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Nokia Launches Remote Patient Monitoring Partnership

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Nokia is setting its sights on remote patient monitoring. The former Finnish cellphone stalwart, which acquired France-based mHealth device company Withings earlier this year, has announced a partnership with HUS/Helsinki University Hospital...

Healthcare Wakes Up to the Value of mHealth and Sleep

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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...

New Remote Monitoring Collaboration Targets Cystic Fibrosis

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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...

mHealth Study: Remote Monitoring Cuts Costs, Hospitalizations

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A year-long remote monitoring program for patients with heart failure saved more than $8,000 per patient and reduced hospitalizations by more than 30 percent. The @Home study, conducted by Pennsylvania-based Capital Blue Cross and mHealth technology...

mHealth Adopts the Patient-Centered Medical Home Approach

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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...

Studies: mHealth Sensors Help Seniors Avoid the Hospital

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An innovative mHealth program at the University of Missouri is using two different types of mobility sensors to monitor seniors for trending health concerns. MU researchers are testing radar sensors to measure daily activity levels in seniors...

mHealth and Seniors: ATA to Shine a Light on Home-Based Monitoring

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America’s fastest growing population – its seniors - is pushing healthcare to help them age gracefully, and healthfully. And they’re turning to telehealth to make that happen. With the American Telemedicine Association convening...

An mHealth Dilemma: Can Wearables Generate Medical-Grade Data?

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A new partnership pledges to tackle one of the most vexing problems in mHealth – ensuring that data gleaned from wearables is accurate enough for clinical use. Analog Devices and LifeQ are joining forces to “make it possible for non-invasive...

AMA Startup Pilots the Future of Connected Care

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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...

mHealth takes aim at Parkinson’s

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Researchers are combining remote patient monitoring technology with precision health in an effort to improve the diagnosis and care of patients with Parkinson’s disease. The Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead the study, targeting...

Digital Health Gets a Failing Grade in Chronic Care Management

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Half of the nation’s newly insured consumers are using a fitness or wellness device and are enrolled in a wellness program at work – but very few are using wearables for clinical purposes. The latest HealthMine survey highlights the...

Can mHealth Sensors Detect Sepsis?

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The recent death of film and TV actress Patty Duke is shining the spotlight on sepsis, a life-threatening condition that can be detected with mHealth technology. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines sepsis as “the body’s...

Is HHS Missing the Point on mHealth?

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Federal officials are heaping praise on a preventive service program for type 2 diabetics – yet they’re missing a key aspect to this program that could make it even more effective. mHealth. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia...

Connected Health Technology - Just a Heartbeat Away

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Connected health technology may be opening the door to the detection and prevention of one of the leading causes of stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common abnormal heart rhythm, is responsible for one third of all strokes. It’s...

Wearables Find their Sticking Point in Healthcare

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Amid all the hype over fitness bands, smartwatches and smart clothing, a new type of wearable biosensor is starting to find traction in healthcare. So-called smart patches are flexible, adhesive patches that stick to the skin, like a bandage...

UK Pilot Aims to Make Telehealth More Affordable

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A UK study aims to test whether an open-source tablet and platform can be used to make remote patient monitoring more popular. Britain’s Health and Social Care Information Center (HSCIC) will be piloting a telehealth program later this...

Connected Care Platforms Help High-Risk Patients Avoid the ER

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Faced with overcrowded ERs that strain resources and budgets, healthcare providers are turning to connected care solutions to redirect – and sometimes prevent – that last-minute visit or ambulance call. In Albuquerque, N.M., a local...

mHealth Gets Into the Mood

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A new project at Massachusetts General Hospital aims to measure people’s moods by how they use their smartphone. The two-year project, funded by a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, will measure a person’s...

How mHealth Gets the Conversation Going

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Not only do digital health devices gather vital physiological data at home – they also help spark the conversation in the doctor’s office. That was one of the more surprising take-aways from a home blood pressure monitoring project...

mHealth Platforms Are Proving Their Value to Home Health Agencies

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A Chicago-based home health agency is launching an mHealth platform to help its chronic care patients transition from the hospital to the home – and stay home. Health Resource Solutions, which works with more than 1,000 patients a month,...

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