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FDA Approves Implantable mHealth Sensor for Diabetes Care Management

June 22, 2018 - 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 Eversense CGM (continuous glucose management) system, developed by Senseonics, continues the rapid pace of digital health innovation for the diabetes market....


Medicare Advantage Members Are Using mHealth, But Their Plans Aren’t


Medicare Advantage members are using mHealth tools to monitor chronic health conditions. However, the same can’t be said for their health plans. That disparity was picked up in HealthMine’s Medicare Report, based on a 2017 survey...

mHealth, Telehealth Groups Lobby CMS for Better RPM Reimbursement


Close to 50 healthcare organizations and vendors are lobbying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve reimbursement opportunities for remote patient monitoring. In a letter delivered this morning to CMS Administrator Seema...

Jefferson Health Tests an mHealth Wearable for Pneumonia Detection


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 researchers...

mHealth Finds a Place for Fitbit in Remote Patient Monitoring Research


Consumer-grade mHealth wearables are finally beginning to make their mark in remote patient monitoring programs. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA are reporting that a Fitbit activity tracker can be used in some RPM programs...

mHealth Tools Can Play a Role in Managing Schizophrenia Treatment


Mobile health advocates are touting another mHealth program that has proven its value in treating people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, a mobile health platform that...

Hospitals Turn to Telehealth to Connect With Transplant Patients


The success of a telehealth program for people on home dialysis is prompting the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine to expand its horizons to transplant patients. UAB officials recently announced that the health system...

mHealth Gives Clinicians a Platform for Managing Rare Diseases


Healthcare providers who treat patients with Marfan syndrome are hoping a new mHealth platform will help them improve care management and coordination – and give researchers access to digital health data to study the rare disease. The Marfan...

State Medicaid Programs Are Seeing the Value of Telehealth at Home


State lawmakers are coming around to the concept of allowing Medicaid members to access telehealth and telemedicine services from their own homes. In its spring 2018 update of the State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report, the Center...

A Telemedicine Program Links ICU Patients to Clinicians Down Under


An Atlanta health system is seeing enough good results from a telemedicine platform in Australia that it’s opening a second eICU Down Under. Officials at Emory Healthcare have announced a new remote intensive care partnership with Royal...

New mHealth Technology Platform Aims to Validate Remote Monitoring


Several mHealth companies are joining forces to create a clinician-facing platform for assuring data integrity and patient identification in remote patient monitoring programs. The OpenMedReady framework is being developed by Philips, Qualcomm...

mHealth Program Uses Smartphones to Monitor Medication Adherence


An mHealth platform in which patients use their smartphones to record themselves taking prescribed medications could boost adherence rates and save public health programs hundreds of thousands of dollars, according a researchers at Johns Hopkins...

Milwaukee’s Mobile Health Program Shows Benefits of Care Coordination


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...

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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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...


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