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Is HHS Missing the Point on mHealth?

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Federal officials are heaping praise on a preventive service program for type 2 diabetics – yet they’re missing a key aspect to this program that could make it even more effective. mHealth. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia...

Connected Health Technology - Just a Heartbeat Away

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Connected health technology may be opening the door to the detection and prevention of one of the leading causes of stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common abnormal heart rhythm, is responsible for one third of all strokes. It’s...

Wearables Find their Sticking Point in Healthcare

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Amid all the hype over fitness bands, smartwatches and smart clothing, a new type of wearable biosensor is starting to find traction in healthcare. So-called smart patches are flexible, adhesive patches that stick to the skin, like a bandage...

UK Pilot Aims to Make Telehealth More Affordable

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A UK study aims to test whether an open-source tablet and platform can be used to make remote patient monitoring more popular. Britain’s Health and Social Care Information Center (HSCIC) will be piloting a telehealth program later this...

Connected Care Platforms Help High-Risk Patients Avoid the ER

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Faced with overcrowded ERs that strain resources and budgets, healthcare providers are turning to connected care solutions to redirect – and sometimes prevent – that last-minute visit or ambulance call. In Albuquerque, N.M., a local...

mHealth Gets Into the Mood

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A new project at Massachusetts General Hospital aims to measure people’s moods by how they use their smartphone. The two-year project, funded by a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, will measure a person’s...

How mHealth Gets the Conversation Going

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Not only do digital health devices gather vital physiological data at home – they also help spark the conversation in the doctor’s office. That was one of the more surprising take-aways from a home blood pressure monitoring project...

mHealth Platforms Are Proving Their Value to Home Health Agencies

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A Chicago-based home health agency is launching an mHealth platform to help its chronic care patients transition from the hospital to the home – and stay home. Health Resource Solutions, which works with more than 1,000 patients a month,...

Hospital’s mHealth Project Finds Value in Fitbit Data

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A Minnesota hospital is tapping into Fitbit to better understand how activity and sleep patterns affect its young diabetic patients. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is using the popular fitness wearable to study the habits...

UK Goes All In on Remote Patient Monitoring

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The UK’s National Health Service is rolling out seven projects to test mHealth and telehealth technology in remote patient monitoring. Officials say the ground-breaking initiative will help millions of Britons live at home while having...

Can Watson Help mHealth Predict Health Emergencies?

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Healthcare providers may soon be counting on Watson to help those with diabetes avoid hypoglycemic events. In a partnership announced at this year’s CES conference in Las Vegas, Medtronic and IBM’s Watson Health division are joining...

Ingestible Sensors Give Doctors Something to Digest

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Healthcare providers have long thought that the best way to measure a treatment’s effectiveness is from inside the body. Now they’re getting that chance. In a California hospital, patients diagnosed with hypertension will soon be...

Turning to Telehealth For a Good Night’s Sleep

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The latest trend in telehealth? Using IT to catch some Zs. The advent of remote monitoring platforms has pushed sleep therapy out of the lab and into the bedroom, where specialists or even primary care providers can keep tabs on a patient’s...

Digital Reminders May Help Transplant Patients Remember Their Medications

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Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina are using a $1 million grant to determine if digital medication reminders can save lives. The lives in question are those of kidney transplant patients, who take, on average, 15 different...

mHealth in Space: Not Just Science Fiction Any More

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The Canadian Space Agency is moving forward with plans to develop a wireless sensor system that will monitor its astronauts’ vital signs in space. The On Astronaut Wireless sensor System (OAWSS), being developed by Montreal-based Hexoskin,...

Providers Urged to Wait on Remote Patient Monitoring

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A new analysis of the connected health ecosystem advises healthcare providers to take a “wait and see approach” on mHealth devices and platforms. “Migration to Connected Health: Opportunities & Challenges in Remote Patient...

Using mHealth to Help Seniors Age in Place

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A smart home project launched by the University of Missouri has found that seniors who have access to care coordination tools double their chances of living independently. And if they’re using sensors, those chances are doubled again. Marilyn...

New Project to Create mHealth Ethics for Clinical Trials

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What happens when a clinical research project that collects iPhone images unwittingly accesses inappropriate or private content? How about a study that gathers GPS data, or one that pulls in personal data from wearable devices? Clinical studies...

Using Smart Devices and Wearables to Tackle Childhood Asthma

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Researchers at Los Angeles’ two premier universities are joining forces to create an mHealth platform for children dealing with asthma. The team of USC and UCLA researchers has been awarded two grants totaling more than $11 million from...

Stroke Prevention Study to Focus on mHealth Monitoring

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More than 2,000 California residents at risk of having an undetected irregular heartbeat will be fitted with wearable sensors to determine whether a home monitoring program can reduce their chances of suffering a stroke. Some 6 million Americans...

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