Article Excerpt: In 2019, nearly 50,000 people in the United States died from opioid overdoses, bringing the total of number of deaths from the opioid crisis to half a million over the past 10 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Michael J. Moore, a professor of biomedical engineering at Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, is part of a national study that aims to turn those statistics around by creating a living bioengineered nerve circuit that mimics the pain transmission pathway in the spinal cord. The circuit of living cells, which is designed to help scientists test the effectiveness of non-addictive alternatives to opioid painkillers, is highlighted in the prestigious journal Science Advances.
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Article Source: Biz New Orleans
van Haasteren A, Vayena E, Powell J. (2020). The mobile health app trustworthiness checklist: Usability assessment. JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth. 8(7): e16844. doi: 10.2196/16844
Researchers recruited 49 stakeholders to assess the feasibility of a user-generated mobile health app trustworthiness (mHAT) checklist. Read More
van Haasteren A, Gille F, Fadda M, Vayena E. (2019). Development of the mHealth App Trustworthiness checklist. Digital Health. 5: 1-21. doi: 10.1177/2055207619886463
Researchers developed a 41-item mobile app trustworthiness (mHAT) checklist to inform app development. The mHAT checklist addresses the features and characteristics of mHealth apps associated with perceived trustworthiness. Read More
Article Excerpt: App developers know how to take advantage of how our brains work, borrowing tricks from psychology to keep us coming back to our smartphones throughout the day. And as we find out on this episode of GeekWire’s Health Tech podcast, that relationship is a two-way street.
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Article Source: GeekWire
Article Excerpt: A new study shows there is a strong belief among mHealth app developers that platforms “will become an integrated part of the healthcare system” while reducing the costs for hospital readmission and length of stay.
Full Article: http://tinyurl.com/j5wl374
Article Source: Health IT Central
Article Excerpt: In a precedent-setting move, Apple has released new guidelines for its iOS App Store which impose new limitations on health and medical app developers. iMedicalApps contributor Iltifat Husain, M.D., who wrote a piece about the changed standards, said they contain “the most stringent language I have ever seen Apple used for the health and medical category of apps.”
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Article Source: EMR and HIPAA
Article Excerpt: Millions of people with mental health disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, are not getting the help they need. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 50% of people in developed countries and 85% in developing ones lack proper access to treatment.
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Article Source: Fast Company
Article Excerpt: The majority of healthcare professionals, physicians in particular, own an iPhone. But when you’re developing a medical or health app, its important to remember that not everyone has the same device you do.
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Article Source: iMedicalApps