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An App for Personalized Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care

By 2030, prostate cancer will be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in North America and thoughtfully designed and implemented support mechanisms are needed to help with survivorship care treatment. mHealth apps could support outpatient treatment and monitoring strategies but have not been widely tested in prostate

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App to enable Lupus patients to report symptoms easily and accurately

Pfizer Inc., the Lupus Research Alliance and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. jointly developed a new mobile app, using the Apple ResearchKit platform and building on existing research tools that have been validated in lupus. “This is an important step in

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Health apps to feed directly into our health records

The government believes a paperless NHS will make its services more convenient. As part of this drive the Health Secretary announced that by March next year NHS England will publish a library of approved apps in areas like mental health and diabetes

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EU Convenes mHealth app Working Group

The European Commission is working towards improving the safety and transparency of health information collected by mobile apps. Its newly set up mHealth app working group will be tasked with assessing the validity and reliability of the data that is

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New ‘app’ tracks Parkinson’s symptoms

Patient diaries are an established way to record symptoms of long-term illnesses and usually come in paper form. However, paper-based patient diaries are imperfect and experience shows that patients’ commitment often fades over time. There are also concerns about accuracy.

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GSK looking at mobile technology to reduce R&D costs

Attendees at a recent mobile health conference held at The New York Academy of Sciences, in New York City, learnt that GSK are exploring the use mobile sensors and digital devices to lower the cost of bringing drugs to market. Andrew Witty

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Apple Watch being used in Cancer Trials

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has become one of the first trusts in the UK to use the newly launched Apple Watch as part of patient care. A limited number of cancer patients at the London trust will have

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MHRAs mobile app for adverse event reporting

The MHRA has moved its Yellow Card Scheme into the mobile age, launching a smartphone app that allows patients to report potential side-effects and adverse reactions directly to the regulator. The medicines regulator’s free new app – which is also

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Impact of mHealth chronic disease management on treatment adherence and patient outcomes: a systematic review.

Adherence to chronic disease management is critical to achieving improved health outcomes, quality of life, and cost-effective health care. As the burden of chronic diseases continues to grow globally, so does the impact of non-adherence. Mobile technologies are increasingly being

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Mobile-health: A review of current state in 2015.

Health telematics is a growing up issue that is becoming a major improvement on patient lives, especially in elderly, disabled, and chronically ill. In recent years, information and communication technologies improvements, along with mobile Internet, offering anywhere and anytime connectivity,

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