This week Apple announced that researchers and app developers can now have access to a Health Record API (Application Programming Interface) to develop applications, with the permission to use the patient’s data to provide them with easy access to health records.
A research team from John Hopkins University School of Medicine created a cost-effective and patient-centric smartphone video-based app, which would substitute the daily in-person visits by a healthcare worker required for TB therapy, known as DOT (Directly Observed Therapy).
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Yesterday, Apple announced that they are planning to introduce new features for iPhone and iPads called “Digital health” on this coming Monday (4th June 2018) at WWDC 2018- Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.
Los Angeles-based Cedars –Sinai Medical center and UCLA experimenters are describing that a (consumer-grade) Fitbit tracker can be used in some Remote patient Monitoring programs if health professionals know the clinical limitation of the mobile health wearables. The researchers outlined the 90-day study and concluded that the Fitbit data could be used to identify trends that call for health professional involvement
In November, FDA’s device center will select which app is welcomed into the program, and the selected will have amplified interactions with FDA during the progress of their products. FDA will grant the advanced device nomination to products that meet the permitted criteria without requiring a separate application.
The company also announced that it service has recorded 10,000 pregnancies amongst its users. Ava launched its first wearable in 2016 and announced that the bracelet can detect a new pregnancy. Although it can be also be used to evade pregnancy.
According to an estimate by SNS Telecom & IT, the present vibrant ecosystem is bound to trigger the growth of the mHealth market at more than USD 28 billion in 2018. In spite of impediments presented by regulation, patient acceptance and privacy concerns, the sector is expected to clock a CAGR of around 30 percent over the next three years.
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