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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...

mHealth Researchers Eye the Smartphone as a Zika Detection Device

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Researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital are working on mHealth technology that can detect the Zika virus through a smartphone. As reported in the journal ACS Nano, the researchers are developing nanotechnology...

FDA Approves Implantable mHealth Sensor for Diabetes Care Management

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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...

Doctors Use mHealth to Screen Cancer Survivors for Heart Problems

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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...

FDA Approves mHealth Wearable for Opioid Withdrawal Treatment

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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...

CMS Embraces mHealth With Reimbursement for Smartphone CGM Links

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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...

Jefferson Health Tests an mHealth Wearable for Pneumonia Detection

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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...

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