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Pharma Turns to mHealth to Help MS Patients With Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers and researchers are looking to mHealth to help people living with multiple sclerosis. The elevateMS (Evaluation of Evidence from Smart Phone Sensors and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Participants with Multiple...

mHealth Survey: Providers Are Slowly Embracing the Value of Video

by Eric Wicklund

With the advent of mobile devices in the healthcare space, providers are using streaming video in a number of different ways to improve care coordination and patient engagement while reducing healthcare costs. A new survey, however,...

mHealth, Pharma Give Hemophilia Patients New Care Management Tools

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth and telehealth are coming to the aid of people with hemophilia. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has unveiled both a wearable and a modified version of a popular video game to help the estimated 20,000 Americans and 400,000 around the...

Parkinson’s Patients, Doctors Find Value in Telehealth Visits

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth program for patients with Parkinson’s disease received high marks from both patients and doctors, according to a paper published this week in Neurology. Whether such a program can be sustained, researchers say, may...

Healthcare Deal Targets Telemedicine for Military Deployments

by Eric Wicklund

A Washington, D.C.-based health system known for its telehealth services to the maritime industry is bolstering its telemedicine platform to treat deployed military personnel around the globe. The partnership is the latest example of...

Mayo Clinic Using mHealth to Target Sudden Death Events in Kids

by Eric Wicklund

The Mayo Clinic is experimenting with wearable mHealth technology that could help save the lives of thousands of children. The health system is partnering with AliveCor to tailor the California-based company’s Kardia Mobile ECG...

What Features are Needed to Make an mHealth App Effective?

by Thomas Beaton

mHealth apps are used by both providers and patients to improve communication, promote health, and foster better self-management behaviors. Apps accessible from smartphones, tablets, and other devices have the potential to expand access...

mHealth App Addresses Behavioral Health Issues in Children

by Thomas Beaton

The National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a four-year $533,151 grant to Wayne State University to develop an mHealth parenting app for addressing disruptive behavioral health...

Pediatric Care App Allows Remote Monitoring, Custom Metrics

by Thomas Beaton

A new pediatric care app provides families, providers, and caregivers a way to manage their patients/children remotely, and helps specifically tailor care to the patient’s unique needs. Researchers from Boston Children’s...

Mobile Health Technology is Breathing New Life Into CPAP Therapy

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are turning to mHealth technology to make CPAP therapy more productive – for both doctors and patients. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines have been around for decades, helping doctors to...

Mobile Health Application Reduces Depression Symptoms by 42%

by Thomas Beaton

Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital found that the use of a mobile health application helped patients reduce symptoms associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) by 42 percent. Over a six-week clinical trial, the research team...

Mobile Health Units Put the Emphasis on Access for mHealth

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers around the country are taking a literal approach to mobile health these days. They’re customizing RVs, vans, buses and ambulances with telemedicine tools and wireless connectivity to bring healthcare to...

Fitness Wearables Fail to Accurately Count Calories Burned

by Thomas Beaton

A new study from Stanford Medicine finds that fitness wearables can measure heart rate with 95 percent accuracy, but fail to accurately count calories burned.  Devices produced error rates between 23 percent and 93 percent, indicating...

Mobile Health App for Bipolar Patients Wins RWJF Mood Challenge

by Eric Wicklund

A mobile health app that can spot manic and depressive episodes by analyzing how someone uses a smartphone has won top honors in the Mood Challenge for ResearchKit. It’s one of a growing number of digital health and telehealth...

Wearable Technology Helps Sustain Employer Wellness Programs

by Thomas Beaton

A new survey from the Health Enhancementt Research Organization (HERO) found that employers can use wearable technology, along with supplemental support, to greatly enhance their wellness programs. On average, 53 percent of employers...

35% of Employers Use Wearable Devices for Wellness Programs

by Thomas Beaton

A recent survey conducted by Springbuk found that 35 percent of employers are currently using wearable devices to develop effective, value-driven corporate wellness programs for employees. In addition to the third of employers who have...

Wearable Device Detects Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes with Sweat

by Thomas Beaton

A wearable device can analyze the chemical constituents of a patient’s sweat to accurately diagnose cystic fibrosis or diabetes.  The device could have significant implications for patient monitoring and the development of new...

Medtronic-Garmin Deal Gives Wearables New mHealth Capabilities

by Eric Wicklund

Medtronic has announced another integration with a popular consumer-facing fitness wearable, adding weight to efforts to combine remote patient monitoring with health and wellness. The Ireland-based medical technology giant last week...

CA Medical Marijuana Telemedicine Portal Extends to NY

by Thomas Beaton

NuggMD, a California medical marijuana telemedicine portal that connects physicians to 40,000 patients, is expanding cross-country to increase patient access to the portal. On April 18th, the company extends their services to New York...

Digital Health Champion Crowned in XPrize Tricorder Challenge

by Eric Wicklund

A handheld mHealth device capable of conducting dozens of diagnostic tests has won the XPrize Tricorder Challenge. Final Frontier Medical Devices, a Philadelphia-based team led by emergency room doctor Basil Harris, MD, PhD, and his...

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