Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD
  • Apple Watch Study to Use Digital Health to Tackle Depression

    February 24, 2017 - British mHealth researchers are launching a project to determine whether the Apple Watch can help treat people with depression. Takeda Pharmaceuticals has joined forces with UK-based Cognition Kit Limited to use the Cognition Kit app in a controlled trial of 30 adults diagnosed with mild to moderate depression who are taking medication. The app monitors cognitive function through the user...

  • Survey: Chronic Care Patients Want an mHealth Connection With Their Doctor

    February 21, 2017 - A new survey finds that many people living with a chronic condition would benefit from a connected care platform that allows healthcare providers to check in regularly. But less than a third of those people are getting that mHealth service.   Conducted by West and unveiled at this week’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference and exhibition in Orlando,...

  • Congress to Revisit School-Based Telehealth Legislation

    February 14, 2017 - Two Michigan senators have re-introduced a bill that aims to boost telehealth services in schools by connecting them with community health centers and providing more avenues for reimbursement. The Hallways to Health Act, co-sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, would also create a demonstration project to expand telehealth access in schools and in medically underserved areas....

  • Texas, Utah Move Forward With New Telemedicine Rules

    February 9, 2017 - The battle in Texas to ease one of the country’s most restrictive telemedicine laws may be ending, with a compromise bill reported to be heading to the Legislature. State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, told the Houston Chronicle he’ll sponsor the bill, which could eliminate the requirement that physicians meet with patients in person before using telehealth. Texas is one...


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NATO Ready to Deploy Telemedicine Platform

NATO has finished testing a multinational telemedicine platform for emergency scenes or combat zones and is ready to deploy the suitcase-sized kits where needed around the world. The 28-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization made the announcement...

Apple Watch Study to Use Digital Health to Tackle Depression

British mHealth researchers are launching a project to determine whether the Apple Watch can help treat people with depression. Takeda Pharmaceuticals has joined forces with UK-based Cognition Kit Limited to use the Cognition Kit app in a controlled...

Telehealth Licensing Compact Closer to Reality for Nurses

A national effort to enable nurses to practice telehealth across state lines may go into effect before the end of the year. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing reports that 10 states have approved legislation adopting the enhanced...

Telemedicine Backpack Gives Providers a New Mobile Health Tool

EMS providers in the rugged mountains of western North Carolina will soon be using a telemedicine backpack to help hard-to-reach residents with health issues. And the EMS director says it won’t take long for that backpack to pay for itself....

Apple Watch Helps Researchers Study Epileptic Seizures

Johns Hopkins University researchers are using the Apple Watch to determine the possible triggers for epileptic seizures. The mHealth-enhanced smartwatch was the focal point of a recent 10-month study conducted at the Baltimore-based health system,...

Survey: Chronic Care Patients Want an mHealth Connection With Their Doctor

A new survey finds that many people living with a chronic condition would benefit from a connected care platform that allows healthcare providers to check in regularly. But less than a third of those people are getting that mHealth service.  ...

Continua: Telehealth Platform Saved Lives After Japan Earthquake

A four-year study of survivors of the 2011 Japan earthquake has found that a remote monitoring platform conforming to Continua standards can reduce cardiac stress and improve long-term patient monitoring. The study, published last year in the...

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