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Iowa telemedicine guidance at odds with board of medicine rule

The Iowa Board of Medicine's recent guidance on telemedicine is at odds with a rule its passed last year,  The Des Moines Register  writes in an opinion piece

FSMB CEO defends telemedicine policy

Federation of State Medical Boards President and CEO Humayun Chaudhry, in a recent letter to the  Washington Post, took issue with the newspaper report on telemedicine expansion, published Oct. 20.

Mobile payment tech spurs faster global healthcare services

Mobile digital payment technology is not only changing healthcare delivery on a global front, it's fostering greater access to services and enabling more cost-effective healthcare for patients and providers, as illustrated by three real-world scenarios reported on by  The Guardian.

mHealth lessons in Ebola crisis continue to spawn tech innovation

There's a centuries-old saying that every cloud has a silver lining.  The silver lining I'm focusing on is the mobile health technology lessons being learned from the current Ebola virus outbreak--and how these lessons will foster greater mHealth tools and tech moving forward.

Telehealth empowers in-home nurses, patients

Telehealth is becoming an essential tool for empowering nurses out in the field as they care for their patients, according to Visiting Nurse Services of New York telehealth program manager Alice Rainford-Miller.

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.