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mHealth Project Envisions an Ingestible Controlled By a Smartphone

December 13, 2018 - Researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT are working on a mHealth platform that would enable healthcare providers to control an ingestible digital health sensor for up to a month after it’s swallowed. The connected health platform holds potential for care management situations in which medications are delivered in measured doses, at specific times...


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Dignity Health Uses mHealth to Cut ER Visits, Hospitalizations

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A healthcare provider who integrates digital therapeutics with a chronic care management program for asthma patients can cut ER visits and hospitalizations in half, according to a study undertaken by one of the nation’s largest...

Proposed mHealth App Could Detect Anemia From a Smartphone Photo

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Researchers in Atlanta are working on an mHealth app that could detect anemia simply by looking at a smartphone user’s fingernails. The digital health application could eventually replace invasive blood draws and improve outcomes...

Mount Sinai Launches mHealth Project Targeting Asthma Treatment

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The Mount Sinai Health System is launching a five-year mHealth study – billed as the largest of its kind – to examine the causes and effects of asthma. The New York health system is partnering with Sanofi and digital health...

Arkansas Launches Statewide mHealth Program for Concussion Education

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Arkansas officials are launching a statewide effort on an mHealth platform to educate high school athletes on the effects of concussions. The state is partnering with TeachAids, a Stanford-backed non-profit, to launch CrashCourse in every...

Mayo Clinic Expands the mHealth Platform for a Digital Stethoscope

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The Mayo Clinic is launching an mHealth project to determine whether a digital stethoscope can be used to screen for damaged hearts. The health system is teaming up with Eko to test the Silicon Valley company’s Duo Digital...

DC Children’s Hospital Turns to mHealth for Concussion Treatment

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A Washington, DC-based pediatric hospital will be using an mHealth platform to improve concussion treatment for children and adolescents. In a year-long program, Children’s National Medical Center will be using EYE-SYNC technology...

Duke to Use mHealth Wearables to Help Freshmen Improve Health

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Duke University will be arming incoming freshmen with smartwatches next year in an mHealth program that aims to improve student health outcomes. The WearDuke program, developed by Geoff Ginsburg, a professor of medicine, and Susanne Haga,...

Google Shuts Down Its mHealth Quest for a Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

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An mHealth project to create a glucose-sensing contact lens has been put on hold, though its creators still see promise in the digital health capabilities of a smart lens. In a blog written last Friday by Chief Technology Officer Brian...

FDA Grants Emergency Clearance to mHealth Platform for Ebola Testing

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With reports of a new Ebola outbreak threatening Africa, the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first-ever fingerstick test for the deadly virus that can be read on an mHealth device. The DPP Ebola Antigen System,...

Mercy Virtual Uses mHealth Wearables to Create a New Model of Care

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Officials at Mercy Virtual are hoping an mHealth patch that allows them to monitor patients in distant hospitals can also help them track patients at home. The St. Louis-based hospital, billed as the nation’s first free-standing...

Partners Launches Patient-Facing mHealth App to Gather RPM Data

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Partners HealthCare has released a consumer-facing mHealth app that enables patients to share data from roughly 250 connected health devices with their care team. The PGHDConnect app, unveiled at the Connected Health Conference last week...

Penn Medicine Study Uses mHealth to Monitor Kidney Disease Patients

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are adding mHealth wearables to a long-term study that aims to improve care management for people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Armed with a $17.5 million grant from the National...

Apple’s New mHealth Project Takes on Remote Patient Monitoring

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Several hospitals and health systems across the country will be participating in a massive mHealth study to determine whether an mHealth app and the Apple Watch can be used to improve care management and outcomes for patients undergoing...

Garmin Gives Its mHealth Wearables a Connected Health Platform

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Garmin has signed a partnership to integrate its mHealth wearables with a digital health platform for clinical research, putting the Swiss company on line to compete with Fitbit and Apple for connected health projects. The company will be...

BWEL Study Creator Talks About Fitbits, mHealth and Virtual Care

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The leader of an expansive mHealth program designed to improve care management and outcomes for women with breast cancer says the Fitbit is giving her and her researchers an opportunity to change how people think about their health. Dr....

Partners HealthCare Launches Connected Health Center of Excellence

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Partners HealthCare is launching a new resource center aimed at integrating mHealth and telehealth into patient-centered healthcare. The Boston-based health system unveiled the Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs during the opening day of its...

Apple Donates Smartwatches for mHealth Study on Eating Disorders

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Researchers at the University of North Carolina are launching an mHealth study aimed at improving care management for people living with eating disorders. The Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, part of the UNC School of...

US Military Tests an mHealth Wearable for Remote, Battlefield Care

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A U.S. Navy base in Virginia will soon be testing an mHealth wearable designed to link remote healthcare providers in disaster zones or battlefields with more experienced specialists. Developed by researchers at Purdue University, the...

Can mHealth Wearables Replace Opioids in Treating Chronic Pain?

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mHealth wearables that focus on pain relief are finding validation as an alternative to opioids. SPR Therapeutics, the Cleveland-based developer of a digital health platform for treatment of acute and chronic pain, has received $10...

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