mHealth News: What You Might Have Missed

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

For hospitals, there’s huge savings to be secured in secure SMS. Late last week, mHealthWatch was briefed on a new study that Imprivata recently published about the productivity and economic impact that inefficient provider-to-provider communication has in healthcare.

BlackBerry may be a shell of its former self among the modern smartphone superpowers of the world, but that doesn’t mean the embattled mobile giant isn’t still looking toward the future — a future rich with potential for mHealth.

Mobile communications technology has dramatically changed for the better how a myriad of industries function and perform. But the healthcare industry’s adoption of mobile tech is lagging that of other industries. And the time has come to change this reality. That’s according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

People may joke about paying an office visit to “Dr. Google,” but it’s more true than most people know. According to new research from Parks Associates, in the last 12 months, more than 38 percent of consumers in U.S. broadband households searched for health information online.

Health IT vendors are tearing it up. It’s the latest growth area, according to a new report by Mercom Capital. Mercom says the booming industry has logged its first $1 billion quarter in venture capital (VC) funding and is “smashing totals from the entirety of 2013.”

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