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mHealth and Housing: A Vital Recipe for Senior Health

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How does one get seniors to use more mHealth tools at home? Make sure they have a home, and it’s capable of integrating new technology. A Washington-based bipartisan think tank is making that case in a series of forums across the country,...

Are mHealth Programs Targeting the Right Populations?

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A Texas health official says mHealth isn’t working for underserved populations because they can neither afford nor access it. She’s now part of an ambitious program that seeks to provide that access to those who need it the most....

Qualcomm-Philips Deal Looks to Make mHealth Reliable

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Two of the bigger players in the remote patient monitoring sandbox have forged a partnership that might make healthcare providers sit up and take notice. Qualcomm Life has announced that its 2net hub will provide medical-grade device connectivity...

An mHealth Business Plan: From RPM to Home Health Monitoring

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Remote patient monitoring programs are gaining favor with healthcare providers who want to cut down on adverse events at home and costly readmissions, but what happens when the program ends? Officials at the Rockford Health System are pinning...

mHealth Bridges the Gap from the ICU to the IoT

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The developer of a medical-grade heart monitor is teaming up with AT&T to ease the transition from the hospital to the home. biotricity, the Silicon Valley-based developer of the bioflux mobile cardiac telemetry solution, is eyeing the Internet...

Can Remote Monitoring Keep COPD Patients Out of the Hospital?

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A New York-New Jersey health system is using a $1.5 million federal grant to study whether a remote monitoring program can boost outcomes for Hispanic patients diagnosed with COPD. The grant, issued by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute...

Study: mHealth May Solve Medication Management Dilemma

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mHealth technology could save the nation’s healthcare system roughly $290 billion in medication management costs. Unfortunately, doctors, patients, payers and pharma all have different ideas on how it should be used. That’s the upshot...

mHealth Heads to the Top of the World

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A team of climbers is using wearable mHealth technology to track their health during an ascent of one of the world’s most perilous mountains. The team currently climbing Pakistan’s K2 is wearing Bluetooth-enabled clothing embedded...

Nokia Launches Remote Patient Monitoring Partnership

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Nokia is setting its sights on remote patient monitoring. The former Finnish cellphone stalwart, which acquired France-based mHealth device company Withings earlier this year, has announced a partnership with HUS/Helsinki University Hospital...

Healthcare Wakes Up to the Value of mHealth and Sleep

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Healthcare providers are taking a closer look at remote monitoring and mobile coaching to help consumers get a good night’s sleep. A recent Kaiser Permanente study found that patients with obstructive sleep apnea who use an mHealth-enabled...

New Remote Monitoring Collaboration Targets Cystic Fibrosis

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Two mHealth companies are joining forces to help cystic fibrosis patients and their caregivers. Chicago-based Hill-Rom Holdings has integrated its VisiVest System, a vest designed to help CF patients with airway clearance, to Qualcomm Life’s...

mHealth Study: Remote Monitoring Cuts Costs, Hospitalizations

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A year-long remote monitoring program for patients with heart failure saved more than $8,000 per patient and reduced hospitalizations by more than 30 percent. The @Home study, conducted by Pennsylvania-based Capital Blue Cross and mHealth technology...

mHealth Adopts the Patient-Centered Medical Home Approach

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Healthcare providers are finding that the best mHealth program doesn’t stand on its own. A study launched by digital health company WellDoc finds that a combination of digital tools and in-person coaching can help those diagnosed with type...

Studies: mHealth Sensors Help Seniors Avoid the Hospital

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An innovative mHealth program at the University of Missouri is using two different types of mobility sensors to monitor seniors for trending health concerns. MU researchers are testing radar sensors to measure daily activity levels in seniors...

mHealth and Seniors: ATA to Shine a Light on Home-Based Monitoring

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America’s fastest growing population – its seniors - is pushing healthcare to help them age gracefully, and healthfully. And they’re turning to telehealth to make that happen. With the American Telemedicine Association convening...

An mHealth Dilemma: Can Wearables Generate Medical-Grade Data?

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A new partnership pledges to tackle one of the most vexing problems in mHealth – ensuring that data gleaned from wearables is accurate enough for clinical use. Analog Devices and LifeQ are joining forces to “make it possible for non-invasive...

AMA Startup Pilots the Future of Connected Care

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The American Medical Association isn’t “nibbling at the edges” when it comes to supporting new tools and technology for healthcare. The organization is a founding partner in Health2047, a San Francisco-based innovation studio...

mHealth takes aim at Parkinson’s

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Researchers are combining remote patient monitoring technology with precision health in an effort to improve the diagnosis and care of patients with Parkinson’s disease. The Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead the study, targeting...

Digital Health Gets a Failing Grade in Chronic Care Management

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Half of the nation’s newly insured consumers are using a fitness or wellness device and are enrolled in a wellness program at work – but very few are using wearables for clinical purposes. The latest HealthMine survey highlights the...

Can mHealth Sensors Detect Sepsis?

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The recent death of film and TV actress Patty Duke is shining the spotlight on sepsis, a life-threatening condition that can be detected with mHealth technology. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines sepsis as “the body’s...

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