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'Good' cholesterol may be key to preventing diabetes

'Good' cholesterol may be key to preventing diabetes | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
“MELBOURNE researchers will artificially raise levels of (YOU do not need a pill to mimic exercise to raise your "good cholesterol." Exercise raises HDL & stops prediabetes.”
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Payers stop launching apps, start partnering with biometric device companies

Payers stop launching apps, start partnering with biometric device companies | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
“According to a recent report from Chilmark Research, payers are increasingly partnering with biometric device companies. The firm calls to biometric activity tracking as the “latest fad” in payer adoption of consumer technology.”
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Fitmob raises $9.8M for mobile gym alternative

Fitmob raises $9.8M for mobile gym alternative | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
“San Francisco-based exercise app Fitmob has raised $9.8 million from Mayfield Fund, Sillicon Valley Bank and prominent individuals, according to a press release. Fitmob also released its beta app earlier this week.”
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SF’s Mission Bay Is the New Digital Health Hub, Says Rock Health | Xconomy

SF’s Mission Bay Is the New Digital Health Hub, Says Rock Health | Xconomy | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
It’s been a big week for Rock Health, the San Francisco-based startup accelerator and seed fund for digital health companies.
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4 in 10 Americans keen to buy an app or device for health/fitness: Accenture’s 2014 digital lifestyle survey | Health Populi

4 in 10 Americans keen to buy an app or device for health/fitness: Accenture’s 2014 digital lifestyle survey | Health Populi | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
4 in 10 Americans keen to buy an app or device for health/fitness: @Accenture study http://t.co/m1ckwrekXb via @healthythinker
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Mobile data privacy takes some heat - Government Health IT

Mobile data privacy takes some heat - Government Health IT | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
Mobile data privacy takes some heat
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WASHINGTON – If you develop mobile health apps and collect location data from consumers, you should make sure you are taking all the precautions necessary to protect consumers' privacy.
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Apple's latest patents cover heart rate monitors and hover touch displays

Apple's latest patents cover heart rate monitors and hover touch displays | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
Apple may introduce some new tech in its iOS devices in 2014.
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First Prescription-Only App for #Diabetes Management #mHealth

First Prescription-Only App for #Diabetes Management #mHealth | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it

This article is part of the “2014 Top Tech to Watch” series, IEEE Spectrum’s annual prediction of technologies that will make headlines in the coming year.


This year, when patients throughout the United States begin downloading the world’s first doctor-prescribed smartphone app, mobile health care will finally get what big-time medicine most requires: a way to get insurance companies to pay for it.

 

The app, called BlueStar, helps people with Type 2 diabetes (the most common kind) by suggesting, in real time, when to test their blood sugar and how to control it by varying medication, food, and exercise. That it requires a physician’s prescription is actually an advantage, because it means insurance companies will reimburse BlueStar’s fee.

 

“This is a piece of software getting the same treatment as a medical device,” says Sonny Vu, cofounder of Misfit Wearables in San Francisco, a maker of wearable computing devices. “It’s pretty world-changing.”

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared BlueStar for market in 2010, in line with its recent determination to regulate devices that provide a diagnosis or recommend a treatment, not those that simply track activity, like calories consumed or steps taken. The success that WellDoc, the app’s manufacturer, has had with the FDA may inspire other mobile health companies to go the regulatory route. “It gives us hope that you can pull something like this off,” says Vu. The European Commission has also issued guidance on regulations for mobile health apps, but countries such as China and India have not.

 

WellDoc, based in Baltimore, began a regional launch last fall and plans to do a national push in 2014. The success of the app hinges on how many physicians prescribe it. “[WellDoc] will have to convince providers that it’s valuable,” says Athena Philis-Tsimikas, corporate vice president at the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute in San Diego.

 

Read more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/devices/bluestar-the-first-prescriptiononly-app


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Transparency of Health-Apps for Trust and Decision Making

Transparency of Health-Apps for Trust and Decision Making | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
“ Transparency of Health-Apps for Trust and Decision Making”
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Where digital health and seniors meet: An interview with Dr. Wen Dombrowski - MedCity News

Where digital health and seniors meet: An interview with Dr. Wen Dombrowski - MedCity News | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
Where digital health and seniors meet: An interview with Dr. Wen Dombrowski
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Fitbit in push to lead the wearable tech boom - Telegraph

Fitbit in push to lead the wearable tech boom - Telegraph | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley maker of health gadgets plans major international marketing push in 2014 (Fitbit in push to lead the wearable tech boom http://t.co/eNF9zqyZVe)...
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Conquering bad habits in the age of digital health | Pixel Health

Conquering bad habits in the age of digital health | Pixel Health | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
Habits are repeated frequently, triggered by a specific context and are automatic and difficult to control. They are very real things that are wired into our brains.

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Stanford-powered $100 sleep system launches

Stanford-powered $100 sleep system launches | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
“Palo Alto, California-based SleepRate has launched a sleep app, based on sleep analysis algorithms and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) protocols, which were licensed from Stanford University’s School of Medicine, Psychiatry, and...”
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The four dimensions of effective mobile health: people, places, payment, and purpose - A view from the Center | Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Blog

The four dimensions of effective mobile health: people, places, payment, and purpose - A view from the Center | Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Blog | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it

In the near future, mHealth is expected to be a valuable partner in health care’s shift towards a patient-centered, value-based delivery model.


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Mobile Health Trends and Figures 2013-2017

Mobile Health Trends and Figures 2013-2017 | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
Press Release issued Dec 27, 2013: Mobile Health Trends and Figures 2013-2017 (Mobile Health Trends and Figures 2013-2017 #mHealth http://t.co/PmktQYqK8Q)...
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Provider-Based Population Health Management: Who is going to “manage” the “population”?

Provider-Based Population Health Management:  Who is going to “manage” the “population”? | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
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Fitbug unveils “KiK Plan” turning activity tracker data into realistic action ... - mHealthNews

Fitbug unveils “KiK Plan” turning activity tracker data into realistic action ... - mHealthNews | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
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Sharecare goes mobile with health advice app, AskMD | mobihealthnews

Sharecare goes mobile with health advice app, AskMD | mobihealthnews | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
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Securing Health Information on Mobile Devices

Securing Health Information on Mobile Devices | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
Are your mobile devices secure? Seems like a simple question that many might answer in the affirmative simply because a password is required to unlock the device.
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Exercise Prevents, Treats, Or Cures Basically Everything

Exercise Prevents, Treats, Or Cures Basically Everything | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
“ How can we motivate people to take a free, safe, magic pill?”
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Wearable tech at CES 2014: Expect the unexpected

Wearable tech at CES 2014: Expect the unexpected | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
The weird, wild world of wearables is bound for a lot of chaos in Las Vegas. What will it all add up to? That's anyone's guess. Read this post by Scott Stein on CES 2014: Wearable Tech.
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Wearable Tech Is Getting a Lot More Intimate

Wearable Tech Is Getting a Lot More Intimate | Mobile and Digital Health insights | Scoop.it
Ingestible sensors and implantable chips that collect important data about your health could soon become the norm.
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