Georgia telehealth network grows apace; mHealth connects to Meaningful Use;

> The state of Georgia is positioning itself as an innovator in telemedicine technology, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. A statewide network includes 175 physicians in 40 specialties at physician practices, emergency departments, nursing homes, school clinics and other sites. Statewide, telemedicine sessions have soared from about 200 in 2006 to more than 40,000 this year. Article

> Affinity Health and Medical Systems Inc. have netted a $500,000 federal grant to create a school-based telehealth program. And they're not alone: Forty-five other school health centers are getting funds for telehealth, as well. Article

> This blog post compares the mHealth explosion to the Space Race of the 1960s. The author notes that many unexpected innovations came from the space program and that mHealth, with its broad range of participants and diverse research areas, could enjoy the same effect. Article

> Becker's Hospital Review provides insight into mHealth and its crucial connection to Meaningful Use. "Going mobile" can simplify Meaningful use implementation and so improve the quality of organizations' efforts to be meaningful users of HIT. Article

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