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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Telehealth Lends a Helping Hand to Senior Fall Prevention Programs

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A Los Angeles-based provider of senior healthcare services is expanding its telehealth footprint to help more seniors stay out of the hospital. The Los Angeles Jewish Home has been using a telehealth platform to help seniors recover from...

VA Puts Telehealth to Work in ‘Anywhere to Anywhere’ Care Initiative

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With Congressional approval in hand, the Department of Veterans Affairs is moving forward with plans for a national telehealth network for veterans. The VA recently awarded a $260 million contract to 1Vision LLC, a subsidiary of HMS...

Weight Loss Success Linked to Telehealth Coaching, mHealth Devices

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A telehealth program combining video coaching and self-monitoring through mHealth devices can lead to a “significant weight loss” among participants, according to a new study. As reported in the Journal of Telemedicine and...

Telemedicine Helps SNFs Improve Patient Care, Curb Hospitalizations

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Skilled nursing facilities across the country are using telemedicine to bring critical healthcare services to their residents, improving health and wellness outcomes and reducing costly ER transports. In many cases, real-time clinical...

School-Based Telemedicine Helps City Kids Manage Their Asthma

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A new study finds that a school-based telehealth program can “significantly” improve clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare expenditures for children with asthma in urban settings. The study, published this week in JAMA...

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