mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

mHealth-News-Here’s-What-Happened-This-WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site  mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week.

Samsung and Nestlé Announce Collaboration on Digital Health and Nutrition
Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences have announced what they call a collaborative effort to harness the power of IoT technology and nutrition science to provide new insights into healthy living.

Verizon Looks to Seal Deal with Fleetmatics in Q4
In a move that could ultimately reverberate across the healthcare space and a multitude of other industries, Verizon and Fleetmatics Group PLC have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Fleetmatics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile workforce management solutions, for $60.00 per share in cash – representing a value of approximately $2.4 billion.

Philips Rolls Out Ecosystem of Connected Wearable Technologies
Kicking off the month of August on a healthy note, Royal Philips today announced the global availability of wearable technologies and the first in a series of personal health programs.

Fitbit Announces New VP of Digital Health
On Monday, Fitbit announced that Adam Pellegrini will join the company as Vice President of Digital Health. The appointment, we’re told, commences September 6th.

Rush University Medical Center Launching Mobile Stroke Unit
MHW has learned that Rush Comprehensive Stroke Center is planning a mobile stroke unit that will bring immediate stroke diagnosis and treatment to patients’ homes.

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