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Microsoft debuts mHealth platform, smartband

Microsoft is officially in the mHealth realm, debuting its Microsoft Health platform complete with a cloud service, app, 10-sensor smartband and industry partnerships with app developers and a national fitness chain.

Study: Age, education critical to device use for docs and patients

Acceptance and use of mHealth devices for medical care by doctors and patients varies given age and education levels, according to a report from Hannover Medical School in Germany, which examined how medical staff and patients perceive mHealth devices.

Mobile payment tech spurs faster global healthcare services

Mobile digital payment technology is not only changing healthcare delivery on a global front, it's fostering greater access to services and enabling more cost-effective healthcare for patients and providers, as illustrated by three real-world scenarios reported on by  The Guardian.

mHealth lessons in Ebola crisis continue to spawn tech innovation

There's a centuries-old saying that every cloud has a silver lining.  The silver lining I'm focusing on is the mobile health technology lessons being learned from the current Ebola virus outbreak--and how these lessons will foster greater mHealth tools and tech moving forward.

PwC report: Wearables continue to face obstacles, but consumers show interest

Consumers are showing interest in mHealth wearables, but true adoption will only come when device makers offer affordable solutions that provide greater value, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute report.

Smartphone diagnostic tool switches out blood for sweat in patient testing

A group of University of Cincinnati scientists are developing a new patch wearable device that taps sweat, rather than blood, for diagnosing disease, measuring body fluids and predicting issues such as muscle injury.

Mobile tech critical to Ebola eradication in Nigeria

Nigeria leaders are crediting mHealth and social media technology for playing a big role in containing and eradicating the Ebola virus from the country.

Outdated federal regs may pose threat to mHealth innovation

As mHealth technologies develop new platforms there is one huge hurdle--outdated and confusing regulations, which pose a serious threat to innovation, according to Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT | The App Association.

Harry Greenspun: In a Jetsons world, docs' offices resemble the Flintstones

While personal health data abounds, it won't help patients make the right healthcare decisions if they don't know what to do with it, according to Harry Greenspun, M.D., senior adviser at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

UCSF researchers log 2.5 million patient alarms in one month

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco monitored one month's worth of alarms at the facility to determine the alarm causes, as well as potential solutions to fatigue.