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mHealth App for HIV Patients Proves the Value of ‘Warm Technology’

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An mHealth app designed at the University of Virginia for recently-diagnosed HIV patients not only has improved care management and coordination, but has also helped them suppress the virus. The effectiveness of the PositiveLinks app,...

mHealth Brain Games Help Post-ICU Patients Recover Cognitive Skills

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An mHealth platform that enables recent ICU patients to “exercise” their brain at home after discharge is helping to improve recovery and reduce cognitive issues. Researchers at Vanderbilt University have reported that a...

mHealth Tools Help Hospitals Improve the Physician Query Process

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Mobile health technology is helping to make the cumbersome process of responding to physician queries easier for physicians, giving them more time to spend with their patients. Often considered a necessary evil in the hospital-based...

New NIH App is an mHealth Resource on Herbs, Herbal Supplements

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The National Institutes of Health has unveiled an mHealth app offering information and resources on herbs and herbal supplements. HerbList, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, aims to get in front of the growing...

CMS Embraces mHealth With Reimbursement for Smartphone CGM Links

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Healthcare providers who collaborate with diabetic patients through smartphone-enabled continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) will soon be reimbursed under Medicare. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the change in...

An mHealth App Helps Injured Vets Connect With Healthcare Resources

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Injured veterans will soon have access to an mHealth app that connects them and their caregivers to healthcare and rehab services. The Oscar Mike Foundation, a non-profit focused on keeping injured veterans active and healthy, is...

mHealth Tools Can Play a Role in Managing Schizophrenia Treatment

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Mobile health advocates are touting another mHealth program that has proven its value in treating people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, a mobile health platform...

AHRQ Finds Few Reliable mHealth Apps for Diabetes Care Management

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A new report says most mHealth apps for diabetes care management haven’t been proven clinically effective – and that consumers are “experimenting on themselves” when they use these digital health tools. Funded by...

Mayo Clinic Uses An mHealth App to Identify Epileptic Seizures

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Researchers at the Mayor Clinic are reporting success with an mHealth app that can diagnose epilepsy. The EpiFinder app reportedly correctly identified epilepsy or offered an accurate alternative diagnosis in almost 87 percent of the...

Fitbit Makes a Mobile Health Connection With New Smartwatch Apps

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Fitbit is beefing up the mHealth capabilities of its smartwatch. The developer of the nation’s most popular fitness tracker is continuing its push to combine direct-to-consumer technology with clinical validation in the Ionic, which...

mHealth Scores High With Consumers in Boosting Medication Adherence

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Consumers are looking to mobile health tools, such as mHealth apps and wearables, to improve their medication adherence. A recent study of some 800 prescription medication users, conducted by Russell Research for Express Scripts, finds...

ResearchKit Study to Test Smartphones’ mHealth Value in Eye Studies

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Novartis wants to know if smartphones are good enough to be used in eye studies. The pharma giant has launched a new project on Apple’s ResearchKit platform to gather data on how smartphones can be used in ophthalmology programs....

mHealth Strategies Need Careful Planning to Reach the Underserved

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mHealth programs are often hailed as a means of improving access to care for underserved populations, but how do those mobile health platforms reach those people? After all, they’re underserved for a reason. The first step, experts...

mHealth Apps With CDS Can Help Doctors Make Quicker, Better Decisions

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mHealth apps for clinical decision support can help clinicians make better and quicker decisions about ordering diagnostic and lab tests, according to a recent study by researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine and the Centers of...

mHealth App Aims to Help Caregivers Identify Perinatal Depression

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A new mHealth app aims to help obstetricians by giving them a mobile health resource to detect and manage depression in pregnant woman and new mothers. Developed at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and University of Massachusetts...

mHealth Research Touts Digital Health ‘Touches’ to Fight Drug Abuse

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Digital health advocates say an automated mHealth messaging platform can help people dealing with opioid abuse to curb their cravings. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are making the argument...

mHealth Interventions Need Care Team Support to Affect Outcomes

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An mHealth app that’s designed to help users manage uncontrolled hypertension won’t work unless it offers personalized interventions – including a real-time link to the care team. That’s the take-away from a mobile...

mHealth Replaces The Specialist Consult in Retinopathy Detection

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Federal regulators have given the green light to mHealth technology that can identify diabetic retinopathy in adults without the need for a specialist consult. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the IDx-DR, which uses...

AMA Challenges mHealth Providers to Improve Chronic Care Management

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The American Medical Association is challenging the mobile health community to come up with a better way for patients to share their data with doctors in chronic care management programs. The AMA is partnering with Google in the Health...

An mHealth App Beats The Physical Exam For Accuracy in One Study

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Canadian researchers have found that an mHealth app is better than a traditional bedside examination for determining blood flow in a patient’s wrist. In a study published this month in the Canadian Medical Association Journal...

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