August 16, 2018 - Another big retailer is looking to develop mHealth tools and services for the senior care space. Best Buy’s planned acquisition of GreatCall gives the Minnesota-based consumer electronics company, which launched its Assured Living telehealth program last year, a connected health platform designed to coordinate care management for seniors looking to stay at home rather than moving...
August 14, 2018 - An mHealth app capable of using standardized patient-reported outcomes to improve care management could net its developer as much as $87,000. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has put up $250,000 in prize money in a three-phased challenge to develop a mobile health app that would help healthcare providers use such data in clinical care and research. The contest is...
August 10, 2018 - Physicians at Seattle Children’s Hospital are working to turn a web-based coping program for children with serious illnesses into an mHealth app. Created roughly 10 years ago, the Promoting Resiliency in Stress Management (PRISM) program has helped young patients with health issues like cancer and type 1 diabetes – and their families – develop physical and emotional...
August 8, 2018 - The direct-to-consumer telehealth battle is heating up, with the announcement that CVS will offer round-the-clock care for non-urgent issues through its mHealth app. CVS Health’s MinuteClinic is offering video visits through its CVS Pharmacy app in an expansion of a three-year partnership with Teladoc Health. The announcement follows on the heels of Walgreens’ recent...
Remote patient monitoring programs have the potential to reduce chronic care costs and hospital readmissions and improve clinical outcomes by moving care out of the hospital or doctor’s office and into the home. Most of these programs focus on the collection of patient-generated health data...
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