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Telehealth Gains Favor as a Coaching Platform for Chronic Care

November 14, 2017 - Healthcare providers who use telehealth or mHealth tools to coach patients with chronic conditions are seeing marked improvements in clinical outcomes. The latest to report this is Pack Health, a Birmingham, Ala.-based digital health coaching company, whose 12-week program helped patients with rheumatoid arthritis improve their activity levels, sleep and medication adherence. As reported at...


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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 of Ability...

mHealth Startup Uses a Smartphone App to Detect Sickness in Speech

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An Israeli startup’s new mHealth app for treating COPD targets a familiar paint point in digital health – getting the user to adapt to a new tool or habit and continue using it. Instead, the Healthymize app is designed to sit in the...

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 will...

CMS, AMA Look for Common Ground on Remote Patient Monitoring

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Fans of remote patient monitoring found a lot to like in new payment rules released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, continuing what many hope is a trend toward CMS support for mHealth and telehealth technology....

Telehealth Groups Urge Congress to Double Rural Broadband Funding

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Calling it a “life and death issue for rural America,” some 35 healthcare providers and a coalition of schools, libraries and health centers are urging Congress to double the amount of funding for broadband expansion to boost telehealth...

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 organization,...

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 help. Mobile...

Telemedicine Workgroup Develops Curriculum for Teleneurology

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With teleneurology and telestroke services quickly becoming commonplace in health systems across the country, a workgroup has developed a standardized curriculum for healthcare providers using the telemedicine platform. A 12-member group of experts...

mHealth App Looks to Identify, Help Treat Postpartum Depression

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Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed an mHealth app to help diagnose postpartum depression in new mothers – and give researchers more information on how to identify and treat the behavioral health condition. The MGH...

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 Medical School,...

A Failed mHealth Program Offers Lessons Learned For Future Projects

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A recent program to have patients at a federally qualified health center use an mHealth app to manage their hypertension or diabetes failed miserably, with most of the patients abandoning the app within a couple weeks. But while highlighting...

mHealth Study Gives Smartphones a Failing Grade on Foot Ulcer Care

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Australian researchers have found that an mHealth platform that relies on photographs taken by a smartphone isn’t enough to properly treat a diabetic foot ulcer. Roughly 3.4 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes around the world develop...

mHealth Closes The Gaps in Medication Adherence During a Crisis

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When Hurricane Harvey battered Houston this past August, public health officials turned to mHealth to make sure patients undergoing treatment for tuberculosis were staying up to date on medication adherence. With roads flooded, health systems...

UMMC Earns National Telehealth Center of Excellence Designation

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center has been named a National Telehealth Center of Excellence, the second health system to earn the federal distinction. Jackson-based UMMC was recognized for its 14-year-old telehealth and telemedicine...

mHealth Device Earns FDA Approval to Help Smokers Kick The Habit

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A mobile breath sensor has earned federal approval as a class 2 medical device. Combined with a new mHealth app, the digital health platform can now be used to help smokers kick the habit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's...

mHealth Researchers Look to Make Their Mark With Tattoos, Patches

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In the latest project to overcome the form factor limitations of wearables, researchers are working to develop mHealth sensors that could be contained in tattoos. The Dermal Abyss project, a collaboration between researchers at the Massachusetts...

A Parkinson’s Doctor Explains How mHealth is Changing Patient Care

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Rajesh Pahwa, MD, has long treated his Parkinson’s disease patients by sitting them down and asking them how each day has gone in between doctor’s visits. Now he’s using an mHealth wearable to better understand those days. Pahwa,...

mHealth Looks to Solve the Diabetes Care Management Conundrum

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has approved the first mHealth device for diabetics that doesn’t require daily user interventions, an important step in improving patient engagement in care management plans. Abbott’s FreeStyle...

How Do Corporate Health and Wellness Programs Measure mHealth ROI?

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More than a third of the nation’s employers are using a corporate wellness program that includes mHealth wearables - and yet many are struggling to measure whether the program is successful. Those conclusions come from the 2017 State of...

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