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New Project Looks to Turn a Bandage into an mHealth Sensor

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North Carolina State University is launching a federally funded project to create a wearable mHealth sensor capable of continuously monitoring the amount of oxygen in surrounding tissue. Wearables have long held promise in healthcare for the...

Could an mHealth Program Help Cut Billions in Chronic Care Costs?

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A digital health program launched by Humana has proven successful in getting overweight seniors to lose weight – and could help Medicare shed billions of dollars in chronic care management costs. The Louisville, Ky.-based insurer’s...

mHealth Wearables Market to Surge Over Next 4 Years

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mHealth wearables that fit into healthcare providers’ remote patient monitoring goals are expected to lead to a massive surge in the wearables market. According to ABI Research, wearables that can gather and send medical grade data from...

Royal Philips CEO: mHealth, Telehealth Can Prevent Medical Errors

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The head of Royal Philips is doubling down on the belief that mHealth and telehealth can save lives by preventing clinical errors. Frans van Houten, CEO and chairman of the Dutch technology giant, says digital health tools can erase data silos...

Trinity Health Invests in Telehealth for Home Care

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Trinity Health is adding an mHealth platform to its home healthcare ministry, which serves thousands of people across the country in an effort to keep them in their homes and out of the hospital. The 22-state, Michigan-based health system has...

Telehealth Gives Trainers, Physical Therapists a Healthcare Niche

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Healthcare providers are turning to telehealth to bridge the gap between primary care and health and wellness.  In many cases, solo doctors and small clinics are partnering with local physical therapists. Patients are referred to a PT clinic...

Are mHealth Sensors for Babies Doing More Harm Than Good?

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mHealth technology designed for babies may be doing more harm than good, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Smart devices and sensor-embedded clothing that track an infant’s vital signs and alert parents and caregivers...

Banner Health’s Telehealth Program Cuts Hospitalizations and Costs

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A telehealth platform serving some of Banner Health’s most complex patients has helped cut costs, reduced rehospitalizations and the length of hospital stays, and even slashed in half the number of patients requiring hospitalization. The...

Community Paramedicine Brings mHealth Right to the Patient

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Healthcare providers looking to remotely monitor chronic care patients and those recently released from the hospital are finding a mobile health resource in local EMS providers. Dubbed community paramedicine or mobile integrated health, the concept...

mHealth Study Uses Sensors, Analytics to Detect Sickness Before it Happens

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mHealth wearables that continuously monitor vital signs may soon be able to detect sickness before the user even becomes sick. That’s the gist of a study of fitness monitors and other wearables conducted by the Stanford University School...

Can Digital Assistants be mHealth Assistants?

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Digital assistants may have been the hottest Christmas gift this year, but they aren’t yet ready to make the transition to an mHealth platform. That capability, however, may be the biggest untapped potential for Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Google...

Hospital Uses Telehealth to Help Children Manage Their Weight

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is launching a telehealth project designed to help children with weight management issues. The 12-week pediatric telehealth weight management pilot will enable the hospital’s registered dietitian...

The Challenges of Validating Digital Health Devices for Remote Monitoring

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Digital health devices like blood pressure cuffs are great for keeping tabs on daily health and wellness, but their true value comes when a healthcare provider is looking at that data. Companies like Philips, Intel-GE Care Innovations and Nokia...

mHealth Wearables Gain New Ground in Fitbit-Medtronic Deal

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mHealth wearables are bridging the gap between consumers and healthcare providers, giving both sides more reasons to think of fitness bands in clinical terms. Fitbit’s new partnership with Medtronic is likely to open the doors to more collaborations...

mHealth Patch is Put to the Test at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital is launching a remote patient monitoring study to determine whether a smart patch can help physicians take care of patients at home rather than in the hospital. The hospital, part of the Partners...

Remote Monitoring Platform is an mHealth Lifeline for New York’s ‘Sickest Children’

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A remote monitoring program has reduced hospitalizations and saved more than $2 million for a New York City-based home care agency that deals with some of the country’s sickest children. The positive results reported by St. Mary’s...

mHealth Startups Look to Connect the Clinical, Consumer Markets

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mHealth developers may be seeing dollar signs in the lucrative consumer market, but they’d be best advised to start first with doctors. That’s what Tyto Care is doing. The Israeli startup recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

mHealth is Fitting Nicely into Pharma’s Patient Engagement Strategies

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A major pharmaceutical company is introducing wearables to its clinical research. Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical, whose focus is on vaccines, oncology, gastroenterology and central nervous system therapies, is partnering with mHealth company...

mHealth Adds Social Factors to the Value-Based Care Discussion

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The road to quality-based healthcare may be paved with clinical data, but it’s also decorated with social and cultural dynamics. To Garth Graham, MD, MPH, president of the Aetna Foundation, today’s healthcare providers have access...

mHealth Study Shows Value of Sleep Monitoring

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People who use mHealth tools to monitor their sleep are more likely to show improvement and adhere to Medicare guidelines for reimbursement, according to the results of a survey released today. The study of some 128,000 patients, conducted by...

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