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Research Questions Value of mHealth Apps for Chronic Kidney Disease. August 24, 2021 by Eric Wicklund. mHealth apps for patients with chronic diseases work best if they allow the patient to share data with his or her care provider and offer personalized resources. Yet a recent analysis of 10 top apps that offer dietary care management for

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Top 10 Healthcare Mobile Apps Among Hospital, Health Systems

(6 days ago) Mobile apps allow providers to effectively streamline communication between patients, providers, and their caregivers and allows for 24/7 management of a patient’s condition along with the ability to personalize healthcare per patient. Apps provide organizational incentives for adoption such as reduced costs in workflow management.

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AtlantiCare Adapts to Consumer Healthcare With a Digital

(3 days ago) 1 day ago · Apps & Software News. AtlantiCare Adapts to Consumer Healthcare With a Digital Directory The New Jersey-based health system has upgraded its virtual front door to help consumers connect with care providers and other resources - including telehealth options and scheduling.

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Using Apps to Bridge the Gap Between Healthcare and Health

(6 days ago) Using Apps to Bridge the Gap Between Healthcare and Health Management. The next generation of mHealth tools and platforms don't just treat a chronic condition. They help providers and patients manage the daily challenges of living with a health issue. December 29, 2015 - It’s estimated that one in every three Americans is at risk of

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Mobile Health Apps Improve Adherence, Reduce Hospitalization

(6 days ago) November 03, 2015 - Mobile health apps and devices have made significant strides in advancing the quality of healthcare services and patient outcomes around the country throughout the last few years. There are a variety of aspects that have become stronger throughout the medical care industry due to mobile health apps such as greater care coordination between specialists and primary care

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58% of Smartphone Owners Download, Use Mobile Health Apps

(2 days ago) November 06, 2015 - Smartphone users seem to have a high regard for mobile health apps, especially those focused on providing diet and fitness support. A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows that 58 percent of surveyed mobile phone users have downloaded at least one mobile health app onto their device.

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How Mobile Health Apps, Portals Improve Patient Engagement

(4 days ago) August 07, 2015 - Mobile health apps, patient portals, and fitness tracking devices all play a role in ensuring that patients become engaged with their health and overall wellness. Whether it is to remain dedicated to managing one’s medications and prescriptions or focusing on improving one’s diet and exercise routine, various mobile tools can be used to boost patient engagement with

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Devices & Hardware News

(3 days ago) FTC Emphasizes Security Standards for mHealth Apps, Devices. September 16, 2021 by Eric Wicklund. The federal government is strengthening efforts to ensure than mHealth apps and connected devices protect personal health information. The Federal Trade Commission this week issued a policy statement affirming that connected health tools

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mHealth Startup Uses a Smartphone App to Detect Sickness

(3 days ago) Newer mHealth apps like Healthymize aim to overcome that barrier by tapping into a consumer’s daily workflow and capturing data without interruption or disturbance. Hassan, an attending physician at Haifa’s Carmel Hospital, and his partners – Daniel Aronovich and Rafi Gidron – hope to market the app in 2018 to consumers and healthcare

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Wearable Devices, mHealth Apps Combine for Chronic Disease

(9 days ago) Adherence rates for mHealth apps and monitoring were extremely high, as evidenced by the large sample of patients continued to use the technology after the 90-day study period. Almost all Group A patients (101/107) decided to continue using the OA GO app, and began a 90 to 180-day adherence period.

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mHealth Apps Are Failing the Usability Test

(Just Now) Study: mHealth apps are failing on user design. July 15, 2016 - Some of the most popular mHealth apps are basically useless, according to a new study out of the University of California at San Francisco.. The study, published this week in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, finds that the apps aren’t easy to use, especially by low-income and underserved users who should be their target

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Only 45% of Diabetes Patients Use Mobile Health Tools

(9 days ago) Those who do use the apps to track their diabetes care stated their motivations are: health management, self-competition, learning about topics of interest, and competition among friends. “Diabetes costs Americans $322 billion dollars each year,” Bryce Williams, CEO and President of HealthMine, said in the press release.

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mHealth Apps, Patient Coaching Improve Weight Loss, Heart

(9 days ago) June 14, 2017 - New research published in the Journal of Internet Medicine found that the combination of mHealth apps and patient coaching can improve weight loss and overall heart health.. When a research team from the UCSF Medical School partnered with Vida Health, they were able to provide 1021 overweight patients with four months of intensive health coaching via live video, phone, …

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How Mobile Health Applications Improve Medication Adherence

(6 days ago) [Mobile apps would help patients with] any chronic health condition which can be improved by medication adherence. From my personal experience, diabetes is one. I’ve also recommended Medisafe to my colleagues and friends who have diabetes as well. I had a particular patient recently who had presented diabetic ketoacidosis.

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mHealth Apps for Cancer Survivors Aren’t Meeting Their Needs

(6 days ago) mHealth apps for cancer survivors are a growing niche in the digital health space, offering online resources for physical and mental health issues, information on side effects, medication adherence and care management information and tools to track activity, exercise, diet and nutrition, even moods. With somewhere between 350,000 and 300,000 mHealth apps now available in major app stores, the

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FTC Emphasizes Security Standards for mHealth Apps, Devices

(5 days ago) The FTC’s action this week addresses the sometimes murky mHealth market, where consumer-facing apps and devices may evade federal regulation. It seeks to rein in the growing numbers of products that address issues ranging from chronic disease management to health and wellness issues like sleep, fertility, nutrition and behavioral health.

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Purdue Project Uses an mHealth App to Measure Blood Hemoglobin

(Just Now) Apps & Software News. Purdue Project Uses an mHealth App to Measure Blood Hemoglobin Researchers are developing an mHealth app that would allow providers to measure a patient's blood hemoglobin levels from a smartphone photograph of the inner eyelid. Source: ThinkStock

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Could Mobile Health Applications Prevent Heart Attacks

(1 days ago) Apps & Software News By Vera Gruessner October 06, 2015 - As the mobile health industry continues to invest in new devices and apps to improve consumer health across the medical care spectrum, stakeholders and analysts look further to understand whether mobile health applications can actually reduce key risks of disease and medical conditions.

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mHealth App Aims to Help Caregivers Identify Perinatal

(2 days ago) Apps & Software News. mHealth App Aims to Help Caregivers Identify Perinatal Depression The mHealth app, designed by researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, helps obstetric care providers identify perinatal depression in soon-to-be and new mothers and gives them care management tips.

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UK’s NHS Aims to Build a Library of Reliable Mobile Health

(9 days ago) UK’s NHS Aims to Build a Library of Reliable Mobile Health Apps. The UK's National Health Service is putting out the call for more mobile health apps for its NHS Apps Library, and has chosen an agency to certify those apps. The library now features 46 mHealth apps - only one of which has passed muster. Source: ThinkStock.

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The Benefits of Mobile Health Strategies

(7 days ago) Apps & Software News. The Benefits of Mobile Health Strategies. By Ryan Mcaskill. The adoption of mobile health systems are on the rise and could soon become the norm. February 03, 2015 - There are few tools that have come around and had the potential to alter the way that an entire industry operates like mobile devices. While it is easy to how

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Chronic Care mHealth Apps Benefit from Patient Feedback

(2 days ago) By Thomas Beaton. April 26, 2017 - A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research finds that integrating patient feedback into the chronic care mHealth app development process can increase usage, adoption, and the value of apps used to encourage self-management and collaborative care. The research team designed and developed

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Do Consumers Favor Ease of Use Over Accuracy in mHealth Apps

(7 days ago) Do Consumers Favor Ease of Use Over Accuracy in mHealth Apps? An mHealth app designed to measure blood pressure was one of the top 5 apps in 2014 even though it was inaccurate most of the time. Now researchers are trying to determine why users favored an app that could potentially harm them. Source: ThinkStock.

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Hospitals Use mHealth to Keep Family In The Loop on

(1 days ago) Apps & Software News. Hospitals Use mHealth to Keep Family In The Loop on Patient Care Hospitals and health systems are using mHealth and telehealth to create an instant connection to family members, allowing doctors and nurses to post updates on surgical procedures and answer questions about patient care.

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Mobile Applications Help Boost Patient Engagement

(6 days ago) A new study found that 66 percent of Americans would use a mobile application to manage health-related issues. February 25, 2015 - Getting patients to engage in their healthcare can be a challenge. Once they leave the doctor’s office or hospital, physicians need to assume that they will follow instructions to improving their health and following post-treatment instructions.

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Inaccurate Heart Rate mHealth Apps Pose Consumer Problems

(4 days ago) Non-contact apps performed worse than the contact apps overall. Issues in performance were very apparent when users had high heart rates and lower body temperatures, as the apps had a tendency to overestimate higher heart rates. The team believes that ease-of-use over accuracy incentivizes users to download the non-contact apps.

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New Apps Target Care Coordination for COPD Patients

(8 days ago) New Apps Target Care Coordination for COPD Patients. A California healthcare provider is distributing a HealthKit-enabled app as part of its home-based care program. It's one of several programs using mHealth to tackle the chronic condition outside the hospital setting. December 14, 2015 - A California home healthcare provider is giving its

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mHealth App Looks to Identify, Help Treat Postpartum

(9 days ago) The MGH Perinatal Depression Scale (MGHPDS), a free iPhone app developed at Mass General’s Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women's Mental Health, prompts users to answer questions about mood, sleep, anxiety and stress during and up to 12 weeks after pregnancy. The digital health tool is designed to help diagnose and treat a serious mood disorder

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mHealth Treatment for Substance Abuse Now Available to

(1 days ago) Apps & Software News. mHealth Treatment for Substance Abuse Now Available to Providers Pear Therapeutics' reSET mHealth platform, the first digital therapeutic treatment for substance abuse disorder to receive FDA approval, is now available for providers to prescribe to their patients.

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mHealth Apps With CDS Can Help Doctors Make Quicker

(5 days ago) April 24, 2018 - mHealth apps for clinical decision support can help clinicians make better and quicker decisions about ordering diagnostic and lab tests, according to a recent study by researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. But those apps, researchers said, have to be evaluated and

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mHealth Apps for Chronic Care Struggle to Solve the

(5 days ago) A new study finds that mHealth apps aren't being used by people with chronic conditions, either because they don't know about the apps or don't think they'll help. January 17, 2018 - mHealth apps have the potential to help people with chronic conditions manage their health. Yet according to new research, that particular population isn’t

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Mobile Health Apps, Health Informatics Improve Diabetes Care

(6 days ago) September 30, 2015 - In order to improve the quality of healthcare services and boost patient health outcomes, providers have begun adopting a variety of new technologies include mobile health apps, remote monitoring tools, and telemedicine systems. Chronic disease management is a major priority of the medical field today, as diabetes, heart disease, and various other illnesses …

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Mobile Health Brings a Number of Challenges

(Just Now) The report found that 86 percent of clinicians believe mobile apps will become important to physicians for patient health management within the next five years. Respondents were also asked what their top mobile medical application categories were and health eating topped the list, cited by 23 percent of respondents.

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UK’s NHS Moves to Fast-Track mHealth App Validation Process

(5 days ago) Those apps are evaluated in nine categories, including clinical safety, data security and user accessibility. NHS Digital officials said the new portal “will act as an online self-service tool for developers – by making the process easier it is intended to accelerate the increase in the volume of apps on the library. It will also be the

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Wearable Device, mHealth, Telehealth Markets Expected to Grow

(6 days ago) Using wearable devices to monitor patients without the need for a hospital bed can help save costs on admissions, while mHealth apps are useful in preventing health risk for patients to lead to costly care and telehealth can help providers determine if more expensive treatments and services are needed before an in-person visit.

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mHealth Project to Use Smartphones to Tackle Pregnancy

(2 days ago) Apps & Software News. mHealth Project to Use Smartphones to Tackle Pregnancy Challenges Researchers at the University of Texas are using a $1.2 million federal grant to create mHealth profiles of 1,000 pregnant women in a project aimed at improving care management and reducing pregnancy complications.

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The History of Mobile Health: From Cell Phones to Wearables

(5 days ago) July 21, 2015 - The mobile health industry is defined as the generation, accumulation, and exchange of medical information through mobile and wireless tools. Today there are a wide variety of different mobile health devices and applications available to the general public including fitness trackers, diet apps, sleep monitors, and sleep checkers, according to The Atlantic.

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Will Europe Ban mHealth Devices in Corporate Wellness

(9 days ago) Apps & Software News. Will Europe Ban mHealth Devices in Corporate Wellness Programs? In a move being closely watched in the US, an EU advisory board is recommending that mHealth wearables be prohibited in workplace wellness programs due to privacy and security concerns.

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88% of Nurses Profit from Mobile Health Apps, Smartphones

(2 days ago) June 25, 2015 - From smartphones, tablets, and mobile health apps to telemedicine and remote monitoring tools, the advancement of healthcare technologies has stimulated the entire industry to improve population health outcomes and the quality of patient care. The smartphone, in particular, is making headway in the healthcare industry with the majority of nurses owning and utilizing the device

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Can Remote Patient Monitoring Improve Post-Surgical Care

(6 days ago) By Eric Wicklund. October 01, 2021 - A recent study conducted at several Canadian hospitals finds that remote patient monitoring can be used to help patients recover at home after non-elective surgery. The study, led by researchers at McMaster University and the Population Health Research Institute, both in Hamilton, Ontario, and published last

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Mobile Health Application Reduces Depression Symptoms by 42%

(6 days ago) June 06, 2017 - Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital found that the use of a mobile health application helped patients reduce symptoms associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) by 42 percent. Over a six-week clinical trial, the research team provided MDD patients with an app that utilized Emotional Faces Memory Task (EFMT) technology.

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FDA Approves Smartphone-based mHealth Platform For

(4 days ago) Apps & Software News. FDA Approves Smartphone-based mHealth Platform For Urinalysis Tests The FDA has granted Class 2 approval to an mHealth platform that works with a smartphone, enabling users to conduct urinalysis tests at home and …

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HIMSS, AMA Join Forces on mHealth App Evaluation

(4 days ago) By Eric Wicklund. December 12, 2016 - A new collaboration has launched to help evaluate and certify mHealth apps. The American Medical Association, American Heart Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and DHX Group have launched Xcertia, described as a partnership to “advance the body of knowledge around

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UK Study Proves Value of mHealth Therapy in Insomnia Treatment

(9 days ago) Apps & Software News. UK Study Proves Value of mHealth Therapy in Insomnia Treatment An Oxford University study has found that patients suffering from insomnia improved their sleep habits, functional health and overall well-being through the use of an mHealth app and online therapy program.

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mHealth Programs For Adolescents Need to Focus on Patient

(5 days ago) “The use of personal and widely available technology-based approaches (in particular text-messaging, mobile apps, and mobile social media) to improve adherence behavior and other health outcomes in adolescents has shown overall acceptability and feasibility, with modest evidence for efficacy,” she wrote.

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How One Home Health Provider Turned Alexa Into an mHealth

(4 days ago) Apps & Software News. How One Home Health Provider Turned Alexa Into an mHealth Assistant Libertana Home Health is using Amazon's Alexa to give residents at one independent living program an mHealth assistant, ready to dispense reminders, check on …

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FDA Approves mHealth Wearable for Tracking Epileptic Seizures

(8 days ago) February 06, 2018 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an mHealth wearable that can detect epileptic seizures and immediately alert care team members. The Embrace smart device, developed by Cambridge, Mass.-based Empatica, uses machine learning technology to measure electrodermal activity and identify when a user experiences the

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