Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of March 8, 2015

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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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the agency’s first mobile health app called DrugShortages that allows users to quickly identify current drug shortages, resolved shortages, and discontinuations of drug products.  Read Original Content

Of all the forms of mobile health technology used to promote adherence of patients to chronic disease management, text messaging continues to exceed on others in terms of its availability, frequency of use, and effectiveness. This is one of several conclusions reached by authors of a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  Read Original Content

First Derm, the teledermatology app that allows patients to receive an opinion on any skin ailment directly from board-certified dermatologists in only 24 hours, has reached 100,000 downloads.  Read Original Content

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Research firm Parks Associates has announced that five percent of U.S. broadband households use a smart watch with health and fitness tracking functions, while eight percent use a digital pedometer or fitness/activity tracker.  Read Original Content

While healthcare facilities are slowly issuing mobile devices to staff and caregiver teams, it's not happening as rapidly as some would like. To that end, many healthcare professionals increasingly are tapping their own personal smartphones and mobile computing devices to help them do their jobs.  Read Original Content

Google is considering making what several sources close to the situation describe as a “strategic investment” in Jawbone, the high-profile San Francisco maker of a number of wireless and wearable devices such as the Up fitness tracker.  Read Original Content

Roughly two-thirds of Americans are enthusiastic about tapping digital tools for managing personal health and such eagerness likely will drive deeper adoption of wearables and use of mobile medical apps, a new online health survey from Makovsky Health/Kelton revealed.  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

UnitedHealthcare’s mobile app Health4Me™ now offers several new features including a secure electronic bill-payment service that enables UnitedHealthcare plan participants to pay their medical bills and manage their health care claims and related expenses all from their smartphone.  Read Original Content

MedEx, a Chicagoland provider of ambulance and telemedicine services, is behind the first line of ambulances in the country to use Google Glass to visually connect paramedics in the field. The company is rolling out ten ambulances with Google Glass devices that feature software enabling paramedics to transmit live audio and video to hospitals.  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.