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A Digital Health Platform Helps NICU Parents Face the Challenges

by Eric Wicklund

An innovative new mHealth program aims to help the stressed out parents of newborns in neonatal intensive care units. The program, a partnership between Costco and an mHealth startup called NeoCare Solutions, gives Costco employees who...

Healthcare is Finding Plenty of Uses for Tablets

by Eric Wicklund

The American Cancer Society is turning to tablets to help breast cancer patients keep tabs on their health while at home. The organization is partnering with Samsung in a pilot program at the Athens Medical Center’s Breast Health...

Doctors Still Don’t Trust mHealth Apps

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers have taken a disturbing hit in a recent survey on mHealth app popularity. According to Berlin-based Research2Guidance, more than half of providers surveyed say stores like the Apple App Store and Google Play are now...

mHealth and RTLS: When Minutes and Movements Matter

by Eric Wicklund

Real-time location technology has longed helped healthcare providers keep track of equipment and manage inventory. Now it’s being paired with mHealth tools to help patients. The Northwest Michigan Surgery Center in Traverse City,...

Digital Health Translators Help Providers Get Past ‘Hello’

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are relying more and more on digital health tools to communicate with their patients.  That’s especially true when the patient doesn’t understand English. At Chicago’s Advocate Health Care, five...

USC Launches its Own Virtual Care Clinic

by Eric Wicklund

The nation’s digital health hub may very well be Los Angeles. The University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing, for many years the home of an innovative conference focused on wearables, has launched its own...

Can Watson Help mHealth Predict Health Emergencies?

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers may soon be counting on Watson to help those with diabetes avoid hypoglycemic events. In a partnership announced at this year’s CES conference in Las Vegas, Medtronic and IBM’s Watson Health division are...

Ingestible Sensors Give Doctors Something to Digest

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers have long thought that the best way to measure a treatment’s effectiveness is from inside the body. Now they’re getting that chance. In a California hospital, patients diagnosed with hypertension will...

Apple, Fitbit Accused of Stealing Wearable Technology

by Eric Wicklund

A developer of biometric sensing technology used in wearables has filed suit against both Apple and Fitbit, claiming the two companies are using patent-protected technology in their consumer-facing fitness bands. Filed in U.S. District...

Digital Health Tools Take the ‘Waiting’ Out of the Waiting Room

by Eric Wicklund

The waiting room is no longer a wasted opportunity. Armed with tablets, kiosks and even smart furniture, healthcare providers are taking advantage of that time before the doctor’s appointment to gather registration and insurance...

mHealth in Space: Not Just Science Fiction Any More

by Eric Wicklund

The Canadian Space Agency is moving forward with plans to develop a wireless sensor system that will monitor its astronauts’ vital signs in space. The On Astronaut Wireless sensor System (OAWSS), being developed by Montreal-based...

JAMA Report Shows Effectiveness of Mobile Telestroke Services

by Eric Wicklund

A study initiated by the Cleveland Clinic has found that stroke patients can be treated more quickly and effectively if the first responder has telemedicine access to a neurologist. Researchers reported a door-to-CT rate of 13 minutes on...

An Online High: Telehealth Opens New Doors for Medical Marijuana

by Eric Wicklund

Telemedicine is venturing into new territory in California, with the launch of two services designed to connect consumers with medical marijuana providers and their doctors. California legalized medical marijuana in 1996, and researchers...

Tackling Sepsis With Telemedicine

by Eric Wicklund

An Illinois health system is using a $750,000 federal grant to develop a telemedicine platform to reduce severe sepsis and septic shock at rural hospitals. Peoria-based OSF Healthcare is using the Agency for Healthcare Research and...

Using Smart Devices and Wearables to Tackle Childhood Asthma

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Los Angeles’ two premier universities are joining forces to create an mHealth platform for children dealing with asthma. The team of USC and UCLA researchers has been awarded two grants totaling more than $11 million...

Stroke Prevention Study to Focus on mHealth Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

More than 2,000 California residents at risk of having an undetected irregular heartbeat will be fitted with wearable sensors to determine whether a home monitoring program can reduce their chances of suffering a stroke. Some 6 million...

Virginia Health System to Use An App to Treat Headaches

by Eric Wicklund

A Virginia-based health system is using the headache as the entry point for a patient engagement platform that could reduce unnecessary office and ER visits and improve outcomes. Some 6 percent of men and 18 percent of women suffer from...

Monitoring Tools, Wearables Stimulate Mobile Health Industry

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry continues to rise significantly with wearable devices, remote monitoring tools, smartphones, and mobile health applications making the biggest splash in the field. Grand View Research published a report in which...

Mobile Health Market, Digital Healthcare Technology Expands

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health market is not slowing down anytime soon. As previously reported by mHealthIntelligence.com, major revolutionary technological advancements are causing the mobile health market to expand. Whether it’s smartwatches,...

Use of Mobile Devices and Apps Rose by 10 Hours per Month

by Vera Gruessner

Throughout the United States, the number of Americans utilizing mobile devices and apps has been steadily increasing over the years. Innovative research even indicates that adults around the country spend almost two days per month using...

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