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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...

Mobile Health Technology Assists with Maternal Care, Epidemics

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health technology may be able to play a strong role in improving healthcare services in third world countries, as one case study illustrated the benefits mHealth brought to several nations in Africa. Whether it's in fighting the...

Mobile Health Technology Expands with Wearable Devices

by Vera Gruessner

One area within mobile health technology that’s truly expanding and impacting the medical sector is wearable devices.  A new report from market intelligence firm Tractica shows that wearable devices may move into smart clothing...

Mobile Health Devices Improving the Lives of Aging Citizens

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health devices have moved forward once again and made an impact on patient care. IBM and Apple have announced that they will be working with the health and life insurance company Japan Post to offer elderly citizens iPads in hopes...

Reintroduced Bill Focuses on Medical Software, mHealth Apps

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Reintroduced legislation aims to address the negative impact Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation could have on health IT innovations in medical software and mobile health (mHealth) applications. On Monday, Senators Michael...

Mobile Health Market Sees Rise in M&A and VC Funding

by Vera Gruessner

Mergers and acquisitions are spreading through the mobile health market. Last month, Clinical Ink, a provider of electronic solutions for managing clinical trials, merged with the company CentrosHealth, which develops mobile apps for...

Mobile Health Technology Transformed through Wearables

by Vera Gruessner

At the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition that took place in Chicago last week, the HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey showed that the health IT sector was integrating mobile health technology in more comprehensive and...

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