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Apple Donates Smartwatches for mHealth Study on Eating Disorders

October 15, 2018 - 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 Medicine’s School of Psychiatry, will be handing out 1,000 donated Apple Watches in a connected health project to study genetic factors behind...


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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...

Choosing the Right mHealth Devices For a Pediatric Telehealth Program

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Pediatricians see telehealth as an opportunity to replicate the office exam at home – a more comfortable environment for both the child and the parents. But the success of the virtual visit hinges on capturing accurate patient...

LA Project Uses mHealth Devices to Help Low-Income Kids With Asthma

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A California health plan is launching a new effort to put mHealth devices into the hands of those who need them the most: underserved children. The Blue Shield of California Foundation, a not-for-profit health plan and philanthropic...

US Army to Use Fitbits in RPM Pilot Program at 2 Military Hospitals

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The US Army will be using more than 500 Fitbit activity trackers in a remote patient monitoring program at two military hospitals. The US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is budgeting almost $81,000 to purchase the...

Fitbits For Physicians: New mHealth Project Targets Provider Stress

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mHealth wearables, long seen as a tool for helping patients manage their health, are now being tested as a care management tool for their doctors. Researchers at the University of Michigan, who have been analyzing stress levels of medical...

West Coast Hospitals Get FDA Grant for Pediatric mHealth Support

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A consortium of West Coast children’s hospitals and universities is getting more than $6 million from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to continue research and development of mHealth and telehealth technology for children. The...

Stanford Researchers Use an mHealth Patch to Measure Teenager Stress

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Stanford University is using an mHealth wearable in a new study looking for a connection between stress and depression in teenagers. Researchers in Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science are using the Vital...

Apple’s New Smartwatch Gets to The Heart of The mHealth Debate

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mHealth enhancements to the new Apple Watch are designed to make digital health more consumer-friendly, but will healthcare providers embrace the wearable? The Apple Watch Series 4, unveiled this week during the company’s typically...

FDA Signals Interest in mHealth Platform for Potassium Screening

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Federal officials are showing interest in an mHealth device that can reportedly detect dangerous levels of potassium in a patient without the need to draw any blood. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted “Breakthrough...

Geisinger Patients Find a Comfort Zone With mHealth Wearables

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Geisinger Health System patients enrolled in an mHealth study on pain management are using wearables “consistently and frequently” to document their care, according to an interim analysis released this week. “We are...

Non-Profit Uses mHealth to Improve Concussion Education, Treatment

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A global non-profit is using an mHealth wearable to teach healthcare providers and others how to identify and treat concussions. TeachAids, a Stanford University spinoff that has developed internationally recognized HIV and AIDS education...

Healthcare Providers Mull Clinical mHealth Applications for Alexa

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Voice-enabled digital assistants like Alexa are all the rage in the consumer market these days, but connected health experts are expecting providers to be cautious in developing mHealth applications for clinical use. Still, the interest...

Anthem Launches mHealth Program in Ohio for COPD Care Management

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Anthem is launching an mHealth program in Ohio that will use a remote patient monitoring platform to improve care management for members living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio...

Fitbit, Blue Cross Blue Shield Launch Connected Health Partnership

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Fitbit has forged another mHealth partnership in its bid to make the fitness wearables a staple in connected health programs. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has announced that it will include Fitbit in its Blue365 health and...

UK’s Bolton Hospital is Replacing its Pagers With mHealth Devices

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A UK hospital is replacing pagers with an mHealth device that allows doctors and nurses to communicate with each other and check on each patient’s health status. Royal Bolton Hospital, part of the National Health Service’s...

FDA Approves Smartphone-based mHealth Platform For Urinalysis Tests

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In yet another sign that smartphones are becoming mHealth diagnostic tools, federal officials have approved a digital health platform that enables users to test their urine on a smartphone and share that data with their doctor. The U.S....

HHS Is Looking For mHealth Devices That Can Diagnose Influenza

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Federal officials are hoping to head the upcoming flu season off at the pass with an mHealth device that would allow consumers to test themselves at home for the influenza virus and connect with a care provider via telemedicine for...

STSI Study Finds mHealth Wearable Effective in Detecting AFib

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An mHealth wearable designed to monitor the user’s heart health was three times better at detecting atrial fibrillation than regular screening in a doctor’s office. That’s the long-awaited takeaway from the mHealth...

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