mHealth News: What You May Have Missed

mHealth News What You May Have MissedHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week.

Millennials. They were supposed to be a gold mine for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “ObamaCare”) — the young, healthy ones whose cost of care would be less than older generations, but whose participation would help make the system solvent.

While all cruise ships have general healthcare available to passengers who get sick while at sea, many travelers cruise as a family, meaning that parents worry that their children may not have adequate access to the pediatric care they require in emergency situations.

Adoption is one thing. Allegiance is another. In less than 2 years, over $750 million dollars in venture capital has been invested in developing more mobile health tools. While approximately 1 in 10 Americans currently owns some type of mobile health device produced by major manufactures such as Jawbone, Nike, or Fitbit—less than half are being utilized on a regular basis.

Fresh from his much talked-about panel at mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 in Boston last week, mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin has been tapped to headline a meetup scheduled for August 13th at the HMRI Research Conference Center in Pasadena, California.

Start spreadin’ the news. The future of healthcare technology belongs to the innovators. To find them, look no further than New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP).

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