mHealth: Here’s What You Need to Know

mHealth Here's What You Need to KnowHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this week.

Jared Reitzin, founder and CEO of mobileStorm – an industry leading communication service provider and a pioneer in the concept of digital marketing and mHealth communications – has been announced as one of the mHealth experts who will participate in mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 this July.

According to Rock Health’s end-of-year report for 2013, $1.92 billion in funding poured into digital health last year. Since 2011, funding has climbed over 100%.

The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) said this week that its forthcoming ninth annual Convergence Summit will focus on achieving broader global adoption of technology-enabled health care when the event gets underway next month.

Most doctors agree that the hospital is the perfect testing ground for Google Glass. With more and more doctors looking for efficient ways to care for patients, many believe that the wearable tech could make healthcare more efficient and more effective. With immediate access to information, doctors can give more accurate diagnoses, communicate more effectively, and even find a way to distract anxious children in medical settings.

In a move that has been met with some confusion, the University of Utah Health Care Hospital has begun to post reviews of their doctors online. This began, however, as a way to augment bad reviews which are commonly found online. Because more people will go online to leave a bad review than to leave a good one, the hospital found that the ratings of many of their doctors were skewed negatively, when they knew that individual interactions with doctors were positive on the whole.

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