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Fitbit, Blue Cross Blue Shield Launch Connected Health Partnership

August 7, 2018 - Fitbit has forged another mHealth partnership in its bid to make the fitness wearables a staple in connected health programs. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has announced that it will include Fitbit in its Blue365 health and wellness program, giving more than 60 million members in 23 affiliated health plans and the Federal Employee Program access to the line of activity...


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UK’s Bolton Hospital is Replacing its Pagers With mHealth Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A UK hospital is replacing pagers with an mHealth device that allows doctors and nurses to communicate with each other and check on each patient’s health status. Royal Bolton Hospital, part of the National Health Service’s...

FDA Approves Smartphone-based mHealth Platform For Urinalysis Tests

by Eric Wicklund

In yet another sign that smartphones are becoming mHealth diagnostic tools, federal officials have approved a digital health platform that enables users to test their urine on a smartphone and share that data with their doctor. The U.S....

HHS Is Looking For mHealth Devices That Can Diagnose Influenza

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are hoping to head the upcoming flu season off at the pass with an mHealth device that would allow consumers to test themselves at home for the influenza virus and connect with a care provider via telemedicine for...

STSI Study Finds mHealth Wearable Effective in Detecting AFib

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth wearable designed to monitor the user’s heart health was three times better at detecting atrial fibrillation than regular screening in a doctor’s office. That’s the long-awaited takeaway from the mHealth...

mHealth Researchers Eye the Smartphone as a Zika Detection Device

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital are working on mHealth technology that can detect the Zika virus through a smartphone. As reported in the journal ACS Nano, the researchers are developing nanotechnology...

Doctors Use mHealth to Screen Cancer Survivors for Heart Problems

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth device that measures heart function could potentially save the lives of childhood cancer survivors at risk of developing heart problems later in life. Researchers at the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Clinic at City of Hope in...

FDA Approves mHealth Wearable for Opioid Withdrawal Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators have approved an mHealth wearable that fits around the ear and is designed to help people going through opioid withdrawal. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) premarket approval of the Drug Relief aural...

FDA OKs mHealth Version of Neurorehabilitation Therapy Platform

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators have approved a mobile health version of a neurorehabilitation therapy system that uses gamification to motivate patients undergoing therapy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its OK for US distribution of...

Jefferson Health Tests an mHealth Wearable for Pneumonia Detection

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Jefferson Health’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center are studying whether an mHealth wearable used to monitor breathing in asthma patients can be adapted to detect signs of pneumonia in patients with lung cancer. The...

Mayo Clinic Uses An mHealth App to Identify Epileptic Seizures

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at the Mayor Clinic are reporting success with an mHealth app that can diagnose epilepsy. The EpiFinder app reportedly correctly identified epilepsy or offered an accurate alternative diagnosis in almost 87 percent of the...

KU Medical Center, Garmin to Analyze mHealth Value in Wearables

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Kansas Medical Center is partnering with Garmin to study how wearables can be used in mHealth programs. Garmin, a Swiss company with a US headquarters in Kansas City, develops a number of fitness and activity devices...

Security Fears Outweigh Benefits in Mobile Device Management Report

by Eric Wicklund

A global survey of health system executives finds that mobile devices are driving patient satisfaction and experience across the enterprise – yet less than half of those decision-makers aren’t confident in the security of the...

MIT Uses mHealth to Help Cancer Patients Improve Chemotherapy Care

by Eric Wicklund

With remote patient monitoring looking to make a bigger impact on care management for patients with chronic conditions, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on a mobile health device that would allow cancer...

mHealth Wearables Are Put to The Test in Schizophrenia Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

Psychiatrists are taking a closer look at remote patient monitoring technology to help patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. mHealth devices that can measure a patient’s moods in real time “represent a valuable method for...

Stroke Research Uses mHealth Patches, Wearables to Detect, Treat AF

by Eric Wicklund

Two new studies are proving the value of mHealth wearables – including the Apple Watch and a sensor-embedded patch – in detecting dangerous cardiac issues that can lead to a stroke. Presented at the American College of...

Can An mHealth Kit Improve Outcomes in Workers Comp Treatment?

by Eric Wicklund

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is participating in a study to determine whether an mHealth kit containing wearables and a pair of virtual reality glasses can help people suffering from work-related injuries recover more quickly and without...

NHS Grant Targets an mHealth Device for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

by Eric Wicklund

Houston’s Rice University is getting $10 million to develop an mHealth diagnostic device that uses light-sensing technology to diagnose and monitor health conditions. The grant from the National Science Foundation aims to create a...

FDA Orders Recall of Drug Dosage mHealth App for Diabetic Patients

by Eric Wicklund

Federal authorities have issued a recall for an mHealth app that could cause people with diabetes to administer incorrect doses of insulin, potentially putting them at risk of death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a...

Fitbit Enhances Its mHealth Platform With Twine Health Acquisition

by Eric Wicklund

Fitbit is adding health and wellness coaching to its consumer-facing digital health platform, giving the company new mHealth tools to appeal to providers and payers. The San Francisco-based company announced plans this week to acquire...

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