Mhealth app for head injury diagnosis receives nod from FDA

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now given clearance to this mobile application for traumatic brain injury identification. The FDA has now given clearance to an mhealth app called the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment, which is a smartphone based application that is meant to offer medical providers with assistance in identifying situations in which traumatic brain injury may be present. The mobile health app can be used in virtually any setting and could help in making a diagnosis very quickly. As little as five minutes could be needed in…

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Google Glass assists in surgeons with better patient monitoring

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A recent study has shown that this augmented reality technology allows doctors to more easily watch vital signs. In a pilot study conducted by Stanford University, surgical residents who wore Google Glass augmented reality devices in order to be able to monitor the vital signs of their patients during simulated surgeries were capable of identifying complications more quickly and acting to address them more rapidly than the surgeons who did not have this wearable technology. The study used a simulated surgery performance of bronchoscopies and thorascotomy tube placements. The residents…

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Mhealth apps to be used by VA to provide better data access to veterans

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The first two of a number of applications for providing vets with better care will soon be launching. The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) has now announced their intentions to launch the first two of what will one day be several mhealth apps for smartphones and tablets that are designed to offer veterans faster and easier access to healthcare data. These two mobile apps will be launched at some point early in the fall, followed later on by others. Among the two, the first mhealth app is called Summary of Care.…

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Mobile marketing success by Dr. Oz

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The television physician of Oprah and daytime talk TV fame is now seeing achievements in mhealth apps. While the ins and outs of mobile marketing have continue to perplex many people, Dr. Oz seems to have found his groove as he is now achieving considerable mhealth success with the apps produced by a company that has only recently been created. The AskMD application has already won the Best Medical App prize at the 4th Annual Appy Awards. The mobile app was based on an online health and wellness engagement platform…

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Mhealth tools can help patients to locate the best doctors

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Locating the right physician or specialist can be challenging, but improve search tools are available on smartphones. A new mhealth service has now been launched that is designed to help patients to be able to more quickly and easily search for the right doctors for their unique needs, expectations, conditions and locations. This is meant to help patients to overcome one of the largest struggles in obtaining proper health care. The problem of locating the right doctor is hard enough for the average person, but patients who have complex or…

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Mobile app may be helpful in overcoming alcoholism

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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 to abstain. The research showed that the people who used the mobile app…

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Mhealth program in Thailand uses app to collect medical data

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This application will provide health data to a hospital and university for better and more accurate understanding. Saraphi Hospital and Chiang Mai University (CMU) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, have developed an mhealth app that is designed to provide users with a survey that will allow those health organizations to gather and digitize medical data from the residents of the district. The application is called “Saraphi Health”, which is a central element of a three year project. The application and the mhealth project of which it is a critical element, receives…

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Mhealth program from Verizon to assist needy communities in San Diego

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The wireless provider’s goal is to help to reach children who have never had a dentist or doctor. The Verizon Foundation has just announced the progress of a telemedicine grant for La Maestra Community Health Centers in order to boost an mhealth program that is meant to bring children in the neediest communities access to a dentist and a doctor, especially if they have never seen one before. The grant was originally given last fall, and allowed for the purchase of a considerable amount of equipment. The grant was for…

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Mhealth apps face heavy scrutiny by young adult users

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This demographic appears to be picker about the applications that they will use for their health. According to an article that was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, mhealth app developers should take several valued characteristics and features into consideration as they create their products, particularly when they want young adults to be willing to use them. The reason is that young adults are far more selective about the apps of this nature that they will use. The article explained that “There is increasing interest from academics and…

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Mhealth apps marketplace could be worth $26 billion in 4 years

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A new report by research2guidance has revealed that this market is growing very quickly. The forecasts of a new report called “Global Mobile Health Market Report 2013-2017”, which has been released by research2guidance, has shown that the mhealth market is now taking its first steps into commercialization and is growing rapidly in its value. This means that the industry will now be able to start monetizing its services in a meaningful way. The report predicted that this will mean, primarily, through mhealth apps. According to the research2guidance head of research,…

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Mhealth app in Taipei provides data and mobile payments

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A hospital in Taiwan has embraced the use of smartphones and tablets to bring convenience to patients. Patients of the National Taiwan University Hospital can now take advantage of a new mhealth smartphone app that was developed in conjunction with Taiwan Broadband communications, which can help them to obtain information and pay their medical bills. Medical registration fees can now be processed through mobile payments by users of the app. Patients can also use the mhealth application to search for more information about certain types of medical issues, such as…

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