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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of October 20, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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Portsmouth Regional Hospital has partnered with iTriage, one of the top health and fitness resources on the market, to help consumers make better health care decisions. iTriage gives consumers the knowledge to answer common medical questions and the power to take charge of their health. Developed by doctors, iTriage combines health information with GPS and mapping to help consumers find care whether at home or on the road.  Read Original Content

Sixty-seven percent of Healthcare CIOS in the UK select electronic patient records and mobile health solution technologies as top priorities for the next 12 months, according to a recent industry report by Healthcare IT Exchange. Read original content

In its latest advisory on health risks associated with mobile phones and their base stations, both the World Health Organization and a French government expert group, ANSES, said there is no health hazard from mobile phone emissions.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.

Early findings from three U.S. communities that received federal funding through the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program suggest a "promising impact of mHealth on behavior change" for people with type 2 diabetes, according to an article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Read Original Content

Orca Health, a Utah-based mobile healthcare company has developed, with the help of Harvard Medical School, a suite of interactive mobile apps that use touch, sound, and sight to help physicians explain anatomy and procedures to their patients. The suite of apps is intended to drive better patient-doctor interaction and help patients make more informed decisions on their medical conditions.  Read Original Content
Remote patient monitoring has been around for nearly a decade, but the practice is beginning to gain more traction on the strength of new technologies and a more urgent need to keep costs down, two factors that are expected to drive growth and generate billions of dollars in cost savings over the next five years.  Read Original Content

EncounterCare Solutions announced that its subsidiary, CyberCare Health Network, Inc., has released a mobile application allowing both patients and care providers to take pictures of wounds using a cell phone. The wound image is securely uploaded directly into the patient's electronic medical record where the clinician can attach the image to an initial consultation or wound progress report.  Read Original Content

A New Jersey-based startup called MyHint has launched a system to make it easier for people to stay on top of their health. Patients can register for free on the website via Facebook, LinkedIn or Google, and opt to receive SMS or email alerts when they are due for a mammogram, a prostate screening, a general check up, and a variety of other health tests.  Read Original Content

One fast-growing telehealth service is embracing mobile devices as a platform for consumers to access healthcare. Boston-based doctor-on-demand provider American Well has announced consumers can now connect with a physician using their iPad, iPhone or Android smartphones and tablets.  Read Original Content

A neuroscience research team at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, led by Dr. Joe Tsien and his colleagues has found a way to measure a person’s heart and breathing rates using any single-channel video camera, including a web or cell phone cam.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.