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Tulane Scientists Develop ‘Living Nerve Circuit’ to Fight Opioid Epidemic

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


The mobile health app trustworthiness checklist: Usability assessment

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


Development of the mHealth App Trustworthiness checklist

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


Health Tech Podcast: Psychologists become app developers to help people kick addictions

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


mHealth apps could reduce hospital costs, shows study

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.

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Article Source: Health IT Central


Apple App Store Toughens Guidelines For Health Apps

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


Should Mental Health App Developers Back Up Their Claims With Clinical Evidence?

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


Medical app design for clinicians, how to make sure your app actually works

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