January 29th 2023
First steps include assembling equity data and reaching out to veterans’ advocacy groups.
January 24th 2023
Patients were also more likely to stay in treatment longer when their care was delivered virtually, a new survey has found.
January 18th 2023
The ability to screen for trauma symptoms in certain high-risk populations could soon benefit from biomarker data gathered through wearable devices, according to a new study.
January 17th 2023
This study observed a rapid increase in the integration of telehealth- and COVID-19–related apps with electronic health records during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Access to electronic health information can be improved through provider assistance for optimal use of a patient portal.
Digital Therapeutic Sparks Improvement in Diabetes Across Demographic Lines
This new report shows people who used the digital therapeutic saw an improvement of 14% to 15% in their average blood glucose levels regardless of their racial or ethnic category.
Patient Perspectives on Technology-Based Approaches to Social Needs Screening
Patients are essential stakeholders in designing systems to capture social needs. The authors present key findings from patient interviews regarding social needs screening through technology-based modalities.
Changes in Electronic Notification Volume and Primary Care Provider Burnout
Primary care provider burnout was analyzed before and after a national initiative to optimize the electronic health record inbox notification system at the Veterans Health Administration.
Wearable Health Devices Have Low Uptake Among Individuals With Heart Disease
Only 18% of US adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and 26% of adults at risk for CVD use wearable health devices.
PDT for Substance Use Disorder Yields High Engagement, Retention, Substance Abstinence
Pear Therapeutics announced positive real-world data for reSET, a prescription digital therapeutic (PDT) for substance use disorder.
mHealth App Improves Maternal Health Awareness, Behavior in Rural India
A maternal health mobile app helped pregnant women learn more about delivery sanitation, tetanus vaccination, reproductive tract infection symptoms, HIV/AIDS testing, and iron tablet usage.
Study Finds Engagement Higher in Children Than Caregivers With Digital Program for SCD Self-management
While 70% of youth engaged with the sickle cell disease (SCD) pain self-management program, only 30% of caregivers engaged with it.
App Measuring Fall Risk for Adults Who Use Wheelchairs Yields High Usability
The smartphone app used data from a questionnaire and balance tests to give users an intuitive fall risk score ranging between 0 and 100, indicating low, medium, or high fall risk.
Improved QOL, Disease Activity Seen in Patients With IA Using Tailored Self-management App
A mobile app providing self-management action advice to patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA) was linked to significant improvements in health-related quality of life (QOL) and disease activity.
Contributor: The Role of Patient Engagement in Creating Active Patients
As health care shifts reimbursement models from fee-for-service to value-based care, new terms and phrases have been surfacing across the industry. Two of the terms emerging with increased usage are “patient engagement” and an “active patient.” But what do they mean? And why are they important?
Multitask Learning Model Outperforms Traditional Machine Learning Models in RCTs, Developers Say
The proposed multitask learning (MTL) model was developed using data from wearable devices worn by individuals in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to predict outcomes of a depression treatment.
Digital Medication Monitor Linked to Better HRQOL, Lower Costs for Tuberculosis
Patients with tuberculosis who used a digital medication reminder monitor had better health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and lower catastrophic costs compared with patients who used a standard therapy.
Digital Therapeutics Face Challenges With Control Conditions in RCTs
As a result of the potential of digital therapeutics to increase access to personalized care, many choose less stringent minimal control than typically seen in randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
Music Application Yields Positive Results Among Adults With Dementia, Caregivers
Findings in a small sample of patient-caregiver dyads demonstrated high potential for a music intervention’s use in dementia care.
Gamified Therapy PDT Yields High Support From Children With Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
A digital pet app used as a prescription digital therapeutic (PDT) to encourage children to complete prescribed therapies received high engagement and function scores from children living with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
What We’re Reading: Processed Food Carries Cancer Risk; Updated COVID-19 Boosters Endorsed; PDT Tool Supports Inmates in Recovery
New studies have linked a diet of ultra-processed food to a higher risk of colorectal cancer and to an overall risk of mortality; the CDC endorsed the updated booster shots from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech for use against the omicron variant; South Carolina Department of Corrections and Pear Therapeutics are teaming up to support inmates recovering from substance use disorders.
Wearable Device, Supervised Exercise Linked to Superior Weight Loss Outcomes
Wearing a physical activity tracker and receiving personalized exercise feedback was linked to better results in exercise performance, weight loss, and other health outcomes among individuals with obesity.
Sound Therapy Polytherapeutic Demonstrates Clinically Meaningful Tinnitus Outcomes
Use of prototype app UpSilent resulted in clinically meaningful changes in tinnitus and superior outcomes across most measures after 12 weeks compared with popular app White Noise.
Parental Involvement in mHealth Intervention Just as Important as Child’s, Study Says
Children whose parents were more engaged with an intervention focused on obesity saw greater results compared with children whose parents were less engaged.
Step Detection via Smartphone Determines Fall Risk in Patients With Lower Limb Amputations
Researchers found automated foot strike detection is viable for smartphone-based fall risk classification in patients with lower limb amputations.
Digital Therapeutic for Chronic Insomnia Linked to Improved Patient Outcomes
After 2 years of follow-up, more than a quarter of patients who used a digital therapeutic delivering cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia achieved insomnia remission.
High-Resolution Wearable Device Data Used to Predict Cardiometabolic Disease Risk
Researchers developed a framework to pull high-resolution digital phenotypes from wearable devices and use them to predict the risk of cardiometabolic disease.
Self-management mHealth Intervention May Improve Patient Understanding of TB
The mobile intervention, based on the Integrated Theory of Health Behavior Change, significantly improved self-management behaviors among patients with tuberculosis (TB).
Telerehabilitation Cuts Musculoskeletal Pain, Improves Function
Participants in a digital acute musculoskeletal program experienced better pain and function outcomes compared with nonparticipants, demonstrating benefits for acute and subacute musculoskeletal conditions.
Future-Self Avatar Improves Health Motivation, but Not Behavioral Changes
To reduce bias based on the user’s current health status, a mobile health intervention used a future-self avatar to help individuals understand long-term effects of physical activity and nutrition on their body.
Improving the Payer-Provider Relationship Influencing PDT Use
Two medical experts relay their ideas on how to better improve the payer-provider relationship surrounding PDT use.
How Machine Learning, Digital Therapeutics Improve Personalized Care
Panelists at the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions 2022 Leadership Summit discussed the latest innovations in digital therapeutics and how they benefit patients on an individual and broad scale.
Dr Debra Patt Highlights the High Usage of Digital Health Solutions at Texas Oncology
Digital health care has been a key initiative at Texas Oncology, because it ensure patients can receive better care at their home, explained Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA, executive vice president of Texas Oncology.
Stakeholders Address How Digital Therapeutics Can Bridge Unmet Needs in Behavioral Health Care
Two stakeholders involved in investment and development of behavioral care services discuss the potential of digital therapeutics as a cost-effective alternative to address unmet mental health needs during an AHIP 2022 session.
Prescription Digital Therapeutic for SUD Linked to Lower Costs, Health Care Use
Patients with substance abuse disorder (SUD) saw a significant reduction in hospital encounters and per-patient costs after the initiation of a prescription digital therapeutic.
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