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Mobile Health Around the Globe: Thailand's Vibhavadi Hospital Trials New Zealand mHealth System

August 5, 2013 by Joan Justice

The Vibhavadi Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand has recently commenced a trial of the mHealth+3 system. Thousands of patients will be receiving SMS appointment reminders directly to thier mobile phones. The system could save the hospital millions by reducing missed appointments by 50%.[read more]

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Mobile Health Around the Globe: ICT-Powered HealthCare in Korea

July 29, 2013 by Yuk Tae-Sun

With the diffusion of smartphones and growing demands for faster data services in Korea, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) convergence in various industries is expected to bring new business opportunities that can revitalize the Korean market. Korean ICT companies are focusing on developing various innovative solutions and services that can integrate life patterns of consumers through ICT.[read more]

Mobile Health Around the Globe: mHealth Outside the US

July 22, 2013 by Denise Silber

Doctors 2.0 & You partners with the Stanford Medicine X conference who invited Denise Silber to present an international view on eHealth. As a result, the Mobile Health Without Borders course at Stanford Medicine asked her to do the mobile story on video.[read more]

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Mobile Health Around the Globe: Robots Care for the Elderly in Japan

July 8, 2013 by Joan Justice

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In Japan, a rapid increase in the elderly population is spurring an effort towards affordable robotic care. These robots would aid the elderly by performing daily tasks and lightening the load for caregivers. They would be designated to help with daily activities including mobility and tracking.[read more]

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Mobile Health Around the Globe: Using iPad Touch Screens for Speech Rehab

July 1, 2013 by Joan Justice

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Tactus Therapy Solutions, based in Vancouver, Canada, brings the latest technology to speech rehabilitation. "Tactus" means touch in Latin, and the touch screen is what makes Tactus Therapy Solutions so unique and easy to use.[read more]

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Mobile Health Around the Globe: KTH Develops the BioPatch Sensor

June 24, 2013 by Joan Justice

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Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden Have developed a tiny, paper-thin patch that collects vital health information. The Bio-patch sensor is versitile, inexpensive and comfortable to wear.[read more]

Mobile Health Around the Globe: Apple Video is a Testament to mHealth’s Global Impact

June 17, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc
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Apple is showing off its marketing chops, and tugging at our heartstrings, in a new video posted to its YouTube channel. Called “Making a difference. One app at a time,” the 10-minute video depicts some of the ways the company’s devices and various iOS apps are solving problems across the world, starting with rural access to healthcare.[read more]

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Mobile Health Around the Globe: Magpi Data Collection System Helps Thousands Worldwide

June 10, 2013 by Joan Justice

DataDyne boasts that their mobile data system, Magpi, is the fastest, easiest least expensive way to collect data on mobile devices. Magpi is an award-winning mobile Data System that is used by 20,000 people worldwide, including World Bank, the CDC, the Red Cross and others. Since Magpi is designed to require no training or programming and is based in the cloud, it cuts down on costs and is readily available for use by anyone.[read more]

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Mobile Health Around the Globe: eMocha Helps With HIV Screening in Kabul

June 3, 2013 by Joan Justice

The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education currently has a project in Kabul, Afghanistan, that helps screen sex workers for HIV using their eMocha (electronic Mobile Open-Source Comprehensive Health Application) technology.[read more]

Mobile Health Around the Globe: Sending the Right Message on mHealth

May 20, 2013 by IRIN News

We’ve read the stories: From bedridden patients sending text messages to their health workers, to young people receiving HIV prevention messages via SMS, the mobile phone seems to have morphed from communications device to essential life-saver. But is the evidence there yet that mHealth is an effective and suitable health delivery intervention in the developing world?[read more]

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Mobile Health Around the Globe: Bonus Video! An Overview of Mobile Innovations

May 20, 2013 by Joan Justice

This is a great video from a keynote by Professor Alain Labrique for the MOOC Mobile Health without Borders from Stanford. Professor Labrique is the Director of Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative, and world expert and pioneer on mHealth. The video is an overview of mobile health innovations around the globe.[read more]

Mobile Health Around the Globe: Mobile technology is key to NHS service transformation

May 13, 2013 by Colin Reid

What health boards need to do is to ‘mobilise’ each healthcare professional's entire job, using the latest generation of mobile solutions. These overcome issues of limited and clumsy web-based access to existing back-office systems by providing native smartphone and tablet apps that draw together the information and tools staff need to support them as they work.[read more]