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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has announced Ann Mond Johnson as the CEO starting March 5, 2018. Johnson will lead the network of over 10,000 healthcare executives in advancing healthcare technology to improve quality while remaining cost effective.

Researchers from Purdue University, IU Health Arnett and Virta Health have found the combination of nutritional ketosis with a mobile health application could safely reverse type 2 diabetes. Findings are published in Diabetes Therapy.

According to a survey conducted by Sage Growth Partners, 44 percent of healthcare organizations have not yet implemented telehealth but 86 percent stated it as a priority.

Utilizing the mPulse Mobile interactive text messaging application resulted in a 14 percent increase in medication adherence in partially or nonadherent Medicare patients, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Abbott has announced the release of its FreeStyle LibreLink application in Europe. The implementation of new features allows users to access glucose data directly from their smartphone.

 

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ATA announces Ann Mond Johnson as CEO

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has announced Ann Mond Johnson as the CEO starting March 5, 2018. Johnson will lead the network of over 10,000 healthcare executives in advancing healthcare technology to improve quality while remaining cost effective.

Mobile health, ketogenic diet reverse type 2 diabetes after one year

Researchers from Purdue University, IU Health Arnett and Virta Health have found the combination of nutritional ketosis with a mobile health application could safely reverse type 2 diabetes. Findings are published in Diabetes Therapy.

44% of healthcare organizations have yet to adopt telehealth

According to a survey conducted by Sage Growth Partners, 44 percent of healthcare organizations have not yet implemented telehealth but 86 percent stated it as a priority.

Telehealth organization receives reaccreditation by the Joint Commission

Specialists on Call, providers of acute care telemedicine, has received reaccreditation from the Joint Commission for compliance in ambulatory healthcare standards.

Seizure detection smartwatch receives FDA clearance

Empatica Inc. has received FDA clearance for Embrace, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered smartwatch capable of detecting seizures.

Diabetes patient who engage in mHealth reduce glycated hemoglobin

Patients with diabetes who utilize mobile health technology (mHealth) to assist in lifestyle changes and self-management experienced improved outcomes, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Text reminders raise medication adherence in Medicare patients by 14%

Utilizing the mPulse Mobile interactive text messaging application resulted in a 14 percent increase in medication adherence in partially or nonadherent Medicare patients, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Abbott introduces additional features to diabetes management app

Abbott has announced the release of its FreeStyle LibreLink application in Europe. The implementation of new features allows users to access glucose data directly from their smartphone.

E-consult adoption depends on perceptions of clinicians

Implementation of electronic consultations (e-consults) could improve providing specialty care, but their worth changes depending on clinician’s perceptions of the potential benefits of the technology. Findings were published in the February issue of Health Affairs.

Researchers develop blood glucose monitor within a contact lens

Researchers have developed a smart contact lens capable of monitoring glucose levels, according to a study published in Science Advances.

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