November 1, 2014

chronic disease management

New mHealth App for Urinalysis Debuts

Posted by: | Posted on: March 6, 2013
Spitting on your cell phone was just the beginning: A new mHealth app allows you to analyze your urine using your smartphone. uChek analyzes urine samples for the presence of…

Topol Cites Need for Validation of mHealth Technologies

Posted by: | Posted on: January 31, 2013
In a rapid-fire interview on Forbes.com Dr. Eric Topol of the Scripps Clinic gives his perspective on the evolution of digital health. He notes that heart rhythm disorders, diabetes, hypertension…

Microsoft Joins with NextGen on mHealth App

Posted by: | Posted on: November 28, 2012
Microsoft is entering the mHealth space by joining with NextGen Healthcare Information Systems to develop and launch the NextGen Medicine Cabinet app. The app allows users to store and track…

Study Shows Apps can Improve Management of Chronic Conditions

Posted by: | Posted on: November 20, 2012
A recent study published in the journal Hypertension has demonstrated that medical-related apps can help patients control their high blood pressure. While there are tens of thousands of mHealth apps…

Study Links mHealth Apps with Improved Diabetes Management

Posted by: | Posted on: September 25, 2012
Diabetes apps have been somewhat of the poster child for mHealth programs for chronic disease management. Now a study by the eHealth Initiative (eHI) highlights the role that mHealth apps…

UCLA Uses iPads for Chronic Disease Monitoring Program

Posted by: | Posted on: September 21, 2012
UCLA has launched a program that allows patients with inflammatory bowel disease to track their symptoms and interact with their medical team via iPad. Patients use an interactive program on…

SCOTUS Ruling on Health Care Reform Creates Opportunity for mHealth

Posted by: | Posted on: July 9, 2012
Since the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the health care reform act at the end of June, several commentaries have come out saying the ruling will be give mHealth companies…

Rise of mHealth Technologies Raises Issues About Patient Access to Data

Posted by: | Posted on: June 29, 2012
Empowered patients are seeking greater access to the data generated by their ICDs (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) and other remote monitoring devices that transit information directly to their physicians. Patients have traditionally…