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Developing a mobile health app? Find out which US Federal law to follow through #FTC interactive tool 

Developing a mobile health app? Find out which US Federal law to follow through #FTC interactive tool  | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
Does your mobile app collect, create, or share consumer information? Does it diagnose or treat a disease or health condition? Then this tool will help you figure out which – and it may be more than one – federal laws apply. It’s not meant to be legal advice about all of your compliance obligations, but it will give you a snapshot of a few important laws and regulations from three federal agencies.

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Trends in Wearable Technology & Preventative Healthcare

Trends in Wearable Technology & Preventative Healthcare | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
We surveyed over 900 U.S. adults to determine the size of the wearable fitness market, and how the healthcare industry can encourage personal tracking.
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Study: How Patients Want to Communicate with Their Doctors

Study: How Patients Want to Communicate with Their Doctors | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
Do patients want to use patient portal software? We surveyed 430 patients who had seen their primary care physician within the last year to find out.

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Laurent FLOURET's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:28 AM

Phone first (makes sense when it comes to health discussion); and online going strong (when it comes to admin tasks..)

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How IBM and Apple expect hospitals to use their mobile platform | mHealthNews

IBM's head of public sector discusses how the companies found kindred spirits in each other, their technology plans, and the art of the possible.
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Do Old People Want Digital Engagement? | e-Patient Experience

Do Old People Want Digital Engagement? | e-Patient Experience | medical mobile app | Scoop.it

But not for long, because the “boomers” are coming… and Pew says of those between 50 and 64, 77 percent of them are using the internet. And it’s growing. Here are a couple more stats:

42% of mobile phone owners 55 and older now have smartphones, according toNielsen. They are quickly adopting tablets too.
 Pew says seniors are the fastest social media adopters in the U.S. (jumping from 26% to 43% of those 65+ in the past 3 years)
 Accenture recently found that 67% of seniors surveyed say that access to their health information is important, but only 28 percent currently have full access to their electronic health records.

Oftentimes, as patients age, a younger caregiver is responsible for managing their health, and with busy careers and families, would appreciate the use of online tools for their patient. After all, 43.5 million adult family caregivers care for someone 50+ years of age, says the Family Caregiver Alliance.

If you ignore patient demand for online tools only because “Medicare patients won’t use it,” you’re catering to the minority, not the majority. And just a few years down the road, your Medicare population may become the most active users of these tools, so it’s better to get in front of this trend now.

It’s no longer a question of “if,” but “when” providers will need to adopt online solutions to help all their patients. The last thing providers want is to be seen as behind the times or as “old people” themselves.

Read how Butler Health System engaged a senior audience (total joint replacements) using online engagement in Becker’s Hospital Review.

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Infographie : les Français, le numérique et la prévention santé

Infographie : les Français, le numérique et la prévention santé | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
Microsoft France a mené avec OpinionWay une enquête sur les attentes et perceptions des Français en matière de numérique et de prévention santé. Découverte des résultats en infographie. Cette étude...

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Mobile app uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in bipolar patients

Mobile app uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in bipolar patients | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
An experimental smartphone application devised by a University of Michigan research team monitors subtle changes in the voices patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and identifies mood changes.
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Use of the Internet as a Health Information Resource Among French Young Adults: Results From a Nationally Representative Survey

Use of the Internet as a Health Information Resource Among French Young Adults: Results From a Nationally Representative Survey | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
Use of the Internet as a Health Information Resource Among French Young Adults: Results From a Nationally Representative Survey
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Conclusions: The Internet is a useful tool to spread health information and prevention campaigns, especially to target young adults. Young adults trust online information and consider the Internet as a valid source of health advice. Health agencies should ensure the improvement of online health information quality and the creation of health-related websites and programs dedicated to young adults.

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Dialog wearable epilepsy aid by Artefact predicts seizures

Dialog wearable epilepsy aid by Artefact predicts seizures | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
This wearable design concept helps epilepsy sufferers manage symptoms, predict potential seizures and alert passersby or loved ones when having a fit.
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What do patients expect from mHealth?

What do patients expect from mHealth? | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
Patients expect mHealth to change their healthcare experience but do they truly know what mHealth is? And what are they expecting it to do? Find out here.
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Twitter is your new migraine doctor! | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Twitter is your new migraine doctor! | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
Twitter is your new migraine doctor! - Welcome to the new migraine attack manual - in 140 characters!

 

Deciphering 21,741 tweets, researchers have found that 74% women shared a real-time migraine attack on twitter, followed by 17% men.

The higher global peak of migraine tweets occurred Mondays at 14:00 GMT or 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time, the study said.

It indicates a growing trend toward the cathartic sharing of physical pain as well as emotional pain on social media.

"As technology and language evolve, so does the way we share our suffering. It is the first known study to show the instant and broad impact of migraine attacks on modern patients' lives by decoding manually each one of their individual attack-related tweets," explained Alexandre DaSilva, an assistant professor at University of Michigan's school of dentistry.

During the study, DaSilva's team eliminated advertising, metaphor and nonrelated migraine tweets.

Further, they analysed the meaning of each individual migraine tweet.

"We sought to evaluate the instant expression of actual self-reported migraine attacks in social media," DaSilva noted.

The US accounted for 58% of migraine tweets followed by Europe at 20%.

Roughly 44% of tweets reported that migraine attacks immediately impacted mood.

The most common migraine descriptors were "worst" at nearly 15% and "massive" at 8%.

Results generated unique information about who suffers from migraines and what, how, where and when they use social media to describe their pain.

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Leveraging mobile apps to keep up with massive amounts of medical literature

Leveraging mobile apps to keep up with massive amounts of medical literature | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
New mobile apps offer a new way of keeping up with medical literature. New possibilities may arise to enhance the speed and access to key articles
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Could Your Phone Know More About Your Health Than Your Doctor?

Could Your Phone Know More About Your Health Than Your Doctor? | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
What if the Internet and our mobile devices could become a reliable tool for your health? Would your phone then know more about your health than your doctor? One of the biggest developments in healthcare we have seen is mobile health, or mhealth, which is effectively is freeing healthcare devices of wires and cords. It is enabling physicians and patients to check their healthcare processes on the go.
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Analyst: Apple's financial impact on mHealth worth billions

Analyst: Apple's financial impact on mHealth worth billions | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
Apple's foray into mHealth, given its reported upcoming iWatch device, its moves into electronic health record technology and the development of its HealthKit platform, will have a dramatic impact on healthcare and advance mHealth like few other initiatives, according to a report at Product Desi
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How I Completely Re-Wired My Digital Life: 16 Tips

How I Completely Re-Wired My Digital Life: 16 Tips | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
I've been massively active online for at least 10 years therefore I have built networks focusing on my favorite topics leading to a point where I invest my time into human intelligence instead of c...
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Infographic: Will the FDA regulate your mobile app? | mHealthNews

According to the FDA's final guidance, the key to determining whether the FDA will regulate your mobile app is the concept of intended use.
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40 percent of patients don’t know if their doctor offers a patient portal | mobihealthnews

40 percent of patients don’t know if their doctor offers a patient portal | mobihealthnews | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
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HIMSS Examines mHealth Landscape

HIMSS Examines mHealth Landscape | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
HIMSS releases results of Analytics Mobile Survey, focuses on six areas of mHIMSS Roadmap including New Care Models, Technology, ROI/Payment, Legal...
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In-Depth: 200 medical apps every hospital marketer should know | mobihealthnews

In-Depth: 200 medical apps every hospital marketer should know | mobihealthnews | medical mobile app | Scoop.it

About nine months ago — in September 2013 — the MobiHealthNews team published results from an exhaustive search of Apple’s AppStore and the Google Play store for apps that were developed by or on behalf of hospitals and healthcare systems in the US. At the time we found more than 200 health-related apps in this category.

This list of apps is particularly important for hospital marketing departments to be aware of — which healthcare facilities have experimented with, piloted, and launched patient-facing iPhone and Android apps? What sorts of features do these hospital-branded apps offer users?

For this week’s In-Depth, MobiHealthNews is releasing our September 2013 hospital apps data to the general public for the first time — previously it was only available to those who purchased our research reports.

Below is our list of more than 200 medical apps (in alphabetical order) that every hospital marketing department should know:

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Mobile app uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in bipolar patients

Mobile app uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in bipolar patients | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
An experimental smartphone application devised by a University of Michigan research team monitors subtle changes in the voices patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and identifies mood changes.

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Crowdtesting for Mobile Healthcare

Crowdtesting for Mobile Healthcare | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
The mobile healthcare industry is set to grow, with apps to help patients constantly coming online. Read about how crowdtesting can help the fledgling industry grow up.
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iPhone app screens for skin cancer more accurately than your doctor, shows early testing

iPhone app screens for skin cancer more accurately than your doctor, shows early testing | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
Early testing of an iPhone app developed to detect melanoma - the most dangerous form of skin cancer - found an accuracy rate of around 85 percent. This is similar to that achieved by specialist de...
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Physicians use their smartphones for drug info |

Physicians use their smartphones for drug info | | medical mobile app | Scoop.it

According to the Wolters Kluwer Health 2013 Physician Outlook Survey eight in 10 physicians use Smartphones in their daily practice and six in 10 use tablets. Over half (55%) use both smartphones and tablets in their daily practice. The top use of smartphones is for accessing drug information while tablets are used most to access medical research. In addition, mobile apps are being used by 24% of physicians, making these the top digital/social media channel used for work purposes. 

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According to the Wolters Kluwer Health 2013 Physician Outlook Survey eight in 10 physicians use Smartphones in their daily practice and six in 10 use tablets. Over half (55%) use both smartphones and tablets in their daily practice. The top use of smartphones is for accessing drug information while tablets are used most to access medical research. In addition, mobile apps are being used by 24% of physicians, making these the top digital/social media channel used for work purposes.  

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Apple iPhone-Ready Device Is the World's Smartest Hearing Aid

Apple iPhone-Ready Device Is the World's Smartest Hearing Aid | medical mobile app | Scoop.it
This iOS-ready hearing aid allows you to control your hearing experience from an iPhone app.
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BARCELONA, Spain — We hear a lot of talk about wearable tech being the future, but most of the solutions are devices that require leaping into a new usage context, a learning curve that many are reluctant to take on.

However, the new smart hearing aid from Resound Linx is that rare piece of wearable tech that is not only practical, but immediately usable by anyone with a hearing impairment. Officially launched globally on Monday, the wireless Bluetooth device was developed by Denmark-based GN ReSound.

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