mHealth News: What You Need to Know

mHealth News 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 past week.

According to Austin’s Business Journal, the annual South By Southwest convention is adding a new medical technology track of programming to the SXSW Interactive side of its spring festival which will be held next March.

According to AdWeek, programmatic advertising, best known for being used by desktop, tablet and smartphone marketers, is coming to the nascent wearables market.

Forbes magazine published a feature this week about the upcoming 2014 mHealth Summit. Spanning December 7-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C., this year’s Summit is expected to be its biggest to date, truly living up to the hype as a must-attend event for managers, marketers, and manufacturers in the mobile healthcare marketplace.

Elder Care App (ECA) has launched in Apple’s App Store, generating positive reactions as an “all-in-one senior care coordination tool” that allows the caregiver of a senior to create a senior’s profile or join an established care network, track and share their daily activities, and more.

As confirmed recently in a published piece from JAMA Network, the Innovative Network for Sight study on the use of nonmydriatic cameras for retinal imaging telemedicine found that 1 in 5 people screened had diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of new-blindness in working-age adults.

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