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Apple Donates Smartwatches for mHealth Study on Eating Disorders

October 15, 2018 - 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 Medicine’s School of Psychiatry, will be handing out 1,000 donated Apple Watches in a connected health project to study genetic factors behind...


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


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...

mHealth Finds the Right Note For Music in Digital Therapeutics Programs


Healthcare providers may soon be singing the praises of music as another tool in the mHealth arsenal. In much the same way that a jogger sets a pace to his or her favorite playlist, finishing a run with the theme from Rocky, healthcare...

Hypertension Research Uses mHealth Wearables to Improve Outcomes


Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing an mHealth platform that can predict a consumer’s blood pressure from wearable data and offer health and wellness advice to keep those readings healthy. Sujit Dey,...

LA Project Uses mHealth Devices to Help Low-Income Kids With Asthma


A California health plan is launching a new effort to put mHealth devices into the hands of those who need them the most: underserved children. The Blue Shield of California Foundation, a not-for-profit health plan and philanthropic...

mHealth Provider Uses Apple Health Records to Support House Calls


A new mHealth service is taking advantage of Apple’s Health Records platform. Heal, the Los Angeles-based developer of a connected care platform for house calls, announced today that its OnCall iPad app will integrate with...

New Program Offers Free Insurance For mHealth Data From a Smartwatch


An mHealth app developer is partnering with a life insurance company to offer $1,000 in free insurance in exchange for the user’s digital health data collected through a smartwatch. Cardiogram, which markets a smartwatch app that...

Telehealth Can Connect the Dots Between Chronic Pain, Mental Health


Telehealth advocates have argued that a connected health platform can help providers improve care management for patients with chronic pain. A New Jersey-based pain management and neurology clinic is putting that idea to the...

New Bill Targets Medicaid Coverage of Maternity Telehealth Programs


Congress is considering new legislation to strengthen Medicaid support for maternity care programs delivered through telemedicine. The Maximizing Outcomes for Moms through Medicaid Improvement and Enhancement of Services (MOMMIES)...

Fitbits For Physicians: New mHealth Project Targets Provider Stress


mHealth wearables, long seen as a tool for helping patients manage their health, are now being tested as a care management tool for their doctors. Researchers at the University of Michigan, who have been analyzing stress levels of medical...

Apple’s New Smartwatch Gets to The Heart of The mHealth Debate


mHealth enhancements to the new Apple Watch are designed to make digital health more consumer-friendly, but will healthcare providers embrace the wearable? The Apple Watch Series 4, unveiled this week during the company’s typically...

UK Schools to Test mHealth App for Mental Health Conversations


Hundreds of teachers in the UK will soon be testing an mHealth app designed to guide them in talking to students about mental health issues. Developed by the University of London’s Royal Holloway branch, MindAid is billed as a...

FDA Signals Interest in mHealth Platform for Potassium Screening


Federal officials are showing interest in an mHealth device that can reportedly detect dangerous levels of potassium in a patient without the need to draw any blood. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted “Breakthrough...

Geisinger Patients Find a Comfort Zone With mHealth Wearables


Geisinger Health System patients enrolled in an mHealth study on pain management are using wearables “consistently and frequently” to document their care, according to an interim analysis released this week. “We are...

Non-Profit Uses mHealth to Improve Concussion Education, Treatment


A global non-profit is using an mHealth wearable to teach healthcare providers and others how to identify and treat concussions. TeachAids, a Stanford University spinoff that has developed internationally recognized HIV and AIDS education...

Scripps Details mHealth Platform for Collecting Pregnancy Data


Scripps Health researchers are hoping that an mHealth research app embedded in a popular connected health platform for pregnant women will help them improve care management and reduce negative health outcomes. “Pregnant women are...

mHealth, Connected Care Help Doctors Address Medication Adherence


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is getting a $1 million federal grant to expand ongoing research into the use of the emocha mHealth app for medication adherence and care management for people living with tuberculosis. In...

Healthcare Providers Mull Clinical mHealth Applications for Alexa


Voice-enabled digital assistants like Alexa are all the rage in the consumer market these days, but connected health experts are expecting providers to be cautious in developing mHealth applications for clinical use. Still, the interest...

Cerner, Duke Develop mHealth App for Clinical Decision Support


Cerner and the Duke Clinical Research Institute have developed an mHealth app that enables clinicians to gauge whether their patients are at an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. The ASCVD Risk Calculator app, available in the...

Geisinger mHealth Apps Target Care Coordination, Medication Adherence


The Geisinger Health System has developed two mHealth apps designed to tap into EHR data to improve care management and medication adherence. Working with Merck, the Pennsylvania-based health system has unveiled the My Family Caregiver...


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