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.

mHealth Summit Partners With Cyber Security Summit and Population Health Summit
This year’s annual mHealth Summit will be partnering with the Cyber Security Summit and the Population Health Summit to create the Connected Health Conference.

mobilePDR Lands in App Store, Google Play
On Thursday, mHealthWatch learned that PDR, a leading provider of drug information, prescriber communications, and behavior-based patient and consumer health information, is rolling out a “completely reimagined mobilePDR.”

My Visit Videos Expanding Access to Healthcare in Northeastern Wisconsin
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin-based based Prevea Health will be launching a pilot telemedicine program to be rolled out this coming fall and winter in Northeastern Wisconsin. The program is called “My Video Visit”, and is designed to provide patients with improved access to mental healthcare.

Patient Trust a Major Roadblock for Telemedicine
In a recent nationwide study conducted by Technology Advice Research, it was found that 75% of people would be skeptical of a diagnosis from a remote physician, or would trust telemedicine less than a live visit. That’s according to coverage of the research by HIT Consultant.

77 Percent of Seniors Surveyed Find mHealth Tools To Be Useful
While seniors tend to be in a demographic where the use of mobile apps and mobile health tools is low, recent AARP research shows that it is not due to the lack of desire. AARP conducted a study with close to 100 elderly participants, who were given mobile activity and sleep tracking devices to use for a 6 week period.

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