mHealth News: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Launches App for the Visually Impaired
Novartis Pharmaceuticals is busy trumpeting the release of new features for its ViaOpta applications, and the extension for use with smart watches.

Teladoc Services Enter New Market
On Wednesday, Teladoc — billed as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider — announced its long-awaited arrival in a new market.

Quest Diagnostics, HealthTap Launch Virtual Diagnostic Testing for Healthcare Consumers
HealthTap announced on Tuesday a new collaboration with Quest Diagnostics that will enable doctors to order diagnostic testing services for patients through HealthTap’s virtual care platform.

Nortek Stakes Bigger Claim in Personal Safety, Telehealth Market
On Wednesday, Nortek Security & Control LLC — a Nortek, Inc. company — confirmed to mHealthWatch its acquisition of the mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) and telehealth business assets from Numera, Inc.

Phillips Joins The World Of App-Based Healthcare
While many app-based healthcare solutions are designed for telemedicine, Phillips has created an innovative ultrasound application designed to improve speed and efficiency when diagnosing patients with ultrasound in a clinical setting.

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