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An mHealth Investment Puts the Focus on Care Coordination for Diabetics

by Eric Wicklund

Humana is planting another flag in the digital care coordination landscape, with an investment in an mHealth company that facilitates self-management and real-time collaboration between consumers and their care providers. The Louisville, Ky.-based...

Using mHealth to Turn the Consumer into a Patient

by Eric Wicklund

A Maryland health system is putting its mHealth on the front doorstep. With the understanding that a consumer’s first encounter with a healthcare provider is the most important, MedStar Health is investing in a digital health platform that...

4 Tips to Figuring mHealth Into Healthcare Construction Projects

by Eric Wicklund

When configuring mHealth or telehealth into a health system renovation, expansion or new construction, it’s important to remember one rule. Make sure you have enough power outlets. OK, that may seem a bit simplistic, but many health systems...

Humana Turns the Apple Watch into a Medication Management Tool

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s largest insurers is allowing members to order prescriptions through their Apple Watch. The Louisville, Ky.-based company last month introduced its second Apple Watch app, enabling users to scan the barcode or photograph...

Telemedicine Chemotherapy Program Sees Success Down Under

by Eric Wicklund

What better location to prove the value of telemedicine than the Australian Outback? Videoconferencing platforms have proven their value in the U.S. for diverse healthcare services like abortions, ER consults and behavioral health. Now a hospital...

ResearchKit - The Perfect Platform for Population Health?

by Eric Wicklund

Offering access to anyone in the world with an iPhone, Apple’s ResearchKit is becoming a popular platform for population health studies. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Boston Children’s Hospital, where researchers are now...

ResearchKit Challenge Focuses on Moody Behaviors

by Eric Wicklund

The latest ResearchKit study could turn the iPhone into a mood ring. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a $500,000 competition that challenges researchers to use Apple’s clinical research platform to measure moods. The Mood...

AMA Startup Pilots the Future of Connected Care

by Eric Wicklund

The American Medical Association isn’t “nibbling at the edges” when it comes to supporting new tools and technology for healthcare. The organization is a founding partner in Health2047, a San Francisco-based innovation studio...

WHO Creates mHealth Adoption Research Standards Guide

by Sara Heath

mHealth adoption and tool development has seen a surge as patients seek convenient and cost-effective methods to manage their own health and wellness. With that, testing for new mHealth tools and interventions for chronic disease management has...

How Patient Demographics Affect mHealth Tool Usability

by Sara Heath

mHealth treatments for diabetes patients may be effective, but only the patient fits certain criteria. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, researchers Mattias Georgsson and Nancy Staggers...

Abortion-by-Telemedicine Pilot Launches in 4 States

by Eric Wicklund

A first-of-its-kind telemedicine abortion pilot has begun in four states, giving women an opportunity to receive their medications by mail and speak with a doctor from their own home. The project, developed by New York-based Gynuity Health Services,...

Is Anyone Taking mHealth Seriously?

by Eric Wicklund

Maybe consumers aren’t mad enough to want mHealth. That might explain, in part, why almost 40 percent of consumers in a recent HealthMine survey said they don’t know what telemedicine is – yet 93 percent of the respondents who...

WHO Unveils Standards for Global mHealth Projects

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth experts often wonder whether a successful smartphone-based public health program in Africa might translate to Asia or South America, or if a population health project in India can affect the same outcomes in the Caribbean. Those questions...

mHealth for Children: 4 Concepts That Could Change the World

by Eric Wicklund

An Israeli startup developing a smart thermometer is among a new wave of companies finding mHealth inspiration in unusual places for children. RespiDx, based in Jerusalem, has received a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development...

Using mHealth to Create A ‘Panoramic View’ of Substance Abuse

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers often look at connected health technology as the key to enforcing behavior change, if they could just figure out how to use it. Nowhere is that more important than in addiction recovery, where behaviors can be life-threatening....

Is HHS Missing the Point on mHealth?

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are heaping praise on a preventive service program for type 2 diabetics – yet they’re missing a key aspect to this program that could make it even more effective. mHealth. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia...

How Telemedicine Saved One VA Hospital $64K A Year

by Eric Wicklund

A rural New England VA hospital is saving roughly $64,000 a year in travel costs through telemedicine, according to a recent study. That figure makes up less than 4 percent of the total travel budget of the VA Hospital in White River Junction,...

How an mHealth Project Fighting Rabies in Africa Might Shape Population Health Efforts

by Eric Wicklund

A smartphone-based mHealth surveillance project in Tanzania is earning kudos for its success in containing a deadly disease – and it could be a model for similar population health efforts in the U.S. and elsewhere. The program, launched...

Retail Clinics Are Forcing Providers to Be Creative

by Eric Wicklund

A new survey finds that retail clinics and other non-traditional healthcare settings are growing popular with consumers, but primarily for health and wellness services. For so-called “medical issues,” the setting of choice is still...

UK Pilot Aims to Make Telehealth More Affordable

by Eric Wicklund

A UK study aims to test whether an open-source tablet and platform can be used to make remote patient monitoring more popular. Britain’s Health and Social Care Information Center (HSCIC) will be piloting a telehealth program later this...

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