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AMA Collaborative Develops mHealth Data Standards for BP Devices

February 13, 2019 - Healthcare providers using mHealth devices to monitor blood pressure in remote patient monitoring programs now have a model for data collection and analysis. The Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI), launched in 2017 by the American Medical Association (AMA), has unveiled the Self-Measured Blood Pressure Data Model, which aims to “define what data to collect, select how...


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mHealth Researchers Downplay the Reliability of Smartphone Cameras

by Eric Wicklund

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...

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...

Scripps-Fitbit Partnership Adds mHealth Wearables to All of Us Project

by Eric Wicklund

The National Institutes of Health is launching an mHealth project to include digital data from wearables in the massive All of Us research program. The NIH has announced a partnership with Fitbit that will enable consumers using the...

FDA OKs mHealth Wearable to Help Children Living With Epilepsy

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators have cleared for use an mHealth wearable designed to detect epileptic seizures in children and immediately alert care team members. The US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Embrace smartwatch,...

UW-Madison Project Uses mHealth to Study Nurse Stress, Fatigue

by Eric Wicklund

A new mHealth project in Wisconsin aims to use Fitbits to monitor – and ultimately improve – nurses’ health. University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Professor Linsey Steege will use the popular digital health...

Penn Medicine Study Uses mHealth to Monitor Kidney Disease Patients

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are adding mHealth wearables to a long-term study that aims to improve care management for people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Armed with a $17.5 million grant from the National...

Apple’s New mHealth Project Takes on Remote Patient Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

Several hospitals and health systems across the country will be participating in a massive mHealth study to determine whether an mHealth app and the Apple Watch can be used to improve care management and outcomes for patients undergoing...

Garmin Gives Its mHealth Wearables a Connected Health Platform

by Eric Wicklund

Garmin has signed a partnership to integrate its mHealth wearables with a digital health platform for clinical research, putting the Swiss company on line to compete with Fitbit and Apple for connected health projects. The company will be...

US Military Tests an mHealth Wearable for Remote, Battlefield Care

by Eric Wicklund

A U.S. Navy base in Virginia will soon be testing an mHealth wearable designed to link remote healthcare providers in disaster zones or battlefields with more experienced specialists. Developed by researchers at Purdue University, the...

Can mHealth Wearables Replace Opioids in Treating Chronic Pain?

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth wearables that focus on pain relief are finding validation as an alternative to opioids. SPR Therapeutics, the Cleveland-based developer of a digital health platform for treatment of acute and chronic pain, has received $10...

Choosing the Right mHealth Devices For a Pediatric Telehealth Program

by Eric Wicklund

Pediatricians see telehealth as an opportunity to replicate the office exam at home – a more comfortable environment for both the child and the parents. But the success of the virtual visit hinges on capturing accurate patient...

US Army to Use Fitbits in RPM Pilot Program at 2 Military Hospitals

by Eric Wicklund

The US Army will be using more than 500 Fitbit activity trackers in a remote patient monitoring program at two military hospitals. The US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is budgeting almost $81,000 to purchase the...

West Coast Hospitals Get FDA Grant for Pediatric mHealth Support

by Eric Wicklund

A consortium of West Coast children’s hospitals and universities is getting more than $6 million from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to continue research and development of mHealth and telehealth technology for children. The...

Fitbit, Blue Cross Blue Shield Launch Connected Health Partnership

by Eric Wicklund

Fitbit has forged another mHealth partnership in its bid to make the fitness wearables a staple in connected health programs. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has announced that it will include Fitbit in its Blue365 health and...

UCSF Studying mHealth Data to Predict Post-Operative Recovery

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have launched a project to determine whether data gathered from mHealth wearables can help clinical outcomes for people who have undergone hip or knee transplants. The connected...

UK’s Bolton Hospital is Replacing its Pagers With mHealth Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A UK hospital is replacing pagers with an mHealth device that allows doctors and nurses to communicate with each other and check on each patient’s health status. Royal Bolton Hospital, part of the National Health Service’s...

FDA Approves Smartphone-based mHealth Platform For Urinalysis Tests

by Eric Wicklund

In yet another sign that smartphones are becoming mHealth diagnostic tools, federal officials have approved a digital health platform that enables users to test their urine on a smartphone and share that data with their doctor. The U.S....

HHS Is Looking For mHealth Devices That Can Diagnose Influenza

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are hoping to head the upcoming flu season off at the pass with an mHealth device that would allow consumers to test themselves at home for the influenza virus and connect with a care provider via telemedicine for...

Doctors Use mHealth to Screen Cancer Survivors for Heart Problems

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth device that measures heart function could potentially save the lives of childhood cancer survivors at risk of developing heart problems later in life. Researchers at the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Clinic at City of Hope in...

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