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UK’s NHS Makes mHealth, Telehealth a Priority in New 5-Year Plan

January 8, 2019 - 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 expanded NHS budget unveiled last summer, the NHS unveiled is digital-first long-term plan this week, an ambitious effort that foresees mHealth access...


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FDA Grants Emergency Clearance to mHealth Platform for Ebola Testing

by Eric Wicklund

With reports of a new Ebola outbreak threatening Africa, the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first-ever fingerstick test for the deadly virus that can be read on an mHealth device. The DPP Ebola Antigen System,...

Telehealth Providers Look to Expand Their International Presence

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s largest telehealth providers is expanding its platform to offer connected care services to multinational companies, Americans living abroad and those going on vacation outside the US. Teladoc Health’s new...

InTouch Health Joins Newly Launched Global Telehealth Program

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s largest telehealth companies is joining forces with a newly-formed international non-profit to support connected care projects around the world. The World Telehealth Initiative launched this week “with the...

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...

Teladoc Eyes Global Telehealth Network With Advance Medical Deal

by Eric Wicklund

Teladoc is looking to expand its reach with the acquisition of a Spain-based telehealth company that will open up markets in Latin America and Asia. The New York-based direct-to-consumer telehealth giant whose specialty to date has been...

Research Validates Telemedicine in Identifying ROP in Newborns

by Eric Wicklund

Doctors can use telemedicine images to identify a rare cause of blindness in premature babies with as much accuracy as if they were examining the infant in person, according to international research done by eight health systems. Led by...

UK’s NHS Aims to Build a Library of Reliable Mobile Health Apps

by Eric Wicklund

The UK’s National Health Service is looking to beef up its library of mobile health apps. The NHS has sent out a call to mHealth developers and healthcare providers to submit their digital health apps for inclusion in the Apps...

UK’s ‘GP At Hand’ Service Offers Patients mHealth Access to a Doctor

by Eric Wicklund

Some 3.5 million London residents will soon be able to access healthcare on their smartphones around the clock in an mHealth pilot being rolled out by the UK’s National Health Service. The free program, called GP at Hand, will...

Will Europe Ban mHealth Devices in Corporate Wellness Programs?

by Eric Wicklund

US businesses and health plans are keeping an eye on a proposed EU mandate that would prohibit the use of mHealth wearables in corporate wellness programs. The European Union’s Article 29 Working Party issued a 24-page data...

mHealth Tools Help Doctors Diagnose Cleft Palates From A Distance

by Eric Wicklund

A Harvard-led study touting the benefits of a smartphone in helping doctors diagnose cleft lip or palate makes yet another case for the advantages of mHealth tools and platforms in remote areas like developing countries. The study,...

Global Project to Develop mHealth Games for Clinical Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

An international consortium is trying to jump-start the mHealth gaming industry with a project to develop digital health tools to help people with cognitive disabilities. The Panacea Gaming Platform (PGP) currently consists of 18 mHealth...

Healthcare Deal Targets Telemedicine for Military Deployments

by Eric Wicklund

A Washington, D.C.-based health system known for its telehealth services to the maritime industry is bolstering its telemedicine platform to treat deployed military personnel around the globe. The partnership is the latest example of...

Wearable Device, mHealth, Telehealth Markets Expected to Grow

by Thomas Beaton

The total valuation of the wearable device, mHealth, and telehealth markets is expected to grow due to accelerated adoption of these tools by providers, hospitals, and patients, according to several market reports. mHealth solutions that...

NATO Ready to Deploy Telemedicine Platform

by Eric Wicklund

NATO has finished testing a multinational telemedicine platform for emergency scenes or combat zones and is ready to deploy the suitcase-sized kits where needed around the world. The 28-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization made the...

Continua: Telehealth Platform Saved Lives After Japan Earthquake

by Eric Wicklund

A four-year study of survivors of the 2011 Japan earthquake has found that a remote monitoring platform conforming to Continua standards can reduce cardiac stress and improve long-term patient monitoring. The study, published last year in...

Using mHealth to Track and Treat HIV in Remote Africa

by Eric Wicklund

An international foundation is using an mHealth and online payment platform to improve healthcare services in a tiny African nation where almost 25 percent of the population is HIV positive and many have to walk hours to reach a health...

mHealth’s Year in Review: From Texting to Wearables to Telehealth’s Tricks (And Treats)

by Eric Wicklund

Text messaging for physicians, telehealth’s tricky definitions and wearables topped the list of popular stories on mHealthIntelligence.com during the past year – and may offer readers a clue of what to expect in 2017. By far...

Can Apple Make Healthcare Care About Smartwatches?

by Eric Wicklund

Apple is trying once again to make the smartwatch a meaningful health and fitness tool. Almost lost in a splashy, two-hour event that focused more on the iPhone 7 and a couple of gaming announcements, the company unveiled a second...

‘Revolutionary Change’ Needed to Make Telehealth a Reality in South Korea

by Eric Wicklund

South Korea is set to embark on its third telemedicine pilot, and is trumpeting new projects in Africa and South America. Yet one of the planet’s most wired nations is still a long way off from a national program, due to strong...

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