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Mobile & Telehealth

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a remote feature allowing programming sessions given through telehealth platforms to patients who have had at least six months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processor.

Researchers from Brigham Young University have found mental health mobile applications to be feasible self-help tools for improving mental or emotional health, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth.

A multiplayer mobile game that puts physically impaired patients with able-bodied individuals has shown to improve rehabilitation, according to a study published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.

According to a study conducted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and published in JAMA Dermatology, parents that send high-quality photos from a smartphone camera of their child’s skin condition to dermatologists could skip the office visits and receive treatment through telehealth.

A mobile application assisting patients with macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy in testing their vision is just as accurate in providing results as in-person office visits, according to a study presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

 

Recent Headlines

5 recommendations for improving mHealth utilization in clinical research

mHealth has the potential to improve precision medicine with applications and wearables to collect patient data at a low-cost, but the technology often goes underutilized. In a recent evaluation by the Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy, researchers developed recommendations to improve mHealth use in clinical research.

Arizona's Care1st Health Plan launches Pacify mobile app for mothers on Medicaid

Care1st Health Plan of Arizona announced its Pacify mobile application program for Medicaid members who are expecting mothers or mothers within a year of giving birth.

Smartphone apps reduce depressive symptoms

Smartphone applications may be an effective treatment tool for millions of patients suffering from depression, according to a study published in World Psychiatry. The study examined the safety and effectiveness of mobile apps in patients with various forms of depression.

71% of hospitals allow 'BYOD' and 8 other findings

Bring your own device (BYOD) has become increasingly popular as technological security improves. Now, 71 percent of healthcare leaders allow BYOD in some form, according to a recent survey by Spok.

Telemedicine saves time, money for pediatric patients and families

Pediatric patients and their families using telemedicine for sports medicine appointments are able to save time and money, according to research to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.

Google Glass app improves social skills of autistic children

Researchers have developed a prototype software application using Google Glass to deliver social-skill coaching to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Findings were published in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

FDA approves marketing of mobile app for substance abuse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of a mobile medical application for patients with substance use disorders (SUD). Used in conjunction with outpatient therapy, the app can help treat those with alcohol, cocaine and other SUDs. It is not intended for opioid dependence.

Telemonitoring improves CPAP adherence for those with sleep apnea

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) when telemonitored and receiving personalized therapy adherence messages, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

'Tele-abortions' just as safe as in-person consultations

Tele-abortions are just as safe as in-person care, according to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, which compared the rates of adverse effects of medical abortions during telehealth procedures to those conducted at an in-person to evaluate safety rates.

DarioHealth launches glucose monitoring app

DarioHealth, producers of mobile health and big data solutions, has introduced their Blood Glucose Monitoring System (BGMS). The system utilizes the ease of smartphone devices to offer users a complete view of their health.

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