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Collaboration is the best medicine for mHealth

There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities. These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.

ZocDoc gets another healthy dose of funding to drive strategy

ZocDoc is expanding its focus on patient-doctor interaction to boost the user healthcare experience and has raised $130 million in a new funding round to drive the strategy forward.

Samsung, WellDoc team with Ontario Telemedicine Network for diabetes management

Health IT stakeholders in Canada want to find out how mobile tools can improve diabetes management in the clinical care environment.

How mobile technology could change the patient-provider relationship

Today's smartphones soon could be integral to the relationship between patients and providers, according to Erin Byrne, managing partner and chief engagement officer at Grey Healthcare Group.

Report: Biomarkers, apps help in suicide prevention

Early suicide prevention, especially in people who suffer from psychiatric illnesses, may soon be faster and easier through a new mobile healthcare app.

Health tracking hard 'work' for some older, chronically ill patients

Fostering mHealth technology adoption among the older and chronically ill is going to require strategic efforts by developers and device makers, as well as an understanding of why the aging population is likely not to embrace such tools, according to recent research.

Let's hope Google's restructuring helps to keep its health efforts on track

Google (er, Alphabet), for too long, has been this slightly sleepy lumbering giant within the health industry--sometimes moving closer to the center to spur innovation and then just as quickly, stepping silently away to sit quietly on the perimeter as other notable players remain in constant proximity to the heart of advancements.

Docs must engage with mHealth tools to educate, train patients

To help train and educate patients on the use of mobile health tools, physicians and caregivers must use the devices themselves to best understand how they work, according to Pua Cooper, RN.

American Heart Association: mHealth tools can improve results, eliminate caregiver hurdles

Mobile healthcare technology boasts the potential to overcome limitations challenging caregivers if given support by providers, especially in the realm of treating cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

App aims to help depression sufferers via tracking activity, sleep

A new app promises to help those suffering from depression by tracking moods and symptoms and then sharing data in real-time with psychiatrists and physicians.