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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 23, 2014

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Fifty-two percent of adult smartphone and tablet owners use their mobile health apps more now than they did when they first downloaded them, according to a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Citrix. Read Original Content

EXUSMED™, a corporation offering affordable mobile health care solutions for both patients and providers, will launch a pilot program in early 2014 that will have more than 800 participating physicians providing care to approximately 1,500 patients throughout Southern California. Read Original Content

How do mhealth apps distinguish between questions that require an urgent response and others that are simply routine questions that are part of the recovery process? MedWhat’s app for iOS and Android operating systems uses semantic search technology — a process of understanding the actual meaning of words, concepts and attributes, and providing an answer.  Read Original Content

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With Apple hiring a slate of experts in the field of mobile medical sensors in recent months, it’s impossible to discount the strong suggestion that the iWatch will deliver a number of mHealth capabilities. The iWatch, which is expected to use optoelectronics to monitor both blood oxygen levels and heart rate, may reach consumers before the end of this year.  Read Original Content

According to the latest Citrix Mobile Analytics Report, the top 10 most popular mobile health apps by subscriber usage are related to fitness and running, weight loss and nutrition and women's health. A little more than half are using their mobile health apps more now, as compared to when it was first downloaded.  Read Original Content

CloudPrime’s new mobile health app allows HIPAA secure file sharing of patient data that promises to bring security to an insecure world. CloudPrime has developed QuickDrop: an app that provides secure transmission of any size and file type (including documents, texts, video and photos) to and from mobile devices.  Read Original Content

A new Voalte platform is designed for Android phones to improve communication between nurse-led care teams and to ensure that patient care doesn’t suffer when there are shift changes and patients get handed off to the next shift of nurses. The phone’s 2D bar code is intended to be a response to the practice of scanning medications and patients’ ID bands to reduce medical errors.  Read Original Content

Home is not only where the heart is, but also where the telehealth market is focused, based on a recently published Frost & Sullivan survey.  The home, including remote patient monitoring, is the area of biggest impact and opportunity in the telehealth market, driving interest from major device makers and startups alike.  Read Original Content

A new device which lets doctors monitor a patient's heart problems through email will be launched next week. Small metal electrodes will be stuck on a patient's arms, legs and chest. These will be connected by wires to an ECG machine which records electrical impulses coming from the patient's body.  Read Original Content

Heart patients being cared for by Danville Regional Home Health Services now have access to advanced Bluetooth technology. Using the new Patient Information Logistics Solution System, heart patients can send important and vital health information — via a secure and confidential connection — to Danville Regional Home Health nurses.  Read Original Content

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