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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...

HIMSS, AMA Join Forces on mHealth App Evaluation

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A new collaboration has launched to help evaluate and certify mHealth apps. The American Medical Association, American Heart Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and DHX Group have launched Xcertia, described...

Study: mHealth App Usability Isn’t Matching Up With Demand

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mHealth apps can help high-need, high-cost populations such as those with complex or multiple chronic conditions, a new study finds. But with the bar set so low on mHealth app usability, it’s difficult to match the right apps to the right...

Penn. State mHealth Challenge Aims to Make Apps Appealing

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mHealth apps that help users manage their health challenges dominated the day at Pennsylvania State University’s recent mHealth Challenge, offering insight into where tomorrow’s entrepreneurs think the industry will go. Coordinated...

mHealth Takes on Missed Healthcare Appointments

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Healthcare providers often look at mHealth in terms of bringing healthcare to the patient. But sometimes it’s more important to bring the patient to healthcare. With an eye to patient engagement and satisfaction, health systems are now...

Survey: Consumers Want mHealth Convenience, But Payers Aren’t Prepared

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A new study finds that consumers overwhelmingly prefer online communications with their doctor over in-person visits, and they’ll even risk the security of their health data for the convenience. In all, eight out of every 10 people surveyed...

mHealth Platforms Are Bringing Back the House Call

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A Texas-based mHealth app platform offering house calls to parents of sick children is gaining momentum with partnerships with two large health systems. Memorial Hermann Health in Houston and Baylor Scott & White in Dallas are now using the...

mHealth Apps are Surging - But are They Sustainable?

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Healthcare providers are developing mHealth strategies at record pace, but they aren’t budgeting enough money to support them. That’s the gist of the new Red Hat survey, which finds that 82 percent of the healthcare organizations...

Today’s mHealth Challenges Focus on Analysis Over Aggregation

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Health systems looking to find value in mHealth data might be advised to look at the various contests and hackathons springing up around the country. Once the realm of starry-eyed entrepreneurs and innovators working out of their garages, today’s...

mHealth Messages Connect the Dots in Care Management

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Three of every four physicians in a recent survey say patient satisfaction will play a more important role over the next five years. And almost 90 percent say mHealth messages between trips to the doctor’s office will be vital tools to...

Digital Decision Support: Using mHealth to Combat Antibiotic Overuse

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Timely tweets, Facebook posts and other social mHealth messages can help healthcare providers cut down on potentially deadly antibiotic overuse, a new study indicates. The study, conducted at the University of Chicago Medicine and appearing in...

mHealth and Pokémon Go: Yet Another Wasted Opportunity?

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Pokémon Go may have been a nationwide sensation this past summer – including offering up some impressive mobile health statistics – but it’s suffering the same fate as many healthcare apps. It isn’t keeping up that...

Is the mHealth App Market Reaching its Saturation Point?

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Supply is far outpacing demand for mHealth apps. That’s the conclusion made by Berlin-based Reserach2Guidance in its study, mHealth App Developer Economics, the latest in a series of reports and studies this year that suggest the mHealth...

Is Digital Therapeutics the Next Big Thing in mHealth?

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A relatively new mHealth platform known as digital therapeutics is poised to take healthcare by storm. Also commonly known as software-as-a-drug, the industry currently consists of a few dozen startups and about $500 million in business, but...

Self-Directed mHealth Program Improves Mental Health for Vets

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A self-guided mHealth training program may be an effective way to reduce the symptoms of mental health conditions experienced by post-9/11 veterans and their significant others, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

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