National Maternal and Infant Nutrition Intensive Course

HTRC Director Eve-Lynn Nelson, Ph.D., recently presented for the HRSA-funded, National Maternal and Infant Nutrition Intensive Course to highlight telehealth programs for pregnant and postpartum women. Nelson overviewed the MomHealth Pilot, an effort to improve outcomes for teen mothers and their children. This innovative intervention augments “traditional” telemental health visits and telesupport groups with iPads preloaded […]

CoxHealth is making strides in reproductive care by incorporating telemedicine 

Missouri-based CoxHealth has been finding ways to utilize telemedicine for reproductive healthcare. They have recently developed mhealth and telemedicine services for expecting mothers, and women experiencing fertility issues. CoxHealth’s Baby Beginning app is a resource for expecting mothers. The free app provides information about pregnancy, labor, and newborn care, as well as videos and tools for […]

University of Missouri mHealth innovations make news

Scientists at University of Missouri have made national and regional headlines for two separate studies aimed at assessing the value of mHealth applications. App helps patients with depression, psychiatrists manage mood, activity levels Developed by University of Missouri researchers, MoodTrek™ is an app that allows patients struggling with depression to log their moods, sleep patterns, and activity […]

Five promising technologies from CES2015

The top innovators in consumer technologies met in Las Vegas recently for the International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES®). The CES is frequently used as a launch pad for new technologies and projects from global tech giants to the hottest venture-capital start-ups. HTRC’s Cynthia Scheideman-Miller and Candace Shaw were there and spent time with many […]

Live demo “show-stopper” at Oklahoma Healthcare Summit

At this month’s Oklahoma Healthcare Summit, telehealth figured prominently into the agenda – another sign that telemed will play an expanded role in the new climate of patient-centered care. HTRC’s Cynthia Scheideman-Miller and Candace Shaw presented not one, but two sessions designed for those just getting their feet wet, called Telehealth 101. Said Shaw, HTRC […]

Waiting room app makes a difference for kids with IBD

Adolescents are not known for making nutritious food selections. And while most youths’ bodies can withstand some nutritional imbalance, diet becomes a more challenging issue for youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). For those with Crohn’s Disease, a subset of IBD, seemingly innocuous foods like lettuce, blueberries, milk or corn can cause bouts of intense […]

Fitness technology gets people moving

People all over the country are looking forward to warmer weather, and not just for the barbeques. Spring sunshine means more chances to exercise outside, and mHealth is providing consumers with more tools to help them get moving and stay moving. Garmin, a Kansas-based company long known for getting people places, is a major player […]

Regulating apps: How far will the FDA go?

Do a quick search for health-related apps and thousands of options will flood the screen, offering the ability to track everything from weight to blood sugar to quitting smoking. For doctors eager to empower patients to take charge of their health, apps can be a great tool, but knowing which apps are safe to recommend […]