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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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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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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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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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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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NIHR piloting apps for clinical research

The UK’s National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network is investigating how mobile technology can aid clinical research processes. Partnering with digital firm Tigerspike, the NIHR’s pilot programme will see them build a ResearchKit-based iPhone app for medical researchers.

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Apps ‘spy on users’

As previously reported in this blog many medical apps are insecure and leak your personal and health data. Now further Research from the MIT, Harvard, and Carnegie-Mellon universities confirms that Apps on Apple and Android smartphones leak lots of users’ information to third parties. Of

Posted in Apple, Apps, Security, Software Development, Technology

NHS Pilots e-Consent Technology

In July the NHS began using tablet based Mytrus’ Enroll® in a clinical trial to give potential participants an overview that included simple, entertaining videos to reinforce key information. People read the informed consent document, answered questions to assess understanding

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FDA approves mobile glucose monitor

The FDA has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system that sends data directly to a smartphone and does not require a separate receiver according to a release from Dexcom, the device’s creator. The G5 mobile CGM System uses

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