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Newest ResearchKit Study Focuses on a Rare Disease

January 20, 2017 - Penn Medicine is launching an mHealth project on the ResearchKit platform, aimed at connecting healthcare providers with the few thousand people across the globe who have a rare condition called sarcoidosis. An inflammatory condition that leads to the formation of lumps known as granulomas, sarcoidosis usually begins in the lungs, skin or lymph nodes, but can affect any organ, including the...


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Newest ResearchKit Study Focuses on a Rare Disease

by Eric Wicklund

Penn Medicine is launching an mHealth project on the ResearchKit platform, aimed at connecting healthcare providers with the few thousand people across the globe who have a rare condition called sarcoidosis. An inflammatory condition that leads...

A Patient-Facing mHealth App Can Also Benefit Providers

by Eric Wicklund

Inspira Health is launching a mobile health platform designed to reducing staffing bottlenecks and take the waiting out of waiting rooms. The New Jersey-based health system is deploying a mobile app that allows patients to check in online and...

Stanford’s mHealth App Gets a Precision Medicine Upgrade

by Eric Wicklund

Stanford’s popular MyHeart Counts app is getting a precision medicine update. One of the first apps to be introduced on Apple’s ResearchKit platform two years ago, the Stanford University School of Medicine’s MyHeart Counts...

HIMSS, AMA Join Forces on mHealth App Evaluation

by Eric Wicklund

A new collaboration has launched to help evaluate and certify mHealth apps. The American Medical Association, American Heart Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and DHX Group have launched Xcertia, described...

Study: mHealth App Usability Isn’t Matching Up With Demand

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth apps can help high-need, high-cost populations such as those with complex or multiple chronic conditions, a new study finds. But with the bar set so low on mHealth app usability, it’s difficult to match the right apps to the right...

Penn. State mHealth Challenge Aims to Make Apps Appealing

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth apps that help users manage their health challenges dominated the day at Pennsylvania State University’s recent mHealth Challenge, offering insight into where tomorrow’s entrepreneurs think the industry will go. Coordinated...

AMA Adopts mHealth Principles, Takes Aim at App Security Standards

by Eric Wicklund

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...

mHealth Apps are Surging - But are They Sustainable?

by Eric Wicklund

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...

mHealth and Pokémon Go: Yet Another Wasted Opportunity?

by Eric Wicklund

Pokémon Go may have been a nationwide sensation this past summer – including offering up some impressive mobile health statistics – but it’s suffering the same fate as many healthcare apps. It isn’t keeping up that...

Is the mHealth App Market Reaching its Saturation Point?

by Eric Wicklund

Supply is far outpacing demand for mHealth apps. That’s the conclusion made by Berlin-based Reserach2Guidance in its study, mHealth App Developer Economics, the latest in a series of reports and studies this year that suggest the mHealth...

ResearchStack Goes Live, Opening mHealth Studies to the Android Ecosystem

by Eric Wicklund

This week’s launch of the MoleMapper app in Google Play expands the clinical trial ecosystem to a whole new population: the estimated 70 percent of the world using Android-based smartphones. Proponents say the long-awaited launch of ResearchStack,...

Stanford Targets Peripheral Artery Disease in New ResearchKit Study

by Eric Wicklund

The Stanford University School of Medicine has launched another HealthKit study, this one aimed at consumers being treated for peripheral artery disease. Researchers will be using Apple’s mHealth platform to track daily activity and gather...

Survey Reveals Opportunities, Hesitancies in Patient mHealth Views

by Nathan Boroyan

mHealth use is widespread among American patients, but there are still opportunities for providers and vendors to encourage hesitant consumers to use innovative mobile health devices and artificial intelligence apps to monitor and improve their...

mHealth App with Coaching Support Aids Diabetic Weight Loss

by Nathan Boroyan

An mhealth app that uses the same principals as the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) effectively helped overweight Americans, diabetics and pre-diabetics lose weight, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. A...

Apple Gets Serious About mHealth App Standards

by Eric Wicklund

Apple is cracking down on health and wellness apps featured in its App Store. The company has revised its review guidelines for apps, adding what iMedicalApps Founder and Editor Iltifat Husain, MD, called “the most stringent language I...

Some mHealth Apps Aren’t Making Privacy a Priority

by Eric Wicklund

An analysis of privacy policies for mHealth apps finds that health and fitness apps aren’t keeping up with the rest of the industry – even though some are capable of gathering “particularly intimate details of a user’s...

mHealth Answers the Call in an In-Flight Emergency

by Eric Wicklund

A smartphone app designed to provide decision support during medical emergencies in air travel could be a model for mHealth support in any remote emergency. The airRx app is designed for people with a medical background who find themselves in...

mHealth App Studies Focus on Engagement Over Accuracy

by Eric Wicklund

With a survey pointing out that many popular mHealth apps are too complicated to sustain users’ interest, studies that struggle with patient engagement are putting more emphasis on user design and less on the accuracy of data. In simple...

mHealth App Challenges Target EHR Access, Mood Measurement

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth app challenges are all the rage these days, with separate contests seeking tools to access health information in an EHR and platforms that address mood disorders. ONC officials have unveiled their first-round winners in two challenges...

mHealth Apps Are Failing the Usability Test

by Eric Wicklund

Some of the most popular mHealth apps are basically useless, according to a new study out of the University of California at San Francisco. The study, published this week in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, finds that the apps aren’t...

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