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At-home blood-pressure monitoring (HBPM) could reduce hospital visits in pregnant patients with hypertension, according to a study published in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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.


Recent Headlines

Physicians prefer using cell phones to communicate with patients

Communication between patient and physician is the foundation in building a close relationship—and cell phones have become the favored tool in clinical communication, according to a study published in European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare.

Telehealth-encouraging VETS Act passes Senate

Veterans across America are one step closer to receiving care through telehealth due to the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act, which passed the Senate with bipartisan support.

How apps like Pokémon Go increase activity in children’s activity

Making exercise fun with games such as Pokémon Go could improve activity in children, according to a study published in JMIR Serious Games.

Kaiser telestroke program reduces 'door-to-needle' time by 20 minutes

The telestroke program implemented by Kaiser Permanente Northern California has shown an ability to reduce stroke patients' “door-to-needle” (DTN) time by 19.5 minutes, according to a study published in Stroke.

Program aims to reduce ER visits with telehealth check-ins

Of the potential benefits of telehealth, its ability to bring care to rural populations who would otherwise face a shortage of physicians and medical facilities is often mentioned first.

Study finds no difference in quality between telehealth, face-to-face communication

Web-based doctor-patient interactions showed no difference in quality when compared to face-to-face communication, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Smartphone app, Fitbit combo monitors recovery in cancer patients

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center have found using a smartphone application with a wearable activity tracker may improve outcomes for patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy by providing real-time monitoring and detection of worsening symptoms. Findings were published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Half of American use fitness trackers on daily basis

Over half of Americans (51 percent) report using a wearable fitness tracker at least once a day, according to a report conducted by Researchscape International.

Researchers use emojis to gauge patient health

Researchers from Mayo Clinic have found that using emojis instead of a conventional emotional scale could help physicians in assessing physical and mental health and overall quality of life. Findings were presented to the American Society of Hematology.

Health Wizz uses blockchain to protect health information on mobile platforms

Health Wizz have launched a mobile platform with blockchain technology to provide patients a secure platform to aggregate, organize and share personal health records.