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mHealth and Cardiac Care

mHealth Study to Test Whether AF Can Be Assessed Via Video App

September 19, 2017 - Researchers in New York are launching an mHealth program to determine whether a tablet with an embedded video recording app can detect atrial fibrillation. A team of engineers and clinicians at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester Medical Center is using a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to test the mHealth app on about 260 patients. The study...


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mHealth App Gives Doctors a Cardiac Care Support Tool

by Eric Wicklund

North Carolina physicians are using an mHealth app that helps them plot the course of care for a patient suffering from cardiac distress. The Heart Pathways app, developed by researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been used...

Mayo Clinic Using mHealth to Target Sudden Death Events in Kids

by Eric Wicklund

The Mayo Clinic is experimenting with wearable mHealth technology that could help save the lives of thousands of children. The health system is partnering with AliveCor to tailor the California-based company’s Kardia Mobile ECG platform...

mHealth Companies Fined for Medicare Fraud on Wearable Monitors

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials say the developers of an mHealth wearable forced doctors to bill Medicare for remote patient monitoring services that were more expensive than necessary. The U.S. Department of Justice has levied a $13.45 million fine against...

mHealth Apps, Patient Coaching Improve Weight Loss, Heart Health

by Thomas Beaton

New research published in the Journal of Internet Medicine found that the combination of mHealth apps and patient coaching can improve weight loss and overall heart health. When a research team from the UCSF Medical School partnered with Vida...

HEART Act Targets Medicare Limits on Rural Telehealth, RPM

by Eric Wicklund

A new bill making its way around Capitol Hill aims to improve access to telehealth services for people with heart disease and those in rural parts of the country. The Helping Expand Access to Rural Telehealth (HEART) Act, filed on May 3 by U.S....

Inaccurate Heart Rate mHealth Apps Pose Consumer Problems

by Thomas Beaton

About a fifth of measurements recorded by heart rate monitoring mHealth apps for consumers can be inaccurate by upwards of 20 beats per minute, compared to clinical monitoring, according to research from the European Society of Cardiology. A...

mHealth Apps for Cardiac Care Sanctioned for Misleading Claims

by Eric Wicklund

Three companies marketing mHealth apps for cardiac care have been sanctioned for “misleading claims and irresponsible privacy practices.” New York Attorney General Eric G. Schneiderman announced settlements with the three companies...

Healthcare Looks to Digital Health Tools to Measure Heart Health

by Eric Wicklund

Wearable mHealth technology that helps both doctors and patients monitor heart rate is in the spotlight these days. AliveCor, whose Kardia Mobile was among the first ECG wearables on the market, has announced the release of Kardia Pro, a platform...

Cleveland Clinic: mHealth Wearables Aren’t Reliable for Heart Rate

by Eric Wicklund

A Cleveland Clinic study of activity trackers has once again reinforced healthcare’s concern about wearables: They aren’t yet accurate enough for clinical use. A study of four of the most popular fitness trackers found that they are...

mHealth Bridges the Gap from the ICU to the IoT

by Eric Wicklund

The developer of a medical-grade heart monitor is teaming up with AT&T to ease the transition from the hospital to the home. biotricity, the Silicon Valley-based developer of the bioflux mobile cardiac telemetry solution, is eyeing the Internet...

Canadian Study Links ER Surge to Home Monitoring Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A Canadian study finds that people using mHealth devices to monitor their blood pressure at home are causing a surge in unnecessary ER visits. The study, conducted by Clare Atzema, an emergency physician at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences...

Wearables and the Heart: Using mHealth to Detect Sickness

by Eric Wicklund

A Canadian hospital is testing a medical-grade wearable designed to alert clinicians if an ICU patient is trending toward illness. Rockyview General Hospital, a 650-bed facility in Calgary, is using a monitor developed by California-based Biotricity...

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