Summer recap: Mobile health news from August

By Brian Dolan
04:56 am

Brian Dolan, Editor, MobiHealthNewsAs if on cue, the Northeast is already feeling a little cooler. That's right, goodbye summer.

While it sure didn't seem like anyone working in the mobile health industry took any days off this summer (so much news!), for the lucky few that did manage to unplug for a bit, we put together this recap of mHealth happenings from the month of August:

August 2: FDA clears WellDoc for diabetes management
August 2: Egypt, Saudi Arabia plan nationwide mHealth networks
August 3: GE, Intel spinout home health company
August 3: Wellpoint call wireless heart monitoring experimental
August 4: Survey - 4 percent move medical device data to phones
August 5: For mHealth, what's old is new again
August 10: Telemonitoring reduces mortality rates for CHF
August 11: Highmark BCBS taps ADAM for iPhone app
August 12: UK's NHS to pilot Proteus Biomedical's smart pills
August 18: Healthcare accounts for 5 percent of the smartphone device market
August 24: Study finds SMS reminders don't work for birth control
August 24: Best Buy announces mHealth coming to 500 stores
August 25: GreatCall/Jitterbug launches medication reminders, refills
August 27: Heart transplant patients get SMS medication reminders in NY
August 31: GWU ER pilots mobile phone wound care diagnoses

P.S. September also marked a big move for MobiHealthNews... We moved out of Boston and forded the river to Cambridge, MA. Oxen intact. The first week in our new digs has been productive. Be sure to drop a note if you're ever in town. (If you happen to need our new address, let me know.)


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