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.

Mobile Health Tech Rakes in Venture Capital in Q1 Of 2015
Now that the Q1 2015 numbers are in, the amount of venture capital placed in mobile health technology ($282 million) has proven to be quite substantial. While funding fell within all other health technology groups, the mobile health investment was about the same as in Q4 of 2014.

Mobile App Cuts Readmissions in Half at Penn Medicine
One thing Penn Medicine is known for is their high standards. Although Penn Medicine’s readmission rate for congestive heart failure patients is less than half of the national average at 8% compared to 19.5%, Penn believed these numbers were still too high.

The 18% Problem: What Wearables Are Really Up Against
According to the recent results of a survey conducted by Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group, consumers just aren’t as crazy about wearables as many industry analysts had expected by this time.

New App From American Well Creates Easy Integration For Telemedicine Services
Boston-based American Well has been at the forefront of telemedicine for almost a decade. In a recent announcement, America Well shared that they would be unveiling a new design to allow physicians to integrate telemedicine into their practice.

Telehealth Partnership for COPD Remote Patient Monitoring
On Thursday, mHealthWatch caught up with the folks at Nonin Medical, inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring. The organization tells us that it has just partnered with IDEAL Life, a Toronto-based leader in remote health management solutions.

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