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FDA OKs Prescription mHealth Wearable to Treat Opioid Withdrawal

November 15, 2017 - Federal regulators have approved an mHealth wearable designed to help those with drug addictions fight off cravings during withdrawal. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted de novo premarket review approval to the NSS-2 Bridge device, a battery-powered nerve stimulator placed behind the ear that emits electrical pulses to stimulate certain nerves “which may provide relief...


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FDA OKs First Ingestible mHealth Sensor for Medication Adherence

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Federal regulators have approved the first digestible digital therapeutic, a pill with embedded sensors and an mHealth patch designed to help with medication adherence. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced approval late Monday of Ability...

UK’s ‘GP At Hand’ Service Offers Patients mHealth Access to a Doctor

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Some 3.5 million London residents will soon be able to access healthcare on their smartphones around the clock in an mHealth pilot being rolled out by the UK’s National Health Service. The free program, called GP at Hand, will enable select...

EHR Provider Touts mHealth Access by Apple’s Facial Recognition App

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The developer of an mHealth-based electronic health record platform has reportedly become the first to enable EHR access by facial recognition. Drchrono announced this week that its EHR can now be opened through Apple’s new Face ID application...

With Fitbits, STSI Adds mHealth to its Precision Medicine Project

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Scripps Health’s Digital Health research unit is providing as many as 10,000 Fitbits to participants in a precision medicine program to track how home activities may affect their health. The Scripps Translational Science Institute will...

Partners Looks to Integrate mHealth Data Into the Clinical Record

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Partners Connected Health is expanding its mHealth platform to integrate data from consumer-facing devices and wearables, giving healthcare providers new pathways to remote monitoring and care coordination. The Massachusetts-based organization,...

mHealth Data Adds Detail, Meaning to Population Health Programs

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Smartphones have long been considered an ideal mHealth tool for personalized medicine, capable of collecting individual data and pushing out targeted reminders and information. Now that data is being used to power population health programs,...

For Addiction Experts, mHealth Has Its Advantages And Drawbacks

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mHealth may prove to be a critical tool in addressing the national opioid epidemic, but a panel discussion at the Connected Health Conference made it clear that digital health devices might sometimes be more of a hindrance than a help. Mobile...

Its Setbacks Addressed, An mHealth Program Gets Ready to Relaunch

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An mHealth study to test the diagnostic capabilities of a smartphone at three US health systems is relaunching this winter. ResApp Health’s first SMARTCOUGH-C study, conducted this summer on more than 1,100 patients at the Cleveland Clinic,...

mHealth Researchers Develop Smart Bandage With Timed Drug Release

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mHealth researchers are working on a smart bandage that can deliver timed doses of medication directly into the wound, speeding up the healing process and reducing the need for opioids. As envisioned by researchers from MIT, Harvard Medical School,...

mHealth Study Gives Smartphones a Failing Grade on Foot Ulcer Care

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Australian researchers have found that an mHealth platform that relies on photographs taken by a smartphone isn’t enough to properly treat a diabetic foot ulcer. Roughly 3.4 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes around the world develop...

mHealth Group Posts Action Plan for Using Consumer-Facing Data

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A group of mHealth experts brought together by Duke University’s Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy has drafted an action plan to integrate consumer-facing mHealth technology into clinical trials. The 39-page plan, “Mobilizing...

mHealth Device Earns FDA Approval to Help Smokers Kick The Habit

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A mobile breath sensor has earned federal approval as a class 2 medical device. Combined with a new mHealth app, the digital health platform can now be used to help smokers kick the habit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's...

A Parkinson’s Doctor Explains How mHealth is Changing Patient Care

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Rajesh Pahwa, MD, has long treated his Parkinson’s disease patients by sitting them down and asking them how each day has gone in between doctor’s visits. Now he’s using an mHealth wearable to better understand those days. Pahwa,...

mHealth Looks to Solve the Diabetes Care Management Conundrum

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has approved the first mHealth device for diabetics that doesn’t require daily user interventions, an important step in improving patient engagement in care management plans. Abbott’s FreeStyle...

How Do Corporate Health and Wellness Programs Measure mHealth ROI?

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More than a third of the nation’s employers are using a corporate wellness program that includes mHealth wearables - and yet many are struggling to measure whether the program is successful. Those conclusions come from the 2017 State of...

USC Research Sees Smartglasses as The Ultimate mHealth Wearable

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The University of Southern California is making another pitch for smartglasses, saying the mHealth wearable offers a strong form factor for health and wellness and patient engagement. The latest argument comes in a study by USC’s Center...

mHealth Researchers Turn the Smartphone Into a Diagnostic Device

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Two University of Illinois researchers have developed a camera that could vastly improve the mHealth diagnostic capabilities of a smartphone. The key to marketing the “lab-in-a-smartphone,” though, could lie in its popularity as a...

Will Europe Ban mHealth Devices in Corporate Wellness Programs?

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US businesses and health plans are keeping an eye on a proposed EU mandate that would prohibit the use of mHealth wearables in corporate wellness programs. The European Union’s Article 29 Working Party issued a 24-page data protection and...

mHealth Wearables May be Moving Closer to Clinical Acceptance

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While healthcare providers are still reluctant to embrace wearables, British researchers have developed an algorithm that could make the mHealth devices more accurate. Researchers at the University of Sussex have reportedly developed an AI-based...

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