mHealth News: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

doctor-tablet-opt_0Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

iheart Now Available Globally
VitalSines, Inc. the team behind iheart — the world’s “most accurate biological health reader” — has just announced the heart-monitoring technology is widely available for purchase.

HealthTap Aims to Make Virtual Care More Affordable
HealthTap, a global health practice providing 24/7 immediate access to doctors via video, text or voice, says that Virtual Consults on the HealthTap platform will now be covered by health insurance.
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Scientists Collaborate to Study Breakthroughs in Concussion Diagnosis

Tablet Apps May Be Helpful in Monitoring Concussion PatientsMHW has learned that scientists from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Croton Healthcare Canada Inc (Croton) will collaborate to study breakthroughs in concussion diagnosis.

“The team will examine the effectiveness of novel diagnostic techniques using magnetoencephalography (MEG), a brain imaging technology that SFU has been helping to lead the development of for more than a quarter century,” the report explains.

The study will focus on determining the ability to predict chronic symptoms of concussion and more serious traumatic brain injuries. Results will be integrated with those of other institutions, to confirm multi-center reproducibility.

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Who Leads the Growth of Telemedicine Market?

telemedicineOn Friday, Mordor Intelligence announced the publication of their research report on the telemedicine market.

The report titled, “Global Telemedicine Market – Growth, Trends and Forecast,” discusses the current landscape and outlook of the market.

In 2015, the global telemedicine market was estimated to be USD 23,224 million and is expected to reach USD 66,606 million by 2021, while projecting a CAGR of 18.8% during the forecast period (2016-2021).

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TokBox Shows Off the ‘Power of Embedded Live Video’

Growing Demand from North America to Push Growth of Video Telemedicine MarketTokBox announced Thursday that it plans to demonstrating its leading WebRTC platform at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Fall Forum 2016 this week.

The demo, we’re told, will highlight the power of embedding real-time communications into web and mobile healthcare applications.

If you’re not familiar, the Fall Forum brings together leading telehealth experts, innovators and government agencies to connect and collaborate on advancements in healthcare and how organizations can engage and adapt.
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iheart Now Available Globally

pulse-frameVitalSines, Inc. the team behind iheart — the world’s “most accurate biological health reader” — has just announced the heart-monitoring technology is widely available for purchase.

The iheart system, if you’re not familiar, measures Aortic stiffness, the best indicator of biological health, through the user’s pulse to determine a user’s Internal Age.

By making this technology widely available for consumers, iheart provides users with the ability to monitor their heart health on their own schedule and gives them the motivation needed to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

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Vidyo Touts Telehealth Clinical Design Services at ATA 2016 Fall Forum

Success With Robotic Rounds in Neonatal Intensive Care UnitVidyo, a provider of embedded interactive video communications and telehealth, is set to introduce its new clinical design services, called VirtualDesign, at ATA 2016 Fall Forum this week in New Orleans.

We’re told that Wendy Deibert is joining Vidyo as vice president of clinical services to help facilitate the integration of telehealth programs with the existing operations and workflows of care providers.

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HealthTap Aims to Make Virtual Care More Affordable

HealthTap Tapping into TelemedicineHealthTap, a global health practice providing 24/7 immediate access to doctors via video, text or voice, says that Virtual Consults on the HealthTap platform will now be covered by health insurance.

With the dramatic increase in demand for Virtual Care, patients are looking for a quick and easy way to check eligibility and enable insurance coverage.

According to the American Telemedicine Association, more than 10 million patients took advantage of virtual doctor consults last year. A Harris Poll survey revealed that more than one in four U.S. consumers (27 percent) would choose a virtual consult if offered to them.

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