Monthly Archives: July 2015

Doctors ‘distrust apps developed by pharma’

A study of GPs in 3 European countries showed that whilst there was a role for healthcare technologies in disease management – GPs distrusted many of pharma’s efforts to create these technologies. The survey of 131 GPs in the UK,

Posted in Apps, Design, Software Development, Technology

Using e-technologies in clinical trials

A recent paper by Rosa et al., highlighted the potential of e-technologies (mobile devices, internet etc) in clinical trials research particularly in data collection, recruitment, retention and delivery of interventions. As an example of ways in which e-technologies can be used for

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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

Posted in Apple, Apps, Patient Safety, Software Development, Technology, Uncategorized, Validation

FDA turns to Google for help spotting adverse events

The FDA has approached Google for help identifying adverse drug events in search data. The regulator hooked up with Google to access the insights of Evgeniy Gabrilovich who has published papers on the subject of mining search queries for adverse event

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GSK building Apple’s ResearchKit into its clinical trials

GlaxoSmithKline is exploring how to integrate Apple’s ResearchKit into its clinical trials, setting it up to be one of the first drug developers to adopt the recently introduced platform. But as many have already found out, using mobile technology can throw up a

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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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COPD Monitoring Using an App

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is the most frequent form of chronic respiratory disease. During the progress of this disease, phases of aggravation of pulmonary function (exacerbations) can occur, which reduce the quality of life. Clinical experience shows that single

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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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Clinical trial to assess apps for Parkinson’s disease

Nonadherence to treatment leads to suboptimal treatment outcomes and enormous costs to the economy. This is especially important in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The progressive nature of the degenerative process, the complex treatment regimens and the high rates of comorbid conditions

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Google’s wristband for clinical trials

Google is developing a mHealth wristband for pharma clinical trials providing research teams with real-time data on a patients’ pulse, heart rate, light exposure and noise level monitoring. While the device will be used by patients and lab research participants,

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