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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives July 2015




Microsoft gives six of the best guidelines for mhealth
Microsoft, along with New York-based Vitality Institute and the University of California, are developing a set of industry guidelines to address the legal, social and ethical concerns associated with the development and use of mhealth technology and the data it generates.
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Trans-Atlantic collaboration aims to tackle type two diabetes
Gentag, Mayo Clinic, NovioSense and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits & Systems (IMS) have formed a joint mhealth venture to combat the epidemic of type two diabetes that is overwhelming people and health care systems worldwide.
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Apple Watch running out of steam, claim analysts
The Apple Watch is running out of steam despite it being the most successful smart watch launch so far, believe analysts at Juniper Research.
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Mhealth apps fail to meet needs of blind users, say Washington University researchers
Mobile-health applications are not meeting the needs of people who are blind or have impaired vision, according to researchers at the University of Washington.
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AMS targets wearables in acquisition of CMOS sensor business from NXP
To pave the way for its takeover of Freescale, Dutch electronics company NXP has sold its CMOS sensor business to AMS, formerly Austria Microsystems. The range includes devices destined for the wearables market, such as those that can detect breath alcohol levels.
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Hewlett-Packard finds ten out of ten smart watches have security flaws
Every smart watch tested by Hewlett-Packard had security flaws, the California-based company announced this month.
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AARP study says over-50s excited about wearables but want them easier to use
The over-50s are excited about wearable technology but say they lack features that would encourage long-tern use or adoption, according to a study by the Washington-based American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
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Medidata and Validic collaboration uses mhealth to transform clinical trials
A collaboration between Medidata and Validic aims to propel connectivity and innovation in clinical research by expanding access to patient-generated data from a broad range of consumer and medical grade mhealth devices and apps.
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Nearly half of consumers have never heard of telemedicine, says survey
A survey of 1200 consumers found that 41 per cent have never heard of telemedicine, despite telemedicine attracting growing attention from providers and regulators for its potential to increase access to more convenient, lower-cost healthcare.
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Robots could provide bedside care, say researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Robots could soon be performing bedside rounds and directing daily care for infants with mild-to-moderate diseases, according to researchers at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
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Telstra rolls out telemedicine service in Australia
Australian telco Telstra has launched ReadyCare, its GP telemedicine service that gives its customers the choice to connect with a doctor using phone or video and receive advice, treatment, diagnosis and prescriptions.
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Chamber of commerce calls for telemedicine in prime minister’s Digital India plan
India’s Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Assocham) has called on prime minister Narendra Modi to make telemedicine available to large areas of the population that are not covered with the basic health amenities as part of his Digital India programme.
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Renesas and Toshiba combine features for healthcare devices and wearables
Two leading Japanese chip makers – Renesas Electronics and Toshiba – are targeting the low-power wearables and healthcare market with their latest offerings.
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Doppel wearable can change a person’s mood with a tap on the wrist
Doppel is a new breed of wearable device, one that its developers say can actually change the wearer's mood by delivering a tactile beat to their wrist.
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Philips helps Labpon pathology laboratory detect cancers
Netherlands-based Labpon has become the first clinical pathology laboratory in the world to have transitioned completely to digital diagnosis, and is using the Philips Intellisite pathology system
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EVisit app provides telehealth via Apple and Android phones
Arizona-based telehealth company EVisit has launched mobile app for iOS and Android devices that will let physicians provide remote video visits to their patients via mobile device.
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Intel-GE venture tests telehealth with senior citizens
Intel-GE Care Innovations, a California-based joint venture between Intel and GE Healthcare, has announced a partnership with Front Porch communities and the Front Porch Center for Innovation & Wellbeing to measure the benefits remote patient monitoring with senior residents.
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Philips helps Westchester in $500m upgrade of medical services
The New York based Westchester Medical Center Health Network is investing $500m to transform and improve healthcare for millions of patients across New York’s Hudson Valley. The technology will come from Dutch-giant Philips.
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Nato visits Avera in South Dakota to learn how telemedicine could help in disaster response
As they consider a multinational telemedicine network to help respond to disasters worldwide, Nato medical and information technology experts gathered at Avera Health’s telemedicine centre in South Dakota last week to gain insights from Avera’s eCare network.
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Australian researchers develop wearable sensors for detecting radiation and preventing cancer
Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have created wearable sensor patches that detect harmful ultra-violet radiation and dangerous, toxic gases such as hydrogen and nitrogen dioxide.
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Seven Iraq and Saudi Arabia hospitals to receive telemedicine services
Telemedicine services are being deployed in seven government hospitals in Iraq and Saudi Arabia using staff and technology from New Mexico company Net Medical Xpress through an agreement with telehealth consultant group T-4.
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MDLive receives $50m funding to go on acquisition trail
MDLive, a Florida-based virtual health company, has closed on a $50m investment from Bedford Funding. This funding will enable the company to continue its organic growth and expand its acquisition strategy.
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Zerintia and Oracle wearable manages chronic patients remotely
Spanish technology company Zerintia Technologies has created a wearable device powered by Oracle Digital Platform technology to dynamise the healthcare system and improve the healthcare quality for people with chronic diseases.
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CSI portable health system saves readmission costs
Privately owned telehealth, telemedicine and medical kiosk manufacturer Computerized Screening (CSI) has released its 9KP fully portable telemedicine health system to address the US Federal Readmissions Penalty by Medinecare for over 2600 hospitals.
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Laboratory management to be key part of Europe e-health strategy, says Frost & Sullivan
Investing in cloud-based laboratory information management systems (LIMS) has become part of Europe's e-health strategy, according to market watcher Frost & Sullivan.
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