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AMIA: mHealth Tools are Vital to Bridge the ‘Health IT Chasm’

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mHealth tools and platforms could go a long way toward bridging the “health IT chasm” that exists between healthcare providers and their patients. Digital and connected health tools play a big part in two policy documents unveiled...

Telemedicine Gets a Passing Grade in School Concussion Study

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A telemedicine platform works just as well as a physical trainer in diagnosing concussions during a sporting event, according to a long-awaited study. In a two-year project conducted on the sidelines of Northern Arizona University football games,...

Lyft Expands Smartphone-Based Medical Ridesharing to 42 States

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Popular ridesharing company Lyft has announced a new partnership with American Medical Response (AMR) that will bring smartphone-based ridesharing for non-emergency and ambulatory medical appointments to patients in 42 states. Through medical...

mHealth Devices Get A.I. Support for Mobile Telestroke Units

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mHealth devices used in acute care will soon be integrated with an artificial intelligence platform, giving first responders and other clinicians real-time clinical decision support tools during emergencies. The partnership announced between...

mHealth Study Proves Remote Monitoring Beats In-Person Visits

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An mHealth platform for post-operative care helped patients collaborate better and more often with their doctors and reduced follow-up visits to the doctor’s office. In addition, more than half of those using the mobile health platform,...

New Resource Helps mHealth App Developers Understand HIPAA

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Healthcare providers and mHealth app developers trying to understand the complexities of HIPAA now have a new resource at their disposal. The Connected Health Initiative, an offshoot of ACT | The App Association, has launched an interactive tool...

mHealth Apps for Cardiac Care Sanctioned for Misleading Claims

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Three companies marketing mHealth apps for cardiac care have been sanctioned for “misleading claims and irresponsible privacy practices.” New York Attorney General Eric G. Schneiderman announced settlements with the three companies...

New Study Gives mHealth High Marks in Children’s Health

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An analysis of dozens of mHealth studies has found that mHealth interventions can help children live healthier lifestyles. The analysis, appearing in JAMA Pediatrics, finds that parents and caregivers can improve healthcare outcomes and behaviors...

Express Scripts Looks To mHealth Gaming to Boost Medication Adherence

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The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management organization is turning to mHealth in a bid to improve medication adherence through patient engagement. Express Scripts has announced an investment Mango Health, a San Francisco-based mHealth...

Mount Sinai Touts Success of mHealth Asthma Project

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New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital is reporting positive results from its mHealth study on asthma patients, though nagging questions remain on patient engagement. In a study published in Nature Biotechnology, Mount Sinai researchers claimed...

GPS Data Has Potential to Model Symptoms of Depression

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The authors of a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that is it not only accurate but also feasible to use GPS data from smartphones to discover time-imperative behavioral symptoms of patients with depression....

mHealth Management Tools Sought by Younger Diabetic Patients

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A team of researchers in New Zealand found that a majority of young diabetics preferred receiving diabetes self-management support via texting, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Nearly two-thirds...

KLAS Report Finds Hospitals Still Aren’t Embracing mHealth Apps

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Most doctors are using an mHealth app these days – but that doesn’t mean their bosses are jumping on the digital health bandwagon just as quickly. A KLAS report finds that only half of healthcare organizations surveyed formally use...

Apple Watch Study to Use Digital Health to Tackle Depression

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British mHealth researchers are launching a project to determine whether the Apple Watch can help treat people with depression. Takeda Pharmaceuticals has joined forces with UK-based Cognition Kit Limited to use the Cognition Kit app in a controlled...

UK Program to Put Home-Based mHealth Data in Clinicians’ Hands

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The UK’s health system is set to roll out two apps that will enable healthcare providers to gather clinical grade data from patients at home. The program, now being tested at four hospitals in and around Oxfordshire, could be extended to...

Saint Luke’s Takes a Cue from the NFL to Make mHealth Apps Fan-Friendly

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Saint Luke’s Health System is consolidating its mHealth apps onto one platform with help from a tech company that made the San Francisco 49ers’ new football stadium fan-friendly. The 10-hospital, Kansas City-based health system currently...

New mHealth Study Tests an App’s Ability to Forecast Fertility

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Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have launched a study to determine whether an mHealth app can help prevent unintended pregnancies. The study, to be conducted by GUMC’s Institute for Reproductive Health, will follow up...

Study Questions Safety of mHealth Messaging in High-Acuity Healthcare

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A new study questions the reliability of mHealth messaging in high-acuity care, saying it could lead to patient harm. Writing in the AHIMA Foundation’s Perspectives in Health Information Management, researchers from Dallas-based CHRISTUS...

Newest ResearchKit Study Focuses on a Rare Disease

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Penn Medicine is launching an mHealth project on the ResearchKit platform, aimed at connecting healthcare providers with the few thousand people across the globe who have a rare condition called sarcoidosis. An inflammatory condition that leads...

Can SMART on FHIR Solve mHealth’s Medication Management Challenges?

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An agreement to promote interoperability between three of the largest and most competitive EHR platforms has set the stage for a breakthrough in mHealth medication management. Using the SMART on FHIR app platform, providers will be able...

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