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By Jonah Comstock June 13, 2018
Patients of doctors who participated in a Veteran Affairs-run telemedicine consultation program were 54 percent more likely to survive chronic liver disease than a matched cohort of patients of non-participating doctors, according to a new retrospective study from the University of Michigan. “It seems that primary care providers who participated in [the program] were more likely to follow the...
By Heather Mack October 28, 2016
A new project, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, will investigate a personalized web app that is specifically designed to encourage young men at-risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections to get routine testing. The project, called “Get Connected,” will be carried out in collaboration with the nursing schools from the University of Pennsylvania and the...
By Aditi Pai May 12, 2016
A team of researchers has teamed up with BrainBaseline, which helps companies develop and run custom cognitive studies, to launch a study, called Mind Share, using Apple's ResearchKit framework. Mind Share study researchers are from a number of universities, including the University of Nebraska, University of Michigan, Vanderbilt, Northeastern, and Wake Forest University. Mind Share aims to...
By Aditi Pai February 25, 2016
This summer, National Institutes of Health (NIH) will launch a Participant Technologies Center to test and maintain connected sensor technologies as part of the White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), NIH Director Francis Collins announced today at the Precision Medicine Summit. Vanderbilt University, with help from Verily (formerly known as Google Live Sciences) as advisors, will...
By Jonah Comstock October 5, 2015
Tactio Health Group, a Montreal-based company that builds smartphone-connected remote patient monitoring devices, will run a 25-person pilot study with the University of Michigan Health System, studying the effects of pharmacist-led home blood pressure monitoring and medication reminders on people with hypertension. "This study seeks to put patient collected data into the hands of a healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock April 21, 2015
The CS Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan is launching a new telemedicine program to help reduce childhood obesity. The hospital will work with Fruit Street, a recently-formed digital wellness and telemedicine platform, to provide a program for patients that integrates video visits with monitoring via wearable devices. "Childhood obesity is a significant public health concern...
By Jonah Comstock February 26, 2015
Since 2010, doctors from UCLA and the University of Michigan have been working with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals on a project called My GI Health, which leverages computers and apps to improve doctor-patient communication around gastrointestinal disorders. At an ePharma Summit update session, Dr. Brennan Spiegel, a gastroenterologist formerly associated with UCLA and now working at Cedars-Sinai...
By Aditi Pai July 28, 2014
Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing an app that monitors a person's voice during phone calls to detect mood changes in people who have bipolar disorder. The app, called PRIORI, still needs more testing before it can be commercialized, the researchers said, but a small pilot study of six individuals with bipolar disorder has shown the app has the potential to help warn...
By Chris Gullo September 2, 2011
A new study of overweight teens published in the journal Obesity reveals the most effective ways text messages could be used to encourage healthy behavior change in adolescents, reports the LA Times. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, who believe tailored text messages could help teens adopt healthier lifestyle changes. Four focus groups consisting of 24 male...

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