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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of November 17, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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Nearly half of adults in the UK who self-track with mobile devices say they’ve experienced “strong behavior change”, according to a survey by the Trajectory Group, sponsored by Fitbit.  Read Original Content

Scanadu, the mobile health device maker that wants to cover all the bases of the quantified self, has raised $10.5 million in a Series A just a few months after breaking Indiegogo records with a $1.6 million fundraise, according to a company statement.  Read Original Content

TracFone Wireless and Voxiva, Inc. have partnered with Molina Healthcare of Utah to engage and support Medicaid members in taking an active role in their health using their mobile phones.  Through SafeLink Health Solutions, a TracFone Wireless brand, Molina will be able to enhance communications with their members through the use of free cell phones and help them stay healthy through text message-based health services.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.

CheckedUp, a New York City-based healthtech startup, announced it will launch its first mobile health platform for ophthalmologists and ophthalmic patients in the first half of 2014. The CheckedUp platform was designed to enhance the quality and efficiency of doctor-patient communication. Read Original Content

MTN Group and Hello Doctor, subsidiary of Metropolitan Health, have partnered to offer m-health solutions in MTN’s territories across Africa, ensuring consumers receive the right information before seeing a doctor.  Read Original Content
HealthCrowd has announced collaboration with Health Net Community Solutions, Inc. to determine the impact and influence of mobile messaging when promoting healthy behaviors and measuring adherence to health coaching sessions among participants in its Fit Families for Life program. The participants who opt into the program receive several messages per week in English or Spanish covering the Fit Families for Life program curriculum.  Read Original Content

ONS:Edge, a leading medical communications company dedicated to the transfer of cancer knowledge to oncology nurses to improve patient outcomes, has joined the Mobile Health Library TM clinical engagement system to provide app-based tools to support more than 30,000 oncology nurses using its web portal, www.onsedge.com.  Read Original Content

ACI Worldwide, a provider of electronic payment and banking systems, announced Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will leverage its bill-payment solutions to power mobile, Web, interactive voice response, call center and consolidated remittance payment options on one integrated platform.  Read Original Content

Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health in Boston has received a research grant from the McKesson Foundation's Mobilizing for Health initiative to develop an interactive mHealth program to improve medication adherence and clinical outcomes in patients with cancer using a smartphone app.  Read Original Content

Telemedicine is generally thought of as a technique for bringing medical care to very remote areas, far from medical centers. But as tablets and bandwidth come down in price, the potential to deliver care in urban environments will soon have appeal. Read Original Content

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