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Doc: Smartwatches are a fad, but other wearables have staying power

The smartwatch is a fad, but developers demonstrating clinical use of tools will be the "Holy Grail" in pushing mHealth to the next level, according to a clinical associate professor of medicine at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

Feds deploy patient monitoring app into emergency response strategy

In the next six months, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will integrate automated patient tracking capability into its emergency first responder training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness.

Global telemedicine technology market to hit $43 billion by 2019

Spurred by drastic growth in "telehome" technology adoption, the global telemedicine tools market will likely reach $43.4 billion within five years, according to a new report published by Wellesley, Massachusetts-based BCC Research.

Google tests video chats for health symptom searchers

Google, once again, is venturing into the health and wellness space, this time via video chats.

VA treated 690K veterans through telemedicine in fiscal year 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it provided remote care to more than 690,000 veterans during fiscal year 2014.

Feds award University of New Mexico Health $15 million to expand telehealth efforts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center has awarded more than $15 million to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's Department of Neurosurgery to expand the institution's telehealth infrastructure, Sens. Tom Udall (D) and Martin Heinrich (D) announced this week.

Commonwealth Fund: 5 ways to improve health IT development, adoption

Several challenges persist when it comes to development and adoption of digital health tools. To that end, a pair of Commonwealth Fund reports published this month outline strategies to boost such innovation, and examine how some organizations currently are taking advantage of new technologies.

Nevada insurers create telemedicine programs

Two Nevada health insurance providers--Anthem and UnitedHealthcare--are rolling out telemedicince programs.

Telemedicine poised for tipping point despite remaining hurdles

The health industry has reached a tipping point for telemedicine to become a standard of practice nationwide, according to panelists speaking at  U.S. News and World Report 's Hospital of Tomorrow conference in the District of Columbia on Tuesday.

Are you ready for the mHealth innovation decade?

One of the very first cell phones I remember seeing was courtesy of the soap opera "General Hospital" when a main protagonist at the time, police chief Robert Scorpio, used a big clunky...