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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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Wearable Device Detects Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes with Sweat

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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

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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...

MA Invests $10M in Digital Health, Medical Device Research Lab

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The Massachusetts Governor’s Office and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) are each investing $5 million in a new digital health and medical device research lab centered at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).  ...

Digital Health Champion Crowned in XPrize Tricorder Challenge

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A handheld mHealth device capable of conducting dozens of diagnostic tests has won the XPrize Tricorder Challenge. Final Frontier Medical Devices, a Philadelphia-based team led by emergency room doctor Basil Harris, MD, PhD, and his brother George,...

Amazon Alexa Challenge Envisions an mHealth Care Management Tool

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Amazon and Merck are joining forces in a challenge designed to turn Alexa into an mHealth care management tool for people with type 2 diabetes. The Alexa Diabetes Challenge offers a $125,000 prize to the mHealth innovator who can best develop...

83% of Healthcare Orgs to Invest in Telehealth, mHealth Tools

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Eighty-three percent of healthcare organizations responding to a American Telemedicine Association (ATA) poll said they are highly likely to invest in telehealth with operational efficiency and convenience in mind. Of the 171 healthcare executives...

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,...

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...

New Study Gives mHealth High Marks in Children’s Health

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An analysis of dozens of mHealth studies has found that mHealth interventions can help children live healthier lifestyles. The analysis, appearing in JAMA Pediatrics, finds that parents and caregivers can improve healthcare outcomes and behaviors...

Healthcare Looks to Digital Health Tools to Measure Heart Health

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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...

mHealth Takes a Closer Look at Digital Assistants

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mHealth providers are slowly coming to the conclusion that the human voice can be a powerful digital health tool. For years the concept was championed by the likes of Nuance, whose natural language processing (NLP) technology focused on allowing...

Army, Clemson Join Forces to Test mHealth on Diabetes

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The U.S. Army wants to use mHealth to help its members control and improve management of type 2 diabetes. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) is collaborating...

Nokia is Ready to Dive Into Connected Care

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Nokia is going all in on remote patient monitoring The Finnish telecom announced at this week’s Mobile World Congress that it will launch the Withings connected health product line – which it had acquired last April - under the Nokia...

NATO Ready to Deploy Telemedicine Platform

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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 Study to Use Digital Health to Tackle Depression

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British mHealth researchers are launching a project to determine whether the Apple Watch can help treat people with depression. Takeda Pharmaceuticals has joined forces with UK-based Cognition Kit Limited to use the Cognition Kit app in a controlled...

Telemedicine Backpack Gives Providers a New Mobile Health Tool

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EMS providers in the rugged mountains of western North Carolina will soon be using a telemedicine backpack to help hard-to-reach residents with health issues. And the EMS director says it won’t take long for that backpack to pay for itself....

Apple Watch Helps Researchers Study Epileptic Seizures

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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,...

mHealth Makes Rounding an Active Tool in Value-Based Care

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An mHealth rounding platform is helping University of Chicago Medicine to add “the voice of the patient” to its care plan – and promoting value-based care. Nurses at the 560-bed hospital have been using iPads since 2014 to capture...

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