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Reproductive apps lack review, professional validation assessment

When it comes to female reproductive health tracking apps few have been developed, assessed or come recommended by health experts, according to research recently published in the journal  Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Mobile-enhanced intervention aids anxiety disorder treatment

Mobile health technology can prove useful in helping patients suffering from anxiety disorders, especially when applied in conjunction with traditional clinical care approaches, according to new research published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Apple Watch tapped for breast cancer treatment pilot program

The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in New Jersey is deploying Apple Watch devices featuring a custom app to breast cancer patients in a pilot program to track behavioral information for ensuring treatment programs remain on target.

Mobile health a 'paradigm change,' says Withings CEO Cedric Hutchings

The big keys to a fully integrated health management system are economic incentives and not the ones many may automatically assume, such as incentives for users. Doctors and providers should get incentives for following patients on a remote basis, says Withings CEO and Co-Founder Cedric Hutchings.

Lack of validation for mobile reproductive health apps unacceptable

When it comes to developing mobile health apps, there is an unwritten best practice: the app must meet a user's needs and hopefully, provide expert, validated knowledge. But such a scenario is not unfolding when it comes to reproductive apps.

How Mount Sinai uses mHealth to pave the way for more robust patient care

The exploding number of healthcare apps ready for download on smartphones and tablets is impressive and shows no sign of letting up. But the real story of their potential impact is far more than a case of raw numbers. Longer term, mobile apps will have a profound effect on the management of chronic diseases and population health. The key is more meaningful and timely communication between doctor and patient. Two examples at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York illustrate how apps are being used now to expand the scope and quality of care for existing patients

Cigna app taps psychological assessment to drive improved user health

Health insurance provider Cigna is debuting its newest version of Coach by Cigna 2.0, a free mHealth app tapping the psychology of assessment to provide users specific programs for managing health and lifestyle decisions.

Mobile health increases patient engagement, but ability to leverage tools falters

Digital technology is in the early stages when it comes to "safety net" deployments, but such tools pose tremendous promise and potential in engaging patients in healthcare management, according to new  Commonwealth Fund  research.

Miami hospital goes virtual in deploying patient content, educational strategy

Miami Children's Hospital is using virtual reality to provide medical instruction for patients and educational insight for medical staff.

Apple Watch aims to boost cancer treatments

A new Apple Watch app aims to enhance cancer care and improve patient monitoring during treatments such as chemotherapy.