatiest categories of apps on smartphones. By sweatiest, we mean that apps that help people count calories, log meals, get fitness regimens, and more are really getting a workout by increasingly fit-conscious consumers.

But here’s the post-app rubdown: there’s a difference between Android and iPhone users.

Who knew? Opera Mediaworks, as it turns out. When the firm evaluated 500 million monthly ad impressions on more than 400 of its mobile ad platforms and apps, Opera Mediaworks concluded that iPhone users are more interested in health (62 percent vs. 58 percent for fitness), while Android users are more interested in fitness (39 percent vs. 30 percent).

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Smartphone Video Consultations Impress During 5 Month Pilot


Smartphone Video Consultations Impress During 5 Month Pilot   telemedicine smartphones mHealth The University of Arizona medical Center in Tucson Arizona (UAMC) joined forces with rural health hospitals and healthcare facilities for a 5 month pilot test of their new telemedicine program. The results were not only successful, but the trauma and acute care division of UAMC performed more teletrauma consultations during the 5 month test than they had during the past 2 years.

Initially, the telemedicine program was designed for use via desktop and laptop computers, but proved to have too many challenges when it came to costs, hardware, software, and equipment needs. This time around, UAMC decided to keep the face-to-face interaction that can be achieved with videoconferencing yet incorporated HIPPA compliant smartphone solutions.

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Google Contact Lenses May Speed Up Evolution of Mainstream mHealth


Google Contact Lenses May Speed Up Evolution of Mainstream mHealth   smartwatches smartphones mobile tech Mobile Devices Google news Google contact lenses Google As technology becomes smaller and more compact than ever previously imaginable, mHealth tech and app developers are looking for bigger and better ways to integrate small, wearable devices into patient life.

One of the most innovative designs aims to take advantage of the upcoming Google contact lens. While originally designed to fully integrate technology into the human body, this lens could also be used to measure blood sugar levels in the tears of a diabetic.

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Mobile Devices Prove Critical in Remote Trauma Care


Mobile Devices Prove Critical in Remote Trauma Care   technology tablets smartphones Journal of the American College of Surgeons Published in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, a new study indicates that mobile technologies, including tablet computers, are increasingly viewed as being critically important in providing emergency care in remote trauma situations.

“Ninety percent of global trauma deaths occur in under-resourced or remote environments, with little or no capacity for injury surveillance,” the report summary reads.

As a result, surgeons from Vancouver, British Columbia developed an app – the electronic Trauma Health Record (eTHR) – for Apple’s iPad that culls and analyzes trauma care data in order to lend effective injury surveillance in remote environments.
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mHealth Raises Blood Pressure at CES 2014


mHealth Raises Blood Pressure at CES 2014   smartphones QardioArm mobile health news mHealth apps mHealth Consumer Electronics Show CES 2014 CES With so much excitement on the convention floor in Las Vegas this week for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, it’s a good thing a host of new mobile-ready blood pressure monitors are making waves with their presence at the show – the most impressive of which has to be QardioArm.

mHealthWatch learned Tuesday that Qardio – a technology company focused on heart health and health tracking capabilities – is launching the QardioArm, a smartphone-compatible blood pressure monitor.

“QardioArm is a smart blood pressure monitor that connects wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet,” the company says, explaining how it is controlled through an app, which automatically tracks your measurements and uploads them to a dedicated cloud service where it can be shared with your family, friends or doctors.

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