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mHealth Researchers Downplay the Reliability of Smartphone Cameras

February 8, 2019 - Healthcare providers who make clinical decisions based on smartphone photographs may be putting themselves at risk of a misdiagnosis, according to mHealth researchers. A digital health study conducted at the UK’s Anglia Ruskin University has found that all smartphone cameras are calibrated differently, particularly in defining colors. As a result, a provider using a photograph...

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DoD Eyes mHealth Platform for Service Members’ Respiratory Exams

by Eric Wicklund

The US Military has tapped an Australian mHealth company to help develop a smartphone-based digital health platform that can detect respiratory problems in service personnel prior to deployment. Brisbane-based ResApp Health was selected...

ResearchKit Study to Test Smartphones’ mHealth Value in Eye Studies

by Eric Wicklund

Novartis wants to know if smartphones are good enough to be used in eye studies. The pharma giant has launched a new project on Apple’s ResearchKit platform to gather data on how smartphones can be used in ophthalmology programs....

mHealth Study Gives Smartphones a Failing Grade on Foot Ulcer Care

by Eric Wicklund

Australian researchers have found that an mHealth platform that relies on photographs taken by a smartphone isn’t enough to properly treat a diabetic foot ulcer. Roughly 3.4 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes around the world...

With mHealth Platforms, the Smartphone is Just the Beginning

by Eric Wicklund

Health systems are finding that an enterprise-wide smartphone platform is much more than just a cool way to give everyone a new phone. For Autumn Foy, director of clinical informatics at Onslow Memorial Hospital, putting some 325 iPhones...

Can Smartphones Help Diagnose Skin Cancer?

by Eric Wicklund

A $14 device available at any electronics store may soon enable doctors to use their smartphones to diagnose skin cancers. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have reported using...


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