mHealth News: The Stories You Might Have Missed

Here 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 for Doctors? Don’t Hold Your Breath Google Glass holds enormous potential for the application of modern healthcare. From the ER to the OR, Google Glass may one day revolutionize …   Read More

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mHealth The Stories You Might Have MissedHere 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. That’s the expectation of countless industry analysts and market watchers who expect big things from Google Glass in mHealth and telemedicine.

Social media usage among physicians and their practices has increased steadily in recent years. But now, a rapidly expanding segment of healthcare providers – from general practitioners to surgeons – is turning to social media as an outlet for their expertise and insights. Physicians have adopted social media “as a platform to provide education and awareness of emerging technologies and new advances within a given specialty,” says Dr. Robert Glatter.

Medical communications company ONS:Edge has joined the Mobile Health Library (MHL) clinical engagement system. According to details learned by mHealthWatch today, the group plans to provide app-based tools to support oncology nurses using its web portal.

As mHealthWatch reported in October, the latest industry projections call for a 100% increase in venture capital funding for health IT this year. Some 150 deals in the third quarter of this year alone accounted for $737 million raised in VC funding. The dollar amount of disclosed deals surpassed the second quarter total of $623 million.

Following the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines, Apple is doing its part to support the Red Cross in its efforts to bring desperately needed assistance to people across the storm-ravaged region. Tragically, as many as 10,000 people are believed to have died in the immediate wake of the massive storm’s landfall.

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