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Personalised care for Gestational Diabetes

GDm-Health is a prescribed digital therapeutic for the management of gestational diabetes at home and has been clinically evaluated in over 1,000 patients at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust with transformative results, including: 25% reduction in clinical visits 1

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App that screens for undiagnosed cases of Alzheimer’s

An estimated 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a number that is projected to rise to more than 13 million by 2050, and it has been estimated that early diagnosis could save up to $7.9 trillion in medical care

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KYomed’s Customisable ePRO App

Kyomed is to roll out its fully customisable electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO) App – allowing patients to self-report symptoms for biomedical research. The tool complies with the French health authority Haute Autoritee de Santé’s good practice guide for connected

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Global mHealth Market Growth

The mHealth market is set to swell to $58.8bn by the year 2020 – that is according to a report by Research Beam, which said that a rise in mobile phone usage across developing markets has prompted the surge. Besides

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Smartphone monitoring in MS

The latest results from the FLOODLIGHT clinical trial programme show that additional, real-world data using smartphone or smartwatch technology given to patients treated with Roche’s MS therapy Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), which was launched in March, can be a valuable addition to

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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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The Use of Mobile Applications Among Adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

While the number of diabetes-specific mobile applications (apps) continues to grow, there is a lack of knowledge about their actual use. A recent study has shown that a minority of adults with T1D and T2D use apps to support their

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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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Making digital health personal

Digital health interventions have enormous potential as scalable tools to improve health and healthcare delivery; however they must be carefully designed and delivered with patient needs in mind. By increasing the personal relevance of digital interventions and implementing tried and

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Apps as medical devices – UK regulator updates its guidance

The MHRA has updated its guidance on whether a health app should be subject to medical device oversight. A number of apps and pieces of stand-alone software that are already on the market have so far been classified as medical

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