Not everybody at Yale is on board with mobile tech; Cable company noses into telehealth;

> Yale Medical School may have jumped on the mobile tech bandwagon, handing iPads to its students this semester, but one Yale cardiologist voiced his skepticism about mobile health's ultimate effectiveness in an intriguing piece in Technology Review. Article

> Doc-on-demand telehealth vendor Teladoc just snagged nearly $19 million in new capital. No word on how they'll be spending it, but if they follow in competitor American Well's footsteps, it'll mean new partnerships, expansions into retail and more. Announcement

> A cable company is getting into the telehealth business. The Kennebec [Maine] Journal reports that Time Warner Cable announced it's launching a teleheath network called Healthcare Solutions in the state. Article

> The National Institutes of Health just ponied up a series of small ($50,000 to $100,000) grants for mobile-enabled projects designed to improve chronic disease management. Article

> Maine snagged itself $1 million to create a new regional telehealth center. Article

> Patients are willing to communicate with their physicians electronically before a visit, according to a new study. Patients like the idea of sending symptoms, problems and other information to their MDs before an in-office visit, researchers found. Not a huge surprise, but an interesting finding for docs trying to determine the best use of email, text and other mobile communication channels. Article

> The Health Resource and Services Administration's (HRSA) Telehealth Resource Centers are offering a free National Telehealth Webinar Series on the third Thursday of each month. The next session will be held Oct. 20. Article

> The Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) received federal funding to create the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Announcement

> Texting and scratch-off cards may be a cheap new solution to counterfeit drugs, according to this Mobiledia report. Article

And Finally... That stinks! Article