Mobile health technology can help diabetes prevention

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Text messages may be enough to encourage people to change their behaviors in healthful ways. A recent study showed text messages sent through mobile health technology such as smartphone SMS, tablets and apps may help in diabetes prevention. These messages can make recommendations about healthful behaviors. Examples include when a person should exercise, how to eat the right amount of fat, and to eat more fruits and vegetables. Those behaviors are all very important – particularly when combined – to reduce the risk of diabetes. The study was conducted by…

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Mhealth clinics to head to some Indiana schools

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This new mobile program will be set up in the school parking lots in Muncie in 2014. Open Door Health Services is sending mhealth clinics will be providing medical service at the Longfellow and Sutton elementary schools, in addition to Wes-Del schools, as a part of a program that will be starting in March 2014. This news was recently released by Tony Estep, the CEO of Open Door Health Services. The first announcement of these mhealth clinics was made by Estep in January 2013, after the Open Door center received…

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Mhealth system from NZ to trial in Thailand

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The Vibhavadi Hospital is about to pilot a program to test its effectiveness for its employees and patients. A recent announcement has just revealed that the mHealth +3 platform from Vensa Health will now be tested by the Vibhavadi Hospital in Bangkok as a part of a trial of the New Zealand company’s system which is supposed to be able to generate millions in annual savings through the considerable reduction in missed appointments. Patients will be able to use text messages in order to confirm appointments, making sure that there…

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Mhealth project to provide assistance to regions of New Zealand

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The people of Otago and Southland will soon be benefitting from this new initiative in their areas. A new initiative using mhealth technology has been designed to provide assistance across the regions of Otago and Southland in order to better bring together General Practice and the patients for whom they are providing care. The new system is meant to provide a number of services directly to the patient in order to ensure better care. Southern PHO, with Southern DHB’s support, has contracted a company named Vensa health in order to…

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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 strategy details for Walgreens announced

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The announcement was made at a mobile commerce summit in front of a number of major retailers. As the use of smartphones and tablets continues to evolve, so do mhealth services and programs, and in that light, Walgreens has now announced the details of its upcoming mobile strategy. The annual summit was the venue for several announcements, but it was a considerable one for the health industry. This was the third year for the event and Walgreens took the opportunity to let the world know that it is moving at…

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Mhealth study in Brazil shows tech can help the poor

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Researchers have found that this technology can be very helpful to people living in the slums of Rio. A study conducted in Rio de Janeiro has now shown that using mhealth technology for monitoring patients who are living in poor urban neighborhoods can help to increase the access that those individuals have to healthcare services while decreasing the amount of spending required to provide that care. The study was conducted in one of the city’s hillside “favela” slum regions using the latest technology. The New Cities Foundation conducted the research,…

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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 program created to assist victims of Deepwater Horizon

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Three years later, the Louisiana disaster is still contributing to medical conditions in the state. Though there has been three years that have passed since the Deepwater Horizon disaster off the shores of Louisiana, there are many people in the state who are still suffering from medical problems as a result to their exposure to the oil spill, and an mhealth program has been developed in order to assist these individuals. The hope is that this mobile friendly medical program will be helpful to those who were hardest hit. The…

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Mhealth still has work to do before it is truly practical in a clinical environment

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Panelists from a hospital forum have agreed that there is still progress needed before the devices can be integrated. According to a panel at the Hospital Cloud Forum from the Information Management Network last week, doctors still need to be able to find a way to integrate mhealth and the data available through those systems into clinical care. The devices that would be used would be connected to the cloud and would bring physicians and patient data together. Mhealth could provide a very important way to bring the data regarding…

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Mhealth experts sought for AT&T autism app

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The telecommunications giant is seeking to mine creative talent to bring mobile and awareness together. According to AT&T, it is working to use the best creative autism community mhealth talent in order to be able to develop an app that will be able to provide considerable assistance to individuals with the condition. There are many different efforts being made by the company to help to obtain the best ideas. It launched with what it called a “hackathon”, which occurred last Friday in San Francisco’s downtown area. They called it the…

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