The doctor-patient relationship is on the cusp of disruption. The increased availability of information, technology adoption, the rise of smartphones, better carrier networks, and increased internet usage are all contributing to the rise of the ‘involved patient’. 1,102 more words
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The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management organization is turning to mHealth in a bid to improve medication adherence through patient engagement. Express Scripts has announced an investment in Mango Health, a San Francisco-based mHealth company specializing in consumer-facing apps that use gamification to target improved health outcomes. Read more at mHealth Intelligence.
The team at Zeriscope heralded the launch of its portable and cost-effective Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit. The kit contains a ruggedized tablet, keyboard and an assortment of exam sensors including blood pressure monitor, a high definition Bluetooth stethoscope, pulse oximeter, 4-lead ECG, otoscope, exam/wound camera and other peripherals as customized for each customer’s requirements. Read more at mHealthWatch.
mHealth providers are slowly coming to the conclusion that the human voice can be a powerful digital health tool. With the emergence of personal digital assistants like Cortana and Alexa, innovators are looking to the home healthcare space and even the patient’s hospital room as the next launchpad for these platforms. Read more at mHealth Intelligence.
Millions of people around the world are living with arthritis. In the United States alone, the Centers for Disease Control puts that figure at nearly 23 million, or one in every four adults. 171 more words
Mobile technology has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we manage our health. A recently launched substudy (a subset of a larger research question) from Parkinson’s disease researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital will look into utilizing patient-owned smartphones to measure symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. 165 more words