Monthly Archives: August 2014

Headache diary apps: a systematic review.

Diaries are often used by headache sufferers to self-monitor headaches and this review identified and evaluated all commercially available mobile headache diary apps for the two most popular mobile phone platforms, iOS and Android. The authors developed a priori 7

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NHS in Scotland deploys mobile healthcare

Mobile healthcare firm Safe Patient Systems is partnering with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) to provide mobile healthcare services to patients with COPD and heart failure. Patients with COPD will start with telemonitoring via tablet/mobile devices at their homes

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Potential security risk from health and fitness apps

The number of people using health and fitness apps is on the rise but a report from data security firm Symantec found significant privacy flaws in many popular apps. For instance: Many mobiles and their users could be tracked based

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Bridging the gap between doctor, pharma and patient

Digital technology is moving on apace, but is the pharma industry keeping up and just what are the opportunities to reach out to key stakeholders using digital? A recent look at two doctors’ digital habits during a PM Society Digital

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Google releases health and fitness developers’ kit

Google released a preview of its software development kit for fitness apps on Aug. 7. The software will interact with wearable devices and enable a variety of apps to benefit from information about a user’s fitness history stored on a

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Apple adds spirometry data tracking to Health app

In the latest update to the iOS 8 beta, Apple added a number of health-related features including a data tracking capability for spirometry. Spirometry is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs), measuring lung function, specifically the amount

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Some mHealth tech to be exempted from FDA clearance process

The FDA has issued a guidance document detailing the agency’s plans not to require premarket submissions for several Class I and II medical devices and mobile health applications. Among the innovations that will be exempted from FDA oversight are those

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