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ResearchKit Reaches a Crossroads - And Faces Some Tough Questions

January 11, 2017 - ResearchKit was hailed as an innovative mHealth tool when it debuted in 2015. But as one of the first studies to use the clinical trial platform begins to show results, competitors and mHealth analysts are taking shots at Apple’s shine, questioning whether the digital health platform has outgrown its usefulness. ResearchKit was founded on the premise of enabling healthcare to collaborate...


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ResearchKit Reaches a Crossroads - And Faces Some Tough Questions

by Eric Wicklund

ResearchKit was hailed as an innovative mHealth tool when it debuted in 2015. But as one of the first studies to use the clinical trial platform begins to show results, competitors and mHealth analysts are taking shots at Apple’s shine,...

Texas Hospital’s mHealth Game Targets a Public Health Crisis

by Eric Wicklund

A Texas health system is combing mHealth and gaming technology to teach the local Hispanic population about liver disease. The Hospitals of Providence partnered with the El Paso Times and gamification software company OfferCraft to produce an...

Using mHealth to Track and Treat HIV in Remote Africa

by Eric Wicklund

An international foundation is using an mHealth and online payment platform to improve healthcare services in a tiny African nation where almost 25 percent of the population is HIV positive and many have to walk hours to reach a health clinic....

Text Messaging Program Offers an mHealth Nudge to Busy Parents

by Eric Wicklund

A text messaging program is boosting engagement for a Minnesota health system’s youngest patients simply by reminding their parents to schedule well-child visits. More than 70 percent of the parents contacted by the Park Nicollet Health...

Using Telehealth, mHealth to Fight the Flu

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers may have a new cure for the flu this winter: The virtual visit. mHealth tools and platforms have for years been used to identify outbreaks of the flu and other highly infectious viruses and direct doctors and drugs to where...

mHealth Adds Social Factors to the Value-Based Care Discussion

by Eric Wicklund

The road to quality-based healthcare may be paved with clinical data, but it’s also decorated with social and cultural dynamics. To Garth Graham, MD, MPH, president of the Aetna Foundation, today’s healthcare providers have access...

Using Telemedicine to Boost HEDIS, Reduce Risk and Fight Blindness

by Eric Wicklund

A Missouri-based health system is using a telemedicine platform to improve quality measures for value-based care – and uncovering undiagnosed retinopathy in dozens of diabetic patients that could lead to blindness. CoxHealth, a five-hospital...

Using Telehealth, mHealth to Advance Value-Based Care

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare’s march toward value-based care is complicated. And with roughly three-quarters of the industry still focused on volume, it’s safe to say the revolution isn’t happening overnight. But some forward-thinking health...

Digital mHealth Platform Expands Population Health in California

by Nathan Boroyan

The Community Health Center Network (CHCN) and Welkin Health have partnered to develop a new digital mHealth platform geared towards improving the long-term health outcomes of at-risk and underserved patient populations. Selected as one of three...

Using mHealth to Connect With Students in Crisis

by Eric Wicklund

In 2008, Colorado State University saw eight suicides over two semesters. Now the school is looking to mHealth to keep that from happening again. The Fort Collins-based university, with an enrollment of about 33,000, has launched an online portal...

Are mHealth Programs Targeting the Right Populations?

by Eric Wicklund

A Texas health official says mHealth isn’t working for underserved populations because they can neither afford nor access it. She’s now part of an ambitious program that seeks to provide that access to those who need it the most....

mHealth Gets the Message Right in Population Health Study

by Eric Wicklund

A California health plan has found that a text-messaging platform has boosted engagement and reduced unnecessary trips to the local emergency room. The three-month study, conducted by the Los Angeles-based, 1.14-million-member Inland Empire Health...

Can mHealth Make a Difference in Population Health?

by Eric Wicklund

Payers are starting to take a serious look at mHealth platforms for population health. The latest to take on the challenge is Aetna, whose charitable arm recently launched two programs to fuel mHealth innovation in underserved markets. The Aetna Foundation...

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