January 8, 2019
Omada Health will launch new programs for customers with depression and anxiety, the company announced yesterday. The company has entered into a perpetual licensing agreement with Lantern Health, a digital mental health company that shut down its commercial operations last August, and will integrate Lantern’s software into its existing infrastructure. Additionally, a few members of Lantern’s team...
January 2, 2019
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans has been using mobile technology to monitor and manage chronic disease patients since 2015. In that time, the doctors behind the program have learned a lot about how to implement such a system, as well as about how effective it can be.
“We’ve learned a lot,” said Dr. Richard Milani, Ochsner's chief clinical transformation officer and medical director of...
July 9, 2018
WellDoc has expanded its BlueStar digital diabetes management platform to include a weight loss feature and a feature for those with both diabetes and hypertension. A standalone product for hypertension is also coming from the company later this year.
“The American Diabetes Association reports that nearly one in three American adults has hypertension, and two in three people with diabetes have...
June 20, 2018
Digital chronic disease management company Omada Health announced today the launch of new programs designed to support individuals with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Accompanying these are a set of new features for the enterprise and health plan platform focused on medication adherence and remote monitoring, all of which comprise what a representative from the company described as “the...
May 24, 2018
A recent study of hypertension patients suggests follow-up visits conducted virtually are just as effective in maintaining blood pressure control as those conducted in person.
Conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s (B&W) Hospital, the investigation also found no differences in non-primary care visits between the two patient groups.
April 19, 2018
A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is a better predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality than just monitoring blood pressure in the clinic.
While the results may not be surprising, they are important validation for the growing field of remote patient monitoring, which generally holds that monitoring...
April 16, 2018
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine today demonstrated that a smartphone app could lead to small improvements in self-reported medication adherence among participants with poorly controlled hypertension. However, participants using the app had no change in systolic blood pressure compared to their counterparts that were not using the app, according to the study.
Medication adherence has...
November 14, 2017
A new study showed that Cardiogram’s deep neural network technology, called DeepHeart, can detect hypertension and sleep apnea. The study was recently presented at the American Heart Association.
“Those are important conditions because they affect more than a billion people,” cofounder of Cardiogram Brandon Ballinger told MobiHealthNews. “Hypertension affects one in three people in the developed...
September 28, 2017
A mobile hypertension prevention program (HPP) delivered through Noom’s mobile health coaching service appears to significantly benefit users with consistently high blood pressure, according to a study conducted by the company and recently published in the Journal of Human Hypertension.
In fact, greater engagement with the HPP resulted in even higher reductions in weight and blood pressure,...
July 26, 2017
San Francisco-based digital health coaching startup Vida Health has demonstrated in the past that it’s effective at helping people lose weight, but The Journal of Internet Medicine recently published a study from the University of California San Francisco that quantifies this efficacy.
Almost 29 percent of participants lost an average of 9.5 percent of their body weight; 86 percent of those with...