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UW Develops Substance Abuse Adherence mHealth Application

May 24, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) developed an mHealth app for substance abuse adherence that is a finalist for an $100,000 grant award from the Harvard Innovation in American Government program. The app, called A-CHESS, provides users a forum to talk to other recovering addicts, a panic button that notifies friends or...


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Mobile Health App for Bipolar Patients Wins RWJF Mood Challenge

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A mobile health app that can spot manic and depressive episodes by analyzing how someone uses a smartphone has won top honors in the Mood Challenge for ResearchKit. It’s one of a growing number of digital health and telehealth resources...

mHealth Apps Aid Remote Monitoring of Elderly Patients

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mHealth apps designed at the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) may soon provide remote monitoring solutions that can provide better care choices for treating elderly patients. Using a smartphone secured to the patient with a chest strap,...

mHealth Messages Get High Grades in Medication Adherence Study

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A new study on mobile health and medication adherence has uncovered two interesting points: Patients don’t just forget to take their medications, and real-time mHealth “prodding” can help them to stay on their prescriptions....

Wearable Devices, mHealth Apps Combine for Chronic Disease Care

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A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research suggests the next step in chronic disease management could involve a combination of wearable devices and mHealth apps that focus on improving health conditions. Patients with osteoarthritis...

DoD Grant Eyes Mobile Health Devices as a Pain Management Tool

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In what could be a sign of bigger things to come for mHealth and pain management, the U.S. Military is investing in mobile health technology in a bid to help veterans avoid opioid addictions. The announcement this week that the Department of...

Pediatric Mobile Health Interventions Benefit Patients, Caregivers

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Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that caregivers that utilized pediatric mobile health interventions had stronger, positive effect on the adolescent health behaviors than caregivers who did not. A team...

Inaccurate Heart Rate mHealth Apps Pose Consumer Problems

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About a fifth of measurements recorded by heart rate monitoring mHealth apps for consumers can be inaccurate by upwards of 20 beats per minute, compared to clinical monitoring, according to research from the European Society of Cardiology. A...

CDS Coalition Floats Guidelines for Mobile Health App Design

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A coalition of software developers and healthcare providers is pushing for new guidelines that would help certain mobile health applications avoid FDA regulation. The CDS Coalition has issued a 26-page document designed to help developers create...

Personalized mHealth App Raises Likelihood of Smoking Cessation

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Research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that a personalized mHealth application specializing in smoking cessation can help would-be quitters end their tobacco usage without more intensive clinical intervention.  ...

Chronic Care mHealth Apps Benefit from Patient Feedback

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A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research finds that integrating patient feedback into the chronic care mHealth app development process can increase usage, adoption, and the value of apps used to encourage self-management...

Do Medication Adherence Apps Deliver on Functionality Promises?

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Medication adherence apps have the potential to help patients remember to take their medicines, but not all of these apps provide the necessary functionalities to do so. A recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found...

UK Tries Again With a Library of Certified Mobile Health Apps

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After four years of wrangling, the UK’s National Health Service has unveiled its library of certified mobile health apps – containing only one approved app. The NHS Digital Apps Library is designed to showcase mobile health tools...

mHealth Apps for Cancer Survivors Aren’t Meeting Their Needs

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Mobile health apps designed for cancer survivors aren’t as effective as they should be, according to the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. A 2016 analysis of dozens of mHealth apps by researchers from CPIC and Stanford University...

Hospital Wayfinding App Improves Patient Experience at Mercy

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Mercy Health - Cincinnati is aiming to improve the patient experience by rolling out an in-hospital wayfinding app for Apple and Android devices, making it easier for visitors to find everything from their physician to their parking spot. The...

AMIA: mHealth Tools are Vital to Bridge the ‘Health IT Chasm’

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mHealth tools and platforms could go a long way toward bridging the “health IT chasm” that exists between healthcare providers and their patients. Digital and connected health tools play a big part in two policy documents unveiled...

Telemedicine Gets a Passing Grade in School Concussion Study

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A telemedicine platform works just as well as a physical trainer in diagnosing concussions during a sporting event, according to a long-awaited study. In a two-year project conducted on the sidelines of Northern Arizona University football games,...

Lyft Expands Smartphone-Based Medical Ridesharing to 42 States

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Popular ridesharing company Lyft has announced a new partnership with American Medical Response (AMR) that will bring smartphone-based ridesharing for non-emergency and ambulatory medical appointments to patients in 42 states. Through medical...

mHealth Devices Get A.I. Support for Mobile Telestroke Units

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mHealth devices used in acute care will soon be integrated with an artificial intelligence platform, giving first responders and other clinicians real-time clinical decision support tools during emergencies. The partnership announced between...

mHealth Study Proves Remote Monitoring Beats In-Person Visits

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An mHealth platform for post-operative care helped patients collaborate better and more often with their doctors and reduced follow-up visits to the doctor’s office. In addition, more than half of those using the mobile health platform,...

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