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Proposed mHealth App Could Detect Anemia From a Smartphone Photo

December 6, 2018 - Researchers in Atlanta are working on an mHealth app that could detect anemia simply by looking at a smartphone user’s fingernails. The digital health application could eventually replace invasive blood draws and improve outcomes for more than 2 million people worldwide who live with low blood hemoglobin (Hgb) levels. It could also be incorporated into telehealth and remote...


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Mount Sinai Launches mHealth Project Targeting Asthma Treatment

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The Mount Sinai Health System is launching a five-year mHealth study – billed as the largest of its kind – to examine the causes and effects of asthma. The New York health system is partnering with Sanofi and digital health...

Arkansas Launches Statewide mHealth Program for Concussion Education

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Arkansas officials are launching a statewide effort on an mHealth platform to educate high school athletes on the effects of concussions. The state is partnering with TeachAids, a Stanford-backed non-profit, to launch CrashCourse in every...

Stanford Study Uses mHealth, AI to Scan Home Videos For Autism

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Researchers at Stanford University are trying to determine whether an mHealth platform that combines AI technology with home movies can be used to identify children with autism spectrum disorder. If proven reliable, the telehealth...

mHealth Treatment for Substance Abuse Now Available to Providers

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The first mHealth platform to receive federal approval for the treatment of people with substance abuse issues is now available to providers as a prescription-based digital therapeutic. The reSET mHealth app, developed by Pear...

Mayo Clinic Expands the mHealth Platform for a Digital Stethoscope

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The Mayo Clinic is launching an mHealth project to determine whether a digital stethoscope can be used to screen for damaged hearts. The health system is teaming up with Eko to test the Silicon Valley company’s Duo Digital...

DC Children’s Hospital Turns to mHealth for Concussion Treatment

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A Washington, DC-based pediatric hospital will be using an mHealth platform to improve concussion treatment for children and adolescents. In a year-long program, Children’s National Medical Center will be using EYE-SYNC technology...

mHealth Project to Use Smartphones to Tackle Pregnancy Challenges

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The University of Texas is launching an mHealth project to track 1,000 pregnant women through the smartphones. Backed by a $1.2 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Health grant, researchers will use an mHealth app to...

FDA Targets Patient Data With Open-Source MyStudies mHealth App

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The federal agency in charge of regulating new mHealth technology is looking to include digital health data from consumers into the mix. The US Food and Drug Administration has unveiled an open-source mHealth app called MyStudies...

UK Study Proves Value of mHealth Therapy in Insomnia Treatment

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A study conducted by the UK’s University of Oxford has found that people suffering from insomnia can improve their sleep patterns, brain function and psychological well-being through the use of mHealth. As reported in JAMA...

WellSpan Health Uses mHealth, AI to Improve Employee Wellness

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A Pennsylvania health system is rolling out an mHealth platform that uses AI technology to help those at risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes improve their health and wellness. York-based WellSpan Health, a six-hospital network covering...

Partners Launches Patient-Facing mHealth App to Gather RPM Data

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Partners HealthCare has released a consumer-facing mHealth app that enables patients to share data from roughly 250 connected health devices with their care team. The PGHDConnect app, unveiled at the Connected Health Conference last week...

Apple’s New mHealth Project Takes on Remote Patient Monitoring

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Several hospitals and health systems across the country will be participating in a massive mHealth study to determine whether an mHealth app and the Apple Watch can be used to improve care management and outcomes for patients undergoing...

Xcertia Posts mHealth App Privacy, Security Guidelines for Review

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Xcertia has released a new draft of proposed privacy and security guidelines for mHealth apps. The non-profit organization launched in 2016 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, American Medical Association,...

Nemours Improves Care Management, Coordination With New mHealth Apps

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The Nemours Children’s Health System has added mHealth to its cardiac care program, giving providers, patients and parents a connected health platform to improve care management and coordination outside the hospital. The...

Garmin Gives Its mHealth Wearables a Connected Health Platform

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Garmin has signed a partnership to integrate its mHealth wearables with a digital health platform for clinical research, putting the Swiss company on line to compete with Fitbit and Apple for connected health projects. The company will be...

BWEL Study Creator Talks About Fitbits, mHealth and Virtual Care

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The leader of an expansive mHealth program designed to improve care management and outcomes for women with breast cancer says the Fitbit is giving her and her researchers an opportunity to change how people think about their health. Dr....

Partners HealthCare Launches Connected Health Center of Excellence

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Partners HealthCare is launching a new resource center aimed at integrating mHealth and telehealth into patient-centered healthcare. The Boston-based health system unveiled the Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs during the opening day of its...

Apple Donates Smartwatches for mHealth Study on Eating Disorders

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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...

FDA OKs Stand-Alone mHealth App For Detecting Heart Rhythm Disorders

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Federal officials have OK’d the first mHealth app capable of detecting atrial fibrillation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently granted market clearance for FibriCheck, a Belgium-based company whose mobile health app uses...

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