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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...

UK’s ‘GP At Hand’ Service Offers Patients mHealth Access to a Doctor

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Some 3.5 million London residents will soon be able to access healthcare on their smartphones around the clock in an mHealth pilot being rolled out by the UK’s National Health Service. The free program, called GP at Hand, will...

EHR Provider Touts mHealth Access by Apple’s Facial Recognition App

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The developer of an mHealth-based electronic health record platform has reportedly become the first to enable EHR access by facial recognition. Drchrono announced this week that its EHR can now be opened through Apple’s new Face ID...

With Fitbits, STSI Adds mHealth to its Precision Medicine Project

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Scripps Health’s Digital Health research unit is providing as many as 10,000 Fitbits to participants in a precision medicine program to track how home activities may affect their health. The Scripps Translational Science Institute...

Partners Looks to Integrate mHealth Data Into the Clinical Record

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Partners Connected Health is expanding its mHealth platform to integrate data from consumer-facing devices and wearables, giving healthcare providers new pathways to remote monitoring and care coordination. The Massachusetts-based...

mHealth Data Adds Detail, Meaning to Population Health Programs

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Smartphones have long been considered an ideal mHealth tool for personalized medicine, capable of collecting individual data and pushing out targeted reminders and information. Now that data is being used to power population health...

For Addiction Experts, mHealth Has Its Advantages And Drawbacks

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mHealth may prove to be a critical tool in addressing the national opioid epidemic, but a panel discussion at the Connected Health Conference made it clear that digital health devices might sometimes be more of a hindrance than a...

Its Setbacks Addressed, An mHealth Program Gets Ready to Relaunch

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An mHealth study to test the diagnostic capabilities of a smartphone at three US health systems is relaunching this winter. ResApp Health’s first SMARTCOUGH-C study, conducted this summer on more than 1,100 patients at the Cleveland...

mHealth Researchers Develop Smart Bandage With Timed Drug Release

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mHealth researchers are working on a smart bandage that can deliver timed doses of medication directly into the wound, speeding up the healing process and reducing the need for opioids. As envisioned by researchers from MIT, Harvard...

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