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FDA Approves Implantable mHealth Sensor for Diabetes Care Management

June 22, 2018 - Federal officials have given the green light to an implantable mHealth device designed to help people with diabetes and their caregivers remotely monitor blood glucose levels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Eversense CGM (continuous glucose management) system, developed by Senseonics, continues the rapid pace of digital health innovation for the diabetes market....


Doctors Use mHealth to Screen Cancer Survivors for Heart Problems


An mHealth device that measures heart function could potentially save the lives of childhood cancer survivors at risk of developing heart problems later in life. Researchers at the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Clinic at City of Hope in Duarte,...

FDA Approves mHealth Wearable for Opioid Withdrawal Treatment


Federal regulators have approved an mHealth wearable that fits around the ear and is designed to help people going through opioid withdrawal. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) premarket approval of the Drug Relief aural neurostimulator,...

CMS Embraces mHealth With Reimbursement for Smartphone CGM Links


Healthcare providers who collaborate with diabetic patients through smartphone-enabled continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) will soon be reimbursed under Medicare. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the change in coverage...

Jefferson Health Tests an mHealth Wearable for Pneumonia Detection


Researchers at Jefferson Health’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center are studying whether an mHealth wearable used to monitor breathing in asthma patients can be adapted to detect signs of pneumonia in patients with lung cancer. The researchers...

mHealth Finds a Place for Fitbit in Remote Patient Monitoring Research


Consumer-grade mHealth wearables are finally beginning to make their mark in remote patient monitoring programs. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA are reporting that a Fitbit activity tracker can be used in some RPM programs...

Fox Foundation to Use mHealth Wearables in Parkinson’s Research


The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is launching a project to gather mHealth data from more than 800 people living with Parkinson’s through a wearable. The foundation is partnering with Verily Life Sciences, one...

Mayo Clinic Uses An mHealth App to Identify Epileptic Seizures


Researchers at the Mayor Clinic are reporting success with an mHealth app that can diagnose epilepsy. The EpiFinder app reportedly correctly identified epilepsy or offered an accurate alternative diagnosis in almost 87 percent of the cases during...

mHealth Scores High With Consumers in Boosting Medication Adherence


Consumers are looking to mobile health tools, such as mHealth apps and wearables, to improve their medication adherence. A recent study of some 800 prescription medication users, conducted by Russell Research for Express Scripts, finds that roughly...

PCORI Grant to Test mHealth Value in Hypertension Care Management


Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are getting a $6.5 million grant to study whether mHealth can help people with uncontrolled hypertension. The grant, from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), will...

KU Medical Center, Garmin to Analyze mHealth Value in Wearables


The University of Kansas Medical Center is partnering with Garmin to study how wearables can be used in mHealth programs. Garmin, a Swiss company with a US headquarters in Kansas City, develops a number of fitness and activity devices through...

ResearchKit Study to Test Smartphones’ mHealth Value in Eye Studies


Novartis wants to know if smartphones are good enough to be used in eye studies. The pharma giant has launched a new project on Apple’s ResearchKit platform to gather data on how smartphones can be used in ophthalmology programs. Through...

mHealth, Telehealth Innovation on Display in Diabetes Challenge


A global competition launched by the T1D Exchange is shining the spotlight on a wide range of mHealth and telehealth advances for managing diabetes. The Boston-based non-profit, patient-centered research organization unveiled the 10 finalists...

With Google Glass, Sutter Health Sees mHealth Success in Workflows


While the disastrous commercial launch of Google Glass is now a distant memory, one of northern California’s largest health systems is seeing strong success with the enterprise version of the mHealth smartglasses. And officials are crediting...

Security Fears Outweigh Benefits in Mobile Device Management Report


A global survey of health system executives finds that mobile devices are driving patient satisfaction and experience across the enterprise – yet less than half of those decision-makers aren’t confident in the security of the mobile...

New NIH Program Eyes mHealth, Telehealth as Pain Management Tools


Telehealth platforms and mHealth devices targeting pain relief may play a significant role in the National Institutes for Health’s new initiative to combat opioid abuse. Unveiled at last week’s 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin...

MIT Uses mHealth to Help Cancer Patients Improve Chemotherapy Care


With remote patient monitoring looking to make a bigger impact on care management for patients with chronic conditions, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on a mobile health device that would allow cancer patients...

CMS Under Pressure to Cover mHealth Tools for Diabetes Management


As federal regulators approve more mHealth devices for diabetes care management and coordination, some in Congress are lobbying for better Medicare coverage of digital health. A bipartisan group of lawmakers this week asked the Centers for Medicare...

mHealth Tools, AI Combine to Avert Serious Diabetic Health Issues


mHealth devices embedded with artificial intelligence are helping people with diabetes identify  dangerous changes in their blood sugar levels before they happen, avoiding serious and sometimes fatal consequences. The U.S. Food and Drug...

Researchers Focus on mHealth Applications for Smart Contact Lenses


The latest application of mHealth for medication management and adherence comes from Boston, where a team of Harvard Medical School researchers has created smart-enabled contact lenses that can deliver times medications to the eyes. The high-tech...


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