Here’s What’s Happening in mHealth

Here’s What’s Happening in mHealthHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

Reuters confirms that a doctor in Germany recently completed an intricate liver surgery using Apple’s iPad throughout the sensitive procedure. Specifically, the tablet was used to access and visualize planning data during the operation.

With concerns about the severity of head injuries and other physical infirmities affecting NFL players reaching a new pinnacle in recent years, some teams in the National Football League are turning to mobile and cutting edge digital resources to stay on top of everything from broken bones to brain injuries.

The University of Southern California has announced that three USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers have received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a joint research project. The project in question deals with a wireless, multisensor system used for the early detection of shunt malfunctions in people with excessive brain fluid.

A new report – “mHealth and Home Monitoring – 5th Edition” from Research and Markets indicates that nearly 3 million patients worldwide were using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity at the end of 2012. The current figure comprises all patients that were using dedicated devices for remote monitoring. Patients using their personal mobile phone, tablet or PC for remote monitoring are not included in this figure.

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