mHealth News: What You Need to Know

Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week. Facebook Boss Joins The Global Fight Against Ebola On Tuesday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stepped up to aid in the global effort to curtail the alarming rate at which …   Read More

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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.

On Tuesday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stepped up to aid in the global effort to curtail the alarming rate at which the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread.

More than 500,000 people die annually in Africa from malaria. That’s based on the latest data available from the WHO.

While many mobile health initiatives involve medical care received in-home, or remote conferencing at hospitals and medical facilities with out of area specialists, there are other ways in which mHealth can be delivered.

According to a new AP report, Indiana has little or no available mental healthcare available in rural areas of the state. Modern technology, however, could help provide psychiatric care to the eight counties that don’t have mental health providers, the 23 counties without a psychiatrist, and the many sections that are underserved. Indiana has 462 psychiatrists while federal guidelines call for 600.

It’s no secret or surprise that homeless veterans are high risk for health problems. But with each passing year, it becomes more apparent that mobile health tools can improve the care and treatment of homeless veterans, of which there were more than 62,000 as of 2014.

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