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mHealth solutions increase patient engagement, study shows

mHealth solutions increase patient engagement, study shows

As medical facilities and health care organizations continue to explore the many uses of mHealth, patients and clinicians around the globe are discovering the positive impact that mHealth solutions can provide. A recent study conducted by Montefiore Medical Center’s (MMC) Universal Behavioral Associates focusing on the use of text messaging to relay tips, medication reminders, [...]

July 18, 2014 | Reply More
WLSA thoughts on FDA’s communication with Zarbees

WLSA thoughts on FDA’s communication with Zarbees

The following article about the FDA’s communication with Zarbees about its use of Facebook to “like” comments from customers claiming medical uses of the company’s products caught my eye - http://charlottesville.legalexaminer.com/uncategorized/fda-monitoring-facebook-cites-supplement-manufacturer-zarbees-for-likes/.  I consider it to be an early warning about a tsunami of bad and suspect health claims that FDA and consumers will be facing.  Fueled [...]

July 18, 2014 | Reply More
Wearables with huge potential are also married to major challenges

Wearables with huge potential are also married to major challenges

Wearables have exploded onto the connected health market and their presence is continuing to grow—Tony Rizzo of Wearable Tech News predicts wearable technology spending to be $50 billion by 2018. Many of these devices focus on making patient data quickly accessible to healthcare professionals, thus improving the speed and accuracy of patient care. However, many [...]

July 17, 2014 | Reply More
Remote monitoring health care services are on the brink of explosive growth

Remote monitoring health care services are on the brink of explosive growth

Multiple studies show that remote monitoring health care services are on the brink of rapid growth in the United States and beyond. Already, research indicates that compared to traditional solutions, remote monitoring leads to better patient outcomes, satisfaction and reduced hospitalizations. With 3 million patients using at-home medical monitoring devices today, remote monitoring usage is [...]

July 16, 2014 | Reply More
FDASIA Comments; Open Outcomes Based Regulation

FDASIA Comments; Open Outcomes Based Regulation

The U.S. government and health care industry are engaged in a complex set of conversations, proposals and negotiations about the regulation of connected health tools, including software, devices and cloud services. The 113th Congress and relevant agencies are involved, including FDA, FCC and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), as are health IT, medical device, telecommunications and consumer sectors.  Read more about the substantive debate issues…

July 16, 2014 | Reply More
The Evolution of Healthcare Infographic

The Evolution of Healthcare Infographic

When looking to the future of digital and connected health, it is important to look at how far the health care system has come in the last few years. Take a look at the evolution of healthcare in this infographic by University of Southern California Online and tell us how you think digital health will affect [...]

July 16, 2014 | Reply More
Eli Lilly & Company’s non-commercial health information website “Lilly for Better Health” goes mobile with new responsive design

Eli Lilly & Company’s non-commercial health information website “Lilly for Better Health” goes mobile with new responsive design

Indianapolis-based pharma giant Eli Lilly and Company’s non-commercial website called Lilly for Better Health recently went mobile, with a new responsive-design. The site (and new mobile version) provides an array of informative health material to consumers, ranging from information about how to pack medication while traveling, tips for protecting your skin from the sun during [...]

July 15, 2014 | Reply More
MediSafe is the first mobile health app on Google’s new suite of Android Wear smartwatches

MediSafe is the first mobile health app on Google’s new suite of Android Wear smartwatches

Google’s new suite of Android Wear smartwatches just announced WLSA member MediSafe as its first mobile health app. The MediSafe app gives users the ability to automatically receive two-way sync medication reminders and has the ability to record medication doses. The MediSafe medication management solution will remind users via their smartwatch when it is time [...]

July 14, 2014 | Reply More
Clinical devices expected to drive mobile health market to $41.8 billion by 2023

Clinical devices expected to drive mobile health market to $41.8 billion by 2023

A recent report from Lux Research predicts that clinical devices will dominate the mobile health market within the next 10 years. The mobile health market, valued at $5.1 billion in 2013, is estimated to grow to $41.8 billion by 2023, according to report “mHealth Showdown: Consumer and Clincial Devices’ Battle for Market Dominance.” Though the [...]

July 13, 2014 | Reply More
Three myths that are tripping up payers’ digital health strategies

Three myths that are tripping up payers’ digital health strategies

The connected and digital health field is growing rapidly, but some sectors, especially payers, are getting held up because of some myths about their consumers. Here are the three misconceptions that FierceHealthPayer pointed out according to McKinsey & Co. “People don’t want to use digital services for healthcare” “Only young people want to use digital services” [...]

July 10, 2014 | Reply More