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How new laws, guidelines impact the telehealth landscape

Coverage for telemedicine services has been rapidly growing across the U.S., and new laws and rules surrounding the technology will create new opportunities and challenges, Nathaniel Lacktman, an attorney at Foley & Lardner, writes in a post at  Health Care Law Today.

Dexcom glucose monitor tool gets green light from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first fully mobile continuous glucose monitoring system that lets users to share glucose data via a smartphone instead of a stand-alone receiver.

Latino diabetics deserve greater focus in developing mHealth apps

Mobile app developers should take the needs of Latino diabetics into account when creating mHealth apps for disease management, according to new research published in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research: mHealth and uHealth.

Collaboration is the best medicine for mHealth

There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities. These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.

ZocDoc gets another healthy dose of funding to drive strategy

ZocDoc is expanding its focus on patient-doctor interaction to boost the user healthcare experience and has raised $130 million in a new funding round to drive the strategy forward.

Samsung, WellDoc team with Ontario Telemedicine Network for diabetes management

Health IT stakeholders in Canada want to find out how mobile tools can improve diabetes management in the clinical care environment.

How mobile technology could change the patient-provider relationship

Today's smartphones soon could be integral to the relationship between patients and providers, according to Erin Byrne, managing partner and chief engagement officer at Grey Healthcare Group.

Not all mHealth activity trackers are created equal, study finds

When it comes to accuracy of data from mHealth fitness tools and wearables, not all stats can be trusted, according to new research.

Health tracking hard 'work' for some older, chronically ill patients

Fostering mHealth technology adoption among the older and chronically ill is going to require strategic efforts by developers and device makers, as well as an understanding of why the aging population is likely not to embrace such tools, according to recent research.

Let's hope Google's restructuring helps to keep its health efforts on track

Google (er, Alphabet), for too long, has been this slightly sleepy lumbering giant within the health industry--sometimes moving closer to the center to spur innovation and then just as quickly, stepping silently away to sit quietly on the perimeter as other notable players remain in constant proximity to the heart of advancements.