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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.

 

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Purdue Pharma, Geisinger partner to study Apple Watch, chronic pain

Purdue Pharma and Geisinger have announced a partnership to study the effects of the Apple Watch on chronic pain.

AMA states support for VA telehealth expansion

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a statement supporting the proposed rule aimed at expanding telehealth services within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Text messages improve smoking cessation in pregnant women

Text messaging expectant mothers with information regarding smoking cessation increases rates of adherence during pregnancy, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Mobile mammography attracts diverse populations, has lower rates of adherence

Mobile mammography, meant to reach women without access to cancer center visits, has become increasingly popular, but lacking evidence in comparing results to in-person clinic visits. In a study to be published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, researchers compared interactions with a mobile mammography van to in-person cancer center visits.

Cedars-Sinai launches Apple Watch app

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has launched its application on the Apple Watch, making the hospital one of the few to offer an interactive app on the device.

80% of activity tracker users continue to utilize device for 6 months

Activity trackers aim to motivate users in exercising, but those who could benefit the most may not be able to utilize the technology. In a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed activity tracker engagement.

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.

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