Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of Week of April 6, 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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Mobile monitoring of diabetic employees can save more than $3,000 a year in healthcare costs, half of the average annual medical insurance cost for workers diagnosed with diabetes, according to recently published research on touchendocrinology.com. Read Original Content

According to a new study from Reportstack, one of the major drivers in the rising popularity of remote patient monitoring is the increasing incidence of chronic diseases including CVD, respiratory disorders, diabetes, hypertension, and neurological disorders.  Read Original Content

While technology provides the opportunity for heart failure patients to more actively manage their symptoms, patients still look to their doctors for guidance in doing so, according to a small study published in Telemedicine and eHealth.  Read Original Content

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Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye. The adapters make it easy for anyone to take a picture of the eye and share it securely with other health practitioners.  Read Original Content

Adherent Health, LLC, a mobile health engagement advisory focused on medication safe-use, adherence, and health outcomes attainment, has announced the results of its 2014 Patient Preference Study which surveyed the mobile app behaviors and medication support preferences of 2,216 prescription-taking patients aged 18-65+.  Among the findings – most patients taking prescription medicine (72 percent) also use mobile apps (Android smartphone, iPhone, Android tablet, iPad, or Kindle Fire.  Read Original Content

Using mobile phones loaded with tobacco screening guidelines prompted nurses to ask patients about their smoking habits in 84 percent of clinic visits and to offer cessation counseling to 99 percent of smokers who expressed a willingness to kick the habit, according to a study from Columbia University School of Nursing.  Read Original Content

The Dubai Health Authority launched its new website that is compatible with all smartphones, tablets and PC’s. The website’s services include booking appointments, checking vaccination schedules, and booking medical fitness test packages.  Read Original Content

AliveCor touts positive results from its SEARCH-AF study, saying its smartphone ECG reader helped uncover hidden atrial fibrillation in asymptomatic patients who may be at high risk of stroke.  Smartphone-based community ECG readings may help save lives as well as healthcare dollars.  Read Original Content

In order to manage its team, Liverpool Community Health has developed an iPad application to help their staff while they are out in the field. With OPERA on their iPad, they are able to access operational and performance data so they can receive alerts, react to risks, access visualizations and take action with near real-time information.  Read Original Content

There are approximately 40,000 medical and healthcare apps available for smartphones or tablets, according to a Reuters’ article.  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.