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24 million diabetes patients predicted to use apps to manage their condition by 2018

24 million diabetes patients predicted to use apps to manage their condition by 2018

In a report tracking iOs and Android downloads of over 1,000 diabetes apps between 2008 and 2013, Research2Guidance found that 76 percent of mobile health app publishers believe that diabetes has the highest business potential for mobile health. Currently, only 1.2 percent of diabetes patients who own a smartphone or tablet use apps to manage [...]

March 26, 2014 | Reply More
Mobilium Global to launch Smart Health application in seven African countries

Mobilium Global to launch Smart Health application in seven African countries

Mobilium Global announced the launch of its Smart Health application in seven African countries (Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana, and Senegal) in March 2014. The app has received widespread support and endorsement, predominantly from The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Senegalese American R&B and hip-hop artist Akon; and Nigerian singer, [...]

March 25, 2014 | Reply More
Study tracking minute ventilation and physical activity predicted 34% of heart failure events

Study tracking minute ventilation and physical activity predicted 34% of heart failure events

A study using the combined data from minute ventilation and physical activity sensors was able to predict 34 percent of heart failure events in 521 patients with heart failure. The average follow-up time to the study was about 1.5 years, during which time about 130 patients experienced a heart failure event. The non-randomized, double-blind study [...]

March 25, 2014 | Reply More
How will patient generated health data affect the future of healthcare?

How will patient generated health data affect the future of healthcare?

The increase in patient generated health data will eventually force medical providers to accept this type of data collection as part of health recording and management. In an in-depth article from MobiHealthNews, WLSA CEO Rob McCray was quoted; “In my opinion, the core issue is that HIT systems of the future must adapt to enable [...]

March 24, 2014 | Reply More
WLSA CEO Rob McCray Guest on the Empowered Patient Radio

WLSA CEO Rob McCray Guest on the Empowered Patient Radio

WLSA CEO Rob McCray was a guest on the Empowered Patient radio show. Listen to the discussion on “technological, regulatory, and cultural changes needed to reach new goals for improved personal and public healthcare.” http://radioactivebroadcasting.net/directory-page/item/726-breaking-down-silos-to-improve-healthcare#sthash.ShpMXWTI.dpuf

March 21, 2014 | Reply More
DuoFertility’s Wearable Device Explained in Wired.co.uk Interview

DuoFertility’s Wearable Device Explained in Wired.co.uk Interview

WLSA member DuoFertility’s CEO Claire Hooper was interviewed by Wired.Co.UK.  In the interview, Hooper explains DuoFertility’s wearable technology that helps couples conceive naturally.  With a success rate of 39 percent (compared to the 35 percent of IVF), DuoFertility can be a great tool for couples having a hard time conceiving. In the article, Hooper explains [...]

March 21, 2014 | Reply More
Center for Connected Health finds that mHealth devices improve patient engagement and clinical outcomes

Center for Connected Health finds that mHealth devices improve patient engagement and clinical outcomes

The Center for Connected Health has determined that patients using wireless devices (as opposed to those who used modern-based devices) were more likely to be engaged in their health care and have better clinical outcomes. With connected health devices, clinicians are able to access real-time patient data leading to more targeted and better informed clinical [...]

March 19, 2014 | Reply More
Senators reach out to FDA for information on mobile health app regulations

Senators reach out to FDA for information on mobile health app regulations

Six senators sent the Food and Drug Administration a letter this week seeking information about the agency’s interactions with mobile health app developers. The senators—Michael Bennet, Orrin Hatch, Tom Harkin, Lamar Alexander, Mark Warner and Richard Burr—expressed their hope that the FDA’s oversight of medical apps remained current with emerging connected health technologies. Included in [...]

March 19, 2014 | Reply More
Castlight Health goes public as it continues to increase transparency in health care prices

Castlight Health goes public as it continues to increase transparency in health care prices

Castlight Health, a company seeking to increase transparency in the price and quality of healthcare through its cloud-based price transparency tools, went public on March 14th. Investors immediately poured in, sending Castlight Health’s stock up from an IPO price of $16 a share to almost $40, which values the company at more than $3 billion. [...]

March 18, 2014 | Reply More
The pharmaceutical industry needs to move “beyond the pill”

The pharmaceutical industry needs to move “beyond the pill”

Many changes are taking place in the pharmaceutical industry, largely due to three major phenomena. Firstly, new pills for chronic illnesses are less desired, largely because it’s becoming harder to find new molecules that would cause breakthroughs in the current disease mix. This is causing payers to focus more on prevention, rather than treatment. Additionally, [...]

March 18, 2014 | Reply More