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mHealth Apps for Cardiac Care Sanctioned for Misleading Claims

March 24, 2017 - Three companies marketing mHealth apps for cardiac care have been sanctioned for “misleading claims and irresponsible privacy practices.” New York Attorney General Eric G. Schneiderman announced settlements with the three companies after a year-long investigation. Two marketed apps that claimed to enable users to measure heartrate after vigorous exercise through a smartphone camera...


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mHealth Apps for Cardiac Care Sanctioned for Misleading Claims

by Eric Wicklund

Three companies marketing mHealth apps for cardiac care have been sanctioned for “misleading claims and irresponsible privacy practices.” New York Attorney General Eric G. Schneiderman announced settlements with the three companies...

Healthcare Looks to Digital Health Tools to Measure Heart Health

by Eric Wicklund

Wearable mHealth technology that helps both doctors and patients monitor heart rate is in the spotlight these days. AliveCor, whose Kardia Mobile was among the first ECG wearables on the market, has announced the release of Kardia Pro, a platform...

Cleveland Clinic: mHealth Wearables Aren’t Reliable for Heart Rate

by Eric Wicklund

A Cleveland Clinic study of activity trackers has once again reinforced healthcare’s concern about wearables: They aren’t yet accurate enough for clinical use. A study of four of the most popular fitness trackers found that they are...

mHealth Bridges the Gap from the ICU to the IoT

by Eric Wicklund

The developer of a medical-grade heart monitor is teaming up with AT&T to ease the transition from the hospital to the home. biotricity, the Silicon Valley-based developer of the bioflux mobile cardiac telemetry solution, is eyeing the Internet...

Canadian Study Links ER Surge to Home Monitoring Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A Canadian study finds that people using mHealth devices to monitor their blood pressure at home are causing a surge in unnecessary ER visits. The study, conducted by Clare Atzema, an emergency physician at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences...

Wearables and the Heart: Using mHealth to Detect Sickness

by Eric Wicklund

A Canadian hospital is testing a medical-grade wearable designed to alert clinicians if an ICU patient is trending toward illness. Rockyview General Hospital, a 650-bed facility in Calgary, is using a monitor developed by California-based Biotricity...

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