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mHealth and Diabetes

Google Shuts Down Its mHealth Quest for a Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

November 19, 2018 - An mHealth project to create a glucose-sensing contact lens has been put on hold, though its creators still see promise in the digital health capabilities of a smart lens. In a blog written last Friday by Chief Technology Officer Brian Otis, Google’s Verily division has put on hold a project to create a smart contact lens that could measure a user’s glucose levels through...


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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...

PCORI Directs $31M in Grants Toward Innovative Telehealth Projects

by Eric Wicklund

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is putting more than $31 million into programs that will use telehealth and telemedicine to improve access to treatment. The Washington, D.C.-based non-profit created by Congress in...

Telemedicine Program Brings Diabetic Eye Exams to Upstate New York

by Eric Wicklund

A long-awaited telemedicine program will soon enable healthcare providers in northern New York to screen patients for diabetic retinopathy. Funded by a grant from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and state funds secured by a local...

FDA Approves Implantable mHealth Sensor for Diabetes Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials have given the green light to an implantable mHealth device designed to help people with diabetes and their caregivers remotely monitor blood glucose levels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the...

CMS Embraces mHealth With Reimbursement for Smartphone CGM Links

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers who collaborate with diabetic patients through smartphone-enabled continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) will soon be reimbursed under Medicare. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the change in...

AHRQ Finds Few Reliable mHealth Apps for Diabetes Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

A new report says most mHealth apps for diabetes care management haven’t been proven clinically effective – and that consumers are “experimenting on themselves” when they use these digital health tools. Funded by...

mHealth, Telehealth Innovation on Display in Diabetes Challenge

by Eric Wicklund

A global competition launched by the T1D Exchange is shining the spotlight on a wide range of mHealth and telehealth advances for managing diabetes. The Boston-based non-profit, patient-centered research organization unveiled the 10...

mHealth Gives Pharmacists a Powerful Diabetes Management Platform

by Eric Wicklund

A medical journal is suggesting that pharmacists use telemedicine and mHealth to play a more active role in medication management for people with diabetes – a move that could improve adherence, reduce errors and boost clinical...

mHealth Replaces The Specialist Consult in Retinopathy Detection

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators have given the green light to mHealth technology that can identify diabetic retinopathy in adults without the need for a specialist consult. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the IDx-DR, which uses...

CMS Under Pressure to Cover mHealth Tools for Diabetes Management

by Eric Wicklund

As federal regulators approve more mHealth devices for diabetes care management and coordination, some in Congress are lobbying for better Medicare coverage of digital health. A bipartisan group of lawmakers this week asked the Centers...

mHealth Tools, AI Combine to Avert Serious Diabetic Health Issues

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth devices embedded with artificial intelligence are helping people with diabetes identify  dangerous changes in their blood sugar levels before they happen, avoiding serious and sometimes fatal consequences. The U.S. Food and...

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...

mHealth Wearables, AI Used to Detect Diabetes in One’s Heart Rate

by Eric Wicklund

A new study launched at the University of California in San Francisco has found that mHealth wearables integrated with an AI platform can detect early signs of diabetes. UCSF researchers used a “deep neural network” developed...

Digital Health Study Targets Virtual Coaching in Diabetes Prevention

by Eric Wicklund

A Nebraska hospital is recruiting 500 patients for a study on the effectiveness of a digital diabetes prevention program that includes mHealth interventions. The University of Nebraska Medical Center will recruit patients for the project,...

New ECHO Telemedicine Project Targets Diabetes Care Coordination

by Eric Wicklund

Primary care providers in Florida and California will soon be using telemedicine to improve care management and coordination for patients with Type 1 diabetes. Armed with a $1.6 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley...

UnitedHealth Gives MA Members an mHealth Link to Diabetes Care

by Eric Wicklund

UnitedHealth Group is launching an mHealth program to help its Medicaid Advantage members with type 2 diabetes. The insurer, which boast some 4.3 million seniors in its MA plans, is giving an undisclosed number of members the Dexcom...

NC Health System Uses mHealth to Manage Gestational Diabetes

by Eric Wicklund

A North Carolina health system will be using the Babyscripts mHealth platform in a remote monitoring program targeting pregnant women in danger of developing gestational diabetes. Cone Health, based in Greensboro, is offering the popular...

Alaska’s Largest PCP Launches an mHealth Program for Diabetes Care

by Eric Wicklund

Alaska’s largest primary care group is prescribing mHealth technology to thousands of residents living with diabetes in a unique remote monitoring program designed to improve care management outcomes and drive down...

UK Researchers Use mHealth to Help Predict Diabetic Foot Ulcers

by Eric Wicklund

British researchers are developing a mobile health device that can scan the feet of diabetic patients for ulcers, a serious condition that can lead to amputation and death. Robert Simpson, of the National Physical Laboratory near London,...

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