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. HHS Reveals Estimate for 2015 ACA Enrollment This Saturday brings with it the start of the second annual open enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. A Doctor’s …   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.

This Saturday brings with it the start of the second annual open enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

What do doctors really think of telemedicine? According to the findings of a new survey conducted recently during the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine conference, while the presence of telemedicine is growing throughout practices across the country, there may not be enough financial incentive at the moment for doctors to embrace telemedicine more enthusiastically.

Waves were made last month — and big waves at that — when rumblings first surfaced that Google has healthcare on its mind.

If you haven’t yet discovered it, there’s a new mobile tool that could be very handy this flu season. Flu Near You is a free website and mobile app that tracks and monitors flu symptoms around the country and makes it easier to track the flu as it allows users to zoom into their zip code. Users can also track the flu in their area a lot quicker than it takes for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to report on it.

A new study conducted recently by Hannover Medical School in Germany is getting widespread attention as the final weeks of 2014 loom large.

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