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IEEE: Greater collaboration is needed to make a success of telemedicine

Technology companies, including those in the mobile industry, need to work more closely with the medical establishment to realise the potential benefits of telemedicine, according to the IEEE, the trade association for electrical and electronics engineers.

Heart rate app start-up gets US2.5M in backing

US app developer Azumio has raised US2.5 million from Founders Fund, Accel Partners and Felicis Ventures, in a move that highlights the popularity of its flagship app.

Leading US health group launches first mobile app

Private healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente has launched its first smartphone app, a signal of its ambitions to boost its mobile strategy in the future.

Japans operators sell insurance to fitness fanatics

Japanese mobile operators are moving into a new market, according to The Wall Street Journal:

Mobile health firm hires pharma exec for emerging markets push

Mobile Healthcare Inc, a Japanese mobile health provider, has teamed up with Jean-Michel Halfon, formerly a senior executive from the pharmaceuticals industry, who will act as an adviser and investor to the firm.

FDA publishes guidance on mobile medical apps

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidelines about how it intends to regulate mobile apps.

Wheeler: “This is mHealth, not hMobile”

LIVE FROM GSMA-mHA MOBILE HEALTH SUMMIT: Tom Wheeler (pictured), Chairman of the Board of the mHealth …

UNICEF talks up need for m-health interoperability

LIVE FROM GSMA-mHA MOBILE HEALTH SUMMIT: Sean Blaschke, Technology for Development Specialist at UNICEF, talked up the need to ensure that the industry takes a holistic view of the platforms used to deliver services, in order to enable interoperability and remove potential bottlenecks

Qualcomm: mHealth leading shift toward health management

LIVE FROM GSMA-mHA MOBILE HEALTH SUMMIT: Clint McClellan, senior director of Business Development for Qualcomm, …

Keynote: Health professionals have to lead mHealth market

LIVE FROM GSMA-mHA MOBILE HEALTH SUMMIT: Professor Krishnan Ganapathy, president of the Apollo Telemedicine Networking …