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Why mHealth Features of Apple Watch Were Scaled Back


mHealth Features of Apple Watch Scaled Back at the Last MinuteA new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Apple may have been compelled to scale back a number of possible features that would have been offered on the forthcoming Apple Watch.

Due to unreliable and inconsistent performance, the features in question were yanked at the last minute before Apple Watch was formally unveiled last fall.

Apple Watch is expected to ship in April.
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Fortech Forges Ahead with Global Alliance for Telemed and eHealth


Fortech Forges Ahead with Global Alliance for Telemed and eHealth“Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm,” said Hippocrates.

In that same spirit, the cultivation of technology has not only curbed the likelihood of human error in the field of medicine, it has also dramatically cultivated the efficiency and effectiveness of modern healthcare.

To push a good thing even further, Fortech International has just announced a new global initiative – “The Global Alliance for Telemed and eHealth.”
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Advertising Age Announces first Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards


Advertising Age Announces first Healthcare Marketing Impact AwardsTo say that health care is changing rapidly would be a rank understatement. Today every organization, from providers to insurers, advocacy groups and suppliers, must be able to engage the public with messages that are clear and impactful in order to deliver higher-quality health care that’s more affordable and accessible.

Knowing this, Advertising Age and Modern Healthcare, its sister publication, have announced the launch of the inaugural Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards, an awards program designed to recognize the best campaigns across all media platforms, including advertising, marketing, promotion and communication.

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Revised Telemedicine Policy Being Challenged By Many


Revised Telemedicine Policy Being Challenged By ManyAdvances in telemedicine have been swift and significant during the last few years, thanks in no small part to mobile electronic devices allowing for new methods of communication.

This has prompted many innovations that have already launched or are now being tested and developed. However, as of the April 26th telemedicine policy update delivered by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), telemedicine has been redefined.

The new definition holds that telemedicine “typically involves the application of secure videoconferencing… to provide or support healthcare delivery by replicating the interaction of a traditional encounter in person between provider and a patient.”

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Wearables: From Boom to Bust in mHealth?


Wearables From Boom to Bust in mHealthWearable technologies are among the hottest gadgets in the market today.

But are these hot devices about to cool considerably?

According to a new report from NPD Group, wearables will wear out their welcome with many consumers in as little as two years. But the slowdown won’t be permanent.

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Report: Google Glass to Be Covered by Vision Insurance Giant


Report Google Glass to Be Covered by Vision Insurance GiantIt’s one small step for consumers, one giant leap for the future of mHealth.

According to a confirmation from the key players involved, Google and VSP, the nation’s largest optical health insurance provider, are now in business.

Together, they will offer “subsidized frames and prescription lenses” for Google Glass.

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Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week


Here’s What Happened in mHealth This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this week.

mHealthWatch has learned that NASA has entered into a license agreement with an mHealth company called Vantage Health Inc. The purpose of the partnership is to help commercialize mobile healthcare products based on NASA’s patented chemical sensing technology.

Although the mHealth ecosystem is still largely undefined as the industry is in its infancy, its maturity is growing substantially with each passing year. As the benefits of mHealth become more clear, the industry and its top players will continue to see bigger financial gains and investments.

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