Former WH fitness director believes in mHealth; ten startups to participate in Sprint accelerator;

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> Former White House fitness center director Ted Vickey believes mobile healthcare tracking and monitoring devices can make a tremendous impact on worldwide health. The ability to meld realms of data, from disparate collection points, onto a wearable fitness device will be game-changing, he says. "People can blame technology for our physical inactivity, but if we use technology for fitness, we can really make strides toward people being more physically actively," he tells the Washington Post. Article

> Ten startups will be participating in the new Sprint-Techstars three-month mobile healthcare accelerator program based in Kansas City. Each company will receive up to $120,000 in financing. The list includes services, hardware and software companies representing New York, Silicon Valley and even Australia, according to an announcement. Announcement

> The University of California, San Francisco is teaming up with Samsung to develop a digital healthcare innovation center at UCSF's Mission Bay campus. The collaborative venture is focused on developing consumer healthcare innovations, from wearables to smartphones, which will meet rigorous scientific and medical standards. "The goal is to get all those people under one roof, so we can work as one piece instead of two different silos," Michael Blum, M.D., UCSF's associate vice chancellor for Informatics, told SFGate. Article

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> While Bill Spooner, former CIO at San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare, currently lives in what some would consider paradise, he has other plans for his retirement. Article

> Revenue in the telehealth services industry is expected to grow by an annualized 30.7 percent to $320.2 million in the next five years, including revenue growth of 23.1 percent in 2014, according to industry research firm IBISWorld. Article

And Finally... When they turn their chairs, you're signing your life away. Article

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