Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD
  • mHealth Pilot Targets Underserved Women Veterans

    June 29, 2016 - There are more than 5 million female Armed Forces veterans in the U.S., and 72 percent refuse to go to a VA hospital or clinic. An mHealth pilot awaiting Congressional approval would try to solve that problem. A pair of mHealth companies have proposed launching a fleet of mobile health vans to points across the nation to specifically serve female veterans, the fastest growing population within...

  • Arkansas Telemedicine Law Faces Flak Over ‘Originating Site’ Issue

    June 24, 2016 - New telemedicine regulations in Arkansas are facing questions over where a patient has to be to have a virtual visit with a doctor. Executives of Wal-Mart and national trucking company J.B. Hunt say the new law, which is expected to be approved by the Arkansas Legislative Council next month, would prevent employees from using their mobile devices to connect by video with a doctor. Wal-Mart...

  • AMA Approves Ethical Guidelines for Telemedicine

    June 14, 2016 - After three years of discussion and a year of delays, the American Medical Association has signaled its support of telehealth. The 230,000-member organization “overwhelmingly” approved a set of guidelines for the ethical practice of telemedicine during its annual meeting this week in Chicago, giving physicians across the country a framework from which to launch and develop their...

  • Could the Texas Telehealth Battle Be Ready for a Truce?

    June 8, 2016 - One of the nation’s most contentious telehealth battlegrounds might be looking for a truce. News reports out of Texas say medical groups and telehealth advocates have met behind closed doors to discuss a possible compromise to the state’s restrictive telehealth policies. One rumor is that the state might adopt legislation similar to that recently passed in Indiana, which now allows...


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mHealth Heads to the Top of the World

A team of climbers is using wearable mHealth technology to track their health during an ascent of one of the world’s most perilous mountains. The team currently climbing Pakistan’s K2 is wearing Bluetooth-enabled clothing embedded...

Mount Sinai Turns the Patient Portal into an mHealth Tool

The Mount Sinai Health System has turned its patient portal into an app. The new MountSinaiNY app “is a digital gateway” the New York-based health system’s services, executive vice president and CIO Kumar Chatani said in a press...

mHealth Pilot Targets Underserved Women Veterans

There are more than 5 million female Armed Forces veterans in the U.S., and 72 percent refuse to go to a VA hospital or clinic. An mHealth pilot awaiting Congressional approval would try to solve that problem. A pair of mHealth companies have...

Can a Wearable Help Cancer Patients Manage Their Pain?

A wearable device that would help cancer patients and their care providers deal with chronic pain will be at the center of a new digital health study. The San Diego-based Scripps Translational Science Institute will partner with Waltham, Mass.-based...

Telemental Health in the Heartland

A Wisconsin-based provider of behavioral health services is expanding its reach in the Midwest with a very simple formula – “just a therapist and a camera.” Wisconsin Lutheran Christian Family Solutions, based just outside of...

Massachusetts Drops Parity from Telemedicine Reimbursement Bill

Massachusetts legislators are debating telemedicine legislation that would, among other things, give insurers leeway to negotiate reimbursement rates - or not reimburse at all. A reworked bill recently issued by the commonwealth’s Joint...

Are Providers Paying Attention to mHealth Hygiene?

That smartphone in the hands of a doctor or nurse may not be a sanitary as you think. A study conducted at one French hospital uncovered traces of viral RNA on almost 40 percent of devices, while a corresponding survey indicated 20 percent of...

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