mHealth: What You Need to Know

mHealth 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 in recent days.

Google Glass holds enormous potential for the application of modern healthcare. From the ER to the OR, Google Glass may one day revolutionize and expedite traditional medical care, while increasing efficiency and reducing human error.

Retail and restaurants aren’t the only aggressive adopters of mobile payments technology today. Across the healthcare landscape, from dental practices to emergency rooms, mobile payment options are turning up with a surprising degree of speed.

As the tech world has been reporting throughout 2014, with each passing week we hear new chatter about the supposed features that will be available on Apple’s forthcoming smartwatch unofficially dubbed the “iWatch” by tech bloggers. And according to a report Tuesday morning from Reuters, production of the screens used for both the iWatch and the iPhone 6 could begin as soon as early May.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled a new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations.

Up, up, and away. That’s the general revelation emerging in a new report on hospital IT investments from Spyglass Consulting Group. This week, Spyglass released its most recent healthcare study entitled “Point of Care Communications for Nursing 2014.”

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