mHealth News: Here’s What You Need to Know

mHealth News 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.

Q1 2014 brought with it a new record in digital health venture funding. According to the latest data from Rock Health, not only did January set a record month in both deals and dollars, the first quarter of 2014 set an all-time record for digital health funding in a single quarter.

As mobile healthcare technology emerges as a mainstream staple of modern healthcare, a growing number of app developers want to break into this opportunity-rich new industry.

Media firm Visiongain is out with a new report on wearable technologies and the projected growth is off the charts. So who stands to benefit most from this growth? Surprisingly, a small number of vendors.

Two weeks ago, President Barack Obama put his signature on the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. In effect, one provision of the new law served to delay ICD-10 implementation until October 1, 2015 at the absolute earliest.

Advances in healthcare IT continue to improve the quality of patient care, as well as create more organized and efficient workplaces. This eases daily stress for nurses and medical staff, and allows for more one-on-one patient interaction.

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