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Study Shows mHealth Proof of Concept for Childhood Diabetes Care

DiabetesThe findings of a promising new study were recently shared with mHealthWatch.

A grant-funded study at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm has shown that changing to a mHealth care model for childhood diabetes results in higher satisfaction ratings from the participating medical staff, insulin-dependent children and parents.

The care model was centered on the TriabetesClinic for Children mHealth solution from Diabetes Tools, which has been in clinical use at the hospital’s diabetes unit since November 2015.

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Keystone Technologies Releases Guide to Resident Engagement Technology

Choosing-resident-engagement-technology-coverKeystone Technologies, a force in health IT and senior care technology solutions, shared with MHW on Wednesday that it is publishing a guide to resident engagement technology in senior care communities.

The e-book, Choosing Resident Engagement Technology, is available for free download now.

“Engaged senior care community residents are happy and satisfied residents,” a statement from the Keystone crew reads. “Yet, not every resident will join in an active programming calendar and can be prone to loneliness and isolation. Resident engagement technology, which could include smartphones, tablets, email, and social media, can help residents feel connected to neighbors within their senior care community, a global community, or a community somewhere in between.”

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What Motivates Early mHealth Adopters?

mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekWhat motivates early mHealth adopters? By and large, the opportunity to get in front of a small problem before it becomes a serious one.

But according to a new report from Kantar HealthEdge of Insight: Connecting with the mHealth Consumer — consumer uptake for mHealth technologies remains low. However, mHealth shows promise for people looking to prevent or control chronic conditions.

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ResApp Wraps Up Successful Pre-Submission Meeting with FDA

resappAccording to a recent announcement shared with MHW, ResApp Health Limited confirmed that it had a “positive outcome” in its recent Pre-Submission Meeting with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding ResApp’s diagnostic mobile software application, ResAppDx.

During the meeting, we’re told that ResApp received “targeted feedback” from the FDA regarding the proposed US regulatory pathway, clinical study protocols, planned non-clinical evaluations and data requirements.

ResApp can now confirm that it will pursue a direct de novo premarket submission for ResAppDx, initially for pediatric use. A submission for adult use will be prepared in parallel and will be submitted shortly after the pediatric submission. The de novo pathway is designed for innovative medical devices (i.e. those which have no predicate device) where controls provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness. The de novo process leads to a Class I or Class II classification and has a 120-day review cycle, compared to a 90-day review period for a 510(k).

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CHRISTUS Health Taps Nuance for Enterprise-Wide Speech Recognition Deployment

NuanceMHW learned Thursday that Nuance Communications, Inc. has been selected by CHRISTUS Health, one of the 10 largest Catholic not-for-profit health systems in the U.S., for an enterprise-wide physician documentation improvement initiative.

The impetus, we’re told, is to improve how physicians work with inpatient and ambulatory EHRs with the additional benefit of improving financial performance.

This broad implementation replaces multiple competitive systems, adding Nuance’s full suite of clinical documentation solutions including Nuance’s back-end medical transcription, as well as Nuance PowerScribe® 360, and Nuance Dragon® Medical for real-time speech-enabled physician documentation.

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Report: Telemedicine Remains a Mystery to a Large Number of Tech Savvy Consumers
Ready for one of the most surprising healthcare industry stats you’re bound to hear this week?

HealthTap’s Digital Healthcare Network Now Tops 100,000 Doctors
mHealthWatch learned Tuesday that HealthTap‘s network of U.S. licensed doctors has grown to more than 100,000.
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Medisafe Exec to Talk Patient Engagement at American College of Cardiology 65th Annual Scientific Session

MediSafe Project Confirms Spike in Medication Adherence RateMHW has learned that Medisafe‘s Jon Michaeli will present “The Patient & You: Aligning Interests to Increase Medication Adherence” in the Patient Engagement Pavilion this weekend at the American College of Cardiology 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, Illinois.

Medisafe, if you’re not familiar, is a leading personalized mHealth platform for medication management.

Medisafe says that its platform is tackling the $300 billion problem of non-adherence by addressing all major underlying causes of this complex problem, including forgetfulness, fear of side effects, lack of motivation and support, and cost.
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