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Big Business Survey Suggests mHealth is Motivating Employees

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Large employers may be solving the mHealth engagement puzzle with health plans that include wearables. A two-year study of 14 large employers, covering some 240,000 employees, saw “no measurable decline in engagement for more than nine...

mHealth Platforms Are Bringing Back the House Call

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A Texas-based mHealth app platform offering house calls to parents of sick children is gaining momentum with partnerships with two large health systems. Memorial Hermann Health in Houston and Baylor Scott & White in Dallas are now using the...

Remote Monitoring Platform is an mHealth Lifeline for New York’s ‘Sickest Children’

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A remote monitoring program has reduced hospitalizations and saved more than $2 million for a New York City-based home care agency that deals with some of the country’s sickest children. The positive results reported by St. Mary’s...

For Telehealth and mHealth, Value-Based Care Takes Time to Work Out

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Healthcare providers are gradually coming to realize that telehealth can be a key component in the transition to value-based care. But not everyone’s definition of value will be the same. With roughly six out of 10 U.S. health systems now...

New mHealth Study to Test the Smartphone’s Diagnostic Capabilities

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In what could be a pivotal test of the diagnostic capabilities of a smartphone, three prominent U.S. health systems are ready to conduct clinical trials on an app that analyzes a user’s cough. Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s...

AMA Adopts mHealth Principles, Takes Aim at App Security Standards

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The American Medical Association has signaled its support for mHealth with new policies designed to support physicians adopting mobile health apps and devices. While approving an eight-part set of mHealth principles at its mid-year meeting this...

Rural Schools turn to mHealth - and the NFL - for Concussion Management Help

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A two-year telemedicine project to link student-athletes in 19 rural school districts with Houston Methodist Hospital’s Concussion Center could be a model for a statewide program – and a model for other states as well. The program,...

Are Retail Clinics Changing the mHealth Business Dynamic?

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Retail medical clinics aren’t replacing ER visits, according to a RAND Corporation study. But they may be creating a new dynamic in on-demand healthcare that either boosts costs or prompts consumers to be more health-conscious. A five-year...

mHealth Startups Look to Connect the Clinical, Consumer Markets

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mHealth developers may be seeing dollar signs in the lucrative consumer market, but they’d be best advised to start first with doctors. That’s what Tyto Care is doing. The Israeli startup recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

mHealth Apps are Surging - But are They Sustainable?

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Healthcare providers are developing mHealth strategies at record pace, but they aren’t budgeting enough money to support them. That’s the gist of the new Red Hat survey, which finds that 82 percent of the healthcare organizations...

New Standards Validate Telemedicine in Stroke Care

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Telestroke is finally getting its own guidance document. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have released a scientific statement on quality measures and outcomes for the use of telemedicine in stroke cases, marking...

AMA to Discuss mHealth App Data Security Guidelines

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mHealth app security tops the agenda at this week’s American Medical Association meeting, with delegates expected to vote on an 11-point policy that would strengthen privacy and transparency efforts. A report prepared by the AMA’s...

Survey Finds Strong Support for Telehealth from Mothers

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The best way to increase telehealth adoption is to get Mom’s approval. A survey of more than 500 mothers by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and telehealth provider LiveHealth Online finds that every one of them wants round-the-clock access...

mHealth is Fitting Nicely into Pharma’s Patient Engagement Strategies

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A major pharmaceutical company is introducing wearables to its clinical research. Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical, whose focus is on vaccines, oncology, gastroenterology and central nervous system therapies, is partnering with mHealth company...

Companies Pledge to Share mHealth Data to Reduce Deaths

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mHealth companies are taking notice of an international effort to share once-siloed data and reduce preventable patient deaths. Earlier this month, Medtronic announced that it would contribute its de-identified data to the Patient Safety Movement...

Today’s mHealth Challenges Focus on Analysis Over Aggregation

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Health systems looking to find value in mHealth data might be advised to look at the various contests and hackathons springing up around the country. Once the realm of starry-eyed entrepreneurs and innovators working out of their garages, today’s...

5 Keys to a Secure mHealth Messaging Platform

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A new survey finds that health systems can follow all the rules for protecting patient data in mHealth messaging platforms, but that won’t work if their employees have a cavalier attitude toward security. About half of healthcare providers...

mHealth Messages Connect the Dots in Care Management

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Three of every four physicians in a recent survey say patient satisfaction will play a more important role over the next five years. And almost 90 percent say mHealth messages between trips to the doctor’s office will be vital tools to...

Mississippi Steps Back from New Telehealth Rules

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Mississippi lawmakers have decided to leave in place telehealth regulations that permit phone-based encounters, despite threats earlier this year to introduce legislation that would mandate that video be part of the platform. Mississippi State...

A Telehealth Primer: 5 Tips to Making the Virtual Visit a Success

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Not every doctor can “do” telehealth. As more and more health systems adopt audio-visual platforms and train their doctors and nurses to use the technology, they’re discovering one little problem: One’s “bedside...

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