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With Digital Therapeutics, Dignity is Taking mHealth to New Levels

March 22, 2019 - Roughly 500 patients at Dignity Health are now using an mHealth platform for asthma care management that includes digital therapeutics. One of the health system’s care coordinators says that mobile health device helps them to hit their marks on value-based care. “We’ve definitely learned a lot” in the five years that the California-based health system has worked...


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Fitbit, Solera Health Extend mHealth Partnership After DPP Success

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An Arizona-based integrated health network known for its mHealth programs is partnering with Fitbit to launch a connected health platform aimed at improving care management through behavior change and positive reinforcement. Solera Health...

FDA OKs mHealth Platform to Help Care Providers Treat Concussions

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Federal regulators have given their approval to an mHealth platform that uses virtual reality technology to improve care management for people suffering from a concussion. The US Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough...

MD Anderson Launches mHealth Study Targeting Cancer-Related Fatigue

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The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is launching a clinical study to determine whether an mHealth app can improve care management and health outcomes for people living with cancer. M.D. Anderson is part of an international...

mHealth Study Will Test An App’s Ability to Help Smokers Quit

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Researchers at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine are launching a five-year study to determine whether a personalized mHealth app can help smokers kick the habit. Backed by a $2.7 million grant from the National Cancer...

Xcertia Releases New mHealth App Guidelines, Adding 3 Categories

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Xcertia has released a new draft of proposed guidelines for mHealth apps, adding standards for operability, usability and content to its previously released guidelines for privacy and security. The non-profit organization launched in...

AMA Collaborative Develops mHealth Data Standards for BP Devices

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Healthcare providers using mHealth devices to monitor blood pressure in remote patient monitoring programs now have a model for data collection and analysis. The Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI), launched in 2017 by the...

VA Boosts Veterans’ mHealth Access With Apple Health Integration

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America’s veterans will soon be able to access their EHR data on an iPhone - the latest in a series of mHealth and telehealth moves by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to improve veterans’ access to care. In a Monday...

mHealth Researchers Downplay the Reliability of Smartphone Cameras

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Healthcare providers who make clinical decisions based on smartphone photographs may be putting themselves at risk of a misdiagnosis, according to mHealth researchers. A digital health study conducted at the UK’s Anglia Ruskin...

OIG OKs Free Phones in mHealth Project Targeting Medication Adherence

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Federal officials have given the green light to a digital health company’s plan to loan free smartphones to patients enrolled in an mHealth project tracking medication adherence. The Office of the Inspector General issued the ruling...

Cedars-Sinai Doctors Use mHealth to Improve Post-Operative Recovery

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An mHealth program that encourages and measures daily exercise after major surgery can help hospitals reduce the average length-of-stay and send those patients home sooner. That’s the take-away from researchers at Cedars-Sinai...

mHealth Games Offer New Treatments for Kids With Autism, ADHD

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An mHealth platform using video game technology is helping to improve attention spans in children with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers at the Children’s Hospital...

mHealth Study Uses Wearables, AI to Detect Internalizing Disorders

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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...

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...

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