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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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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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