mHealth News: What You Need to Know

mHealth News What You Need to KnowAmidst the ongoing HIMSS14 conference in Orlando, Florida this week, there has been no shortage of interesting developments and headlines to emerge out of the mHealth space.

As always, our sister site mHealthWatch has been following all the happenings. And below are five stories in mHealth you may have missed in recent days.

Although Windows Phone owners are no strangers to health and fitness apps, the latest in the works is a new ballgame altogether among fitness trackers. The new app in question comes to us from Bing and helps users stay healthy after they’ve finished tracking their run.

Ten years ago, mHealth as we presently know it didn’t exist. But ten years from now, its sophistication and utility may be far greater than anything we can presently envision. This week, Bupa Health issued new projections for what the next decade may bring for mHealth.

Two prominent federal lawmakers are going public in their fight to keep the FDA from fiddling too much in the mHealth space. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Angus King (I-Maine) published an unapologetic op-ed in the pages of USA Today this week, urging the creation of a new, less intrusive framework for FDA oversight.

A new report that comes to us this week from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics is taking a hard, first-of-its-kind look into the metrics of social media activities undertaken by the world’s most preeminent pharmaceutical giants.

Amidst the never-end cycle of headlines suggesting that Apple’s first smartwatch device is on its way to the mobile masses, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is doing little to curtail such speculation.

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