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A Parkinson’s Doctor Explains How mHealth is Changing Patient Care

October 2, 2017 - Rajesh Pahwa, MD, has long treated his Parkinson’s disease patients by sitting them down and asking them how each day has gone in between doctor’s visits. Now he’s using an mHealth wearable to better understand those days. Pahwa, a professor of neurology and director of Division of Parkinson & Movement Disorders at the University of Kansas Medical Center, says his patients...


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How Do Corporate Health and Wellness Programs Measure mHealth ROI?

by Eric Wicklund

More than a third of the nation’s employers are using a corporate wellness program that includes mHealth wearables - and yet many are struggling to measure whether the program is successful. Those conclusions come from the 2017 State of...

USC Research Sees Smartglasses as The Ultimate mHealth Wearable

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Southern California is making another pitch for smartglasses, saying the mHealth wearable offers a strong form factor for health and wellness and patient engagement. The latest argument comes in a study by USC’s Center...

Fitness Wearables Fail to Accurately Count Calories Burned

by Thomas Beaton

A new study from Stanford Medicine finds that fitness wearables can measure heart rate with 95 percent accuracy, but fail to accurately count calories burned.  Devices produced error rates between 23 percent and 93 percent, indicating that...

Wearable Technology Helps Sustain Employer Wellness Programs

by Thomas Beaton

A new survey from the Health Enhancementt Research Organization (HERO) found that employers can use wearable technology, along with supplemental support, to greatly enhance their wellness programs. On average, 53 percent of employers report high...

Stanford mHealth Grant Offers Giveaway of 1000 Apple Watches

by Thomas Beaton

The Stanford Center for Digital Health (CHD) is looking for ideas from innovators that "stimulate and support" creative uses of Apple Watch devices for mHealth use by offering $10,000 and 1000 Apple Watches to awardees for research...

Can a Wearable Help Cancer Patients Manage Their Pain?

by Eric Wicklund

A wearable device that would help cancer patients and their care providers deal with chronic pain will be at the center of a new digital health study. The San Diego-based Scripps Translational Science Institute will partner with Waltham, Mass.-based...

mHealth Engagement Issues Still Stand Between Wearables and Healthcare

by Eric Wicklund

A new report finds that healthcare providers are going to have to solve the patient engagement paradox before the wearables market opens up to them. A PwC survey of some 1,000 consumers this past March shows solid support for wearables, with...

An mHealth Dilemma: Can Wearables Generate Medical-Grade Data?

by Eric Wicklund

A new partnership pledges to tackle one of the most vexing problems in mHealth – ensuring that data gleaned from wearables is accurate enough for clinical use. Analog Devices and LifeQ are joining forces to “make it possible for non-invasive...

97.6M mHealth Wearable Devices to Ship Yearly by 2021

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The market for wearable technology is expected to grow as more healthcare providers are using the mHealth technology to improve patient outcomes and help providers make more informed healthcare decisions, according to a recent study by Tractica....

NIH Gives $1.9M for Wearable Technology in Disease Treatment

by Sara Heath

Wearable technology is making waves in the healthcare industry, including in chronic disease management. By allowing patients to take control of their care and manage it via a device that they wear which detects their physical well-being in real...

Only 15% of Doctors Recommend Mobile Health Apps to Patients

by Vera Gruessner

Wearable devices and mobile health apps may have made an impact in the consumer marketplace, but the healthcare industry is slow to adopt such devices, according to the latest results from a MedPanel survey. The healthcare market research company...

Patient Engagement Expanded via Apple Smartwatch, mHealth App

by Vera Gruessner

Patient engagement has been a major goal of the healthcare industry in recent years, as the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs push forward patient engagement objectives in the meaningful use requirements. The mobile health field has...

These Wearable Devices Detect UV Radiation, Prevent Cancer

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has made some significant gains in the last several years, as it has moved past smartphones, mHealth apps, and tablets to wearable devices and remote monitoring tools. At first, the simple speedometer was used to track...

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