mHealth News: What You Need to Know

Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week. Why mHealth Features of Apple Watch Were Scaled Back A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Apple may have been compelled to scale back a number of possible …   Read More

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mHealth news what you need to knowHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week.

Why mHealth Features of Apple Watch Were Scaled Back
A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Apple may have been compelled to scale back a number of possible features that would have been offered on the forthcoming Apple Watch. Due to unreliable and inconsistent performance, the features in question were yanked at the last minute before Apple Watch was formally unveiled last fall.

ADT Unveils Wearable On-The-Go Emergency Response System
The most recognized name in home security is taking aim at wearable technology for the security of its customer base. ADT tells mHealthWatch that the company is expanding its health product portfolio with the introduction of the wearable On-The-Go Emergency Response System.

Flu Detection Goes Mobile with New Device
British firm OJ Bio says it’s ready for trials to begin on a promising new device designed to help identify the presence of flu and possibly other highly contagious illnesses. The biosensor-based tech holds the potential to not only improve remote diagnosing of flu but also mitigate the accidental over-prescribing of antibiotics (which don’t help in the treatment of the flu).

Medidata, Garmin Hone in on mHealth
With the potential of mHealth technology in their line of sight, Medidata and Garmin are teaming up to provide consumers with an enhanced mHealth solution. Medidata, a global provider of cloud-based solutions, is collaborating with Garmin by integrating Garmin’s vívofit activity tracker with the Medidata Clinical Cloud.

MTBC Enhances Web-Based Personal Health Record Portal
Late last week, MTBC — a provider of proprietary, web-based electronic health records and various mHealth solutions — announced the launch of PHR 2.0. PHR 2.0 is an enhanced personal health record for patients that the company calls “cutting edge.” And with one glance at the revised features and capabilities of the platform, that’s clearly a fair assessment.

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