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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 16, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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According to researchers at the Brookings Institution, among the barriers to widespread use of mobile health technology in China and the United States is the fact that physicians don't get reimbursed for using the technology to deliver care.  Read Original Content

Sprint’s Mobile Health Accelerator announced the ten companies that will participate in its three-month program in Kansas City. The ten companies can receive up to $120,000 in funding, $20,000 upfront and the option to accept a $100,000 convertible debt mode funded by Sprint.  Read Original Content

Community EMS, a Southfield, Michigan ambulance and consulting company, has begun pilot testing a mobile health initiative to use paramedics and telemedicine to assess the health of chronic disease patients who develop non-emergency health problems.   Read Original Content

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Two free mobile applications, the CEMM Virtual Medical Center and a pregnancy app called "My Pregnancy A to Z Journal,” produced by the U.S. Air Force's Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia are now available for airmen and all military health system beneficiaries.  Read Original Content

Ranging from computers on wheels to smartphones and tablets, most of the clinicians surveyed by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society used provided devices primarily to access patient information, clinical practice guidelines, and reference materials.  Read Original Content
Mhealth apps developer WellDoc has tapped the biotech industry for a new president as it prepares to roll out its BlueStar platform – its FDA-cleared mobile health app to improve patient engagement for people with Type 2 diabetes, according to a company statement.  Read Original Content

Europe’s strict rules on data privacy could stymie the introduction of valuable mobile health services, Qualcomm Life acknowledged during a presentation at Mobile World Congress.  Read Original Content

The Telecommunications Industry Association is supporting a federal proposal to require Medicare Advantage Organizations to provide remote monitoring technologies as a mandatory supplement benefit.  Read Original Content

Verizon’s Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help clinicians and patients manage patients’ health in between doctor visits, just received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to run on the iOS mobile operating system.  Read Original Content

Mobile health startup Nightingale wants to make it easier for therapists in schools and caregivers at home to note behavior observations for autistic students by replacing their clipboards with smartphone apps to reduce the amount of time spent filling out paperwork.  Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.