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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.

Texas Medicaid uses remote monitoring to engage patients with diabetes

Cigna-HealthSpring is teaming with Telcare to provide remote monitoring and care engagement services to diabetes patients in the Texas Medicaid STAR+PLUS program.

Diabetes tracking app in development for Apple Watch

A new app providing continuous glucose readings via a diabetes blood sugar monitor is being prepped to work with the Apple Watch when it hits market in just a few months.

FDA green lights mHealth apps for glucose data sharing

The first set of mobile apps for diabetics looking to share data collected by continuous glucose monitors can head to market thanks to a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. drug shortage may have a body count

A shortage of medicinal drugs in the United States may have caused 15 deaths, according to Time.

Study: Messaging diabetic teens bolsters engagement, disease knowledge

Text messages can help keep teen diabetics engaged in healthcare issues and treatment, according to a new  study  published in the  American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Spectrum.

How mHealth tech is changing diabetes treatment

Today's mobile apps are helping diabetics aggregate blood sugar and nutritional data from multiple platforms and devices and logging data into central portals accessible anywhere, according to Steve Robinson, general manager of the Cloud Platform Services Division for IBM.