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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...

Healthcare Looks to Digital Health Tools to Measure Heart Health

by Eric Wicklund

Wearable mHealth technology that helps both doctors and patients monitor heart rate is in the spotlight these days. AliveCor, whose Kardia Mobile was among the first ECG wearables on the market, has announced the release of Kardia Pro, a...

NATO Ready to Deploy Telemedicine Platform

by Eric Wicklund

NATO has finished testing a multinational telemedicine platform for emergency scenes or combat zones and is ready to deploy the suitcase-sized kits where needed around the world. The 28-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization made the...

Apple Watch Helps Researchers Study Epileptic Seizures

by Eric Wicklund

Johns Hopkins University researchers are using the Apple Watch to determine the possible triggers for epileptic seizures. The mHealth-enhanced smartwatch was the focal point of a recent 10-month study conducted at the Baltimore-based...

Flu Season Turns the Spotlight on mHealth, Telehealth Advances

by Eric Wicklund

Just in time for flu season, researchers at the University of Texas in Arlington are reportedly developing an mHealth device that would specifically test for the flu virus. The device is similar to a breathalyzer, reports Perena Gouma, a...

UVA Telemedicine Project Offers Mobile Screening for Bladder Cancer

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Virginia has launched a first-of-its-kind study into the use of telemedicine to detect bladder cancer in underserved parts of the state. A mobile health van in Wise, Va., is using a telemedicine hookup with the UVA in...

Healthcare Still Sees mHealth Value in Smartglasses

by Eric Wicklund

While much of the healthcare world seems focused on virtual reality headsets these days, hospitals and health systems across the country are quietly finding value in smartglasses. Led by digital health stalwarts like Augmedix and...

mHealth Sensors Look to Diagnose Diseases From One’s Breath

by Eric Wicklund

Israeli researchers are testing an mHealth device that can detect 17 different diseases – including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease – from a single breath. According to a study...

mHealth Wearables Gain New Ground in Fitbit-Medtronic Deal

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth wearables are bridging the gap between consumers and healthcare providers, giving both sides more reasons to think of fitness bands in clinical terms. Fitbit’s new partnership with Medtronic is likely to open the doors to...

New mHealth Study to Test the Smartphone’s Diagnostic Capabilities

by Eric Wicklund

In what could be a pivotal test of the diagnostic capabilities of a smartphone, three prominent U.S. health systems are ready to conduct clinical trials on an app that analyzes a user’s cough. Baylor College of Medicine and Texas...

FDA Offers $40K Prize for mHealth App to Stop Opioid Overdoses

by Nathan Boroyan

To combat the deadly opioid and heroin epidemic that has been sweeping the nation, the federal government is setting its sights on the potential of mHealth technology. The Food and Drug Administration has announced the 2016 Naloxone...

Watson Flexes its mHealth Muscles at Home and Overseas

by Eric Wicklund

Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities have been the talk of the mHealth community since IBM unveiled the supercomputer a few years back. A platform with machine-learning capabilities has the potential to pull data from any number...

Tying Telehealth to Better Rural Health Outcomes

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials have unveiled an online database designed to link broadband availability and use with health outcomes. It’s the latest step in an effort to connect rural and underserved communities with the tools to promote...

Fitbit Makes a Play for mHealth Engagement

by Eric Wicklund

The maker of the nation’s most popular activity tracker is looking to win over a skeptical healthcare industry – and in doing so pave the way for more collaboration between providers and health and wellness companies. Fitbit...

Canadian Study Links ER Surge to Home Monitoring Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A Canadian study finds that people using mHealth devices to monitor their blood pressure at home are causing a surge in unnecessary ER visits. The study, conducted by Clare Atzema, an emergency physician at Toronto’s Sunnybrook...

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