Comedian Kevin Hart Becomes Rally Health’s 1st Digital Health Ambassador

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Rally Health Inc., a leading developer of consumer digital health engagement tools is partnering with Kevin Hart, actor, comedian and health advocate to become Rally's first digital health ambassador. As part of the collaboration with Rally Health, Hart will encourage consumers to take a more active role in their health. During his "WHAT NOW" comedy tour, Hart will urge his fans to move more, eat better, and take better care of themselves. Like Rally Health, Hart believes that even simple
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73% Of Consumers Would Not Switch to Apple Watch For Fitness Tracking

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73% of current fitness tracking users would not consider switching to the Apple Watch for fitness tracking, according to a recent Treato survey of 8,700 users of fitness trackers. When asked if they would consider switching to Apple's new Watch for fitness tracking, 48% are either extremely satisfied or satisfied with their current device. The survey findings reveal that despite the hype surrounding the Apple Watch release, the company may face a significant hurdles in converting existing
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Rite Aid Appoints Steve Rempel CIO for Digital Health Expansion

Rite Aid Appoints Steve Rempel CIO for Digital Health Expansion

  This week, Rite Aid announced it has appointed Steve Rempel vice president and chief information officer. Under the new postition, Rempel will have responsibility for all aspects of the company's technology and information operations, including computer systems, network infrastructure, telecommunications and data security as well as the continued development and execution of Rite Aid's immediate and long-term information technology strategy. Rempel will report to Frank Vitrano,
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Healthcare Internet of Things To Reach $117B by 2020

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The healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to reach $117 billion by 2020 with a CAGR of 15.1%, according to recent report by MarketResearch.com. The report, Big Data in Internet of Things (IoT): Key Trends, Opportunities and Market Forecasts 2015 – 2020 forecasts that healthcare will be the highest segment for growth.  When Big Data and IoT are blended, more robust, agile and scalable digital health platforms, data storage systems, and tools will be required than for conventional IoT
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HealthPrize, MeadWestvaco Partner to Increase Medication Adherence

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HealthPrize Technologies, LLC and MeadWestvaco are collaborating to integrate their proven adherence solutions to provide an end-to-end program to pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy chains, and the patients they serve. As part of the partnership, MWV's calendared medication packaging will feature a link to HealthPrize's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) medication adherence and patient engagement platform. Not only will this linkage connect patients to HealthPrize's digital patient engagement
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11 Startups Building the Next Generation of Medical Sensors

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Medical sensors are everywhere, and the market continues to boom. In 2012, the medical sensor market was already worth $8 billion, and biosensors contribute more than 60% of that total revenue, according to Markets and Markets. The trend is all over the world, with 42 percent of the market share coming from North America, 32 percent from Europe, and the rest filled out by Asia Pacific countries. In 2015 alone, Pivotal reported that the consumer wearable sector is expected to grow by a
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Geisinger Opens Genomic Research Center, Houses Telegenomics Program

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On Monday,  Geisinger Health System formally opened its cutting edge Precision Health Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 14,000-square-foot,$562,000 facility located in Forty Fort will be home to highly specialized teams from Geisinger's Clinical Genomics and Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI), and will serve as the primary location for Geisinger Research in northeastern Pennsylvania. The center will house clinical research space as well as a patient care center
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PatientsLikeMe, Biogen Study Reveals Wearables Can Help MS Patients

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As many as 500,000 people between the ages of 20 and 50 in the U.S. are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to the nonprofit National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Up until the 1990s, patients with advised against exercise as it was thought to worsen symptoms and fatigue. Since then, studies have proven the exact opposite with exercise improving  fatigue, quality of life and mood. So with the recent emergence of wearables over the past few year, can using fitness trackers/wearables help
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Apple ResearchKit Now Available To All Medical Researchers

11k Sign Up for Apple's ResearchKit In Less Than 24 Hours

Apple has announced that ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research that helps doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using mobile devices, is now available to researchers and developers. The platform was first launched last month with five inaugural research apps developed using ResearchKit study asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease,
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Report: Hospitals That Use Tablets/Mobile Devices Are More Efficient

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  74 percent of hospitals that use tablets or other mobile devices to collect information from patients are more efficient than those that don't, according to a new report by Ricoh. The report reveals more than half (54 percent) say patients are less anxious during hospital visits when healthcare providers use tablets or other mobile devices to perform data collection.  These are among the findings of an online survey conducted by Harris Poll of more than 2,000 adults in the United States
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