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Milwaukee’s Mobile Health Program Shows Benefits of Care Coordination

April 20, 2018 - A mobile health program launched in 2015 by the Milwaukee Fire Department has reduced 911 calls from so-called “frequent flyers” by more than 50 percent over the past two years. Officials say those callers – identified by the department as people with complex health concerns who call 911 dozens of times a year – aren’t calling as often because they’re being...


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Is mHealth Monitoring for Hypertension Safer Than the Doctor’s Office?

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New research suggests that using mHealth to monitor blood pressure may actually be more accurate and safer than blood pressure readings taken in a doctor’s office. A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds...

mHealth Gives Pharmacists a Powerful Diabetes Management Platform

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A medical journal is suggesting that pharmacists use telemedicine and mHealth to play a more active role in medication management for people with diabetes – a move that could improve adherence, reduce errors and boost clinical outcomes....

DoD Unveils mHealth Program to Monitor Service Members’ Health

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The Defense Department is launching a new remote patient monitoring project that aims to monitor the health of armed service members through their smartphones. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a DoD department responsible...

AMA Challenges mHealth Providers to Improve Chronic Care Management

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The American Medical Association is challenging the mobile health community to come up with a better way for patients to share their data with doctors in chronic care management programs. The AMA is partnering with Google in the Health Care Interoperability...

MIT Uses mHealth to Help Cancer Patients Improve Chemotherapy Care

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With remote patient monitoring looking to make a bigger impact on care management for patients with chronic conditions, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on a mobile health device that would allow cancer patients...

mHealth Research on Mental Health Taps Into One’s Tapping Habits

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Healthcare providers looking to use mHealth in behavioral health treatment have long struggled to make the technology unobtrusive. But recent research suggests that remote monitoring of people with mental health issues could be done by analyzing...

Can mHealth Wearables Help Patients Talk to Their Docs About Sleep?

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An Indiana health system is turning to Fitbit to test the value of mHealth data in helping patients talk to their doctors about sleep problems. The Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute, in a partnership with the National Sleep Foundation...

CMS Under Pressure to Cover mHealth Tools for Diabetes Management

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As federal regulators approve more mHealth devices for diabetes care management and coordination, some in Congress are lobbying for better Medicare coverage of digital health. A bipartisan group of lawmakers this week asked the Centers for Medicare...

Temple Launches Telehealth Program For Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

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Temple University is launching a nationwide telemedicine program targeting care management for people suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The Temple Lung Center at Temple University Hospital, which performed a nation-high 131...

Telehealth, mHealth Put The Spotlight on Interoperability at HIMSS18

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For telehealth and mHealth enthusiasts, HIMSS18 was like a healthcare version of The Bachelor – it was all about making the right connection. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference and exhibition,...

Telehealth, RPM Help Visiting Nurses Fill Care Management Needs

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Nebraska’s chapter of the Visiting Nurse Association is launching a telehealth program to improve care management and coordination for its home-based patients. The Omaha-based VNA is deploying 4G tablets with preloaded software and Bluetooth-connected...

mHealth Wearables Are Put to The Test in Schizophrenia Treatment

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Psychiatrists are taking a closer look at remote patient monitoring technology to help patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. mHealth devices that can measure a patient’s moods in real time “represent a valuable method for gathering...

Stroke Research Uses mHealth Patches, Wearables to Detect, Treat AF

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Two new studies are proving the value of mHealth wearables – including the Apple Watch and a sensor-embedded patch – in detecting dangerous cardiac issues that can lead to a stroke. Presented at the American College of Cardiology’s...

Using Telehealth to Help Patients With Medication Adherence

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Health systems in Massachusetts and North Carolina are launching remote patient monitoring programs to determine whether a telehealth approach to medication adherence can improve health outcomes and reduce ER visits and hospitalizations in high-risk...

Home Health Provider Launches Telehealth Program for Physical Therapy

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One of the nation’s largest home healthcare agencies is launching a remote patient monitoring program that uses telehealth to help post-acute care patients recover at home. Visiting Nurse Service of New York will make the Virtual Exercise...

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 Twine Health,...

Digital Health Study Targets Virtual Coaching in Diabetes Prevention

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A Nebraska hospital is recruiting 500 patients for a study on the effectiveness of a digital diabetes prevention program that includes mHealth interventions. The University of Nebraska Medical Center will recruit patients for the project, to...

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 track...

Cedars-Sinai Study Finds mHealth, RPM Aren’t Changing Outcomes Yet

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mHealth sensors in smartwatches, fitness bands and other wearables aren’t improving patient outcomes in remote monitoring programs, according to a new study conducted at Cedars-Sinai. But researchers say the issue is one of volume rather...

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