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Looking Back at CES: Are Consumers and Doctors Finally Bridging the mHealth Gap?


With CES 2016 in the rear-view mirror, mHealth experts are assessing whether the glitz and glam of Las Vegas yielded any jackpots for healthcare providers. The consumer-focused conference is seeing more digital health each year, and what once...

NewYork-Presbyterian’s New App is a Study in Simplicity


Roughly one week ago, NewYork-Presbyterian launched a new smartphone app for patients in the Apple App Store. Sometime next week, the New York City-based health system will be releasing its third iteration of the app. “We like to be nimble,”...

Making a Case for Pagers - and Smartphones - in Care Team Coordination


The death of the pager has been reported more than once in healthcare circles. Now an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association is bringing it back to life for a while. Written by University of California-San Francisco doctors...

Ride-Sharing Apps Target a Healthcare Pain Point


Healthcare providers are turning to the latest craze in transportation to make sure their patients make their medical appointments. The ride-sharing service Lyft announced this week that it’s working with the National Medtrans Network’s...

Apple, Fitbit Accused of Stealing Wearable Technology


A developer of biometric sensing technology used in wearables has filed suit against both Apple and Fitbit, claiming the two companies are using patent-protected technology in their consumer-facing fitness bands. Filed in U.S. District Court...

mHealth Comes to the Rescue in Emergencies


An innovative program in New Jersey that uses an app to dispatch volunteer first responders to medical emergencies has saved its first life. News reports indicate Yves Delphin, one of the first graduates in Jersey City-based United Rescue’s...

Using Apps to Bridge the Gap Between Healthcare and Health Management


It’s estimated that one in every three Americans is at risk of developing diabetes in his or her lifetime. Just as importantly, half of those who do deal with the chronic condition suffer additional health problems because of stress. Those...

Using Digital Health to Save Lives


Some early-stage mHealth projects have focused on using wearables to deliver targeted doses of medication at specific times – think insulin pumps for diabetics or nicotine patches for smokers.  Now a Harvard University partnership...

Doctors Add an App to the Concussion Protocol


A New York health system is launching a ResearchKit-based study to determine if an app can help concussion patients during the critical six weeks after a diagnosis. The study by NYU Langone Medical Center focuses on charting patient-entered data...

New Apps Target Care Coordination for COPD Patients


A California home healthcare provider is giving its COPD patients a HealthKit-compliant app designed to help them manage their condition. The app also integrates with the provider’s EHR platform, enabling caregivers to better monitor patients...

How Do You Validate a Digital Health App?


Health and wellness apps may be flooding the consumer market in ever greater numbers, but they’re still being treated by users as a disposable commodity. And that won’t convince healthcare providers that it’s worth their time....

Toronto Hospital Adds mHealth to Pain Management Program


Toronto General Hospital’s two-year-old program to tackle post-surgical pain management and opioid abuse is getting an mHealth upgrade. The hospital, stuck smack-dab in the middle of a province with one of the world’s highest opioid...

Cornell Project Looks to Open ResearchKit to Android Ecosystem


Researchers at Cornell University are working on an Android counterpart to Apple’s ResearchKit platform. Called ResearchStack, the SDK and UX platform for research study apps is targeted at the estimated 60 percent of Americans who own...

Virginia Health System to Use An App to Treat Headaches


A Virginia-based health system is using the headache as the entry point for a patient engagement platform that could reduce unnecessary office and ER visits and improve outcomes. Some 6 percent of men and 18 percent of women suffer from migraines...

Gartner Analyst: Healthcare Isn’t Ready for Wearables Just Yet


Apple’s ResearchKit may be a popular topic these days, but at least one high-profile healthcare analyst says it’ll be a while before consumer wearables are used in clinical trials. Gartner recently projected that wearables will be...

The Advantages of Mobile Health Apps Today and Tomorrow


The mobile health industry, along with remote monitoring and telehealth systems, has a wide impact on reducing hospitalizations and emergency room visits throughout the healthcare spectrum by improving communication and care coordination among...

Wearable Devices Impact Heart Health Remote Monitoring


More healthcare providers have been looking toward incorporating wearable devices and remote monitoring tools into improving the health outcomes of their patient base as well as reducing hospital readmission rates. For instance, researchers at...

How Mobile Health Apps Assist Hydrocephalus Patients in ER


With the proliferation of mobile health apps, new innovations are now addressing the many diseases and chronic medical conditions affecting patients across the healthcare continuum. For example, one new mobile health app, which comes from a team...

How Mobile Sensor Devices May Help People Quit Smoking


The medical industry faces many challenges from ongoing healthcare reforms and federal regulations to the constant focus on reducing skyrocketing costs. One of the key ways to cut healthcare spending may be to focus on preventive and wellness...

58% of Smartphone Owners Download, Use Mobile Health Apps


Smartphone users seem to have a high regard for mobile health apps, especially those focused on providing diet and fitness support. A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows that 58 percent of surveyed mobile phone users...


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