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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.

Device familiarity matters when it comes to digital health effectiveness

According to a recent Scripps Translational Science Institute research study, there is little evidence digital medicine helps cut healthcare costs or spurs consumers to be more interested in their...

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.

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.