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8 Guidelines to Make mHealth More Attractive to Patients

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare may still be lagging behind other industries in consumer adoption, but 70 percent of consumers surveyed by Deloitte want to use mobile devices to improve their health and communicate with their care providers. The challenge, the survey...

Cedars-Sinai Adds 2 More Digital Health Tools for Patient Care

by Eric Wicklund

Cedars-Sinai is adding digital tools to both ends of the patient engagement spectrum. The Los Angeles-based health system has announced two more partnerships with mHealth companies coming through the health system’s recent accelerator program....

Can mHealth Help Doctors, Patients Speak the Same Language?

by Eric Wicklund

A new survey suggests that mHealth may be useful in bridging a startling perception gap between doctors and their patients. Nearly half of American consumers recently surveyed by Xerox say they take complete responsibility for their health –...

Digital Health Done Right at a ‘Most Wired’ Health System

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s most wired health systems is actually trying to get rid of wires. The Christiana Care Health System, a Delaware-based network of two hospitals and a broad range of outpatient services and primary care offices, is moving...

The Message is Clear: mHealth Can Be Motivational

by Eric Wicklund

The text message can be a powerful mHealth motivator. Its use as a population health tool was recently proven in India, where a study that sent twice-weekly text messages to 1 million people found that health and wellness reminders could sway...

Fitbit Makes a Play for mHealth Engagement

by Eric Wicklund

The maker of the nation’s most popular activity tracker is looking to win over a skeptical healthcare industry – and in doing so pave the way for more collaboration between providers and health and wellness companies. Fitbit executives...

New Survey Blames Healthcare for mHealth’s Struggles

by Eric Wicklund

A new survey says the healthcare industry is to blame for slow mHealth adoption. Adobe Digital Insights’ survey of 1,000 consumers finds that those who know how to use a mobile device are twice as likely to say the quality of healthcare...

mHealth and Patient Engagement: Balance the Method With the Message

by Eric Wicklund

Sometimes technology is the last thing that matters in an mHealth relationship. Healthcare providers shifting to value-based care are looking for platforms that extend the conversation beyond the doctor’s office. More importantly, they...

Using mHealth to Create the Internet-Enabled Doctor

by Eric Wicklund

With sites like WebMD and the newly-reconfigured Google giving consumers healthcare data at their fingertips, providers have to learn how to adapt. Consumers have to understand that they can’t simply go online to have all their healthcare...

The Messy Side of mHealth: How Should Docs React to An Online Review?

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth security experts are warning doctors to think carefully before engaging in a social media conversation with a patient. Of particular concern is the rise in consumer-facing rating sites like Yelp and Angie’s List. For example, a...

UK Unveils New mHealth Reimbursement Program

by Eric Wicklund

Roughly 20 innovative health products, including apps and mHealth devices, will be offered free of charge each year to patients and providers in the UK’s National Health Service under a new program to boost innovation and patient engagement....

Healthcare Wakes Up to the Value of mHealth and Sleep

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are taking a closer look at remote monitoring and mobile coaching to help consumers get a good night’s sleep. A recent Kaiser Permanente study found that patients with obstructive sleep apnea who use an mHealth-enabled...

‘Flawed’ Telemedicine Studies Prompt a Call to Action

by Jonathan Pearce of Zipnosis

Studies published recently by JAMA Internal Medicine and JAMA Dermatology question the quality and consistency of care provided by virtual health (telemedicine) providers. Both studies include several limitations and design flaws, which should...

mHealth Adopts the Patient-Centered Medical Home Approach

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are finding that the best mHealth program doesn’t stand on its own. A study launched by digital health company WellDoc finds that a combination of digital tools and in-person coaching can help those diagnosed with type...

Virtual Care Within the EHR May Be a ‘Game-Changer’

by Eric Wicklund

Virtual visits may be all the rage these days, but healthcare providers have been slow to adapt – for one very good reason. The video visit may meet the patient’s desire for quick healthcare, but it’s often a nightmare for health...

Are mHealth Kiosks Making a Comeback?

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth enthusiasts take note: The kiosk isn’t dead yet. While HealthSpot’s assets – including hundreds of the bankrupt company’s room-sized kiosks – were disposed of in an online auction over the Memorial Day weekend,...

A Payer Makes an Investment in Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

A Mid-Atlantic-based health plan is making an intriguing investment in telehealth. Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is earmarking nearly $3 million in grant money to 10 nonprofits and public health programs to expand their telemedicine...

Is Telehealth Ready for the Amazon Approach?

by Eric Wicklund

Can a telehealth network be run like Amazon? American Well is ready to put that theory to the test, with the announcement at this week’s American Telemedicine Association conference that it’s opening up an online telehealth marketplace....

Telehealth Sees Success in Therapy

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth-based therapy programs for stroke survivors have helped increase cognitive and language skills and enabled patients to receive therapy five times more often, according to one company. The survey of more than 20 million therapy sessions...

An mHealth Investment Puts the Focus on Care Coordination for Diabetics

by Eric Wicklund

Humana is planting another flag in the digital care coordination landscape, with an investment in an mHealth company that facilitates self-management and real-time collaboration between consumers and their care providers. The Louisville, Ky.-based...

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