mHealth

NantWorks partnership with Vodafone is a very BIG DEAL

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Another day, another deal struck by Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantWorks hybrid incubator, sending the mHealth visionary well on his way to transforming Los Angeles into a so-called “Silicon Beach…building the world the way da Vinci saw it”.

Future Uses for the iPad in the Operating Room: a Game Changer ?

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The built in sensors and communication capabilities of the iPad could lead to new types of assistive surgical instruments that could make the iPad a game changer in the operating room. The iPad could be brought directly into the operative field in a small sterile bag where the touch interface makes it possible to change settings even using gloved hands.

FaceTime is HIPAA compliant and encrypted, could change the way physicians and patients communicate

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Apple’s FaceTime is fully encrypted and HIPAA Compliant with WPA2 Enterprise security setting. This has several implications for its use in healthcare and the promotion of telemedicine.

New mHealth Initiative launched by Arogya World and Nokia

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Arogya World, and Nokia announced plans to use mobile phones in rural and urban India in a major diabetes prevention mobile health initiative.

Millions in India to receive their first ID through a new biometric program

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Aadhaar, India’s Unique Identification Project, is a biometric project with a goal of issuing IDs linked to the fingerprints and iris scans of every person in India. Its implications are broad, even to healthcare.

New kit attempts to transfer low cost mobile phones into high tech stethoscopes for low resource areas

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A simple kit developed by Oxford University and the University of Cape Town turns a low cost mobile phone, not a smartphone, into an advanced stethoscope.

Interview with Bernard Klocman, CEO of Wriskwatch, the wearable HR monitor

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Bernard Klocman and his company envision a day in the near future when all patients admitted to the hospital will receive an inexpensive, essentially disposable, wrist-worn life monitor instead of the traditional hospital bracelets.

“Emerging Devices” and the Role of the Cellular Providers in the Future of Mobile Health

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Cellular providers have recently become aggressive in the promotional advancement of new technology initiatives which provide their subscribers access to a greater selection of connected medical devices.

Department of Health and Human Services invests in text messaging mHealth platform, Text4Health

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HHS has a new task force, Text4Health, which has a goal of providing innovative recommendations to support health text messaging and mHealth programs.

$1 million grant to University of Virginia to boost telemedicine services in six states

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Telemedicine services in 6 Mid-Atlantic states and Washington D.C. received a boost recently, thanks to a $1 million grant given to the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth.

Recent study describes a smartphone based alert system that could save lives in cardiac arrests

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A study describes a smartphone based alert system to help alert volunteers to nearby cardiac arrests, speeding initiation of CPR and defibrillation when seconds count.

New HHS guidelines to give patients more control over their health records

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HHS proposed new rules mandate that patients have the right to gain access to test results and reports directly from labs in a HIPPA compliant manner.