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Prescribing Mobile Health Apps

Prescribing Mobile Health Apps | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

There's no doubt that using mobile apps to improve your fitness and overall health is more popular than ever. Look no further than the hundreds of wearable devices and the thousands of diet and exercise apps currently on the market.

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CampusMD offers mobile telehealth for college students

CampusMD offers mobile telehealth for college students | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Startup company CampusMD claims to be the first mobile telehealth service for college students that offers 24/7 access to physicians and only physicians. The Bethesda, Md., company announced the nationwide launch of its subscription-based product this week.
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Telemedicine Advances Faster Than States Can Keep Up

Telemedicine Advances Faster Than States Can Keep Up | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

The explosion of online health-care apps and providers has forced states to face tough questions -- many of which they have yet to find an answer to.

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Survey: 31 percent of patients use app or device to manage a heart condition

Survey: 31 percent of patients use app or device to manage a heart condition | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Some 31 percent of heart patients are using digital health tools to manage their condition, according to a HealthMine survey of 501 consumers with known heart disease or heart disease risk.

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This startup aims to provide affordable health at your fingertips

This startup aims to provide affordable health at your fingertips | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Healthenablr is a telemedicine healthcare services company that is on a mission to make healthcare affordable and accessible across the world.

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Physician Perspectives on Benefits of mHealth Adoption, Use

Physician Perspectives on Benefits of mHealth Adoption, Use | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Whereas the bigger networks and health systems may have the resources for mHealth adoption, those in a much smaller environment have to make do with less — or b

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HealthyYouTXT Article

HealthyYouTXT Article | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

HealthyYouTXT is a mobile text messaging service designed for men and women across the United States who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle. The program will provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help you achieve your health goals and stay on track. The program is about 6 weeks, depending on your goals. Users will receive 1 to 5 messages per day.

There are 2 ways to sign up:

1. By phone: Text the word HEALTHY to 333888 from your mobile phone, answer a few questions, and you'll start receiving messages.
2. Online: Click the sign up tab at the top of this screen or copy/paste this "/healthyyoutxt" in your browser. You'll then fill in some questions on our web form and begin receiving messages.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Cost: There is no additional fee for this service. However, message and data rates may apply. If you pay for individual texts, this program may not be right for you. Check with your mobile provider.
  • Unsubscribe: If you would like to unsubscribe from SmokefreeTXT, text the word STOP to 333888 to end the program. For help, text the word HELP to 333888.
  • Technical support: Technical support is available to help you sign up and use HealthyYouTXT. If you need help or have any questions please contact us at NCISmokefreeTeam@mail.nih.gov.

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Telemedicine: Treatment that knows no borders

Telemedicine: Treatment that knows no borders | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

You may have heard of global preventive health care initiatives by WHO, UNICEF and others. But have you heard about global telemedicine?

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Telemedicine: How providers, payers are progressing amid continued hurdles

Telemedicine: How providers, payers are progressing amid continued hurdles | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

By Dan Bowman For all of the strides that have been made regarding coverage, both public and private, and available technology, telemedicine continues to be a fringe option for healthcare consumers....

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10 Companies to Watch in the Field of Telemedicine

10 Companies to Watch in the Field of Telemedicine | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Through new mobile apps and services, a variety of healthcare companies are changing the way patients access medical care. Check out our post to read profiles of several top players in the field telemedicine.

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Healthcare Tech Companies to watch in 2016

Healthcare Tech Companies to watch in 2016 | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
We can't wait to see how far health tech comes in 2016, and we're keeping an eye on these promising companies.
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The benefits of Telehealth

The benefits of Telehealth | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Dr. Kristin Woodward takes a look at telehealth. ...

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Telemedicine and EHR apps are pulling data from Apple Health

Telemedicine and EHR apps are pulling data from Apple Health | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

How Apple Health is being used by physicians to pull patient data for telemedicine and electronic health records. 

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The Top 10 Questions Physicians Ask about Telehealth

(SPONSORED) Telehealth technologies are on the rise. For hospitals and providers, telehealth enables more frequent connections with existing patients, and the ability to reach new patients in new markets.

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Doctor on Demand Adds Psychiatric Telehealth Visits 

Doctor on Demand Adds Psychiatric Telehealth Visits  | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

San Francisco, CA-based Doctor On Demand has expanded its behavioral health services to include psychiatrists telehealth video visits now available nationwide. The company began offering mental health care services in December 2014 with...

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What smartphone apps can learn from the humble pager

What smartphone apps can learn from the humble pager | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Pagers still remain health care’s most utilized mobile technology.

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Study Highlights Readiness of Provider, Patients, and Executives for Telehealth

Study Highlights Readiness of Provider, Patients, and Executives for Telehealth | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

An in-depth study by Pew Waterhouse suggests that consumers, providers, and healthcare executives are ready to utilize mHealth (mobile health via smartphones, tablets, desktops, and laptops) in healthcare access and delivery.

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Mobile health education rolled out in India

Mobile health education rolled out in India | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Mobile healthcare via #voice services is rolling out in India/ https://t.co/pWXIt3NTWU #connect

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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? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | 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?

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Telemedicine kit lets parents skip germ-ridden waiting rooms

Telemedicine kit lets parents skip germ-ridden waiting rooms | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

TytoCare enables standard throat, ear, eye, skin, heart and lung exams of high enough quality to enable a remote diagnosis by the child’s doctor.

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The 5 Biggest Tech Trends for Healthcare in 2016

The 5 Biggest Tech Trends for Healthcare in 2016 | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Here are our five predictions for the most important healthcare trends in 2016.

The Cloud

Thanks to Cloud technology, healthcare professionals can securely store and access patient information and update charts using Electronic Health Records (EHR). In 2014, 83 percent of healthcare organizations were already using Cloud technology for some of their processes, and that number is expected to continue growing through 2016 to improve patient care. Cloud storage creates a better experience for both patient and doctor by making patient charts immediately accessible to healthcare professionals around the world and helping to prevent mistakes from incomplete charts.

If your healthcare company decides to implement or expand Cloud-based patient care this year, do your research to ensure you are following all the strict HIPAA guidelines that go along with the switch.

Wearable Patient Technology

Twenty percent of Americans own some type of wearable device, and you can expect to see that trend increase in the healthcare industry as well. Some of these technological advances are immediately effective, like artificial pancreas software that detects low glucose levels and sends out the prescribed insulin dose. Others, such as devices that monitors sleeping, eating, and exercise routines, offer more long-term healthcare solutions.

Read up on the latest advances in wearable patient technology to see where you can implement this tech trend in your field. Wearable patient technology will give your patients greater control over their own health in 2016.

3-D Printing

3-D printing has been used in healthcare in the past, but limitations in price and materials made it cost-prohibitive for widespread use. As technology improves, 3-D printing will become more effective and useful for your field. Medical professionals can now create dental implants, hearing aids, and even customized prosthetic limbs using 3-D printing.

If you work in surgery, this emerging healthcare trend can help you visualize and practice complex surgical procedures, decreasing the chances for error and reducing operating times. Experts are already working on using 3-D technology to build replacement organs and tissues, which will completely transform the healthcare field.

Social Media Engagement

The healthcare industry has typically shied away from social media, but more than 40 percent of patients polled said that social media affects the way they handle their health. You have probably had more than one patient bring you information they got from a social media source. While this can often be frustrating, embracing social media can also spread awareness of health issues that would otherwise stay hidden. For instance, social media gives doctors the ability to alert patients to a potential health crisis, like a new flu strain, that is occurring in their area. In addition to sharing the news of an outbreak, doctors can share signs of the illness and treatment tips that can help the patient get better.

Although you may not be a fan of social media healthcare, the benefits can outweigh the negatives if you use it correctly. Research the right way to utilize social media in your daily patient interactions to keep up with this developing tech trend in 2016.

Virtual Healthcare

Patients want to be able to manage their own health and wellbeing. Researchers expect more than 32 million American consumers will track their own health and fitness online or by using their smartphones in 2016. Along with increases in wearable devices and social media interaction, expect to see an increase in healthcare apps and a demand for virtual healthcare options like remote consultations and virtual house calls. More than 10 million people used telemedicine options in 2014, and, according to a recent Harris Poll, a quarter of consumers would choose a virtual healthcare option if it were available. Virtual healthcare options save consumers and providers time and money and expands affordable access without overburdening hospitals and urgent care facilities with non-emergency concerns.

 


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Doctors say telemedicine isn't good for giving bad news

Doctors say telemedicine isn't good for giving bad news | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

While telemedicine holds great promise for making health care more accessible and more cost-effective, there are still some interactions that doctors believe should not take place online or over the telephone.

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US Hospital Prescribes Digital Medicine

US Hospital Prescribes Digital Medicine | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Barton Health will start prescribing ingestible sensors to patients with hypertension using Proteus Digital Health’s Proteus Discover solution.

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Satisfaction with Doctor Visits on the Rise

Satisfaction with Doctor Visits on the Rise | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Doctors’ visits aren’t typically a favorite activity for most, but their importance is unquestionable. As health care models continue to morph, the marketplace is continually changing. Patients now have more choices than ever as to where and how they interact with their health care providers, so satisfaction is an increasingly important measure. Among those who have visited a doctor’s office in the past year (“patients”), 88% (up 5 points from 2012) report they are satisfied with their last visit; notably, over half (53%) state they are very satisfied.

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Your doctor is arriving now

Your doctor is arriving now | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Heal offers the equivalent of the modern-day house call. Push a button and a licensed physician will show up to provide you or your child care on par with what you’d receive at a typical doctor’s office. The web and mobile app, now available in San Diego, also accepts insurance from a few top providers.
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