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New Research Indicates That Telemedicine May Help Children with Asthma


UCLA–USC Working on Technology to Predict Asthma Attacks in ChildrenAccording to new research coming to light on Thursday, allergists are still the best-trained medical specialists to treat asthma, but not everyone lives close to an allergist.

“Children who live hundreds of miles from the nearest allergist may not be receiving the best and most cost-effective care,” reads a report summary derived from a new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

The study shows that telemedicine for the treatment of asthma can be as effective as an in-person visit.
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Mobile Tech Tapped to Help Predict Asthma Attacks in Kids


Mobile Tech Tapped to Help Predict Asthma Attacks in KidsIn recent weeks, UCLA and USC researchers were awarded $6 million by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for the purpose of developing technology that “will enable users’ smartphones and smart watches to identify them of their unique triggers for asthma attacks.”

This is according to an announcement on the UCLA website.

The four-year grant is part of a national $144 million initiative called Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems, or PRISMS, which aims to blend big data with mobile technology to develop tools that shed light on the environment’s role in children’s health. The UCLA–USC award was the largest of the nine projects funded by the program.

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UCLA–USC Working on Technology to Predict Asthma Attacks in Children


UCLA–USC Working on Technology to Predict Asthma Attacks in ChildrenAccording to a recent announcement out of UCLA’s newsroom, a team of UCLA and USC researchers has secured $6 million in funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to “develop technology that will enable users’ smartphones and smart watches to identify them of their unique triggers for asthma attacks.”

The four-year grant is part of a national $144 million initiative called Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems, or PRISMS.

PRISMS aims to blend big data with mobile technology to develop tools that shed light on the environment’s role in children’s health.
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Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions Tout Success of Asthma Health App


Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions Tout Success of Asthma Health AppThe Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions have an mHealth success story on their hands.

This week, the organizations announced initial results and new clinical features for their free Asthma Health app.

Released six months ago, the app enables individuals with asthma to participate in a large-scale medical research study by simply using their Apple iPhones, a statement shared with mHealthWatch reads. The app’s newest features—the “Doctor Dashboard” and integration with Epic, the popular electronic health records (EHR) system—will help enable Asthma Health study participants to use the app with their physicians.
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Arches Health Plan, Symptomly to Create Asthma Tracker and Battle Healthcare Costs


Arches Health Plan, Symptomly to Create Asthma Tracker and Battle Healthcare CostsArches Health Plan has just announced its partnership with Symptomly to provide an integrated care strategy for the 25 million Asthmatics suffering from Asthma in the US, of which 2.1 million will be admitted to a hospital or ER this year.

Medical costs can be as high as $60 million nationwide, and the partnership hopes to keep Asthmatics out of the hospital and costs down, a provided statement from the new partners reads.

Symptomly provides a platform which patients can manage their symptoms with their healthcare provider using smartphones or computers.

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AMC Health Providing Telemonitors For NIH Asthma Study


AMC Health Providing Telemonitors For NIH Asthma StudyAMC Health says that its telemonitoring platform will be used in a new research study to improve asthma control by monitoring when patients use their asthma medications and intervening as soon as a problem develops.

A statement from AMC health indicates that the study in question will be funded by a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

This particular grant was awarded to Asthma Management Systems, LLC, a Delaware-based company that develops and tests innovative approaches to improve asthma care.

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Telemedicine Study Aims to Help Children with Asthma


Telemedicine Study Aims to Help Children with AsthmaA new partnership between the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the Rochester City School District has been forged with the goal of helping improve the treatment of children with asthma.

Researchers are using federal grant monies to explore the potentially positive impact of a combination of telemedicine and so-called “active intervention.”

Through a series of school visits, researchers are hoping to reduce both student absences and preventable visits to doctor’s offices and emergency rooms, while creating a telemedicine-centric asthma treatment program that can be replicated in communities elsewhere.

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