mHealth anemia detection app could identify anemia from a smartphone photo

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Atlanta researchers are working on a mobile health app that could revolutionize anemia detection. Those who suffer from chronic anemia or who think they might be anemic, could one day be able to detect this condition via their smartphone using an mHealth anemia detection app. The app is currently being developed by Atlanta researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and Emory University. The app can detect anemia via a smartphone picture. The Atlanta researchers revealed via a study published in the journal Nature that they have developed an…

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California launches first-ever license alert mHealth app

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App developed by the Medical Board of California (MBC) empowers health care consumers. The groundbreaking license alert mHealth app enables California health care consumers to make informed decisions about their doctors. The innovative mobile app provides users with instant updates regarding their doctors’ license status. These updates include everything from new specialties to disciplinary issues. The license alert mHealth app sends notifications directly to a user’s mobile device whenever there is an update to their doctor’s license. For instance, it will send a notification if there is a change in…

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Mobile health app from St. Jude brings in $4.4 million from NIH

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The application is being designed to help sickle cell anemia patients with their medication adherence. The world famous St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital will receive $4.4 million for six years for the use of a mobile health app. The money is being awarded through a grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mobile app will be integrated by a team of experts from several different medical organizations. The team is made up of various healthcare experts from…

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Mhealth prize goes to pain management app creating students

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Students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology have come in second with the C-Pain Go application. The second place prize from mHealth 2015 has now been given to students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH), who created a smartphone app designed to help to manage their pain. The C-Pain Go mobile app was designed to set multiple pain tracking reminders for users. The idea behind this mhealth app is to use smartphone technology to make it possible for patients to…

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Mobile health app educates Ethiopian moms

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The “Safe Delivery App” offer mothers across the country vital and potentially lifesaving advice. A new mobile health app has now been launched in Ethiopia in the hopes of improving the survival and medical wellbeing of moms and their new babies by offering lifesaving strategies when things take a turn for the worse. Nearly 9 in 10 Ethiopian births occur at home following pregnancies with limited or no medical assistance. The hope of the developers of the Safe Delivery App is that this mobile health service will improve the level…

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Kenya to use mhealth to boost healthcare

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Margaret Kenyatta, the first lady of the country, has rolled out the Sema-Doc Tele-Medicine Healthcare Solution. The first lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, has now officially launched an mhealth program called the Sema-Doc Tele-Medicine Healthcare Solution, which is centered around a mobile app that has been designed to boost the accessibility of healthcare throughout the country. The point of this mobile app is to provide a direct connection between patients and healthcare providers. The east African country has been making a concerted effort to improve its healthcare availability, and access…

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Mobile health apps attempt to compete in the light therapy industry

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LED treatments of various skin conditions have become hot sellers, but can a smartphone offer treatment? For half a decade, the mobile health category has started to try to tap into the success of LED light therapy that is being increasingly used in alternative and conventional medicine, alike, for the treatment of common skin conditions ranging from acne to psoriasis, premature aging, and rosacea. What has been unclear is whether or not a smartphone app can offer the same treatment as a specialized light. Mobile health apps have become wildly…

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Mobile health tech drops readmission numbers at hospitals

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The results of a new study have shown that mhealth can help patients to adhere to their prescriptions and therapies. Recent research will have its details presented on May 7 at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, and will show that mobile health tools could help patients to be able to better stick to the use of the medications that they have been prescribed and the to the therapies that have been recommended for them. This means that mhealth tools could potentially help to correct one of the most vital…

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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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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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