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35% of Employers Use Wearable Devices for Wellness Programs

April 27, 2017 - A recent survey conducted by Springbuk found that 35 percent of employers are currently using wearable devices to develop effective, value-driven corporate wellness programs for employees. In addition to the third of employers who have already adopted wearables for their employees, a further 48.6 percent of the 2000 respondents are considering purchasing wearable devices within the next 12...


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35% of Employers Use Wearable Devices for Wellness Programs

by Thomas Beaton

A recent survey conducted by Springbuk found that 35 percent of employers are currently using wearable devices to develop effective, value-driven corporate wellness programs for employees. In addition to the third of employers who have already...

Wearable Device Detects Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes with Sweat

by Thomas Beaton

A wearable device can analyze the chemical constituents of a patient’s sweat to accurately diagnose cystic fibrosis or diabetes.  The device could have significant implications for patient monitoring and the development of new treatments...

Medtronic-Garmin Deal Gives Wearables New mHealth Capabilities

by Eric Wicklund

Medtronic has announced another integration with a popular consumer-facing fitness wearable, adding weight to efforts to combine remote patient monitoring with health and wellness. The Ireland-based medical technology giant last week announced...

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...

NATO Ready to Deploy Telemedicine Platform

by Eric Wicklund

NATO has finished testing a multinational telemedicine platform for emergency scenes or combat zones and is ready to deploy the suitcase-sized kits where needed around the world. The 28-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization made the announcement...

Apple Watch Helps Researchers Study Epileptic Seizures

by Eric Wicklund

Johns Hopkins University researchers are using the Apple Watch to determine the possible triggers for epileptic seizures. The mHealth-enhanced smartwatch was the focal point of a recent 10-month study conducted at the Baltimore-based health system,...

Flu Season Turns the Spotlight on mHealth, Telehealth Advances

by Eric Wicklund

Just in time for flu season, researchers at the University of Texas in Arlington are reportedly developing an mHealth device that would specifically test for the flu virus. The device is similar to a breathalyzer, reports Perena Gouma, a professor...

UVA Telemedicine Project Offers Mobile Screening for Bladder Cancer

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Virginia has launched a first-of-its-kind study into the use of telemedicine to detect bladder cancer in underserved parts of the state. A mobile health van in Wise, Va., is using a telemedicine hookup with the UVA in Charlottesville...

Healthcare Still Sees mHealth Value in Smartglasses

by Eric Wicklund

While much of the healthcare world seems focused on virtual reality headsets these days, hospitals and health systems across the country are quietly finding value in smartglasses. Led by digital health stalwarts like Augmedix and Pristine, the...

mHealth Sensors Look to Diagnose Diseases From One’s Breath

by Eric Wicklund

Israeli researchers are testing an mHealth device that can detect 17 different diseases – including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease – from a single breath. According to a study published...

FDA Offers $40K Prize for mHealth App to Stop Opioid Overdoses

by Nathan Boroyan

To combat the deadly opioid and heroin epidemic that has been sweeping the nation, the federal government is setting its sights on the potential of mHealth technology. The Food and Drug Administration has announced the 2016 Naloxone App...

Watson Flexes its mHealth Muscles at Home and Overseas

by Eric Wicklund

Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities have been the talk of the mHealth community since IBM unveiled the supercomputer a few years back. A platform with machine-learning capabilities has the potential to pull data from any number of...

Tying Telehealth to Better Rural Health Outcomes

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials have unveiled an online database designed to link broadband availability and use with health outcomes. It’s the latest step in an effort to connect rural and underserved communities with the tools to promote healthier...

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...

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...

New Remote Monitoring Collaboration Targets Cystic Fibrosis

by Eric Wicklund

Two mHealth companies are joining forces to help cystic fibrosis patients and their caregivers. Chicago-based Hill-Rom Holdings has integrated its VisiVest System, a vest designed to help CF patients with airway clearance, to Qualcomm Life’s...

Broadband: The Missing Link to Rural Telehealth Success

by Eric Wicklund

A small Minnesota hospital using remote monitoring technology to serve the state’s four poorest counties is hitting a familiar roadblock: Lack of broadband. The Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples covers some of the most rural parts...

mHealth’s Missing Link: Technology That Helps the Caregiver

by Eric Wicklund

A recent study finds that more than 70 percent of family and friends providing care to a loved one at home are interested in using mHealth technology to support their caregiving tasks, and roughly 60 percent would use whatever’s available...

mHealth Gives Children a Reason to Smile

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth partnership is quite literally bringing smiles to thousands of children around the world. Videoconferencing and collaboration technology from Polycom and Microsoft is being used to improve surgeries, as well as pre- and post-operative...

6 Guidelines to Creating a Secure Mobile App for Providers

by Robert Lacis of Apperian

Healthcare providers are creating – or thinking about creating – internal business apps to help clinicians improve patient care or streamline core processes, but they face challenges with privacy and security. After all, it’s...

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