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Telemedicine Backpack Gives Providers a New Mobile Health Tool

February 23, 2017 - 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. “This will create our sustainability plan for the entire program” says Charles Blankenship, manager of system EMS transport for Mission...


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Telemedicine Backpack Gives Providers a New Mobile Health Tool

by Eric Wicklund

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

by Eric Wicklund

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,...

New Project Looks to Turn a Bandage into an mHealth Sensor

by Eric Wicklund

North Carolina State University is launching a federally funded project to create a wearable mHealth sensor capable of continuously monitoring the amount of oxygen in surrounding tissue. Wearables have long held promise in healthcare for the...

mHealth Wearables Market to Surge Over Next 4 Years

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth wearables that fit into healthcare providers’ remote patient monitoring goals are expected to lead to a massive surge in the wearables market. According to ABI Research, wearables that can gather and send medical grade data from...

Flu Season Turns the Spotlight on mHealth, Telehealth Advances

by Eric Wicklund

Just in time for flu season, researchers at the University of Texas in Arlington are reportedly developing an mHealth device that would specifically test for the flu virus. The device is similar to a breathalyzer, reports Perena Gouma, a professor...

Are mHealth Sensors for Babies Doing More Harm Than Good?

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth technology designed for babies may be doing more harm than good, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Smart devices and sensor-embedded clothing that track an infant’s vital signs and alert parents and caregivers...

mHealth Study Uses Sensors, Analytics to Detect Sickness Before it Happens

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth wearables that continuously monitor vital signs may soon be able to detect sickness before the user even becomes sick. That’s the gist of a study of fitness monitors and other wearables conducted by the Stanford University School...

Healthcare Still Sees mHealth Value in Smartglasses

by Eric Wicklund

While much of the healthcare world seems focused on virtual reality headsets these days, hospitals and health systems across the country are quietly finding value in smartglasses. Led by digital health stalwarts like Augmedix and Pristine, the...

An mHealth Quest - The Workable Tricorder - Nears Its Completion

by Eric Wicklund

A five-year mission to develop the ultimate mHealth diagnostic device may soon be over. A global competition to create a workable version of the tricorder used in Star Trek is in its last stages, with devices created by two different teams soon...

UnitedHealthcare Announces a Huge Expansion of its mHealth Program

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth program launched by one of the nation’s largest insurers that pays employees for meeting activity goals is getting a huge upgrade. UnitedHealthcare announced today at CES 2017 that it is expanding its Motion wellness program...

Can Digital Assistants be mHealth Assistants?

by Eric Wicklund

Digital assistants may have been the hottest Christmas gift this year, but they aren’t yet ready to make the transition to an mHealth platform. That capability, however, may be the biggest untapped potential for Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Google...

The Challenges of Validating Digital Health Devices for Remote Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

Digital health devices like blood pressure cuffs are great for keeping tabs on daily health and wellness, but their true value comes when a healthcare provider is looking at that data. Companies like Philips, Intel-GE Care Innovations and Nokia...

Healthcare Focuses on the Possibilities of Virtual Reality

by Eric Wicklund

Virtual Reality headsets like Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift might seem more suited to the gaming industry, but healthcare providers are finding a use for them as well. VR headsets are popping up in clinical studies across the...

mHealth Thermometers: No Touch, No Problem

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth-enabled thermometer that can accurately measure temperature without touching the body is finding favor in and outside the hospital. ARC Devices’ InstaTemp thermometers are proving popular in hospitals across the country –...

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