Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring in recent days.
According to a new report from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the growing use of health information technology and mobile health applications may impact the future demand for physicians. New research indicates that patients’ future use of physician services will change dramatically as electronic health records and consumer e-health apps proliferate.
A new risk measure called a “home score” could save a patient with symptoms of strep throat a trip to the doctor. That’s the admission found in a new paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine, conducted by Andrew Fine, MD, MPH, and Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, of Boston Children’s Hospital.
Latino Consultants, LLC – a social-cause marketing firm with nearly two decades of experience – is launching what the company is calling the first bilingual mobile health resource “web-app” as part of a hyper-local capacity building initiative in Contra Costa County, California. The web-based app – www.CCCHealthCare.org and its Spanish-language counterpart www.CCCSalud.org – are reportedly part of an overall Capacity-Building initiative designed by Latino Consultants on behalf of a philanthropic client.
95 million Americans now count on their mobile phones to access health information and related mHealth resources. That’s according to Manhattan Research‘s Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2013 study, the findings of which have now been published.
WellDoc, a healthcare behavioral science and technology company, has high hopes for its type 2 diabetes Hypoglycemia prediction technology. WellDoc is the developer behind BlueStar, the first mobile prescription therapy for type 2 diabetes. The company says it will present the initial results of its hypoglycemia prediction model at the 2013 Diabetes Technology Society Meeting.
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