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ResearchKit Study to Test Smartphones’ mHealth Value in Eye Studies

April 25, 2018 - Novartis wants to know if smartphones are good enough to be used in eye studies. The pharma giant has launched a new project on Apple’s ResearchKit platform to gather data on how smartphones can be used in ophthalmology programs. Through the new FocalView app, company executives are looking to determine what data can be gathered from consumers, as well as whether that data is...

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Pharma Turns to mHealth to Help MS Patients With Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers and researchers are looking to mHealth to help people living with multiple sclerosis. The elevateMS (Evaluation of Evidence from Smart Phone Sensors and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Participants with Multiple...

mHealth Sets its Sights on Lupus in New Apple ResearchKit Study

by Eric Wicklund

The Lupus Research Alliance has partnered with Pfizer to launch an mHealth study on Apple’s ResearchKit platform. The partnership launched an app this past June on Apple’s mHealth-based clinical trial platform as part of its...

Mount Sinai Touts Success of mHealth Asthma Project

by Eric Wicklund

New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital is reporting positive results from its mHealth study on asthma patients, though nagging questions remain on patient engagement. In a study published in Nature Biotechnology, Mount Sinai researchers...

Apple Watch Helps Researchers Study Epileptic Seizures

by Eric Wicklund

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...

ResearchKit Reaches a Crossroads - And Faces Some Tough Questions

by Eric Wicklund

ResearchKit was hailed as an innovative mHealth tool when it debuted in 2015. But as one of the first studies to use the clinical trial platform begins to show results, competitors and mHealth analysts are taking shots at Apple’s...

ResearchStack Goes Live, Opening mHealth Studies to the Android Ecosystem

by Eric Wicklund

This week’s launch of the MoleMapper app in Google Play expands the clinical trial ecosystem to a whole new population: the estimated 70 percent of the world using Android-based smartphones. Proponents say the long-awaited launch of...

Stanford Targets Peripheral Artery Disease in New ResearchKit Study

by Eric Wicklund

The Stanford University School of Medicine has launched another HealthKit study, this one aimed at consumers being treated for peripheral artery disease. Researchers will be using Apple’s mHealth platform to track daily activity and...

Ready for ResearchKit? 9 Tips for Starting an mHealth Study

by Eric Wicklund

ResearchKit is all the rage these days, with a new clinical study on the Apple app platform seemingly being introduced every week. But while it may sound easy – pick a clinical condition, set up a questionnaire, send it out to...

How ResearchKit is Changing Medical Research

by Ryan Mcaskill

Last month, Apple launched ResearchKit, a software framework that allows developers to use the iPhone as a diagnostic tool for medical research. It launched with five applications to study asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease,...

ResearchKit ‘Unshackles Scientific Expansion’

by Ryan Mcaskill

Earlier this month, Apple launched ResearchKit, a first of its kind software framework that allows app developers to create apps that turn the iPhone into a diagnostic tool. Five applications were launched including ones that study asthma,...

Apple ResearchKit Experiences Success After One Day

by Ryan Mcaskill

One new program through ResearchKit gained 11,000 participants in 24 hours, which normally takes up to a year. Last week, Apple held its “Spring Forward” press event. While the internet jumped all over the Apple Watch and New...

Is Mobile Healthcare Application Quality About to Turn a Corner?

by Ryan Mcaskill

With increased regulation and industry focus, the quality of mobile healthcare mobile applications is set for a jump. It seems clear that the use of mobile applications to improve healthcare is only gaining steam. Yesterday, Apple opened...

Apple Turns iPhones into Diagnostic Tools with ResearchKit

by Ryan Mcaskill

At its press event, Apple unveiled ResearchKit, a software framework designed for medical researchers. Today, Apple held a product keynote announcement. Going in, the belief was that the “Spring Forward” event would focus...


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