Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 22, 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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Mercy Research & Development and Johns Hopkins are the two most recent additions to join the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator to advance mobile health innovation. They join University of Kansas Medical Center and Providence Health & Services that will offer mentorship and possible opportunities for clinical validation or pilot programs.  Read Original Content

AirStrip® and Life Monitor Pty Ltd. have announced the formation of a strategic partnership to sell AirStrip solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Both the AirStrip ONE mobile interoperability platform and the Sense4Baby wireless fetal/maternal monitoring system will be available as part of the agreement.  Read Original Content

More than 40 million smartphone users tap at least one fitness or wellness app regularly, according to a new Parks Associates report. What's more, according to the report, connected mHealth devices represented four percent of U.S. machine-to-machine connections last year with the figure expected to double by 2019.  Read Original Content

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Mobile healthcare technology offers tremendous promise, but the lack of compelling content for engaging users and humanizing technology experiences means that promise could go unfulfilled, writes Howard Steinberg, an entrepreneur and co-founder of the Westport Innovation HUB, in a guest post at Forbes.  Read Original Content

A new Economist Intelligence Unit survey revealed 79 percent of respondents saw mobile health technology as primarily being concerned with providing information and education — a sentiment many of your clients and most of your market likely share.  Read Original Content

Under Armour Inc. is spending $560 million to acquire two fitness tracking apps, in a play aimed at establishing the world's largest digital health and fitness community. The company said it reached a deal to acquire San Francisco-based MyFitnessPal for $475 million and Denmark-based Edomondo for $85 million.  Read Original Content

Researchers at Columbia University have taken the mechanics of a laboratory test for HIV and syphilis and crammed them into a device the size of a wallet. It attaches to a smartphone and can provide accurate results in 15 minutes.  Read Original Content

Vidant Health has 600 to 700 patients with congestive heart failure, diabetes and high blood pressure participating in its remote-monitoring program at any one time.  Hospital admissions for these patients dropped 74 percent in 2013 and 54 percent in 2014, to 192 patients, according to Dr. Rumans.  Read Original Content

iGetBetter, a Sudbury, Massachusetts-based company that aims to reduce hospital readmissions through remote patient monitoring and post-discharge patient engagement, has raised $1.1 million from undisclosed private investors.  Read Original Content

A Bluetooth connected wearable, which attaches to the skin like a band-aid, has been awarded funding from the US Agency for International Development to help remotely monitor Ebola patients' vital signs.  The stick-on sensor can measure the body temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation of suspected patients and the critically ill.  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.