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US Military Tests an mHealth Wearable for Remote, Battlefield Care

October 11, 2018 - 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 System for Telementoring with Augmenting Reality (STAR) digital health headset uses augmented reality (AR) technology to give healthcare providers at a...

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SIMPRO Project to Use mHealth to Monitor Cancer Patients At Home

by Eric Wicklund

Six health systems are launching a program to collect patient-reported data through an mHealth platform to help healthcare providers improve care management and coordination for people undergoing cancer treatment. Coordinated by the...

Hypertension Research Uses mHealth Wearables to Improve Outcomes

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing an mHealth platform that can predict a consumer’s blood pressure from wearable data and offer health and wellness advice to keep those readings healthy. Sujit Dey,...

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...

Telemedicine Partnership Envisions an RPM Program Without Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A new telemedicine partnership aims to improve remote patient monitoring programs by capturing vital signs without the need for medical devices. VSee, the California-based developer of video visit platforms used by Ascension,...

UPMC Applies Telehealth, RPM Tech to Irritable Bowel Syndrome Care

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at UPMC are studying whether a remote patient monitoring program can improve care management for people suffering from a combination of inflammatory bowel Disease (IBD) and behavioral health issues. UPMC’s Center for...

Designing the Ideal Telemedicine Program for Parkinson’s Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

A comprehensive review of telehealth programs serving people with Parkinson’s disease finds that researchers still aren’t certain whether a virtual care program is better than a more reliable office-based visit. Still, 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...

Stanford Researchers Use an mHealth Patch to Measure Teenager Stress

by Eric Wicklund

Stanford University is using an mHealth wearable in a new study looking for a connection between stress and depression in teenagers. Researchers in Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science are using the Vital...

FDA Signals Interest in mHealth Platform for Potassium Screening

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are showing interest in an mHealth device that can reportedly detect dangerous levels of potassium in a patient without the need to draw any blood. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted “Breakthrough...

Wisconsin Program to Study Telehealth, mHealth for Senior Care

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is partnering with a network of senior living centers to test telehealth and mHealth platforms for senior care. UWM’s Partners for Health Program is working with Heritage Senior Living to enable...

mHealth, Connected Care Help Doctors Address Medication Adherence

by Eric Wicklund

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is getting a $1 million federal grant to expand ongoing research into the use of the emocha mHealth app for medication adherence and care management for people living with tuberculosis. In...

PA Hospitals Use Telemedicine to Treat Sexual Assault Victims

by Eric Wicklund

A telemedicine program that helps small hospitals treat sexual assault victims is gaining favor in Pennsylvania. The Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center, created last year by Penn State University's...

Healthcare Providers Mull Clinical mHealth Applications for Alexa

by Eric Wicklund

Voice-enabled digital assistants like Alexa are all the rage in the consumer market these days, but connected health experts are expecting providers to be cautious in developing mHealth applications for clinical use. Still, the interest...

Telehealth Can Give Caregivers Much-Needed Support, Peace of Mind

by Eric Wicklund

Sometimes the most effective telehealth programs focus not on the patient, but on the caregiver. This past June, the National Institute on Aging awarded a three-year, $4.5 million grant to People Power to explore how a home-based...

Best Buy Targets Senior Telehealth Market with GreatCall Deal

by Eric Wicklund

Another big retailer is looking to develop mHealth tools and services for the senior care space. Best Buy’s planned acquisition of GreatCall gives the Minnesota-based consumer electronics company, which launched its Assured Living...

Tech Giants Promise to Make mHealth Interoperability a Reality

by Eric Wicklund

Some of the world’s largest tech companies have pledged to erase barriers that prevent consumers from accessing their own mHealth data when and where they want it. In an unscheduled session at this week’s Blue Button 2.0...

Telemedicine Program Brings Diabetic Eye Exams to Upstate New York

by Eric Wicklund

A long-awaited telemedicine program will soon enable healthcare providers in northern New York to screen patients for diabetic retinopathy. Funded by a grant from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and state funds secured by a local...

New Group Aims to Advance Artificial Intelligence in Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

The former CEO of the American Telemedicine Association has launched a new group focused on applying artificial intelligence to healthcare – including telehealth. The Partnership for Artificial Intelligence and Automation in...

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....


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