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UK Approves Wearable mHealth Device for Chronic Pain Management

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UK residents will soon be able to use a prescribed – and reimbursed - mHealth wearable to manage chronic pain. The National Health System has given its approval to the ActiPatch, a wearable device that manages peripheral nerve...

Newest mHealth Intervention for Smokers Combines Apps, Wearables

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The latest mHealth intervention aimed at smokers combines an app with a wearable, targeting both real-time monitoring and patient engagement. An Israeli company called Somatix is testing its new SmokeBeat app in the US, Canada, France,...

NC Health System Uses mHealth to Manage Gestational Diabetes

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A North Carolina health system will be using the Babyscripts mHealth platform in a remote monitoring program targeting pregnant women in danger of developing gestational diabetes. Cone Health, based in Greensboro, is offering the popular...

Philips Strengthens RPM Platform With New Telehealth Partnership

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Philips is strengthening its remote patient monitoring platform with the acquisition of a telehealth company specializing in population health technology. The company’s deal with VitalHealth, a Dutch company launched in 2006 out of...

Health System Executives Are Optimistic About Telehealth, mHealth

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Less than half of the health systems surveyed in a new report are getting reimbursed for remote patient monitoring or virtual care – but that isn’t stopping them from launching new telehealth and telemedicine...

Alaska’s Largest PCP Launches an mHealth Program for Diabetes Care

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Alaska’s largest primary care group is prescribing mHealth technology to thousands of residents living with diabetes in a unique remote monitoring program designed to improve care management outcomes and drive down...

UK Researchers Use mHealth to Help Predict Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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British researchers are developing a mobile health device that can scan the feet of diabetic patients for ulcers, a serious condition that can lead to amputation and death. Robert Simpson, of the National Physical Laboratory near London,...

The Spotlight’s on Apple Watch as an mHealth Tool for Cardiac Care

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The Apple Watch is becoming a popular mHealth wearable for people with cardiac conditions. Two separate announcements have positioned the smartwatch at the center of the remote monitoring ecosystem, giving mHealth and telehealth advocates...

VA Project Uses Telemedicine Tablets to Treat Veterans at Home

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A tablet equipped with store-and-forward mHealth technology is helping Veterans’ Affairs doctors in San Diego improve clinical outcomes for veterans with chronic wounds. It’s one of several mHealth and telehealth projects at...

FCC Eyes Expanded Broadband Funding for Telehealth, Telemedicine

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The Federal Communications Commission is considering increasing funding for broadband expansion to rural America, a move that would pave the way for more – and better - telehealth and telemedicine programs where healthcare access is...

mHealth Diabetes Study Proves That the Right Message Matters

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A new mHealth study of more than 1,000 people with diabetes finds that simple text messages work better than personalized messages in promoting care management – but the same can’t be said for avoiding...

UC Davis to Use Telemedicine to Treat Remote Disabled Children

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A California health system is getting a $2 million federal grant to launch a school-based telemedicine program for children with disabilities living in remote areas. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is giving the...

Telehealth Gains Favor as a Coaching Platform for Chronic Care

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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