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AMIA: mHealth Tools are Vital to Bridge the ‘Health IT Chasm’

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mHealth tools and platforms could go a long way toward bridging the “health IT chasm” that exists between healthcare providers and their patients. Digital and connected health tools play a big part in two policy documents...

Telemedicine Gets a Passing Grade in School Concussion Study

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A telemedicine platform works just as well as a physical trainer in diagnosing concussions during a sporting event, according to a long-awaited study. In a two-year project conducted on the sidelines of Northern Arizona University...

mHealth Devices Get A.I. Support for Mobile Telestroke Units

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mHealth devices used in acute care will soon be integrated with an artificial intelligence platform, giving first responders and other clinicians real-time clinical decision support tools during emergencies. The partnership announced...

New Study Gives mHealth High Marks in Children’s Health

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An analysis of dozens of mHealth studies has found that mHealth interventions can help children live healthier lifestyles. The analysis, appearing in JAMA Pediatrics, finds that parents and caregivers can improve healthcare outcomes and...

Healthcare Looks to Digital Health Tools to Measure Heart Health

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Wearable mHealth technology that helps both doctors and patients monitor heart rate is in the spotlight these days. AliveCor, whose Kardia Mobile was among the first ECG wearables on the market, has announced the release of Kardia Pro, a...

mHealth Takes a Closer Look at Digital Assistants

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mHealth providers are slowly coming to the conclusion that the human voice can be a powerful digital health tool. For years the concept was championed by the likes of Nuance, whose natural language processing (NLP) technology focused on...

Army, Clemson Join Forces to Test mHealth on Diabetes

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The U.S. Army wants to use mHealth to help its members control and improve management of type 2 diabetes. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) is...

Nokia is Ready to Dive Into Connected Care

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Nokia is going all in on remote patient monitoring The Finnish telecom announced at this week’s Mobile World Congress that it will launch the Withings connected health product line – which it had acquired last April - under...

NATO Ready to Deploy Telemedicine Platform

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NATO has finished testing a multinational telemedicine platform for emergency scenes or combat zones and is ready to deploy the suitcase-sized kits where needed around the world. The 28-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization made the...

Apple Watch Study to Use Digital Health to Tackle Depression

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British mHealth researchers are launching a project to determine whether the Apple Watch can help treat people with depression. Takeda Pharmaceuticals has joined forces with UK-based Cognition Kit Limited to use the Cognition Kit app in a...

Telemedicine Backpack Gives Providers a New Mobile Health Tool

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EMS providers in the rugged mountains of western North Carolina will soon be using a telemedicine backpack to help hard-to-reach residents with health issues. And the EMS director says it won’t take long for that backpack to pay for...

Apple Watch Helps Researchers Study Epileptic Seizures

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Johns Hopkins University researchers are using the Apple Watch to determine the possible triggers for epileptic seizures. The mHealth-enhanced smartwatch was the focal point of a recent 10-month study conducted at the Baltimore-based...

mHealth Makes Rounding an Active Tool in Value-Based Care

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An mHealth rounding platform is helping University of Chicago Medicine to add “the voice of the patient” to its care plan – and promoting value-based care. Nurses at the 560-bed hospital have been using iPads since 2014...

New Project Looks to Turn a Bandage into an mHealth Sensor

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North Carolina State University is launching a federally funded project to create a wearable mHealth sensor capable of continuously monitoring the amount of oxygen in surrounding tissue. Wearables have long held promise in healthcare for...

Flu Season Turns the Spotlight on mHealth, Telehealth Advances

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Just in time for flu season, researchers at the University of Texas in Arlington are reportedly developing an mHealth device that would specifically test for the flu virus. The device is similar to a breathalyzer, reports Perena Gouma, a...

Study Questions Safety of mHealth Messaging in High-Acuity Healthcare

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A new study questions the reliability of mHealth messaging in high-acuity care, saying it could lead to patient harm. Writing in the AHIMA Foundation’s Perspectives in Health Information Management, researchers from Dallas-based...

Are mHealth Sensors for Babies Doing More Harm Than Good?

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mHealth technology designed for babies may be doing more harm than good, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Smart devices and sensor-embedded clothing that track an infant’s vital signs and alert parents...

Stanford mHealth Grant Offers Giveaway of 1000 Apple Watches

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The Stanford Center for Digital Health (CHD) is looking for ideas from innovators that "stimulate and support" creative uses of Apple Watch devices for mHealth use by offering $10,000 and 1000 Apple Watches to awardees for research...

A Patient-Facing mHealth App Can Also Benefit Providers

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Inspira Health is launching a mobile health platform designed to reducing staffing bottlenecks and take the waiting out of waiting rooms. The New Jersey-based health system is deploying a mobile app that allows patients to check in online...

Healthcare Still Sees mHealth Value in Smartglasses

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While much of the healthcare world seems focused on virtual reality headsets these days, hospitals and health systems across the country are quietly finding value in smartglasses. Led by digital health stalwarts like Augmedix and...

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