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According to analysts, Apple’s HealthKit will revolutionize the mobile health market

According to analysts, Apple’s HealthKit will revolutionize the mobile health market

Apple’s HealthKit initiative will allow apps that provide health and fitness services to share their data with Apple’s new Health app and with each other. The user’s health information will also be stored in a secure, centralized location and the users will also be able to decide which data should be shared with each app. [...]

September 1, 2014 | Reply More
Connected Health Aids in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Connected Health Aids in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has serious health and economic consequences, and is estimated to cost $14 billion annually in direct health expenses. Since September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a sample of connected health apps intended to address and curb rising childhood obesity rates. In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than [...]

September 1, 2014 | Reply More
Amazon recently met with the FDA and healthcare was likely the topic

Amazon recently met with the FDA and healthcare was likely the topic

Amazon recently met with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), prompting speculation over the nature of the meeting. According to the FDA’s public calendar, “Amazon leadership” met with Howard Sklamberg, the agency’s deputy commissioner for global regulatory operations and policy and “various FDA leadership.” The FDA and Amazon so far have declined to provide any [...]

August 29, 2014 | Reply More
MORE Energy App improves sleep and healthy behaviors in pilots

MORE Energy App improves sleep and healthy behaviors in pilots

A recent study published by Dutch researchers in Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment, & Health, the MORE Energy mHealth intervention effectively reduced fatigue and improved health-related behavior and sleep in 502 pilots of an international airline, likely increasing pilot performance capability and aircraft safety. The 6-month study compared minimal intervention with actionable and tailored advice [...]

August 28, 2014 | Reply More
Medication adherence company HealthPrize raises $3M for global expansion

Medication adherence company HealthPrize raises $3M for global expansion

HealthPrize recently raised $3 million in a new round of funding led by Mansa Capital to help its global expansion, with Mansa Capital also having the option to invest an additional $2 million over the course of the upcoming year. HealthPrize, a Connecticut-based medication adherence company, offers mobile and online resources (including educational features and [...]

August 28, 2014 | Reply More
Philosys recieves FDA clearance for smartphone-connected glucometer

Philosys recieves FDA clearance for smartphone-connected glucometer

Medical device maker Philosys recently recieved FDA 510(k) clearance for Gmate Smart, its smartphone-connected glucose meter. The glucometer connects to users smartphones through the audio jack– users merely need to launch the device’s connected app, insert a test strip into the device, and view results on their smartphone. Currently, Gmate Smart’s app is only compatible [...]

August 27, 2014 | Reply More
Expecting and Connecting: 9 Pregnancy Apps for the Journey into Motherhood

Expecting and Connecting: 9 Pregnancy Apps for the Journey into Motherhood

Pregnancy has gone high-tech with the inclusion of apps and wireless devices designed especially for moms to-be. With technology to guide the process of bringing life into the world, women and their partners can find new levels of confidence and joy along the journey.

August 25, 2014 | Reply More
The 2014 “hype cycle” of emerging technologies

The 2014 “hype cycle” of emerging technologies

The 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle, an annual report plotting the rising expectation and enthusiasm (and subsequent disappointment and disillusionment) for emerging technologies was recently released, detailing the ascent and descent of a variety of connected health technologies and more. The “Internet of Things,” the interconnection of unique identifiable embedded devices within the existing Internet infrastructure [...]

August 24, 2014 | Reply More
Telehealth’s future in North America

Telehealth’s future in North America

Telehealth has overcome major hurdles to widespread use with the proliferation of tablets and smartphones and their ability to share high quality photos and videos at a low cost throughout most of North America. “Telehealth” encompasses a variety of telemedicine services for patients and clinicians, and professionals working in the telehealth field expect it to [...]

August 23, 2014 | Reply More
Why mHealth app developers should pay attention to Android

Why mHealth app developers should pay attention to Android

According to a recent report by the International Data Corporation, 300 million smartphone units shipped in the second quarter of this year—a milestone quarter and landmark achievement for the smartphone industry. The primary driver of this achievement was Android, “with its vendor partners shipping a total of 255.3 million Android-based smartphones in 2Q14, up 33.3% [...]

August 22, 2014 | Reply More