Apple bans developers from selling HealthKit data to ad platforms From Mobil Health News

by Admin 09.02.2014

Late last week the Financial Times (sub. req.) reported that Apple had modified its iOS developer license agreement, its rules for developers that create apps for its devices, to ban developers from selling health data collected by HealthKit. The company wrote that developers must “not sell an end-user’s health information collected through the HealthKit API to advertising [...]

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VA to reimburse for certain clinical activity trackers From Mobil Health News

by Admin 08.28.2014

At the beginning of this month, MobiHealthNews noted in an In-Depth report that a new class of wireless, wearable activity tracker is increasingly finding its way into the clinical space, especially to help people with movement disorders or lower body injuries. That trend just got a big boost from the US Department of Veteran Affairs, [...]

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Doctor-patient video visits to triple to 16 million next year From Mobil Health News

by Admin 08.28.2014

According to research firm Parks Associates the number of doctor-patient video consultations in the US will almost triple over the next year. “The number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018,” [...]

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Bayer’s Grants4Apps: An accelerator run by a pharma company From Mobil Health News

by Admin 08.28.2014

Bayer HealthCare, a German pharmaceutical company, has underscored pharma’s growing interest in mobile health by starting a new health accelerator. Grants4Apps, which started last year as a crowdsourcing initiative, was releaunched as an accelerator at an event earlier this week. The commitment on Bayer’s part is pretty significant: they’ll be offering 50,000 euro (about $65,000) to each of [...]

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