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mHealth Project to Use Digital Health Data to Identify, Treat Pain

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Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital is helping to launch a study to determine whether mHealth data collected on smartphones and wearables can be used to help treat people with chronic pain. The hospital is partnering with...

Fitbit Enhances Its mHealth Platform With Twine Health Acquisition

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Fitbit is adding health and wellness coaching to its consumer-facing digital health platform, giving the company new mHealth tools to appeal to providers and payers. The San Francisco-based company announced plans this week to acquire...

FDA Approves mHealth Wearable for Tracking Epileptic Seizures

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an mHealth wearable that can detect epileptic seizures and immediately alert care team members. The Embrace smart device, developed by Cambridge, Mass.-based Empatica, uses machine...

Can mHealth Make the Connection Between Providers and Minorities?

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Healthcare providers looking to connect with minorities should develop an mHealth strategy that focuses on the smartphone. That’s the takeaway from a pair of studies published this month in the American Journal of Managed Care. The...

An mHealth Wearable Helps Cedars-Sinai Doctors Manage Patient Care

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Physicians at Cedars-Sinai Hospital are using an mHealth wearable to track and improve recovery times for post-operative patients. In a program that began roughly one year ago, patients are given a Fitbit after undergoing major surgery to...

Mayo Clinic to Explore The Use of Telemedicine for Stent Surgeries

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A projected shortage of cardiologists is pushing the Mayo Clinic to consider telemedicine for conducting some minimally invasive coronary interventions, such as inserting stents. The Minnesota-based health system recently announced a...

UnitedHealth Gives MA Members an mHealth Link to Diabetes Care

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UnitedHealth Group is launching an mHealth program to help its Medicaid Advantage members with type 2 diabetes. The insurer, which boast some 4.3 million seniors in its MA plans, is giving an undisclosed number of members the Dexcom...

mHealth Researchers Use Gas-Sniffing Sensors to Analyze The Gut

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Australian researchers are working on an ingestible mHealth device that reads gases in the gut, and which could someday help providers diagnose and treat a wide array of gastrointestinal issues. The researchers, from the Royal Melbourne...

UK Approves Wearable mHealth Device for Chronic Pain Management

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UK residents will soon be able to use a prescribed – and reimbursed - mHealth wearable to manage chronic pain. The National Health System has given its approval to the ActiPatch, a wearable device that manages peripheral nerve...

Newest mHealth Intervention for Smokers Combines Apps, Wearables

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The latest mHealth intervention aimed at smokers combines an app with a wearable, targeting both real-time monitoring and patient engagement. An Israeli company called Somatix is testing its new SmokeBeat app in the US, Canada, France,...

Drones Show Potential for Delivering Telemedicine, mHealth Services

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Today’s high-tech toy could soon become a valuable telemedicine tool. Drones – those tiny, unmanned planes that have been buzzing over beaches and playgrounds across the US – are beginning to show up on the radar in...

With ECG Sensor, Apple May Be Adding mHealth Muscle to Its Watch

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Apple is reportedly developing an ECG monitor for the Apple Watch, a move that could pit the tech giant against developers of medical-grade ECG wearables and further push consumer wearables into the remote patient monitoring...

Health System CIOs Are Ready to Take mHealth to the Next Level

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With some three-quarters of the nation’s health systems now having an mHealth communications strategy, CIOs are now setting their sights on integrating those platforms with clinical decision support tools, including the...

Researchers Ready to Test mHealth Diagnostic Device for Head Injuries

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Harvard University researchers are ready for large-scale testing of an mHealth device that could detect traumatic brain injury from a drop of blood. The researchers are working with Boston-based mobile health device company BioDirection...

UK Researchers Use mHealth to Help Predict Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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British researchers are developing a mobile health device that can scan the feet of diabetic patients for ulcers, a serious condition that can lead to amputation and death. Robert Simpson, of the National Physical Laboratory near London,...

The Spotlight’s on Apple Watch as an mHealth Tool for Cardiac Care

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The Apple Watch is becoming a popular mHealth wearable for people with cardiac conditions. Two separate announcements have positioned the smartwatch at the center of the remote monitoring ecosystem, giving mHealth and telehealth advocates...

VA Project Uses Telemedicine Tablets to Treat Veterans at Home

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A tablet equipped with store-and-forward mHealth technology is helping Veterans’ Affairs doctors in San Diego improve clinical outcomes for veterans with chronic wounds. It’s one of several mHealth and telehealth projects at...

FDA OKs Telemedicine Platform for Programming Cochlear Implants

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Federal regulators have approved the first telemedicine platform for remote management of hearing aids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week announced its approval of the remote programming feature for the Nucleus Cochlear...

FDA OKs Prescription mHealth Wearable to Treat Opioid Withdrawal

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Federal regulators have approved an mHealth wearable designed to help those with drug addictions fight off cravings during withdrawal. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted de novo premarket review approval to the NSS-2 Bridge...

FDA OKs First Ingestible mHealth Sensor for Medication Adherence

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Federal regulators have approved the first digestible digital therapeutic, a pill with embedded sensors and an mHealth patch designed to help with medication adherence. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced approval late Monday...

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