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.
July 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.
July 11, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Whether dealing with a runny nose or more serious medical conditions, people often turn to the internet as a primary resource for information. But online assistance can extend beyond Googling symptoms. Online communities can provide support and information to those dealing with long-term conditions, according to a study published online July 11 the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
July 06, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Government regulation can’t keep up with innovation in healthcare technology, especially when dealing with mobile medical applications—and those in charge of developing regulatory framework know it, according to top officials at the FDA in a July 2 viewpoint in JAMA.
July 03, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
CMS announced a new proposal for home health agencies to receive reimbursement for remote patient monitoring—a first for Medicare/Medicaid patients. In a July 2 release, the agency outlined larger plans to update home health prospective payment rates.
June 28, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
A mobile diabetes management application did not result in better blood glucose control, but it could be a useful tool in self-management. Findings were published June 26 in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
June 26, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Medtronic and IBM Watson Health have announced the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered diabetes assistant application Sugar.IQ.
June 22, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A wireless device was comparable to cardiac MRI in accuracy when detecting heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors who were treated with anthracycline chemotherapy, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research.
June 20, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Digital tools are changing the way patients think about healthcare and how they want to access care, according to a survey conducted by Aetna.
June 18, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The combination of wearable monitoring with predictive analytics could hasten identifying acute exacerbation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
June 18, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Previous studies on the impact telehealth tools had on caregiver support showed potential benefits, but evidence of quality is lacking, according to a new systematic review.
June 15, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Intensive care unit (ICU) telehealth was associated with fewer transfers of patients with moderate, moderate-to-high and high illness severity. Findings were published June 15 in Chest.
June 12, 2018 | Privacy & Security
The vast majority of physicians (94 percent) and hospital leaders (90 percent) believe mobile technology improves patient safety and outcomes, according to a survey conducted by Black Book.
June 11, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
For every 10 percent rise in negative social media encounters, individuals experience a 20 percent increase in their risk of depression, according to a study published June 6 in Depression and Anxiety.
June 08, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Apple has applied for a patent for a wearable blood pressure monitor—a cuff with sensors that could be compatible with Bluetooth.
Jun 08, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai introduced a draft order to increase funding allocated to the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program.
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Jun 05, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Researchers from UCLA and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have found activity trackers to be an effective remote monitoring tool for patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), according to a study published in JAMIA.
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Jun 04, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The telehealth global market is expected to reach $48.8 billion by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 14.8 percent between 2018 and 2023, according to a report conducted by P&S Market Research.
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Jun 04, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Patients with cardiovascular disease and hypertension were satisfied with an e-Forum, a web-based moderated site, in terms of usability and engagement, according to a study published May 18 in JMIR Human Factors.
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May 31, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Nurses working at a home care agency were satisfied with the quality of telehealth services in delivering care to patients managing chronic diseases, according to a study published May 25 in JMIR Informatics.
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May 30, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Researchers from Hannover Medical School in Germany have developed a tablet-based symptom drawing application to provide clinicians and patients with a way to assess pain. The team published its findings May 30 in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
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