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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...

UW-Madison Project Uses mHealth to Study Nurse Stress, Fatigue

by Eric Wicklund

A new mHealth project in Wisconsin aims to use Fitbits to monitor – and ultimately improve – nurses’ health. University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Professor Linsey Steege will use the popular digital health...

FDA OKs mHealth Device, App for Asthma, COPD Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a mobile health device that works with a companion mHealth app to measure inhaler use by people living with asthma and COPD. The ProAir Digihaler, developed by Teva Pharmaceutical, is...

UAB Using $4.6M Grant to Apply Telehealth to Physical Therapy Program

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is getting a $4.6 million federal grant to integrate a telemedicine platform into a novel music-enhanced physical therapy program for people with disabilities. Through a partnership with the YMCA of...

New Blue Button 2.0 Bill Seeks to Put mHealth in the Spotlight

by Eric Wicklund

Congress is looking to compel the federal government to expand the mHealth platform through which consumers on Medicare and Medicaid can access and use their personal health data. U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) and Yvette Clark...

mHealth Strategies Need Planning to Avoid Digital Solution Fatigue

by Eric Wicklund

Health plans looking to connect with their members on an mHealth platform these days face a challenge similar to any parent with teen-aged children: The more digital options, the better the chance of making eye contact. But do all those...

Eli Lilly Looks to mHealth Data to Improve Medication Delivery

by Eric Wicklund

One of the bigger players in the pharma industry is upping its mHealth game with a partnership designed to draw data from wearables and smartphones to improve the design and delivery of digital therapeutic treatments. Eli Lilly this week...

MD Health Plan Launches mHealth Program for Medication Adherence

by Eric Wicklund

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...

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...

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