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MD Anderson Launches mHealth Study Targeting Cancer-Related Fatigue

February 20, 2019 - The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is launching a clinical study to determine whether an mHealth app can improve care management and health outcomes for people living with cancer. M.D. Anderson is part of an international project studying the value of digital health platforms in helping patients manage their care at home and improve health and wellness. Backed by the...


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mHealth Study Will Test An App’s Ability to Help Smokers Quit

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine are launching a five-year study to determine whether a personalized mHealth app can help smokers kick the habit. Backed by a $2.7 million grant from the National Cancer...

Xcertia Releases New mHealth App Guidelines, Adding 3 Categories

by Eric Wicklund

Xcertia has released a new draft of proposed guidelines for mHealth apps, adding standards for operability, usability and content to its previously released guidelines for privacy and security. The non-profit organization launched in...

VA Boosts Veterans’ mHealth Access With Apple Health Integration

by Eric Wicklund

America’s veterans will soon be able to access their EHR data on an iPhone - the latest in a series of mHealth and telehealth moves by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to improve veterans’ access to care. In a Monday...

New Blue Button 2.0 Bill Seeks to Put mHealth in the Spotlight

by Eric Wicklund

Congress is looking to compel the federal government to expand the mHealth platform through which consumers on Medicare and Medicaid can access and use their personal health data. U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) and Yvette Clark...

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...

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...

Partners Launches Patient-Facing mHealth App to Gather RPM Data

by Eric Wicklund

Partners HealthCare has released a consumer-facing mHealth app that enables patients to share data from roughly 250 connected health devices with their care team. The PGHDConnect app, unveiled at the Connected Health Conference last week...

Xcertia Posts mHealth App Privacy, Security Guidelines for Review

by Eric Wicklund

Xcertia has released a new draft of proposed privacy and security guidelines for mHealth apps. The non-profit organization launched in 2016 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, American Medical Association,...

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...

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 Provider Uses Apple Health Records to Support House Calls

by Eric Wicklund

A new mHealth service is taking advantage of Apple’s Health Records platform. Heal, the Los Angeles-based developer of a connected care platform for house calls, announced today that its OnCall iPad app will integrate with...

UK Schools to Test mHealth App for Mental Health Conversations

by Eric Wicklund

Hundreds of teachers in the UK will soon be testing an mHealth app designed to guide them in talking to students about mental health issues. Developed by the University of London’s Royal Holloway branch, MindAid is billed as a...

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...

Cerner, Duke Develop mHealth App for Clinical Decision Support

by Eric Wicklund

Cerner and the Duke Clinical Research Institute have developed an mHealth app that enables clinicians to gauge whether their patients are at an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. The ASCVD Risk Calculator app, available in the...

Geisinger mHealth Apps Target Care Coordination, Medication Adherence

by Eric Wicklund

The Geisinger Health System has developed two mHealth apps designed to tap into EHR data to improve care management and medication adherence. Working with Merck, the Pennsylvania-based health system has unveiled the My Family Caregiver...

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...

AHRQ’s New App Challenge Seeks an mHealth Platform for PRO Data

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth app capable of using standardized patient-reported outcomes to improve care management could net its developer as much as $87,000. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has put up $250,000 in prize money in a...

Seattle Children’s Works to Turn PRISM Program Into an mHealth App

by Eric Wicklund

Physicians at Seattle Children’s Hospital are working to turn a web-based coping program for children with serious illnesses into an mHealth app. Created roughly 10 years ago, the Promoting Resiliency in Stress Management (PRISM)...

Xcertia Bolsters Leadership as mHealth App Standards Await Guidance

by Eric Wicklund

A collaboration formed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the American Medical Association to lobby for mHealth app standards is beefing up its leadership. Xcertia, which launched in December 2016 to...

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