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mHealth Study Will Test An App’s Ability to Help Smokers Quit

February 19, 2019 - Researchers at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine are launching a five-year study to determine whether a personalized mHealth app can help smokers kick the habit. Backed by a $2.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center, a program at OU Medicine’s Stephenson Cancer Center, will study the effectiveness of the Smart-T...


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USDA Prioritizes Opioid Abuse Treatment in Next Telemedicine Grants

by Eric Wicklund

The federal agency responsible for awarding millions of dollars in telehealth and telemedicine grants is prioritizing rural connected health programs that address opioid abuse in its next round of awards. The US Department of Agriculture...

VA Boosts Veterans’ mHealth Access With Apple Health Integration

by Eric Wicklund

America’s veterans will soon be able to access their EHR data on an iPhone - the latest in a series of mHealth and telehealth moves by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to improve veterans’ access to care. In a Monday...

Federal Grants to Boost Telehealth in School-Based Health Centers

by Eric Wicklund

More than 100 school-based health centers across the country are getting federal funding to develop telehealth and mHealth platforms for mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity-related services. The US Department of Health...

Baltimore Launches mHealth Program to Reduce 911 Calls, ED Transports

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Maryland Medical Center is partnering with Baltimore city officials to launch an mHealth program aimed at reducing 911 calls and ER transports and improving care access and management for the city’s low-income...

Cedars-Sinai Doctors Use mHealth to Improve Post-Operative Recovery

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth program that encourages and measures daily exercise after major surgery can help hospitals reduce the average length-of-stay and send those patients home sooner. That’s the take-away from researchers at Cedars-Sinai...

mHealth Deals Integrate Chronic Care, Mental Health Platforms

by Eric Wicklund

Livongo Health’s pending acquisition of an mHealth platform for mental health offers new proof that connected health platforms won’t work unless they integrate care management for a broad array of chronic health...

mHealth Games Offer New Treatments for Kids With Autism, ADHD

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth platform using video game technology is helping to improve attention spans in children with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers at the Children’s Hospital...

ATA Panelists Discuss Challenges, Promise of Telehealth Interoperability

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth will only succeed in the US if it becomes interoperable. That was the main takeaway from an American Telemedicine Association webinar this week, the opening salvo in a long-term campaign by the organization to promote...

Telehealth Gives College Students a Discreet Path to Counseling

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are discovering that a telehealth platform is an effective forum for connecting with college students dealing with stress and other mental health issues. “It can introduce a lot of people to a form of therapy...

AMA Lobbies for More Telehealth in Diabetes Prevention Programs

by Eric Wicklund

The American Medical Association is once again lobbying for more telehealth in the Diabetes Prevention Program, arguing that digital health access to coaching and health and wellness resources could help roughly 84 million Americans avoid...

Walgreens, Microsoft Announce mHealth, Telehealth Partnership

by Eric Wicklund

Microsoft is teaming up with Walgreens to create a connected health platform that includes telehealth stations, digital health tools and a “seamless ecosystem” that connects the consumer to providers, payers and others in the...

New Partnership Adds Genetic Testing to mHealth Coaching Platforms

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are adding genetic testing and AI to their mHealth platforms in a bid to create more personalized health and wellness coaching services. The latest collaboration following this trend, announced this week, teams...

mHealth Platforms Expand to Tackle Multiple Chronic Conditions

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth companies who have focused on one chronic condition are now expanding their connected health platforms to treat other health issues. The latest to do so is Omada Health, a digital therapeutics company with a focus on...

UK’s NHS Makes mHealth, Telehealth a Priority in New 5-Year Plan

by Eric Wicklund

The UK’s National Health Service is looking to make telehealth and telemedicine a standard of care in five years – a policy that the organization says could save 500,000 lives. Building on Prime Minister Theresa May’s...

Clemson Expands Mobile Health Fleet to Reach Underserved Communities

by Eric Wicklund

Clemson University’s health center is using a $100,000 to create a fleet of mobile health clinics aimed at improving access to care in underserved parts of South Carolina. Clemson’s James F. Sullivan Center, a nurse-managed...

Telehealth Gives Patients a Real-Time Link to Mental Health Support

by Eric Wicklund

A Texas-based psychiatry clinic is using telehealth to help patients manage their health outside the doctor’s office. Carter Health Psychiatry & Wellness, located just south of Houston in Friendswood, has launched a remote...

Illinois Expands Reimbursement for Diabetes Care Via Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

A new law taking effect in Illinois this week expands coverage for telehealth programs aimed at seniors living with diabetes. HB 5351, passed in May 2018 and signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner in August, amends the Illinois Insurance Code to...

Will Telehealth and mHealth Fulfill Their Potential in 2019?

by Eric Wicklund

With 2019 on the doorstep, healthcare leaders are looking for clues as to what the coming year will hold for telehealth and mHealth. And while most of the experts have long since tossed out the time-worn “tipping point”...

New Mexico Bill Adds Telemedicine to Assisted Suicide Debate

by Eric Wicklund

A new bill in New Mexico seeks to add telemedicine to the “right to die” debate. The Elizabeth Whitefield End of Life Options Act (HB 90), introduced on Dec. 20 by State Rep. Deborah Armstrong, would enable qualifying...

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