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CellTrak’s White Paper – Coordinating Staff and Care Delivery: Mobile Visit Verification

CellTrak’s White Paper – Coordinating Staff and Care Delivery: Mobile Visit Verification

CellTrak, a WLSA Member, recently released a white paper, “Coordinating Staff and Care Delivery: Mobile Visit Verification.” Below, read the intro and click here to view the entire paper. “Home and Community Care’s distributed delivery environment makes accountability of visits and services more challenging than in centralized, facility-based care models. The benefits of home-based care [...]

April 16, 2014 | Reply More
MediSafe stands out as a caregiving assistant app

MediSafe stands out as a caregiving assistant app

With the Boomer generation entering retirement, there is a growing community of people who are taking on role of caregiver. Keeping track of someone else’s wellbeing can be a daunting task, but connected health technology is here to help. New apps and programs are assisting with medication adherence, emergency monitoring, and physician communication. WLSA member [...]

April 11, 2014 | Reply More
Patients believe pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to provide information and services promoting patient engagement, survey finds

Patients believe pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to provide information and services promoting patient engagement, survey finds

Accenture’s recent survey of 2,000 Americans taking one or more medications found that 76 percent of patients believe pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to provide information and services that help patients manage their own health. The majority of patients want pharmaceutical companies to initiate outreach when they start taking a medication, with 69 percent wanting [...]

April 9, 2014 | Reply More
Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD receives FDA clearance for mobile diagnosis on all modalities; CEO Byron Osing to speak at Convergence Summit

Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD receives FDA clearance for mobile diagnosis on all modalities; CEO Byron Osing to speak at Convergence Summit

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating innovative technology for the medical industry, recently announced their Class II clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration. Their enterprise image-viewing solution, ResolutionMD, is now cleared for diagnosis on mobile devices for all imaging modalities. ResolutionMD allows doctors seamless and secure image access from multiple [...]

April 9, 2014 | Reply More
MedeStat creates “PillBacker” smartphone case and app that stores pills and seeks to improve patient engagement and medication adherence

MedeStat creates “PillBacker” smartphone case and app that stores pills and seeks to improve patient engagement and medication adherence

“No one leaves their house without their phone anymore. Why aren’t we [storing] our medication on that?” asks Brian Vickers, president and CEO of MedeStat. His solution: PillBacker, a rubber smartphone case containing several compartments for pills that can be paired with a medication reminder app. MedeStat plans to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign within [...]

April 8, 2014 | Reply More
Rob McCray responds to “Doctors Going Mobile, But Still Skeptical of Connected Health”

Rob McCray responds to “Doctors Going Mobile, But Still Skeptical of Connected Health”

About two-thirds of U.S. doctors surveyed by MedData Group use mobile-health apps on the job; however, about two-thirds also believe that a truly connected healthcare system in the U.S. is more than five years away, if it occurs at all. Currently, almost fifty percent of doctors surveyed reported using mobile apps to observe medication interactions [...]

April 8, 2014 | Reply More
Mayo Clinic study: integrating mHealth app into cardiac rehabilitation reduces hospital readmissions by 40%

Mayo Clinic study: integrating mHealth app into cardiac rehabilitation reduces hospital readmissions by 40%

  The Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study that found that integrating a smartphone app into cardiac rehabilitation reduced emergency room admissions and hospital readmissions by 40 percent. 25 patients hospitalized following a heart attack used the app for educational content and vital sign tracking. Patients tracked their weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, physical activity [...]

April 4, 2014 | Reply More
UP Coffee app engages and educates users, promoting smart caffeine consumption

UP Coffee app engages and educates users, promoting smart caffeine consumption

David Ahn, M.D. recently used and reviewed the UP Coffee iOS app released by hardware manufacturer Jawbone. UP Coffee can both incorporate sleep-tracking data collected by Jawbone UP devices as well as operate independently as an informative tool teaching users the ways in which their bodies process caffeine. The app tracks caffeine intake and provides [...]

April 2, 2014 | Reply More
New app uses augmented reality to teach medical students about injuries and health conditions

New app uses augmented reality to teach medical students about injuries and health conditions

Urs Albrecht, deputy director at the Germany-based Peter L Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, has created an app that modernizes the way medical students learn about injuries and health conditions. Albrecht’s app uses QR code-like technology to create a virtual medical issue using augmented reality on the student’s mobile device. Albrecht created it in order [...]

April 1, 2014 | Reply More
Rob McCray’s Response to “Reining in FDA regulation of mobile health apps” Blog Post

Rob McCray’s Response to “Reining in FDA regulation of mobile health apps” Blog Post

WLSA’s President and CEO Rob McCray commented on Nita Farahany post in the Washington Post blog, “Reinging in FDA regulation of mobile health apps.” Farahany wrote in support of both the House SOFTWARE Act and the Senate PROTECT Act, which aim to have less FDA oversight on mobile medical apps, sparking quite a lively discussion.  To [...]

March 27, 2014 | Reply More