This study was also commercialized and formed a company, Twine Health in Cambridge, Mass. The mHealth product is accessible through health plans, and employer health systems as well as direct primary care providers and will soon be free for individual patients, Patel said. The control group of 22 participants saw a drop in systolic pressure (mm Hg) of 16 points, whereas the 20 patients given the intervention witnessed a 26 point reduction in systolic blood pressure …
By Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today
April 05, 2017 – SAN DIEGO — Patients and clinicians looking to mobile applications to support weight loss and heart health goals face a deluge of dubious options. One physician and “mHealth” expert highlighted a handful of the more promising candidates at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting here on Friday. There are an estimated 260,000 mHealth apps as of 2016 — a 57% increase from 2015, according to Research2Guidance, a consultant for mobile app companies, said Rajesh Patel, MD, MPH, associate chief medical information officer and a hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
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