mHealth anemia detection app could identify anemia from a smartphone photo

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Atlanta researchers are working on a mobile health app that could revolutionize anemia detection. Those who suffer from chronic anemia or who think they might be anemic, could one day be able to detect this condition via their smartphone using an mHealth anemia detection app. The app is currently being developed by Atlanta researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and Emory University. The app can detect anemia via a smartphone picture. The Atlanta researchers revealed via a study published in the journal Nature that they have developed an…

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FDA-approved mHealth substance abuse treatment app now available

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The reSET mHealth platform is available for healthcare providers to prescribe to their patients. A mHealth substance abuse treatment app called reSET is the first digital therapeutic treatment for substance abuse disorder to be granted approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This unique digital treatment platform can now be prescribed to patients by their medical providers. The prescription-based digital therapeutic offers a 12-week treatment plan. Developed by Pear Therapeutics, the mHealth substance abuse treatment app offers patients a 90-day (12-week) treatment plan. The plan features interactive treatment…

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California launches first-ever license alert mHealth app

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App developed by the Medical Board of California (MBC) empowers health care consumers. The groundbreaking license alert mHealth app enables California health care consumers to make informed decisions about their doctors. The innovative mobile app provides users with instant updates regarding their doctors’ license status. These updates include everything from new specialties to disciplinary issues. The license alert mHealth app sends notifications directly to a user’s mobile device whenever there is an update to their doctor’s license. For instance, it will send a notification if there is a change in…

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Cleveland patients granted mobile health data access

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Cleveland Clinic patients will be able to access their health records via their iPhones. Patients will be able to obtain their personal health information and history through their computer or via mobile health data access through Health Records on iPhone and through the MyChart application. Patients will be able to see all their health records through the mobile apps. Regardless of whether patients obtain their mobile health data access via Health Records or MyChart, both will provide a full view of their health records. This includes information, such as allergies,…

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Mobile health apps aren’t helping the people who most need them

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New research has shown that these applications aren’t necessarily doing what they were designed to accomplish. Mobile health apps have the opportunity to transform the way Americans receive health care. The vast majority of U.S. adults carry smartphones. People who have chronic conditions or other complex health requirements have considerable mobile device resources available to them. However, a new study revealed that these health focused apps are falling short in several ways. The research looked into the reach and effectiveness of mobile health apps. What was found was that app…

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Mobile health app from St. Jude brings in $4.4 million from NIH

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The application is being designed to help sickle cell anemia patients with their medication adherence. The world famous St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital will receive $4.4 million for six years for the use of a mobile health app. The money is being awarded through a grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mobile app will be integrated by a team of experts from several different medical organizations. The team is made up of various healthcare experts from…

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Mhealth prize goes to pain management app creating students

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Students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology have come in second with the C-Pain Go application. The second place prize from mHealth 2015 has now been given to students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH), who created a smartphone app designed to help to manage their pain. The C-Pain Go mobile app was designed to set multiple pain tracking reminders for users. The idea behind this mhealth app is to use smartphone technology to make it possible for patients to…

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Mobile health app educates Ethiopian moms

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The “Safe Delivery App” offer mothers across the country vital and potentially lifesaving advice. A new mobile health app has now been launched in Ethiopia in the hopes of improving the survival and medical wellbeing of moms and their new babies by offering lifesaving strategies when things take a turn for the worse. Nearly 9 in 10 Ethiopian births occur at home following pregnancies with limited or no medical assistance. The hope of the developers of the Safe Delivery App is that this mobile health service will improve the level…

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Mhealth use may assist in heart disease prevention

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Mobile health technology could help patients to be able to reduce their risks of cardiovascular illness. A new statement released by the American Heart Association (AHA), which was published in the Circulation journal has shown that mhealth technologies may be able to help to enhance the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This may occur as a result of being able to target certain types of lifestyle behaviors conducive to CVD prevention. The publication was authored by Lora E. Burke, Ph.D., from the University of Pittsburgh. Burke and her colleagues looked…

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Patient mhealth adoption relies on doctor recommendations

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Recent research has shown that physicians may be the key driving force behind this technology. It may feel as though mhealth technology is getting off to a pretty good start on its own, but when it comes to the recommendations – or even discussions – of mobile and wearable tech by doctors, a recent study has shown that only 15 percent of physicians are actually talking about it as a tool to help to improve overall or specific wellness. This could be holding back the adoption of mobile health technologies…

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Mhealth app could provide meaningful medical assistance

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A new application designed by two doctors from South Africa could help with patient assessments. Two doctors have created an mhealth app that has been designed to help overburdened and over-stressed nurses and EMS healthcare workers to be able to better assess the needs of patients in South Africa emergency centers. The doctors, from Cape Town, are named Yaseen Khan and Mohammed Dalwai, from the Open Medicine Project of South Africa. Their mhealth application has been named the “Mobile Triage App” and it has been created so that emergency medical…

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