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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

Specialists On Call introduces post-acute care telemedicine platform

Specialists On Call (SOC), a supplier of telemedicine services and technology, has announced a new post-acute care solution to encompass telemedicine needs in the care continuum for acute and non-acute providers.

Education mobile application reduces risk of SIDS

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remains a threat to newborns, causing 3,500 deaths in 2014. A study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at the effectiveness of an education platform delivered in texts or emails to decrease the rate of SIDS.

Tele-rehab as effective as in-person speech therapy for stroke patients

Some patients may be hesitant to receive rehabilitation through telehealth services because they see the care as not as effective as in-person visits. According to a study published in Aphasiology, researchers found tele-rehab to be just as effective as in-persons visits.

54% of telehealth users prefer it to in-person visits

The popularity of telehealth continues to grow with 59 percent of patients reportedly increasing their usage, according to a recent survey from the Health Industry Distributors Association.

3D-printed wearable sits on ear to measure body temperature

Wearables have become a commonplace for people looking to keep healthy with fitness trackers. Now, researchers have developed a 3D-printed wearable device, outlined in ACS Sensors, to measure core body temperature in real time.

Novo Nordisk, Glooko partner on diabetes management app

Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare technology company, and Glooko, a diabetes data management platform, have partnered to develop the Cornerstones4Care Powered (C4C) mobile application, assisting diabetes patients in managing their disease by offering personalized patient support with a digital platform.

Researchers utilize smartphone pedometer to analyze global obesity rates

Researchers from Stanford University have utilized smartphones to track activity levels in 700,000 people from 111 countries to possibly identify a correlation between number of steps, environment and obesity rates.

MobileHelp releases survey on implementation, barriers, benefits to telehealth

MobileHelp has conducted a survey of healthcare professionals regarding telehealth, in hopes of shedding light on current rates of implementation, benefits of services and barriers in the utilization.

Telehealth saved one baby's life—but can it replace face-to-face care?

Telemedicine has proven effective in treating diabetes and headaches. For one new mother in rural Sonora, California, remote care proved invaluable when Kimberly Griffiths’ week-old daughter turned blue and had difficulty breathing.

Huntington’s Disease Society, American Well partner to offer telehealth therapy

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) has partnered with American Well to offer free online therapy for patients with Huntington’s disease (HD). The partnership aims to improve the mental health of families dealing with the stress and emotional impact of HD.

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