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The partnership launched an app this past June on Apple’s mHealth-based clinical trial platform as part of its VALUE (VAlidation in LUpus of an Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes Tool) study, which looks to allow patients of the debilitating chronic disease to report this conditions through an iPhone. “This is an important step in demonstrating...

mHealth solutions that improve the delivery care also help with the associated costs of healthcare by saving millions of dollars for healthcare organizations. 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...

In a survey of 4500 mHealth and broadband users, researchers found that a majority of consumers saw PGDH as a way to improve their preventative care needs. Key insights from the report include: 60 percent of consumers say that wearables will lead them to a healthier lifestyle 58 percent agree that wearables with feedback and alerts will provide...

found that a wearable thermometer integrated with an online educational tool can predict influenza outbreaks. When developers from Boston Children’s Hospital integrated iThermometer with a digital app called Thermia and provided these tools to children in China, they were able to predict seasonal flu outbreaks a month before the National Health and...

suggests the next step in chronic disease management could involve a combination of wearable devices and mHealth apps that focus on improving health conditions. Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) in their knees that were given both an app and wearable device to monitor their activity saw a 55 percent decrease in pain based on a six-minute walking...

On average, 53 percent of employers report high initial and sustained interest in wellness programs that include wearable technology, and most employers state they intend to keep using wearable devices due to favorable employee response. More than half of employees continued to participate in the wellness programs for more than six months,...

With ever growing telehealth adoption rates, the BCBS program is the latest in a surge of initiatives and announcements of telehealth advancement. “Future Moms,” now offers expectant and new mothers telehealth visits with a lactation consultant, counselor or registered dietitian through private and secure video using their smartphone, tablet or...

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 •  April 23

That divide separates two of the larger markets for telemedicine – virtual visits for primary care and remote monitoring for chronic care – and points to a challenges faced by healthcare providers as they look to establish sustainable telemedicine platforms. In short, telehealth is gaining widespread support among consumers for one-off episodic...

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 •  April 11

The Alexa Diabetes Challenge offers a $125,000 prize to the mHealth innovator who can best develop a digital health platform integrated with Amazon’s digital assistant for people newly diagnosed with the chronic condition, which affects some 27.5 million people in the U.S. alone. Digital assistants like Alexa, Google Home and Microsoft Cortana are...

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 •  April 10

American Telemedicine Association (ATA) poll said they are highly likely to invest in telehealth with operational efficiency and convenience in mind. Of the 171 healthcare executives participating in the annual ATA Executive Leadership Survey, 88 percent of those who are likely to purchase telehealth tools are planning to do so during 2017. Just...