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mHealth Looks to Solve the Diabetes Care Management Conundrum

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has approved the first mHealth device for diabetics that doesn’t require daily user interventions, an important step in improving patient engagement in care management plans. Abbott’s FreeStyle...

How Do Corporate Health and Wellness Programs Measure mHealth ROI?

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More than a third of the nation’s employers are using a corporate wellness program that includes mHealth wearables - and yet many are struggling to measure whether the program is successful. Those conclusions come from the 2017 State of...

Canadian Study Finds mHealth Isn’t Serving The Right Populations

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In a study that mirrors healthcare attitudes in the US, a new survey finds that Canadians who use mHealth apps and digital health devices aren’t the ones who need them the most. The survey of more than 4,100 Canadians, by the government-funded...

USC Research Sees Smartglasses as The Ultimate mHealth Wearable

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The University of Southern California is making another pitch for smartglasses, saying the mHealth wearable offers a strong form factor for health and wellness and patient engagement. The latest argument comes in a study by USC’s Center...

PCORI Eyes mHealth, Telehealth Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

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Three projects to test mHealth and telehealth platforms in the treatment of multiple sclerosis are slated to get more than $14 million in grant funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The studies are part of a five-program,...

UK Research Links mHealth to Better Treatments for Sleep Disorders

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mHealth therapy can help treat insomnia and mental health disorders arising from sleeplessness, according to a UK-based study. The study of some 3,755 college students between March 2015 and February 2016, detailed in The Lancet, found that Internet-based...

AMGA Lobbies CMS to Give Telehealth More Medicare Opportunities

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The American Medical Group Association is lobbying for more Medicare acceptance of telehealth, by recommending five new CPT codes and a demonstration of the value of virtual coaching platform for those with diabetes. In a letter issued on Sept....

Telehealth Programs Look Past Reimbursement to Find Clinical Value

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Not content to wait for insurers to reimburse them for telehealth, some health systems are launching remote patient monitoring programs with an eye to avoiding unnecessary expenses. In Hudson, N.Y., Columbia Memorial Hospital is sending telehealth...

mHealth Messaging Offers Providers Vital Revenue Opportunities

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Healthcare providers aren’t using mHealth messaging to remind patients to pay their bills – an important digital health resource that could not only improve the revenue cycle but also boost patient engagement efforts. A new survey...

With Telehealth, R.I. Docs Open a Portal to the Entire Care Team

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For physicians using telehealth tools to connect with patients, that famed “aha” moment no longer comes when the technology is turned on. The real breakthroughs happen when a doctor begins an online conversation. “Now, out of...

New mHealth Projects Turn Amazon’s Alexa Into a Home Health Aide

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A UK community is launching an mHealth project that will use Amazon Alexa software and Google’s Echo device for senior care. The Hampshire County Council announced plans this week to place the digital health platform in the homes of 50...

Telehealth Extended to NY Adult Centers; Schools May Come Next

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New York’s governor has signed legislation extending telemedicine and telehealth to seniors in care centers, and could soon be extending the platform to schools and day care centers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed into law A1464, which...

Pharma Turns to mHealth to Help MS Patients With Care Management

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Healthcare providers and researchers are looking to mHealth to help people living with multiple sclerosis. The elevateMS (Evaluation of Evidence from Smart Phone Sensors and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Participants with Multiple Sclerosis) study,...

mHealth, Pharma Give Hemophilia Patients New Care Management Tools

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mHealth and telehealth are coming to the aid of people with hemophilia. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has unveiled both a wearable and a modified version of a popular video game to help the estimated 20,000 Americans and 400,000 around the world...

New Study Questions Accuracy of mHealth Devices for Diabetes

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An independent study of 18 popular mHealth sensors used by people with diabetes finds that two-thirds aren’t meeting standards for accuracy, potentially putting those users at risk. The analysis of 18 FDA-approved blood glucose monitoring...

mHealth Still Missing the Comfort Zone for Chronic Care Patients

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More and more people with chronic conditions want access to mHealth devices at home to help them with care coordination. And they’re not happy with what’s available. A report from digital health analyst Parks Associates indicates...

Telehealth Offers a Vital Resource to Maine’s Island Residents

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The success of telehealth has always been closely tied to the idea of bringing healthcare to those who have problems with access. To the 700 or so residents of several islands off Maine’s Downeast region, that success is tied to a video...

CMS Reimbursing For Telemedicine Even As It Scales Back Programs

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In a bit of good news-bad news for the telemedicine industry, federal officials said they will reimburse healthcare providers for their telemedicine expenses in a bundled payment program – even as they announced plans to scale back that...

Survey Shows Senior Homes Aren’t Taking Telehealth Seriously

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A recent survey of vendor preferences among senior living providers finds that they aren’t using telehealth all that much – but they are taking a liking to mHealth. The survey by Ziegler indicates less than 10 percent of the 143 chief...

CMS Targets Telemedicine in Study to Curb SNF Hospitalizations

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Three skilled nursing facilities in Florida are launching a telemedicine platform in a federal study to determine the cost-effectiveness of an off-hours virtual care service. The study could help the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

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