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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...

A Patient-Facing mHealth App Can Also Benefit Providers

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Inspira Health is launching a mobile health platform designed to reducing staffing bottlenecks and take the waiting out of waiting rooms. The New Jersey-based health system is deploying a mobile app that allows patients to check in online and...

WA State Payer Picks mHealth Application for Depression Care

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Local payer Amerigroup Washington has chosen an mHealth application to help beneficiaries with mental health self-management, the organizations announced in a press release.  The collaboration, which aims to improve access to resources related...

ResearchKit Reaches a Crossroads - And Faces Some Tough Questions

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ResearchKit was hailed as an innovative mHealth tool when it debuted in 2015. But as one of the first studies to use the clinical trial platform begins to show results, competitors and mHealth analysts are taking shots at Apple’s shine,...

Stanford’s mHealth App Gets a Precision Medicine Upgrade

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Stanford’s popular MyHeart Counts app is getting a precision medicine update. One of the first apps to be introduced on Apple’s ResearchKit platform two years ago, the Stanford University School of Medicine’s MyHeart Counts...

Texas Hospital’s mHealth Game Targets a Public Health Crisis

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A Texas health system is combing mHealth and gaming technology to teach the local Hispanic population about liver disease. The Hospitals of Providence partnered with the El Paso Times and gamification software company OfferCraft to produce an...

mHealth App Security is Still a Priority - And a Problem

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mHealth app security is still the top concern among healthcare providers, according to a new survey. And the numbers indicate it’s still a major problem. Slightly less than half of the healthcare providers surveyed by device management...

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