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Customized mHealth approach aims to boost diabetic self-care

A new mHealth app developed by a University of Louisiana at Lafayette research team may boost chronic disease management by using health informatics data to spur increased self-care by patients managing diabetes, according to information presented last week at the American Health Information Management Association's annual convention in New Orleans.

Philips, Salesforce collaboration aims to improve diabetes care

A new mobile health app and an accompanying online portal aim to help providers make better decisions regarding patients living with Type 1 diabetes by reducing the complexity of chronic disease self-care requirements.

EHRs, portals have a positive effect on diabetes care

Electronic health records and patient portals can improve the care of patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, according to a Kaiser Permanente researcher.

Google teams up with Sanofi on diabetes treatment

Google is continuing a push to make its mark on diabetes treatment by partnering with European pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

Latino diabetics deserve greater focus in developing mHealth apps

Mobile app developers should take the needs of Latino diabetics into account when creating mHealth apps for disease management, according to new research published in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research: mHealth and uHealth.

Collaboration is the best medicine for mHealth

There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities. These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.

Samsung, WellDoc team with Ontario Telemedicine Network for diabetes management

Health IT stakeholders in Canada want to find out how mobile tools can improve diabetes management in the clinical care environment.

E-health feedback loop helps diabetics boost outcomes

The use of telehealth remote monitoring as part of a eHealth larger feedback loop for diabetics led to vastly improved A1c levels compared with patients who did not use the technology, according to research published this week in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

'Alert' app taps Apple HealthKit to keep diabetics in safe glucose level zone

A new app dubbed notifies users about potentially risky glucose levels via real-time data, courtesy of the Apple HealthKit platform.

Collaborative mHealth initiative aims to cut diabetes care cost

A coalition of healthcare entities looks to revamp diabetes care by cutting out glucometers and lancets while providing real-time data to care providers.