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MD Health Plan Launches mHealth Program for Medication Adherence

December 12, 2018 - A Maryland health plan is launching an innovative mHealth program aimed at improving medication adherence for its Medicaid members living with type 2 diabetes. University of Maryland Health Partners (UMHP), which serves roughly 48,000 members in 20 counties and Baltimore City, is combining an mHealth app, a connected health platform and a cash reward in a three-month program designed...


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Feds, Philips Warn of Security Flaw in HealthSuite mHealth App

by Eric Wicklund

Philips and the Department of Homeland Security are issuing warnings about weak security features on an mHealth app that could make it susceptible to hacking. The company and DHS Industrial Control Systems' Cyber Emergency Response...

FDA Approves mHealth Platform for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators have approved an mHealth platform specifically designed to help healthcare providers treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The US Food and Drug Administration’s this week granted clearance for reSET-O, an...

Dignity Health Uses mHealth to Cut ER Visits, Hospitalizations

by Eric Wicklund

A healthcare provider who integrates digital therapeutics with a chronic care management program for asthma patients can cut ER visits and hospitalizations in half, according to a study undertaken by one of the nation’s largest...

Proposed mHealth App Could Detect Anemia From a Smartphone Photo

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers in Atlanta are working on an mHealth app that could detect anemia simply by looking at a smartphone user’s fingernails. The digital health application could eventually replace invasive blood draws and improve outcomes...

Mount Sinai Launches mHealth Project Targeting Asthma Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

The Mount Sinai Health System is launching a five-year mHealth study – billed as the largest of its kind – to examine the causes and effects of asthma. The New York health system is partnering with Sanofi and digital health...

Stanford Study Uses mHealth, AI to Scan Home Videos For Autism

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Stanford University are trying to determine whether an mHealth platform that combines AI technology with home movies can be used to identify children with autism spectrum disorder. If proven reliable, the telehealth...

Mayo Clinic Expands the mHealth Platform for a Digital Stethoscope

by Eric Wicklund

The Mayo Clinic is launching an mHealth project to determine whether a digital stethoscope can be used to screen for damaged hearts. The health system is teaming up with Eko to test the Silicon Valley company’s Duo Digital...

Home Health Provider Sees mHealth as a Channel to Value-Based Care

by Eric Wicklund

A home health agency serving Medicaid recipients in western New York is using an mHealth platform to improve care coordination for it most fragile patients. And for Raul Vazquez, MD, chief executive officer of the Greater Buffalo United...

mHealth Project to Use Smartphones to Tackle Pregnancy Challenges

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Texas is launching an mHealth project to track 1,000 pregnant women through the smartphones. Backed by a $1.2 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Health grant, researchers will use an mHealth app to...

Duke to Use mHealth Wearables to Help Freshmen Improve Health

by Eric Wicklund

Duke University will be arming incoming freshmen with smartwatches next year in an mHealth program that aims to improve student health outcomes. The WearDuke program, developed by Geoff Ginsburg, a professor of medicine, and Susanne Haga,...

Google Shuts Down Its mHealth Quest for a Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth project to create a glucose-sensing contact lens has been put on hold, though its creators still see promise in the digital health capabilities of a smart lens. In a blog written last Friday by Chief Technology Officer Brian...

Ohio Hospital Using Telehealth to Tackle 911 calls, ER Overcrowding

by Eric Wicklund

An Ohio hospital is partnering with the local fire department and Miami University Oxford to launch a telehealth program aimed at the most frequent users of the 911 emergency system. Middletown-based Atrium Medical Center and the...

FDA Targets Patient Data With Open-Source MyStudies mHealth App

by Eric Wicklund

The federal agency in charge of regulating new mHealth technology is looking to include digital health data from consumers into the mix. The US Food and Drug Administration has unveiled an open-source mHealth app called MyStudies...

USDA Report Highlights Challenges to Rural Telehealth Adoption

by Eric Wicklund

New research from the US Department of Agriculture confirms what the healthcare industry has long suspected: Telehealth isn’t being used by those who need it the most. The USDA report, Rural Individuals’ Telehealth Practices:...

UK Study Proves Value of mHealth Therapy in Insomnia Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

A study conducted by the UK’s University of Oxford has found that people suffering from insomnia can improve their sleep patterns, brain function and psychological well-being through the use of mHealth. As reported in JAMA...

CHIME’s Most Wired Survey Finds Telehealth Still Needs a Boost

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are using sophisticated patient portals to improve patient engagement, but they’re still lagging in connecting with patients for virtual care visits. According to the College of Health Information Management...

WellSpan Health Uses mHealth, AI to Improve Employee Wellness

by Eric Wicklund

A Pennsylvania health system is rolling out an mHealth platform that uses AI technology to help those at risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes improve their health and wellness. York-based WellSpan Health, a six-hospital network covering...

DLT Grants Target Telehealth Programs From Maine to the Marianas

by Eric Wicklund

Dozens of healthcare providers in 40 states and three US territories will be receiving federal funding to launch or expand telemedicine and telehealth programs. US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced $39.6 million...

Partners Launches Patient-Facing mHealth App to Gather RPM Data

by Eric Wicklund

Partners HealthCare has released a consumer-facing mHealth app that enables patients to share data from roughly 250 connected health devices with their care team. The PGHDConnect app, unveiled at the Connected Health Conference last week...

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