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mHealth Startup Uses a Smartphone App to Detect Sickness in Speech

November 13, 2017 - An Israeli startup’s new mHealth app for treating COPD targets a familiar paint point in digital health – getting the user to adapt to a new tool or habit and continue using it. Instead, the Healthymize app is designed to sit in the background and capture a smartphone user’s voice and breathing patterns while he or she is using the phone. The app, being tested now in Israel...


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EHR Provider Touts mHealth Access by Apple’s Facial Recognition App

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The developer of an mHealth-based electronic health record platform has reportedly become the first to enable EHR access by facial recognition. Drchrono announced this week that its EHR can now be opened through Apple’s new Face ID application...

mHealth Platforms Are a Valuable Resource for New, Expecting Moms

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New mothers in Nebraska now have an mHealth resource for baby and postpartum health and wellness. WellCare of Nebraska, a subsidiary of Florida-based WellCare Health Plans serving 86,000 Nebraskans on Medicaid, has launched a free text-messaging...

Saint Luke’s New mHealth Platform is Proving Popular With Patients

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Saint Luke’s Health System saw a 30 percent increase in patient access to the Epic MyChart portal after consolidating its mHealth apps onto one platform. To Debe Gash, the 10-hospital, Kansas City-based health system’s Chief Information...

Designing a Mobile Patient Portal to Boost mHealth Engagement

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Nearly every health system has a patient portal, but few are using mHealth tools and platforms to create an effective patient engagement experience. The trick, experts say, is not just redesigning the patient portal to show up on a smartphone,...

mHealth Data Adds Detail, Meaning to Population Health Programs

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Smartphones have long been considered an ideal mHealth tool for personalized medicine, capable of collecting individual data and pushing out targeted reminders and information. Now that data is being used to power population health programs,...

Its Setbacks Addressed, An mHealth Program Gets Ready to Relaunch

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An mHealth study to test the diagnostic capabilities of a smartphone at three US health systems is relaunching this winter. ResApp Health’s first SMARTCOUGH-C study, conducted this summer on more than 1,100 patients at the Cleveland Clinic,...

mHealth App Looks to Identify, Help Treat Postpartum Depression

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Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed an mHealth app to help diagnose postpartum depression in new mothers – and give researchers more information on how to identify and treat the behavioral health condition. The MGH...

Survey: Consumer mHealth Use is Growing, But Literacy is Lacking

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Americans are turning to mHealth apps and online websites to shop for healthcare services and do their healthcare research, according to a new survey from UnitedHealthcare. The same survey found an alarmingly low percentage of consumers who understand...

A Failed mHealth Program Offers Lessons Learned For Future Projects

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A recent program to have patients at a federally qualified health center use an mHealth app to manage their hypertension or diabetes failed miserably, with most of the patients abandoning the app within a couple weeks. But while highlighting...

mHealth Device Earns FDA Approval to Help Smokers Kick The Habit

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A mobile breath sensor has earned federal approval as a class 2 medical device. Combined with a new mHealth app, the digital health platform can now be used to help smokers kick the habit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's...

mHealth Innovation Takes Center Stage in FDA’s Digital Health Pilot

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Smartphones, wearables, mHealth apps and even digital therapeutics will all get equal play in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new digital health software precertification pilot program. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb this week...

mHealth App to Help Mothers, Daughters in Domestic Abuse Recovery

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Researchers at Yale University are studying whether an mHealth app can help mothers and daughters avoid health issues and risky behaviors associated with witnessing domestic abuse in the home. Dr. Trace S. Kershaw, MA, PhD, a professor of social...

FTC Targets Mobile Health App Developer for Deceptive Practices

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The Federal Trade Commission is sanctioning the developers of an mHealth app for allegedly failing to pay promised bonuses to users who met health and wellness goals – and in many cases charging them whether they met those goals or not....

mHealth Study to Test Whether AF Can Be Assessed Via Video App

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Researchers in New York are launching an mHealth program to determine whether a tablet with an embedded video recording app can detect atrial fibrillation. A team of engineers and clinicians at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University...

Will Europe Ban mHealth Devices in Corporate Wellness Programs?

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US businesses and health plans are keeping an eye on a proposed EU mandate that would prohibit the use of mHealth wearables in corporate wellness programs. The European Union’s Article 29 Working Party issued a 24-page data protection and...

mHealth Wearables May be Moving Closer to Clinical Acceptance

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While healthcare providers are still reluctant to embrace wearables, British researchers have developed an algorithm that could make the mHealth devices more accurate. Researchers at the University of Sussex have reportedly developed an AI-based...

mHealth Messaging Offers Providers Vital Revenue Opportunities

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Healthcare providers aren’t using mHealth messaging to remind patients to pay their bills – an important digital health resource that could not only improve the revenue cycle but also boost patient engagement efforts. A new survey...

mHealth App Gives Doctors a Cardiac Care Support Tool

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North Carolina physicians are using an mHealth app that helps them plot the course of care for a patient suffering from cardiac distress. The Heart Pathways app, developed by researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been used...

mHealth Gives Moms - New and Expecting - a Reassuring Resource

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An Arizona-based health plan is launching an mHealth app that offers free video counseling to pregnant women and new moms on Medicaid. The Care1st Health Plan, part of the Florida-based WellCare Health Plan network, is rolling out the Pacify...

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