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Readmissions from two chronic illnesses drop in Pennsylvania

Readmission rates at Pennsylvania hospitals are improving--at least for some chronic conditions, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).

Samsung, Medtronic partner on diabetes monitoring apps

Samsung Electronics and Medtronic are teaming up to develop mobile apps to provide insight and access on diabetes data, including glucose monitoring information, for Medtronic's MiniMed Connect.

Lifestyle diseases spur global mHealth market growth through 2020

An increasing number of lifestyle diseases--from diabetes to hypertension to sleep apnea--is spurring robust growth in the global mHealth device, services and app market, which hit $10.5 billion in 2014 and is on track to increase 33.5 percent annually from 2015 to 2020, reveals a new report published by Allied Market Research.

Electronic pillbox boosts remote care for diabetics

A telehealth program for patients with poorly controlled diabetes showed encouraging results, though it involved a small sample made up primarily of African-American women, according to research published this month in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Telediabetes 'warrants prominent place' in healthcare

Telemedicine intervention to help people with diabetes has the potential to help patients with glycemic control, reduce body weight and increase exercise.

Indian Health tackles diabetes through telemedicine services

A healthcare provider in Southern California is turning to telemedicine to help address rising rates of diabetes in American Indian tribes.

As laboratories remake themselves, will the healthcare industry capitalize?

When it comes to healthcare delivery, laboratories are in a tough spot. Whether hospital-based or standalone businesses, labs don't do much to stir the souls of healthcare finance executives....

Medicaid expansion leads to more diabetes diagnoses

The 26 states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have an increased number of newly diagnoses diabetes patients, according a new study in the journal  Diabetes Care, which likely means that providers in the Medicaid expansion states are able to diagnose and treat these patients earlier.

Older diabetics want more customization for mHealth apps

Diabetics age 50 and older are interested in using mobile apps as part of their treatment and care, but say the technology should be customized and greater education is necessary regarding data security and privacy protection, according to a study published in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR).

Sensor-based skin patch may bode new care level in diabetes treatment

A new skin patch featuring a biosensor and communications system that works off a smartphone may one day help diabetics better manage their condition while providing real-time monitoring of glucose measurements.