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By Laura Lovett May 29, 2018
Members of a smoking cessation Facebook group were 2.5 times more successful in quitting than controls over three-month, according to a recent study published in Addiction. However, after a year, those in the intervention group actually had lower rates of cessation than the control group.  "We found that we could reach a hard-to-reach population, have short-term abstinence, and also have...
By HIMSS TV May 29, 2018
Waheed Arian, founder of Arian Teleheal, discusses how specialists working for his charity use smartphones, and platforms like Skype, to connect with people in areas were conflict makes it difficult to seek medical attention.
By Laura Lovett May 29, 2018
A recent study published by Psychiatric Services found that mobile health interventions were as effective in treating patients with serious mental illness compared to an in-person group therapy.  The study found that participants in the mobile health group were more likely to remain fully engaged in the eight-week study than those receiving traditional care. Researchers also found that...
By Tom Sullivan May 29, 2018
As precision medicine and its related technologies take off in healthcare with rocket-like speed, many players in the space are advocating for a balance between innovation and regulation. Without policies in place, there are major mistakes that hospitals, researchers, clinicians, and policymakers will need to avoid to ensure that the healthcare system remains available to all, according to...
By Dave Muoio May 24, 2018
A recent study of hypertension patients suggests follow-up visits conducted virtually are just as effective in maintaining blood pressure control as those conducted in person. Conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s (B&W) Hospital, the investigation also found no differences in non-primary care visits between the two patient groups. "The...
By Dave Muoio May 23, 2018
New York and Palo Alto, California-based MemoryMD have recently received FDA clearance for a disposable 19-channel EEG headset, called the NeuroCap. Along with the NeuroEEG, a wireless amplifier worn around the arm that transmits to computers and cloud-based databases via Bluetooth that was approved in February, the company is now preparing to launch its full offering as a convenient approach to...
By Laura Lovett May 23, 2018
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a slew of new bills that seek to increase access to telemedicine treatment for patients with substance abuse disorders. The proposed bills, three of which are telehealth-focused, are expected to be wrapped into a larger legislative package by the Senate Finance Committee and then undergo the markup process in the near future.  “While South Dakota is...
By Jonah Comstock May 23, 2018
Home care technology company ClearCare has launched Home Connect API, a new technology that will allow home care agencies to connect directly to health plans and hospitals for referrals, care management, and billing. “Home care, that whole industry has really been largely removed from the rest of the continuum of care,” ClearCare CEO Geoff Nudd told Babyforyou.net.ua. “But that’s changing. With the...
By Laura Lovett May 22, 2018
Treating the opioid epidemic has challenged researchers and providers for years. Looking at patient adherence — both to opioid substitutes and painkillers — has been an avenue several companies have begun to look at.  Recently Toronto-based nGageIT has unveiled its latest digital health product, NanoSmart, which can use a patient’s breath to determine their medication adherence. The platform...
By Jonah Comstock May 22, 2018
San Francisco-based Hinge Health has completed a randomized control trial of its digital care program for chronic knee pain. Results were promising, with users of the digital platform outperforming the control group in every outcome measure, though there was some loss of engagement among the study group. “It was really strong results,” CEO Daniel Perez told Babyforyou.net.ua. “It was a trial that...