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  • Michigan’s New Telehealth Law Requires Patient Consent

    December 7, 2016 - Michigan lawmakers have approved telehealth legislation that enables healthcare providers to use the technology with the patient's consent. S.B. 753, introduced in February by State Sen. Peter MacGregor, passed unanimously in the House on December 1 and in the Senate on December 6. It will become law in 90 days, making Michigan the latest state to set guidelines for telehealth. “This...

  • Senate Unanimously Passes Telemedicine Legislation

    November 29, 2016 - A telemedicine program born at the University of New Mexico is set to become a national model for pushing healthcare into remote and underserved regions. The Senate on Tuesday approved by a 97-0 vote S. 2873, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act. The bill places UNM’s five-year-old groundbreaking Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) on a national...

  • Healthcare Focuses on the Possibilities of Virtual Reality

    November 22, 2016 - Virtual Reality headsets like Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift might seem more suited to the gaming industry, but healthcare providers are finding a use for them as well. VR headsets are popping up in clinical studies across the globe, in projects ranging from pain control to stress relief to physical and behavioral therapy. Researchers see the technology as a tool to “train...

  • For Telehealth and mHealth, Value-Based Care Takes Time to Work Out

    November 17, 2016 - Healthcare providers are gradually coming to realize that telehealth can be a key component in the transition to value-based care. But not everyone’s definition of value will be the same. With roughly six out of 10 U.S. health systems now using telehealth, it’s safe to say there are more doctors using new technology than shying away from it. But as Danielle Louder, program director...


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The Challenges of Validating Digital Health Devices for Remote Monitoring

Digital health devices like blood pressure cuffs are great for keeping tabs on daily health and wellness, but their true value comes when a healthcare provider is looking at that data. Companies like Philips, Intel-GE Care Innovations and Nokia...

mHealth Wearables Gain New Ground in Fitbit-Medtronic Deal

mHealth wearables are bridging the gap between consumers and healthcare providers, giving both sides more reasons to think of fitness bands in clinical terms. Fitbit’s new partnership with Medtronic is likely to open the doors to more collaborations...

Study: mHealth App Usability Isn’t Matching Up With Demand

mHealth apps can help high-need, high-cost populations such as those with complex or multiple chronic conditions, a new study finds. But with the bar set so low on mHealth app usability, it’s difficult to match the right apps to the right...

Michigan’s New Telehealth Law Requires Patient Consent

Michigan lawmakers have approved telehealth legislation that enables healthcare providers to use the technology with the patient's consent. S.B. 753, introduced in February by State Sen. Peter MacGregor, passed unanimously in the House on...

Penn. State mHealth Challenge Aims to Make Apps Appealing

mHealth apps that help users manage their health challenges dominated the day at Pennsylvania State University’s recent mHealth Challenge, offering insight into where tomorrow’s entrepreneurs think the industry will go. Coordinated...

Telehealth Can Work for Veterans Dealing With Depression

Veterans dealing with depression can be treated just as well with telehealth as with in-person care, according to a recent study. Studying more than 200 senior-aged veterans for one year between 2007 and 2011, researchers from the Medical University...

mHealth Patch is Put to the Test at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital is launching a remote patient monitoring study to determine whether a smart patch can help physicians take care of patients at home rather than in the hospital. The hospital, part of the Partners...

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