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FDA Approves mHealth Platform for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

December 11, 2018 - 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 mHealth app developed by Pear Therapeutics that offers a 12- week (90-day) treatment plan focusing on interactive treatment modules that deliver...


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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...

For One Pediatric Practice, mHealth Progress is Small But Significant

by Eric Wicklund

Amid all the talk about low adoption rates and uncertain “tipping points” for telehealth, one point should be made clear: Any provider who finds success with connected care technology is proof that the technology works. And...

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...

mHealth Treatment for Substance Abuse Now Available to Providers

by Eric Wicklund

The first mHealth platform to receive federal approval for the treatment of people with substance abuse issues is now available to providers as a prescription-based digital therapeutic. The reSET mHealth app, developed by Pear...

DC Children’s Hospital Turns to mHealth for Concussion Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

A Washington, DC-based pediatric hospital will be using an mHealth platform to improve concussion treatment for children and adolescents. In a year-long program, Children’s National Medical Center will be using EYE-SYNC technology...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Nemours Improves Care Management, Coordination With New mHealth Apps

by Eric Wicklund

The Nemours Children’s Health System has added mHealth to its cardiac care program, giving providers, patients and parents a connected health platform to improve care management and coordination outside the hospital. The...

Partners HealthCare Launches Connected Health Center of Excellence

by Eric Wicklund

Partners HealthCare is launching a new resource center aimed at integrating mHealth and telehealth into patient-centered healthcare. The Boston-based health system unveiled the Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs during the opening day of its...

FDA OKs Stand-Alone mHealth App For Detecting Heart Rhythm Disorders

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials have OK’d the first mHealth app capable of detecting atrial fibrillation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently granted market clearance for FibriCheck, a Belgium-based company whose mobile health app uses...

mHealth Finds the Right Note For Music in Digital Therapeutics Programs

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers may soon be singing the praises of music as another tool in the mHealth arsenal. In much the same way that a jogger sets a pace to his or her favorite playlist, finishing a run with the theme from Rocky, healthcare...

Scripps Details mHealth Platform for Collecting Pregnancy Data

by Eric Wicklund

Scripps Health researchers are hoping that an mHealth research app embedded in a popular connected health platform for pregnant women will help them improve care management and reduce negative health outcomes. “Pregnant women are...

Do Consumers Favor Ease of Use Over Accuracy in mHealth Apps?

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth app that pledged to easily measure one’s systolic blood pressure scored high marks with users even though the readings were inaccurate, leading researchers to question whether users value convenience over...

mHealth Can Help Teens, Young Adults Struggling With Depression

by Eric Wicklund

Teens and young adults are using mHealth and telehealth to research healthcare and connect with peers online, according to a nationwide survey. It suggests that tomorrow’s consumers are comfortable with connected health services -...

California Medical Board Creates a Mobile App for Doctor Discipline

by Eric Wicklund

California residents can now use an mHealth app to find out if their doctors have been disciplined – or if they’ve moved. Touting itself as “the first American board in the nation to utilize such technology to notify...

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