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mHealth Researchers Downplay the Reliability of Smartphone Cameras

February 8, 2019 - Healthcare providers who make clinical decisions based on smartphone photographs may be putting themselves at risk of a misdiagnosis, according to mHealth researchers. A digital health study conducted at the UK’s Anglia Ruskin University has found that all smartphone cameras are calibrated differently, particularly in defining colors. As a result, a provider using a photograph...


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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...

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...

mHealth Wearables Hit the Mark in Tests to Measure Diabetic Foot Care

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers in California are touting the mHealth benefits of a sensor-embedded sock that’s designed to continuously monitor a patient’s skin temperature. As reported in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the mHealth...

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...

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...

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...

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