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.
“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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medtronic and IBM Watson Health have announced the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered diabetes assistant application Sugar.IQ.
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.
Digital tools are changing the way patients think about healthcare and how they want to access care, according to a survey conducted by Aetna.
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.
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.
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.
Jun 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.
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Jun 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.
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Jun 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.
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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.
Mobile & Telehealth, Analytics & Quality
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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