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Using Digital Health to Save Lives


Some early-stage mHealth projects have focused on using wearables to deliver targeted doses of medication at specific times – think insulin pumps for diabetics or nicotine patches for smokers.  Now a Harvard University partnership...

Doctors Add an App to the Concussion Protocol


A New York health system is launching a ResearchKit-based study to determine if an app can help concussion patients during the critical six weeks after a diagnosis. The study by NYU Langone Medical Center focuses on charting patient-entered data...

New Apps Target Care Coordination for COPD Patients


A California home healthcare provider is giving its COPD patients a HealthKit-compliant app designed to help them manage their condition. The app also integrates with the provider’s EHR platform, enabling caregivers to better monitor patients...

How Do You Validate a Digital Health App?


Health and wellness apps may be flooding the consumer market in ever greater numbers, but they’re still being treated by users as a disposable commodity. And that won’t convince healthcare providers that it’s worth their time....

Toronto Hospital Adds mHealth to Pain Management Program


Toronto General Hospital’s two-year-old program to tackle post-surgical pain management and opioid abuse is getting an mHealth upgrade. The hospital, stuck smack-dab in the middle of a province with one of the world’s highest opioid...

Cornell Project Looks to Open ResearchKit to Android Ecosystem


Researchers at Cornell University are working on an Android counterpart to Apple’s ResearchKit platform. Called ResearchStack, the SDK and UX platform for research study apps is targeted at the estimated 60 percent of Americans who own...

Virginia Health System to Use An App to Treat Headaches


A Virginia-based health system is using the headache as the entry point for a patient engagement platform that could reduce unnecessary office and ER visits and improve outcomes. Some 6 percent of men and 18 percent of women suffer from migraines...

Gartner Analyst: Healthcare Isn’t Ready for Wearables Just Yet


Apple’s ResearchKit may be a popular topic these days, but at least one high-profile healthcare analyst says it’ll be a while before consumer wearables are used in clinical trials. Gartner recently projected that wearables will be...

The Advantages of Mobile Health Apps Today and Tomorrow


The mobile health industry, along with remote monitoring and telehealth systems, has a wide impact on reducing hospitalizations and emergency room visits throughout the healthcare spectrum by improving communication and care coordination among...

Wearable Devices Impact Heart Health Remote Monitoring


More healthcare providers have been looking toward incorporating wearable devices and remote monitoring tools into improving the health outcomes of their patient base as well as reducing hospital readmission rates. For instance, researchers at...

How Mobile Health Apps Assist Hydrocephalus Patients in ER


With the proliferation of mobile health apps, new innovations are now addressing the many diseases and chronic medical conditions affecting patients across the healthcare continuum. For example, one new mobile health app, which comes from a team...

How Mobile Sensor Devices May Help People Quit Smoking


The medical industry faces many challenges from ongoing healthcare reforms and federal regulations to the constant focus on reducing skyrocketing costs. One of the key ways to cut healthcare spending may be to focus on preventive and wellness...

58% of Smartphone Owners Download, Use Mobile Health Apps


Smartphone users seem to have a high regard for mobile health apps, especially those focused on providing diet and fitness support. A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows that 58 percent of surveyed mobile phone users...

Mobile Health Apps Improve Adherence, Reduce Hospitalization


Mobile health apps and devices have made significant strides in advancing the quality of healthcare services and patient outcomes around the country throughout the last few years. There are a variety of aspects that have become stronger throughout...

Market for Wearable Devices Expected to Double by 2018


Wearable devices are continually making a splash throughout the fitness and healthcare markets. Consumers are flocking to smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other wearables in order to improve their overall wellness. A new report from eMarketer...

New Legislation could be ‘Breakthrough’ for Medical Devices


Does healthcare legislation cause undue burdens on physicians and other medical providers? Do new regulations surrounding medical devices and technologies cause more problems for doctors around the country? For instance, hospitals and clinics...

How Mobile Health Tools Help Chronic Kidney Disease Patients


Mobile health tools can be used to help patients in a wide variety of ways including diet and nutrition tips, physical activity guidance, and even medication management. New devices, telehealth technologies, and mobile health tools could potentially...

Digital Technology Field Could Improve Fitness among Children


Today, digital technologies like smartphones and tablets have been integrated in a wide array of day-to-day activities among multiple generations. While the workforce uses smartphones to keep track of their daily schedule and communicate with...

Wearable Devices Market Expected to Reach $6.3 Billion by 2020


Smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, mobile health apps, and wearable devices are all making an impact on the health of consumers around the country. With the proliferation of mobile devices, more people today than ever before are able to...

How Mobile Health Applications Improve Medication Adherence


How can a physician be sure that an elderly patient is taking their medication as assigned at the specified time? How can a caregiver be sure that their aging mother is taking her pills at the right dosage? These used to be significant issues...


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