Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week.
Health Texting Nonprofit Gets Google’s Big Money Backing
A West Coast-based health texting nonprofit called CareMessage is getting some help from Google. CareMessage CEO Vineet Singal recently announced on his organization’s blog that the Internet search giant believes in their mission.
The Need for Speed: Google Talks Up Fiber’s Role in Healthcare
On Tuesday, the world’s leading Internet search powerhouse announced that Google Fiber is coming to four major new U.S. markets.
EyeXam Sees Patent Success for Mobile Vision Screening
Representatives for EyeXam — the developer of a leading mobile vision screening app — have confirmed that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for EyeXam’s “self-administered vision screening method using a mobile computing device.”
Mobile Blood Pressure Apps Not as Accurate as Claimed?
If you’ve ever wondered just how accurate are medical apps that track blood pressure, you’re not alone. A good number of these apps found in the world’s foremost app stores claim they can screen for hypertension by simply holding the phone or taking a picture of your arm. Either medical advances have jumped light years ahead in technology or these claims are just not accurate.
Watching the Wearables: FDA Wants to Regulate the Ones That Matter Most
Wearables for the healthcare market are coming in droves, and now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants in on the action. The agency wants to clarify “which of them can skate by without tighter regulations.”
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