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mHealth Study Uses Wearables, AI to Detect Internalizing Disorders

January 22, 2019 - Healthcare providers and parents may someday be able to identify anxiety and depression in young children by tracking their activity with mHealth wearables. Researchers at the University of Vermont and the University of Michigan have reported an 81 percent success rate using connected health devices and AI technology to detect “internalizing disorders” in children between...


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CDC Project Combines mHealth, Cash in Opioid Abuse Treatment

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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are getting more than $2 million test whether an mHealth app combined with financial incentives can help people struggling with opioid abuse. The US Centers for Disease...

Scripps-Fitbit Partnership Adds mHealth Wearables to All of Us Project

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The National Institutes of Health is launching an mHealth project to include digital data from wearables in the massive All of Us research program. The NIH has announced a partnership with Fitbit that will enable consumers using the...

New Partnership Adds Genetic Testing to mHealth Coaching Platforms

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Healthcare providers are adding genetic testing and AI to their mHealth platforms in a bid to create more personalized health and wellness coaching services. The latest collaboration following this trend, announced this week, teams...

UW-Madison Project Uses mHealth to Study Nurse Stress, Fatigue

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A new mHealth project in Wisconsin aims to use Fitbits to monitor – and ultimately improve – nurses’ health. University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Professor Linsey Steege will use the popular digital health...

FDA OKs mHealth Device, App for Asthma, COPD Care Management

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a mobile health device that works with a companion mHealth app to measure inhaler use by people living with asthma and COPD. The ProAir Digihaler, developed by Teva Pharmaceutical, is...

mHealth Wearables Hit the Mark in Tests to Measure Diabetic Foot Care

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Researchers in California are touting the mHealth benefits of a sensor-embedded sock that’s designed to continuously monitor a patient’s skin temperature. As reported in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the mHealth...

New Blue Button 2.0 Bill Seeks to Put mHealth in the Spotlight

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Congress is looking to compel the federal government to expand the mHealth platform through which consumers on Medicare and Medicaid can access and use their personal health data. U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) and Yvette Clark...

mHealth Strategies Need Planning to Avoid Digital Solution Fatigue

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Health plans looking to connect with their members on an mHealth platform these days face a challenge similar to any parent with teen-aged children: The more digital options, the better the chance of making eye contact. But do all those...

Eli Lilly Looks to mHealth Data to Improve Medication Delivery

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One of the bigger players in the pharma industry is upping its mHealth game with a partnership designed to draw data from wearables and smartphones to improve the design and delivery of digital therapeutic treatments. Eli Lilly this week...

MD Health Plan Launches mHealth Program for Medication Adherence

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A Maryland health plan is launching an innovative mHealth program aimed at improving medication adherence for its Medicaid members living with type 2 diabetes. University of Maryland Health Partners (UMHP), which serves roughly 48,000...

Feds, Philips Warn of Security Flaw in HealthSuite mHealth App

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Philips and the Department of Homeland Security are issuing warnings about weak security features on an mHealth app that could make it susceptible to hacking. The company and DHS Industrial Control Systems' Cyber Emergency Response...

FDA Approves mHealth Platform for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

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Federal regulators have approved an mHealth platform specifically designed to help healthcare providers treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The US Food and Drug Administration’s this week granted clearance for reSET-O, an...

Dignity Health Uses mHealth to Cut ER Visits, Hospitalizations

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A healthcare provider who integrates digital therapeutics with a chronic care management program for asthma patients can cut ER visits and hospitalizations in half, according to a study undertaken by one of the nation’s largest...

Proposed mHealth App Could Detect Anemia From a Smartphone Photo

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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...

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...

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