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NEWS: Microsoft and Wipro join forces to provide Cardiac Care and Remote Fetal Monitoring solutions

Wipro Technologies, a global IT, outsourcing, and consulting company, in partnership with Microsoft Corporation has rolled out the Wipro AssureHealth platform. Targeted mainly at care providers, the platform provides innovative solutions for Cardiac Care and Remote Fetal Monitoring that will help provide low cost, high quality treatment, mainly for chronic diseases.

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Global mHealth market to touch $10.2 billion by 2018: A new Transparency Market Research report

Driven primarily by factors like increasing occurrence of chronic diseases and adoption of smartphones, the global mHealth market, which is $1.3 billion in 2012, is estimated to reach $10.2 billion by 2018, at a 41.5% CAGR, according to a new Transparency Market Research report. The report evaluates the global mHealth market by making a cross [...]

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NEWS: athenahealth to acquire a mobile solution vendor for $293 million

athenahealth, Inc, a provider of Best in KLAS cloud-based services to the healthcare industry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a point-of-care solutions provider, Epocrates, Inc, for about $293 million. athenahealth will buy each Epocrate’s share for $11.75, 22% over its market value (closing price) on 4th January, 2013. The transaction is expected to [...]

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NEWS: Health IT related hazards feature in ECRI’s top ten technology hazards’ list for 2013

Among the ten technology related hazards published by ECRI Institute in their November issue of the organization’s Health Devices journal, three are associated with health IT. The list was developed based on the information provided by healthcare organizations; ECRI’s medical device concern reporting databases; and the expertise, analysis, and judgment of employees across various departments. [...]

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Russian healthcare IT spending to reach $882.0 million by 2017

A recent Frost & Sullivan research finds information and communication technology (ICT) to play a major role in the development of the Russian healthcare industry, and a top priority for investments.

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Weight Loss and Exercise: Most Downloaded Personal Health Management Apps

From healthcare providers to the general population, everyone understands the preponderance of a healthy lifestyle. Gone are the days when a visit to the doctor was necessary for even the most basic, yet essential health advices. People today demand all their needs to be delivered to their doorstep, and in making that happen, technology plays [...]

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Healthcare Industry Experts Suggest Strategies to Address Mobile Device Security and Privacy Threats

Healthcare Industry Experts Suggest Strategies to Address Mobile Device Security and Privacy Threats

Wireless communication devices are being adopted increasingly in the healthcare industry. A 2012 Dell SecureWorks report finds 2 of 5 US clinicians utilizing tablets or smart phones during patient encounters. Although mobile devices offer several benefits, it brings with it privacy and security risks, with 65% of data breaches occurring on laptops and mobile phones, [...]

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10 mHealth Innovators Pioneering Community Healthcare

10 mHealth Innovators Pioneering Community Healthcare

Unparalleled challenges, like increasing healthcare cost and urban-rural discrimination in its access, at the global, state, and territorial levels have led to innovative responses by healthcare stakeholders. These responses, raised to aid governments in their efforts, include a combination of advocacy, and cutting-edge technology that have a social impact. In the healthcare domain, the leveraging [...]

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NEWS: First Certification for Mobile Health Solutions from Continua Health Alliance

Continua Health Alliance has announced the certification for a mobile health service offering, for the first time, to iPhone Mobile Manager, an application from Vignet, Inc., to manage personal health data on Apple mobile devices.

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Battling Counterfeit Drugs Using SMS

Battling Counterfeit Drugs Using SMS

Introduction Counterfeit medicines are a serious problem, affecting the lives of thousands of people worldwide each year. A cost-effective scalable solution is required in order to combat the issue, and the rapid proliferation of mobile phones provides an appropriate platform upon which such a solution can be built. This article goes into the background of [...]

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mhealth + Telehealth World 2013

mhealth + Telehealth World 2013

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