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Hospital’s mHealth Project Finds Value in Fitbit Data

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A Minnesota hospital is tapping into Fitbit to better understand how activity and sleep patterns affect its young diabetic patients. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is using the popular fitness wearable to study the habits...

UK Goes All In on Remote Patient Monitoring

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The UK’s National Health Service is rolling out seven projects to test mHealth and telehealth technology in remote patient monitoring. Officials say the ground-breaking initiative will help millions of Britons live at home while having...

Can Watson Help mHealth Predict Health Emergencies?

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Healthcare providers may soon be counting on Watson to help those with diabetes avoid hypoglycemic events. In a partnership announced at this year’s CES conference in Las Vegas, Medtronic and IBM’s Watson Health division are joining...

Ingestible Sensors Give Doctors Something to Digest

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Healthcare providers have long thought that the best way to measure a treatment’s effectiveness is from inside the body. Now they’re getting that chance. In a California hospital, patients diagnosed with hypertension will soon be...

Turning to Telehealth For a Good Night’s Sleep

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The latest trend in telehealth? Using IT to catch some Zs. The advent of remote monitoring platforms has pushed sleep therapy out of the lab and into the bedroom, where specialists or even primary care providers can keep tabs on a patient’s...

Digital Reminders May Help Transplant Patients Remember Their Medications

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Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina are using a $1 million grant to determine if digital medication reminders can save lives. The lives in question are those of kidney transplant patients, who take, on average, 15 different...

mHealth in Space: Not Just Science Fiction Any More

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The Canadian Space Agency is moving forward with plans to develop a wireless sensor system that will monitor its astronauts’ vital signs in space. The On Astronaut Wireless sensor System (OAWSS), being developed by Montreal-based Hexoskin,...

Providers Urged to Wait on Remote Patient Monitoring

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A new analysis of the connected health ecosystem advises healthcare providers to take a “wait and see approach” on mHealth devices and platforms. “Migration to Connected Health: Opportunities & Challenges in Remote Patient...

Using mHealth to Help Seniors Age in Place

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A smart home project launched by the University of Missouri has found that seniors who have access to care coordination tools double their chances of living independently. And if they’re using sensors, those chances are doubled again. Marilyn...

New Project to Create mHealth Ethics for Clinical Trials

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What happens when a clinical research project that collects iPhone images unwittingly accesses inappropriate or private content? How about a study that gathers GPS data, or one that pulls in personal data from wearable devices? Clinical studies...

Using Smart Devices and Wearables to Tackle Childhood Asthma

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Researchers at Los Angeles’ two premier universities are joining forces to create an mHealth platform for children dealing with asthma. The team of USC and UCLA researchers has been awarded two grants totaling more than $11 million from...

Stroke Prevention Study to Focus on mHealth Monitoring

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More than 2,000 California residents at risk of having an undetected irregular heartbeat will be fitted with wearable sensors to determine whether a home monitoring program can reduce their chances of suffering a stroke. Some 6 million Americans...

Ochsner is Finding New Value from mHealth Data

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Ochsner Health officials are just now seeing the results of their digital health initiatives – and making some interesting observations on the value of patient-generated data as well. The New Orleans-based health system, among the nation’s...

New Study is Bullish on Remote Patient Monitoring

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Health systems looking to get a handle on population health are finding a valuable partner in home health agencies – and they’re using mHealth tools and platforms to make that connection. Two-thirds of hospitals and health systems...

Could Remote Health Monitoring Cut Healthcare Costs?

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Remote health monitoring continues to be an important method of care among physicians and other healthcare professionals who have included the practice among their heart disease patient base. Nonetheless, many doctors continue the follow-up appointment...

The History of Remote Monitoring, Telemedicine Technology

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Telemedicine technology first began as a form of healthcare delivery in the late 1960s due to the needs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Nebraska Psychology Institute, according to a paper written by researchers...

How Remote Home Monitoring Improves Engagement, Elderly Care

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Remote home monitoring continues to boost patient engagement with their overall health and adherence to provider recommendations for managing their chronic medical conditions, according to a study on telemonitoring published in the Journal of...

Remote Medical Monitoring Cuts Hospital Readmission Rates

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A major goal throughout the federal government has been its aim to reduce rising healthcare costs. As such, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have instituted a punitive decrease in reimbursement among healthcare providers...

Remote Monitoring Advances Care for Baby Boomer Population

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The healthcare industry is facing a large number of challenges over the coming years, including doctor shortages, the onslaught of federal regulations such as meaningful use incentives, the recently implemented ICD-10 coding system, and the rising...

Precision Healthcare Monitoring Tracks Various Medical Issues

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Remote health monitoring systems may be paving the way for more innovative technologies based on precision medicine. According to a press release from the Indiana University School of Medicine, precision medicine and precision healthcare monitoring...

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