Mobile & Telehealth

Garmin wearable devices are now compatible with the Cardiogram heart health app. 
A public health advocate is set to release an app aimed at improving access to mental health services for black men.
The FDA approved marketing for Natural Cycles, a mobile medical application that claims to help prevent pregnancy.
In a recent conversation with AMA Wire, Blaine Takesue, MD, a research scientist and assistant professor of clinical medicine, argued why smartphones and newer devices won’t help with EHR training, saying smartphones and newer devices cause challenges because of smaller screens, newer systems and intuitiveness.
Overcoming addiction is a full-time, around-the-clock endeavor. The triggers for relapse could come from anywhere—whether that be running into an old friend, facing unexpected emotional difficulties or ending up in locations tied to drug use.
Researchers have developed a process to build soft materials on a millimeter scale that may help small robots gain access to unreachable places inside the human body for medical procedures. 
A new technology hopes to break the geographical barriers keeping patients from diagnostic CT scans. The imaging units are hardly mobile, so one scientist is hoping to put similar tools into people’s hands.
On Thursday, August 2, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved a plan to establish a $100 million program to help establish telehealth efforts for low-income Americans, focusing particularly on rural communities and veterans.
Modern telecommunications carry an incredible amount of potential to improve monitoring and treatment of mental health conditions. Often, it can directly save lives. While technological advancement has occurred at a staggering pace, challenges remain in designing apps to best collect data from patients’ phones.
A mobile application developed by Elite Akademy, an Australia-based physiotherapy clinic, uses physical therapy to help users achieve weight loss and fitness goals.
Walgreens Boots Alliance announced the launch of Find Care Now, a digital platform and marketplace that will help connect its mobile and web visitors to healthcare services provided at Walgreens stores and other community-based healthcare providers.
When 3-year-old Molly saw her father, Trevor, lying lifeless on the floor of their living room unable to speak, she sprang into action and saved his life—using Facetime.
Women are downloading fertility applications at astounding rates because they are unhappy with traditional methods of birth control—and their physicians.
HIPAA—passed 22 years ago to improve information security, control costs and reduce administrative burdens—faces daily challenges with increasing cybersecurity attacks and data breaches. But what about personal information that is not covered by this law? A physician can’t tell an advertiser about someone’s diabetes, for example—but what about social media posts, credit card purchases and publicly available information?
Anthem announced a partnership with Samsung and American Well to offer a mobile app that will connect patients with U.S.-based healthcare providers for non-emergency medical information. The “Experts” service will be available the Anthem-covered individuals with Samsung mobile devices.
Jul 23, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The implementation of e-counseling, in addition to traditional medical therapy, improved systolic blood pressure, pulse pressure, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction in the REACH (Reducing Risk with E-based support for Adherence to Lifestyle Change in Hypertension) trial.
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Jul 20, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
An inpatient suicide intervention program, coupled with a personalized app that offers recovery strategies for distressed patients, reduced the rate of attempted suicides by almost half, according to a new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
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Jul 19, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
“Tele-stenting” appears more possible now than ever, as Vascular Robotics announced an interventional cardiologist used its CorPath GRX System to perform a remote percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a pig 100 miles away.
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Jul 17, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
In May, the Cleveland Clinic hired David Flannery, MD, as its director of digital genetics for the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare—with a specific goal of boosting telegenetic offerings. A pied piper of telemedicine for decades, Flannery believes it can help meet demand and control costs. 
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Jul 12, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Nurx—a San Francisco-based telemedicine firm that provides birth-control services—announced Chelsea Clinton will join its board of directors. The startup, launched in 2014, recently raised $36 million in Series B funding in hopes of developing a comprehensive reproductive health platform.
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Jul 11, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Mobile phones, wearables and computers have become nearly indispensable tools in managing health. Now, Petrics, a pet health technology, hopes its latest app will improve the health of our furry friends.
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