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Xcertia Releases New mHealth App Guidelines, Adding 3 Categories

February 13, 2019 - Xcertia has released a new draft of proposed guidelines for mHealth apps, adding standards for operability, usability and content to its previously released guidelines for privacy and security. The non-profit organization launched in 2016 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, American Medical Association, American Heart Association and the DHX Group...


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AMA Collaborative Develops mHealth Data Standards for BP Devices

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers using mHealth devices to monitor blood pressure in remote patient monitoring programs now have a model for data collection and analysis. The Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI), launched in 2017 by the...

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...

HIMSS19 to Move the Conversation on Telehealth, RPM, Digital Health

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth and mHealth will play a part in many of the education sessions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition, which takes place Feb. 11-15 in Orlando. Aside from...

CDC Project Combines mHealth, Cash in Opioid Abuse Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are getting more than $2 million test whether an mHealth app combined with financial incentives can help people struggling with opioid abuse. The US Centers for Disease...

John Hancock Makes mHealth a Part of All Insurance Policies

by Eric Wicklund

One of America’s oldest insurers is switching from traditional policies to an interactive model that tracks member health through mHealth devices, including wearables. John Hancock announced this week that its interactive life...

Xcertia Bolsters Leadership as mHealth App Standards Await Guidance

by Eric Wicklund

A collaboration formed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the American Medical Association to lobby for mHealth app standards is beefing up its leadership. Xcertia, which launched in December 2016 to...

An mHealth App Beats The Physical Exam For Accuracy in One Study

by Eric Wicklund

Canadian researchers have found that an mHealth app is better than a traditional bedside examination for determining blood flow in a patient’s wrist. In a study published this month in the Canadian Medical Association Journal...

Digital mHealth Platform Expands Population Health in California

by Nathan Boroyan

The Community Health Center Network (CHCN) and Welkin Health have partnered to develop a new digital mHealth platform geared towards improving the long-term health outcomes of at-risk and underserved patient populations. Selected as one...

Telemedicine May Enhance Screenings for Diabetes Vision Issues

by Nathan Boroyan

Telemedicine could become an important tool for screening patients for diabetes-related blindness, according to a University of Michigan study. Diabetic retinopathy is the main cause of new-onset blindness in the US. However, only 65...

mHealth App Contest Winners Focus on Collaboration

by Eric Wicklund

Three mHealth apps named winners in NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s InnovateNYP Pediatric App Challenge put the focus squarely on collaboration. Each tackles an important pediatric health issue by enabling clinicians, caregivers and...

Digital Health Gets a Failing Grade in Chronic Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

Half of the nation’s newly insured consumers are using a fitness or wellness device and are enrolled in a wellness program at work – but very few are using wearables for clinical purposes. The latest HealthMine survey...

mHealth Takes a Closer Look at the Smart Contact Lens

by Eric Wicklund

Digital health researchers are looking past smartglasses – literally – and finding value in wearables much closer to the eye. A team at Columbia University Medical Center has found that tech-enhanced contact lenses can be used...

USC Launches its Own Virtual Care Clinic

by Eric Wicklund

The nation’s digital health hub may very well be Los Angeles. The University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing, for many years the home of an innovative conference focused on wearables, has launched its own...

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