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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...

Using mHealth to Turn the Consumer into a Patient

by Eric Wicklund

A Maryland health system is putting its mHealth on the front doorstep. With the understanding that a consumer’s first encounter with a healthcare provider is the most important, MedStar Health is investing in a digital health platform that...

4 Tips to Figuring mHealth Into Healthcare Construction Projects

by Eric Wicklund

When configuring mHealth or telehealth into a health system renovation, expansion or new construction, it’s important to remember one rule. Make sure you have enough power outlets. OK, that may seem a bit simplistic, but many health systems...

Humana Turns the Apple Watch into a Medication Management Tool

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s largest insurers is allowing members to order prescriptions through their Apple Watch. The Louisville, Ky.-based company last month introduced its second Apple Watch app, enabling users to scan the barcode or photograph...

Telemedicine Chemotherapy Program Sees Success Down Under

by Eric Wicklund

What better location to prove the value of telemedicine than the Australian Outback? Videoconferencing platforms have proven their value in the U.S. for diverse healthcare services like abortions, ER consults and behavioral health. Now a hospital...

ResearchKit - The Perfect Platform for Population Health?

by Eric Wicklund

Offering access to anyone in the world with an iPhone, Apple’s ResearchKit is becoming a popular platform for population health studies. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Boston Children’s Hospital, where researchers are now...

ResearchKit Challenge Focuses on Moody Behaviors

by Eric Wicklund

The latest ResearchKit study could turn the iPhone into a mood ring. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a $500,000 competition that challenges researchers to use Apple’s clinical research platform to measure moods. The Mood...

AMA Startup Pilots the Future of Connected Care

by Eric Wicklund

The American Medical Association isn’t “nibbling at the edges” when it comes to supporting new tools and technology for healthcare. The organization is a founding partner in Health2047, a San Francisco-based innovation studio...

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