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Wearable technology now comes in the form of a skin patch

Wearable technology now comes in the form of a skin patch

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This latest entry into mobile health is an electronic piece that wirelessly sends data to a phone or PC. A new form of wearable technology is now on its way into the mobile health industry, in the form of an electronic skin patch that will track a number of different medical indicators that will then be wirelessly transmitted to either a computer or a smartphone. This represents the very latest in mobile health … Read entire article »

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Mhealth to benefit from newly proposed FDA regulations

Mhealth to benefit from newly proposed FDA regulations

A new rule has been recommended in the Federal Register, which would change mobile health technology classifications. The Food and Drug Administration has now proposed a new rule within the Federal Register which would make changes to the way that it would classify mhealth devices, which could be quite beneficial to that industry. The proposed rule would make it easier for the agency to classify a mobile medical device. Should this become the rule, it will be simpler … Read entire article »

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Mobile app may be helpful in overcoming alcoholism

Mobile app may be helpful in overcoming alcoholism

A recent study has indicated that individuals recovering from alcohol abuse may benefit from this application. The results of a study that was recently conducted have shown that a mobile app that is geared toward keeping people sober when they are recovering from alcohol abuse, have shown that users of the application tend to cut back on the number of days that they fail to remain sober. The smartphone app was designed to help recovering alcohol abusers … Read entire article »

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Mhealth is being held back by data breach risks

Mhealth is being held back by data breach risks

A recent survey has shown that this lack of confidence could be problematic for the mobile health category. A small survey that was conducted at the HIMSS14 conference in February 2014 has revealed that when it comes to the adoption of mhealth, the attendees had a serious concern regarding the risk of patient data breaches. This survey was admittedly conducted on a limited sample, but it does provide some valuable insight. It was conducted by Axway, a data … Read entire article »

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Smartwatches for fitness tracking: Samsung Gear beat iWatch to the punch

Smartwatches for fitness tracking: Samsung Gear beat iWatch to the punch

The latest releases of wearable technology have included a number of surprises. With the unveiling of Samsung’s updated Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatches, the manufacturer has not only managed to create a second generation device that is slimmer and lighter than its previous versions, but it has also defined itself as serious competition for the two major players that have yet to make their first major steps into the market: Google and Apple. This is because Samsung has … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology is only beneficial when used for action, says George Takei

Wearable technology is only beneficial when used for action, says George Takei

The phenomenally popular Star Trek actor and LGBT rights activist sees advantages in gadgets. George Takei, an astounding social media marketing sensation, has dedicated Episode 11 of his “Takei’s Take” AARP web video series to wearable technology and the advantages that it can bring individuals who are willing to make changes in their lives, based on the information that they learn about themselves. The celebrity shared his take on these mobile devices and how they can be … Read entire article »

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Mhealth is enhancing doctor and patient interaction

Mhealth is enhancing doctor and patient interaction

Through the use of mobile health technology, the collaboration is notably improving. Among the many determinations that were made at the most recent Mobile Healthcare Summit, the ability to use mhealth technology is giving patients and doctors an improved opportunity for interaction. This is helping to make healthcare more cooperative and could give patients a better opportunity for health. According to one of the participants in the summit, Dr. Kendall Ho, the eHealth strategy office director at the … Read entire article »

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Mhealth tools employed regularly by 51 percent of doctors

Mhealth tools employed regularly by 51 percent of doctors

Research is showing that more than half of all physicians are using tablets for mobile health. According to a survey that has been conducted by Kantar Media, tablets are becoming the tablet of choice for doctors as more than half of them are reporting that they use mhealth tools on a regular basis. These hand held and convenient computers are being used for a number of different mobile health purposes. Doctors that participated in the survey reported that … Read entire article »

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Mhealth Alliance headquarters is moving to South Africa

Mhealth Alliance headquarters is moving to South Africa

This change in location is meant to help the organization to boost its projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The mHealth Alliance, a global organization that helps to promote mobile health solutions in areas that stand to benefit from it the most, has recently announced that it will be changing the location of its headquarters to South Africa. Until now, the group has always called the United States home. The intention is to change its base in the United States, … Read entire article »

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