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Apple Donates Smartwatches for mHealth Study on Eating Disorders

October 15, 2018 - Researchers at the University of North Carolina are launching an mHealth study aimed at improving care management for people living with eating disorders. The Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, part of the UNC School of Medicine’s School of Psychiatry, will be handing out 1,000 donated Apple Watches in a connected health project to study genetic factors behind...


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mHealth Devices Are Changing Chronic Care Management Standards

by Eric Wicklund

New research suggests that mHealth is changing the way physicians treat patients with chronic conditions – an outcome that may merit an adjustment in how healthcare providers measure standards of care. Researchers from the...

US Army to Use Fitbits in RPM Pilot Program at 2 Military Hospitals

by Eric Wicklund

The US Army will be using more than 500 Fitbit activity trackers in a remote patient monitoring program at two military hospitals. The US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is budgeting almost $81,000 to purchase the...

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...

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...

Telehealth Groups Back FCC’s Proposed Connected Care Pilot Program

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare groups are coming out in support of the Federal Communications Commission’s $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, saying the proposed telehealth project could improve access to care for rural and remote Americans by...

MGMA, AMIA Weigh In on CMS’ RPM, Digital Health Reimbursement Plans

by Eric Wicklund

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may be taking a step forward with proposed improved reimbursements for remote patient monitoring and other digital health services, but some worry that those changes will negatively affect...

FCC Approves Connected Care Program Featuring Telehealth, RPM

by Eric Wicklund

The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved a $100 million program designed to support telehealth and telemedicine programs for underserved populations, including remote patient monitoring programs that have shown past...

Hospitals Are Finding ROI in Remote Patient Monitoring Programs

by Eric Wicklund

New research from a Washington, DC-based think tank suggests that remote patient monitoring will soon become a standard of care, as health systems use telehealth and mHealth to better manage a growing chronic care population and reduce...

CMS Makes a ‘Landmark Change’ in RPM, Telehealth Reimbursement

by Eric Wicklund

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled its proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, with several amendments designed to boost remote patient monitoring and telehealth...

Geisinger Builds an mHealth Platform for Asthma Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Health System has partnered with pharma giant AstraZeneca to develop an mHealth platform to improve care management and coordination for people with asthma. The connected health suite includes an mHealth app...

CMS Proposes More Medicare Reimbursement For Telehealth, RPM

by Eric Wicklund

The federal government is once again moving toward acceptance of telehealth and remote patient monitoring with new rules on how Medicare reimburses providers for their use of connected health technology. The Centers for Medicare &...

FCC Eyes Support for Telehealth, RPM Projects Serving Rural America

by Eric Wicklund

Federal authorities are proposing to launch a $100 million program to support telehealth and telemedicine programs for underserved populations, including remote patient monitoring programs that have shown past success in treating rural...

Medicare Expands Remote Patient Monitoring for Home Health Agencies

by Jessica Kent

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System so that home health agencies can include the cost of remote patient monitoring on the Medicare cost report form. CMS...

STSI Touts mHealth for Cardiovascular Care Management at Home

by Eric Wicklund

A connected care platform using clinical grade wearables and an mHealth app can accurately measure cardiovascular “vital signs” at home, according to new research from the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). In...

mHealth, Telehealth Groups Lobby CMS for Better RPM Reimbursement

by Eric Wicklund

Close to 50 healthcare organizations and vendors are lobbying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve reimbursement opportunities for remote patient monitoring. In a letter delivered this morning to CMS Administrator...

Jefferson Health Tests an mHealth Wearable for Pneumonia Detection

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Jefferson Health’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center are studying whether an mHealth wearable used to monitor breathing in asthma patients can be adapted to detect signs of pneumonia in patients with lung cancer. The...

mHealth Finds a Place for Fitbit in Remote Patient Monitoring Research

by Eric Wicklund

Consumer-grade mHealth wearables are finally beginning to make their mark in remote patient monitoring programs. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA are reporting that a Fitbit activity tracker can be used in some RPM...

New mHealth Technology Platform Aims to Validate Remote Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

Several mHealth companies are joining forces to create a clinician-facing platform for assuring data integrity and patient identification in remote patient monitoring programs. The OpenMedReady framework is being developed by Philips,...

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