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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of November 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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Connie Chen and Stephanie Tilenius are teaming up to bring a new health app to market, one focused on continuous care and chronic issues.  The app, called Vida, is meant to be the digital equivalent of a weekly visit to address long-term health problems. These health issues could range from breast cancer recovery needs to marathon training.  Read Original Content

Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones.  The Microsoft Band will retail for $199 on the company's online store.  The device can operate for two days on a single charge and has ten sensors that can track heart rate, calories, stress and even a person's sun exposure.  Read Original Content

Germany is becoming a hub for mobile health application developers because its medical data rules are less restrictive, but the country lags in adopting innovations because of strict medical practice and privacy regulations, the Wall Street Journal reports.  Read Original Content

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As the U.S. population continues to age, the demand for remote patient monitoring, video telemedicine and mobile health will intensify, predicts Frost & Sullivan.  In particular, telehealth video conferencing, whether over PCs or mobile devices, will become an accepted method of providing primary and specialty healthcare services.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is seeking assurances from Apple Inc that it will prevent sensitive health data collected by its upcoming smartwatch and other mobile devices from being used without owners' consent, two sources told Reuters.  Read Original Content

More than one-third of health-care providers have suggested using mobile health apps to improve patient outcomes, according to an article by Ken Terry in Medical Economics.  Read Original Content

A health IT company has raised $12 million to bring to market a clinical decision support tool that uses customized remote patient monitoring.  Sentrian is using biosensors and machine learning to make spotting signs of deterioration across multiple chronic conditions a more exact science and reduce the number of false positives that they can generate.  Read Original Content

Mobile health and fitness app startup Nudge recently launched Nudge Coach, a HIPAA-compliant tool it says allows health professionals to analyze consumer data from health wearables by organizing the data in one spot.  Read Original Content

The global advanced patient monitoring market is currently worth about $29.7 billion, up seven percent from last year, according to Kalorama Information.  Read Original Content

Health care providers are expanding their use of telemedicine despite reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a survey of health care executives released by Foley & Lardner LLP. Nine of ten say their organizations have started developing or implementing a telemedicine program.  Read Original Content

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