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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...

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...

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