Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of Week of March 15, 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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Doc Halo, LLC a leading developer of mobile apps for healthcare providers, has announced they have recently added a record number of users to their Secure Mobile Health Platform. In the first months of 2015, Doc Halo has seen a 150 percent growth trajectory.  Read Original Content

Two Boston-area startups, Ovatemp and Jolt, were accepted into this year's Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator hosted in Kansas City, Missouri.  The program offers startups the chance to build and strengthen their businesses, and each company will receive up to $120,000 in funding, according to a release.  Read Original Content

In partnership with SAP and abcmedien, Heidelberg University Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in all of Europe, has developed an app to provide pregnant women all information needed along their pregnancy.  The healthcare experts at the hospital created this app to serve as a duel resource for both mothers and physicians alike.  Read Original Content

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In an effort to allow patients greater access to their health records and help them manage their care, Salina Regional Health Center launched a mobile health app called Salina Regional Engage. Salina Regional Engage will allow patients to use their phones to instantly see lab results and prescription information.  Read Original Content

Free health messages are being provided through mobile phones for about 500,000 mothers and mothers-to-be in rural areas of Middle and West China.  The "Mom-baby Messenger" project, sponsored by medical products company Johnson & Johnson, is rolling out in 63 towns in seven provinces.  Read Original Content


Apps that include clinical decision support tools are 44 times more successful in helping clinicians diagnose chronic health issues, according to a recent study by the Columbia University School of Nursing.  The study, which was published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners, concluded custom apps that enable clinicians to use evidence-based guidelines to make treatment decisions and document care plans give those clinicians a much greater chance of identifying serious health issues during routine exams. Read Original Content

Almost two-thirds of Americans would use a mobile app to manage health-related issues, according to the Makovsky/Kelton “Pulse of Online Health” survey.  Millennials are leading the digital health charge, as they are more than twice as likely to express interest in using a mobile app to manage their health compared to those Americans 66 and older.  Read Original Content

Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Amref Health Africa an additional grant of US $3 million to help the organization enhance and scale its mobile health training program to 3,000 community health workers in Kenya.  Read Original Content

Mobile tools, such as text messaging, can help boost adherence in global chronic disease management, which can lead to improved health and more cost-effective care, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  Read Original Content

The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to develop, innovate, and scale its mobile health initiatives according to a new report published in the Washington Post.  The VA distributed more than 10,000 tablets to clinicians when the app store launched last year, and has seen 300,000 downloads of the apps since launch.  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.