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mHealth Program Uses Smartphones to Monitor Medication Adherence

April 26, 2018 - An mHealth platform in which patients use their smartphones to record themselves taking prescribed medications could boost adherence rates and save public health programs hundreds of thousands of dollars, according a researchers at Johns Hopkins University. JHU’s School of Medicine has published the results of a recent study in which the mobile health platform boosted medication adherence...


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mHealth Research Touts Digital Health ‘Touches’ to Fight Drug Abuse

by Eric Wicklund

Digital health advocates say an automated mHealth messaging platform can help people dealing with opioid abuse to curb their cravings. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are making the argument following...

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 outcomes....

DoD Unveils mHealth Program to Monitor Service Members’ Health

by Eric Wicklund

The Defense Department is launching a new remote patient monitoring project that aims to monitor the health of armed service members through their smartphones. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a DoD department responsible...

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 artificial...

Security Fears Outweigh Benefits in Mobile Device Management Report

by Eric Wicklund

A global survey of health system executives finds that mobile devices are driving patient satisfaction and experience across the enterprise – yet less than half of those decision-makers aren’t confident in the security of the mobile...

Research Validates Telemedicine in Identifying ROP in Newborns

by Eric Wicklund

Doctors can use telemedicine images to identify a rare cause of blindness in premature babies with as much accuracy as if they were examining the infant in person, according to international research done by eight health systems. Led by the Oregon...

An mHealth App Beats The Physical Exam For Accuracy in One Study

by Eric Wicklund

Canadian researchers have found that an mHealth app is better than a traditional bedside examination for determining blood flow in a patient’s wrist. In a study published this month in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), doctors...

mHealth Research on Mental Health Taps Into One’s Tapping Habits

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers looking to use mHealth in behavioral health treatment have long struggled to make the technology unobtrusive. But recent research suggests that remote monitoring of people with mental health issues could be done by analyzing...

FDA Letter Challenges Opternative’s Ocular Telehealth Platform

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators may sanction the developer of an ocular telehealth platform over charges the company hasn’t received the necessary approvals to offer the online eye exams. In a letter dated Oct. 30, 2017 and made public this past week,...

Researchers Focus on mHealth Applications for Smart Contact Lenses

by Eric Wicklund

The latest application of mHealth for medication management and adherence comes from Boston, where a team of Harvard Medical School researchers has created smart-enabled contact lenses that can deliver times medications to the eyes. The high-tech...

mHealth Wearables Are Put to The Test in Schizophrenia Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

Psychiatrists are taking a closer look at remote patient monitoring technology to help patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. mHealth devices that can measure a patient’s moods in real time “represent a valuable method for gathering...

Stroke Research Uses mHealth Patches, Wearables to Detect, Treat AF

by Eric Wicklund

Two new studies are proving the value of mHealth wearables – including the Apple Watch and a sensor-embedded patch – in detecting dangerous cardiac issues that can lead to a stroke. Presented at the American College of Cardiology’s...

NHS Grant Targets an mHealth Device for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

by Eric Wicklund

Houston’s Rice University is getting $10 million to develop an mHealth diagnostic device that uses light-sensing technology to diagnose and monitor health conditions. The grant from the National Science Foundation aims to create a non-invasive...

Home Health Provider Launches Telehealth Program for Physical Therapy

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s largest home healthcare agencies is launching a remote patient monitoring program that uses telehealth to help post-acute care patients recover at home. Visiting Nurse Service of New York will make the Virtual Exercise...

How One Home Health Provider Turned Alexa Into an mHealth Assistant

by Eric Wicklund

Home healthcare providers are finding new uses for Amazon’s Alexa that go far beyond checking the weather, opening the front door, playing music and ordering pizza. The voice assistant technology platform is also becoming a valued –...

FDA Reviews Mobile Health Platform for Autism Diagnosis, Care

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators are moving toward approval of a mobile health platform designed to help doctors diagnose autism more quickly – and to help parents learn how to care for autistic children. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently...

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 Class 2...

FTC Urges State Legislators to Rethink Ocular Telehealth Ban

by Eric Wicklund

The Federal Trade Commission is wading into the ocular telehealth battle, now being fought in Washington. The agency has come out against Substitute Senate Bill 5411/HB 1473, which, if adopted, would require optometrists and ophthalmologists...

mHealth Project to Use Digital Health Data to Identify, Treat Pain

by Eric Wicklund

Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital is helping to launch a study to determine whether mHealth data collected on smartphones and wearables can be used to help treat people with chronic pain. The hospital is partnering with Evidation...

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