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AMA Collaborative Develops mHealth Data Standards for BP Devices

February 13, 2019 - Healthcare providers using mHealth devices to monitor blood pressure in remote patient monitoring programs now have a model for data collection and analysis. The Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI), launched in 2017 by the American Medical Association (AMA), has unveiled the Self-Measured Blood Pressure Data Model, which aims to “define what data to collect, select how...


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mHealth Researchers Downplay the Reliability of Smartphone Cameras

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Healthcare providers who make clinical decisions based on smartphone photographs may be putting themselves at risk of a misdiagnosis, according to mHealth researchers. A digital health study conducted at the UK’s Anglia Ruskin...

OIG OKs Free Phones in mHealth Project Targeting Medication Adherence

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Federal officials have given the green light to a digital health company’s plan to loan free smartphones to patients enrolled in an mHealth project tracking medication adherence. The Office of the Inspector General issued the ruling...

Cedars-Sinai Doctors Use mHealth to Improve Post-Operative Recovery

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An mHealth program that encourages and measures daily exercise after major surgery can help hospitals reduce the average length-of-stay and send those patients home sooner. That’s the take-away from researchers at Cedars-Sinai...

mHealth Study Uses Wearables, AI to Detect Internalizing Disorders

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Healthcare providers and parents may someday be able to identify anxiety and depression in young children by tracking their activity with mHealth wearables. Researchers at the University of Vermont and the University of Michigan have...

Fairview Health Launches mHealth Program for Cancer Care Management

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Minnesota’s Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Health have launched an mHealth program for cancer patients that uses ingestible sensors and remote patient monitoring technology to improve care management during...

Scripps-Fitbit Partnership Adds mHealth Wearables to All of Us Project

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The National Institutes of Health is launching an mHealth project to include digital data from wearables in the massive All of Us research program. The NIH has announced a partnership with Fitbit that will enable consumers using the...

FDA OKs mHealth Wearable to Help Children Living With Epilepsy

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Federal regulators have cleared for use an mHealth wearable designed to detect epileptic seizures in children and immediately alert care team members. The US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Embrace smartwatch,...

IBM Tests mHealth Sensor That Measures Grip Strength in Fingernails

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IBM researchers are working on an mHealth sensor that can continuously measure grip strength in a user’s hand. The wearable digital health device measures the flexibility of and deformation in a user’s fingernail, a key...

UW-Madison Project Uses mHealth to Study Nurse Stress, Fatigue

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A new mHealth project in Wisconsin aims to use Fitbits to monitor – and ultimately improve – nurses’ health. University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Professor Linsey Steege will use the popular digital health...

FDA OKs mHealth Device, App for Asthma, COPD Care Management

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a mobile health device that works with a companion mHealth app to measure inhaler use by people living with asthma and COPD. The ProAir Digihaler, developed by Teva Pharmaceutical, is...

mHealth Wearables Hit the Mark in Tests to Measure Diabetic Foot Care

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Researchers in California are touting the mHealth benefits of a sensor-embedded sock that’s designed to continuously monitor a patient’s skin temperature. As reported in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the mHealth...

mHealth Strategies Need Planning to Avoid Digital Solution Fatigue

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Health plans looking to connect with their members on an mHealth platform these days face a challenge similar to any parent with teen-aged children: The more digital options, the better the chance of making eye contact. But do all those...

mHealth Project Envisions an Ingestible Controlled By a Smartphone

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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...

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...

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