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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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Telemedicine Pioneer Qualcomm Life Sold, to be Renamed CapsuleTech

by Eric Wicklund

One of the early pioneers of the remote patient monitoring movement is changing owners – and its name. Qualcomm announced this week that it’s selling its Qualcomm Life business to Francisco Partners, a San Francisco-based...

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...

Clemson Expands Mobile Health Fleet to Reach Underserved Communities

by Eric Wicklund

Clemson University’s health center is using a $100,000 to create a fleet of mobile health clinics aimed at improving access to care in underserved parts of South Carolina. Clemson’s James F. Sullivan Center, a nurse-managed...

FDA OKs mHealth Device, App for Asthma, COPD Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a mobile health device that works with a companion mHealth app to measure inhaler use by people living with asthma and COPD. The ProAir Digihaler, developed by Teva Pharmaceutical, is...

mHealth Wearables Hit the Mark in Tests to Measure Diabetic Foot Care

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers in California are touting the mHealth benefits of a sensor-embedded sock that’s designed to continuously monitor a patient’s skin temperature. As reported in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the mHealth...

mHealth Project Envisions an Ingestible Controlled By a Smartphone

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT are working on a mHealth platform that would enable healthcare providers to control an ingestible digital health sensor for up to a month after it’s...

MD Health Plan Launches mHealth Program for Medication Adherence

by Eric Wicklund

A Maryland health plan is launching an innovative mHealth program aimed at improving medication adherence for its Medicaid members living with type 2 diabetes. University of Maryland Health Partners (UMHP), which serves roughly 48,000...

Dignity Health Uses mHealth to Cut ER Visits, Hospitalizations

by Eric Wicklund

A healthcare provider who integrates digital therapeutics with a chronic care management program for asthma patients can cut ER visits and hospitalizations in half, according to a study undertaken by one of the nation’s largest...

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...

Mount Sinai Launches mHealth Project Targeting Asthma Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

The Mount Sinai Health System is launching a five-year mHealth study – billed as the largest of its kind – to examine the causes and effects of asthma. The New York health system is partnering with Sanofi and digital health...

Stanford Study Uses mHealth, AI to Scan Home Videos For Autism

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Stanford University are trying to determine whether an mHealth platform that combines AI technology with home movies can be used to identify children with autism spectrum disorder. If proven reliable, the telehealth...

Mayo Clinic Expands the mHealth Platform for a Digital Stethoscope

by Eric Wicklund

The Mayo Clinic is launching an mHealth project to determine whether a digital stethoscope can be used to screen for damaged hearts. The health system is teaming up with Eko to test the Silicon Valley company’s Duo Digital...

DC Children’s Hospital Turns to mHealth for Concussion Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

A Washington, DC-based pediatric hospital will be using an mHealth platform to improve concussion treatment for children and adolescents. In a year-long program, Children’s National Medical Center will be using EYE-SYNC technology...

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

by Eric Wicklund

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...

Mercy Virtual Uses mHealth Wearables to Create a New Model of Care

by Eric Wicklund

Officials at Mercy Virtual are hoping an mHealth patch that allows them to monitor patients in distant hospitals can also help them track patients at home. The St. Louis-based hospital, billed as the nation’s first free-standing...

DLT Grants Target Telehealth Programs From Maine to the Marianas

by Eric Wicklund

Dozens of healthcare providers in 40 states and three US territories will be receiving federal funding to launch or expand telemedicine and telehealth programs. US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced $39.6 million...

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...

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...

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