mHealth News: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

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

FDA Plans to Take a Hands Off Approach to Apple Watch
With Apple Watch set to launch on April 24th, questions have swirled around how the FDA might intervene to somehow regulate the first-ever wearable released by Apple. But this week, the FDA is making their position on the matter very clear. They want very little, if anything, to do with putting up regulatory hurdles for Apple Watch.

Google Coming to the Operating Room?
It isn’t enough that Google has worked its way into our desktops, mobile devices, and even wearable technologies. Now, Google wants to play a vital role in our healthcare too. As it turns out, Google is coming to an operating room near you.

RWJF Grant Aims To Make Wearable Health Technology More Engaging
There are many wearable health products that have hit the market in the last few years, but few have successfully retained consumer’s attention for more than a short period of time. Think of this in the same way as someone who invests in a treadmill for their home gym, and uses it consistently at first—then tapers off to hardly ever at all.

Washington State Senator Presents a Telemedicine Bill To Legislature
A bill sponsored by Washington State Sen. Randy Becker was recently introduced to Legislature. The bill’s primary goal is to require both private insurance companies, as well as Medicaid to reimburse patients who receive medical care that is covered under their insurance but is completed via telemedicine.

eRelevance Touts New Interactive Marketing Solution for Healthcare
On Monday, eRelevance issued a statement that its patient engagement service is leveraging what it calls the first interactive marketing solution for healthcare.

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