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CVS digital exec: We're forging ahead on digital health tools

CVS will continue to make its mark on digital health by embracing online tools to help consumers manage chronic conditions, as well as improving convenience, according to Chief Digital Officer Brian Tilzer.

Mobile health data plays role in digital biomarkers

Relevant data plays a critical role in digital biomarkers, and mobile devices collecting such information are a valuable contributor to the technology.

Personalization, education tools foster behavior change among mHeath users

The top factors spurring behavioral change among mHealth users are personalized content, educational tools and dashboard functionality, according to a recent research2guidance blog post.

Why the pager remains a viable and trusted tool for providers

Despite the emergence of new digital health communications tools and technologies, the pager remains not only a viable and valuable device for healthcare providers, but also offers evidence of what devices must provide to be successful in the care and treatment scenario.

Smart contact lens tracks glaucoma disease progression

A smart contact lens may one day help track the progression of glaucoma and identify glaucoma patients facing higher disease risks.

Health system taps Fitbit for adolescent diabetes research

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is using Fitbit devices for a research effort regarding sleep behavior and activity among children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Texting can boost medication adherence for chronically ill patients

Mobile messaging can help boost medication adherence among chronic disease patients, but it is not a silver bullet in ensuring patients remain truly committed to prescription intake, according to research published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

American Heart Association joins IBM, Welltok to create workplace health platform

The American Heart Association is joining forces with Welltok and IBM's Watson to create a workplace healthcare platform geared toward patients suffering from cardiac diseases.

Heart disease patients don't embrace activity trackers

While a majority of heart patients believe activity trackers are a valuable tool for managing health, just 27 percent diagnosed with a cardiology risk are using the device, according to a new study.

European Commission to develop mHealth app guidelines

A working group representing European citizens, research and industry organizations is kicking off an effort in March to develop guidelines for verifying mHealth app data.

Failing to protect your mobile network: The cost for hospitals

When it comes to protecting your hospital's mobile network, you can either pay now, or pay later.

Mobile phone prompts help keep patients active

Mobile phone reminders may help people become more active, according to a short-term study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Data sharing insight delivers a reality check

When it comes to mobile healthcare technology, there sometimes tend to be waves of hype--everyone's on a smartphone, everyone has a fitness tracker, everyone's eager to track and monitor...

ICU app fosters communication, data sharing between patients, caregivers

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is developing a tablet-based app to keep intensive care unit patients and their family members informed and involved in treatment and recovery, and to drive better communication with care providers.

Study: mHealth impact negligible on healthcare costs, patient benefits

A research trial evaluating mobile healthcare technology versus traditional disease management reveals "little evidence" digital medicine intervention reduces healthcare costs or drives greater consumer healthcare interest, though some improvement in health self-management was reported.

Study: Mobile health device fatigue hinders user engagement, even among chronically ill

Healthy people stay engaged with mobile health devices longer than those managing a chronic disease, yet overall, device adherence by both groups drops over time due to device fatigue and the challenge of managing more than one device.

Adolescents tapping mobile devices for healthcare concerns, sharing data

Smartphones and other mobile communication devices are spurring increased attention to personal healthcare and potential health issues among teens and millennials.

Diabetes apps, devices remain top focus for mHealth developers

Diabetes treatment and management remains the most popular mHealth app focus for developers, despite the fact there is increasing competition and more than 1,500 such apps already in market.

iOS app may help stem premature baby delivery scenario

King's College London has developed an iOS app, QUiPP, to help better identify a premature baby delivery event. The software, tested in two studies, performed well for predicting risks and...