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AMA Announces Winners of Mobile Health Data Sharing Challenge

July 3, 2018 - The American Medical Association is honoring three mHealth startups for developing “cutting edge” platforms that make use of mobile health data. The three were chosen as the best from 36 entries in the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge, designed to “showcase technology that uses patient-generated health data in meaningful ways to have...


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Telehealth Gives Doctors a Chance to Be Where They’re Most Needed

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth technology is allowing Dr. John Bender to be in two places at once. And that makes a big different in care management and coordination for thousands of patients at his Colorado-based medical practice. Bender, senior partner and...

mHealth Tools Can Play a Role in Managing Schizophrenia Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

Mobile health advocates are touting another mHealth program that has proven its value in treating people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, a mobile health platform...

Is mHealth Monitoring for Hypertension Safer Than the Doctor’s Office?

by Eric Wicklund

New research suggests that using mHealth to monitor blood pressure may actually be more accurate and safer than blood pressure readings taken in a doctor’s office. A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine...

DoD Unveils mHealth Program to Monitor Service Members’ Health

by Eric Wicklund

The Defense Department is launching a new remote patient monitoring project that aims to monitor the health of armed service members through their smartphones. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a DoD department...

MIT Uses mHealth to Help Cancer Patients Improve Chemotherapy Care

by Eric Wicklund

With remote patient monitoring looking to make a bigger impact on care management for patients with chronic conditions, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on a mobile health device that would allow cancer...

Telemedicine Projects Deliver Two-Way Specialty Bedside Care

by Jessica Kent

Two new telemedicine projects, initiated at Northwell Health Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation and Weeks Medical Center, will use two-way communication to give patients access to real-time specialty care at the bedside. The Northwell...

Homeland Security Eyes Telehealth to Detect Biological Threats

by Eric Wicklund

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to telehealth to help create a tool for identifying potential biological attacks. Five digital health programs that mine social media, news, public health and hospital data for clues to...

Mayo Clinic to Explore The Use of Telemedicine for Stent Surgeries

by Eric Wicklund

A projected shortage of cardiologists is pushing the Mayo Clinic to consider telemedicine for conducting some minimally invasive coronary interventions, such as inserting stents. The Minnesota-based health system recently announced a...

Weight Loss Success Linked to Telehealth Coaching, mHealth Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth program combining video coaching and self-monitoring through mHealth devices can lead to a “significant weight loss” among participants, according to a new study. As reported in the Journal of Telemedicine and...

VA Project Uses Telemedicine Tablets to Treat Veterans at Home

by Eric Wicklund

A tablet equipped with store-and-forward mHealth technology is helping Veterans’ Affairs doctors in San Diego improve clinical outcomes for veterans with chronic wounds. It’s one of several mHealth and telehealth projects at...

FDA OKs Telemedicine Platform for Programming Cochlear Implants

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators have approved the first telemedicine platform for remote management of hearing aids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week announced its approval of the remote programming feature for the Nucleus Cochlear...

Telehealth, mHealth Help Pediatric Hospitals Connect With Kids

by Eric Wicklund

A Baltimore children’s hospital is turning to telehealth and mHealth wearables to help its young patients with health, diet and lifestyle issues at home. Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital will be using Fitbits and Fitbit-connected...

Providers Visualize New mHealth, Telehealth Uses for the Video

by Eric Wicklund

With so many mHealth and telehealth platforms focused on care delivery through video, healthcare providers are finding new ways to put that form factor to use. Much like the AT&T commercial in which Mark Wahlberg notes that...

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...

mHealth Makes Rounding an Active Tool in Value-Based Care

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth rounding platform is helping University of Chicago Medicine to add “the voice of the patient” to its care plan – and promoting value-based care. Nurses at the 560-bed hospital have been using iPads since 2014...

American Well CEO: Telehealth Must Integrate With the Home and the Hospital

by Eric Wicklund

Up until now, consumer-facing telehealth platforms have primarily focused on a conversation between doctor and patient. But if telehealth is going to match the value of an in-person exam, it’s going to have to incorporate new data...

mHealth Study Shows Value of Sleep Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

People who use mHealth tools to monitor their sleep are more likely to show improvement and adhere to Medicare guidelines for reimbursement, according to the results of a survey released today. The study of some 128,000 patients,...

mHealth’s Promise: Mobility With Meaning

by Eric Wicklund

In California, a Silicon Valley startup is launching a mobile robot designed to keep seniors connected with their care providers – and in the future offer mHealth services like medication management. In Virginia, a medical...

mHealth Study: Remote Monitoring Cuts Costs, Hospitalizations

by Eric Wicklund

A year-long remote monitoring program for patients with heart failure saved more than $8,000 per patient and reduced hospitalizations by more than 30 percent. The @Home study, conducted by Pennsylvania-based Capital Blue Cross and mHealth...

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