mHealth News: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week. Digital Health Devices Now Used By 41% of U.S. Home Caregivers Parks Associates is out with a new report showing that 41% of caregivers in U.S. broadband households currently use a …   Read More

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mHealth News The Headlines You Might Have MissedHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week.

Parks Associates is out with a new report showing that 41% of caregivers in U.S. broadband households currently use a digital health device as part of their “caregiving routine,” (including 8% who use online tools to coordinate their efforts.”

Georgia natives Chris Peoples and Jake Van Dyke have recently introduced their new app called What the Health, an innovative mobile platform that allows users to view what specific violations a restaurant has committed to earn low marks.

In recent days, the team at DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. announced that two of their business units — DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research — will “merge capabilities to further expand its extensive clinical research and data analytics services, specifically in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as well as primary care and chronic disease patients treated in an integrated care organization.

According to a new report from HealthSpraq, the latest industry data shows the most frequent shoppers by Pacific Northwest residents in healthcare are not just women, who are known leaders in healthcare, but expecting mothers.

According to Triangle Business Journal, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has invested $4 million in Durham, North Carolina-based mobile health startup TouchCare. The infusion of cash, we’re told, brings TouchCare close to the $5 million it announced plans to raise in a Series A round.

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