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Blockchain and Pharmaceutical Data Management

Blockchain, originally devised for the digital currency Bitcoin, is now being widely adopted by other industries including pharmaceuticals where it has the potential to benefit every stage of the development lifecycle. Blockchain could be particularly useful where data is being

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Apple Heart Study enrolls more than 400,000

Mobile technologies such as the iWatch are now fitted with high-quality sensors that can measure and detect clinical changes in our bodies in entirely new and insightful ways. For example, Stanford Medicine and Apple have enrolled more than 400,000 participants

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Medication reminder apps improved heart patients’ adherence

A study recently published in Heart found that coronary heart disease (CHD) patients assigned a smartphone app for medication reminders demonstrated greater adherence than those who did not. The investigation involved 163 adult participants with an average age of 58 years

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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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Apps Improve Medication Adherence

A recent survey shows that in the US at least half of the nation’s medication users aren’t taking their drugs as prescribed – costing some $300 billion a year in avoidable healthcare expenses, or $1,000 per person – medication adherence

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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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Apple iWatch and Atrial Fibrillation

Apple is collaborating with Stanford Medicine on a study that uses the tech firm’s smartwatch to monitor for atrial fibrillation. The first-of-its-kind project will see the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor used to collect heart data, with participants found to

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mHealth Apps Numbers Double

Mobile health app numbers almost double in the two years from 2015 to exceed 318,500, with more than 200 new apps launched every day, according to a new report. The work, by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, also

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Mobile App to Support Patients with Asthma and COPD

Chiesi Limited has launched a new mobile app for adult patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using Chiesi’s Fostair (beclometasone/formoterol) pressurised metered-dose inhaler (pMDI) or dry powder inhaler Fostair NEXThaler. According to the group, inefficient inhalation technique is a

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