Top mHealth Stories of the Week

The field of mobile healthcare is producing almost as many headlines as headway these days. In case you’re yet to check out our sister site mHealthWatch, which provides comprehensive coverage of the healthcare industry’s growing intersection with technology, here are some of the fascinating stories we’ve been tracking this week.

1. FDA Green Lights Artificial Retina Technology

This week, the Food and Drug Administration sanctioned a groundbreaking first in technology that may restore the gift of sight for visually impaired persons.

2. Affordable Care Act Expected to Boost mHealth Patient Monitoring

Thousands of additional cardiac patients will be monitored via mHealth and remote monitoring tools before the close of the decade.

3. 9 in 10 Doctors Would Recommend mHealth Applications to Patients

A new survey of healthcare providers conducted by eClinicalWorks, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, shows that 93 percent of physicians find value in having a mobile health app connected to electronic health records (EHRs).

4. Mobile Tech Educating Future Doctors, Healthcare Professionals at UC Irvine

According to an announcement this week from UC Irvine, the iMedEd Initiative – UC Irvine’s medical education program based on iPad tablet computing – has attained a significant mark of distinction. The initiative has been chosen as a 2012-13 Apple Distinguished Program.

5. Mobile Health May Help Mental Health in U.K.

The London School of Economics and Political Science has published a new report indicating that a great number of U.K. residents with mental health problems, including depression and anxiety disorders, do not receive proper treatment – if any treatment at all.

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