mHealth News: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

mhealthHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week.

CES 2016: Time to ‘Breathe Easier’ at Home with New Tech
Just in time for CES 2016 in Las Vegas this week, Coway — a Korean company focused on health-minded technologies — is rolling out its first U.S. available product for the connected home.

Looking Ahead in 2016: More Consumerism and Innovation, Less Gadgets, Still Not Enough Interoperability
With a new year just getting started, most realists recognize that for all intents and purposes ACA is here to stay. No matter what discourse has transpired or how the next presidential election turns out, we are down a path of value-based care with no turning back. With that in mind, 2016 will see consumers having no other choice but to get more involved in their healthcare spend. Many more people are now insured, and benefit designs increasingly place more burden on the consumer to understand what’s covered, what’s not, and how best to spend their healthcare dollars.

CES 2016: First Response Unveils Groundbreaking Bluetooth Smart-Enabled Pregnancy Test
With CES 2016 now underway in Las Vegas, Church & Dwight, Co., Inc., the makers of First Response pregnancy and ovulation tests, announced the launch of First Response Pregnancy PRO Digital Pregnancy Test & App Access.

American Heart Association the NFL Launch New App
The American Heart Association and National Football League recently announced a new partnership with Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to expand the AHA-NFL PLAY 60 Challenge.

CES 2016: VivaLnk to Unveil Vital Scout
VivaLnk, a growing powerhouse in wearable telehealth devices, announced Monday what’s new — Vital Scout, a Band-Aid sized wearable patch that “simplifies how consumers monitor their physical and mental health.”

Samsung Touts Industry’s First Smart Bio-Processor
On Tuesday, Samsung Electronics announced that it is addressing the growing trend of quantified health with an “all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market,” the Bio-Processor.

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