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  • Do Providers Really Benefit from Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth?

    May 26, 2016 - Is direct-to-consumer telehealth really that good for health systems? Commercial on-demand platforms may be all the rage these days, but some critics contend they disrupt healthcare far more than they should, and end up hindering health systems who want to build and maintain a strong patient base. “Telehealth is best used as part of a continuum of services,” says Ralph Derrickson,...

  • Is Telehealth Ready for the Amazon Approach?

    May 19, 2016 - Can a telehealth network be run like Amazon? American Well is ready to put that theory to the test, with the announcement at this week’s American Telemedicine Association conference that it’s opening up an online telehealth marketplace. Called "The Exchange,” the enterprise platform will give payers and providers the opportunity to design and market their services to...

  • ATA to Doctors: Let’s Prove Telemedicine’s Value

    May 16, 2016 - Telemedicine may be “moving from the periphery to the mainstream” in healthcare, but it will be physicians who take the concept to new heights. The American Telemedicine Association kicked off its 21st annual conference and trade show on Sunday with a call to arms, pushing the technology as the healthcare ecosystem of the future while calling on the nation’s doctors to make...

  • Ready for ResearchKit? 9 Tips for Starting an mHealth Study

    May 6, 2016 - ResearchKit is all the rage these days, with a new clinical study on the Apple app platform seemingly being introduced every week. But while it may sound easy – pick a clinical condition, set up a questionnaire, send it out to everyone in the world with an iPhone and sit back and wait for the results to pour in – mHealth experts caution that there’s a lot that can go wrong....


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New mHealth Partnership Opens a Digital Link to the EHR

A California-based chain of urgent care clinics is integrating data from a digital stethoscope into its electronic health record, giving clinicians instant access to heart and lung sounds. Direct Urgent Care, serving some 30,000 consumers in...

Do Providers Really Benefit from Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth?

Is direct-to-consumer telehealth really that good for health systems? Commercial on-demand platforms may be all the rage these days, but some critics contend they disrupt healthcare far more than they should, and end up hindering health systems...

mHealth Lends an Ear to Speech Recognition Technology

The longest journey in healthcare may be the distance from the doctor’s mouth to the medical record. And that’s where speech recognition technology may do the most good. It’s an mHealth tool just now coming into its own, says...

mHealth’s Missing Link: Technology That Helps the Caregiver

A recent study finds that more than 70 percent of family and friends providing care to a loved one at home are interested in using mHealth technology to support their caregiving tasks, and roughly 60 percent would use whatever’s available...

Letter: Telemedicine’s Value to Medicare Has Been Proven

A who’s who of telemedicine advocates is urging those in charge of the federal purse strings to be more creative in assessing the technology’s benefits on Medicare. In a brief letter to the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare...

PCORI Grant Puts Telehealth to the Test with Hepatitis C Patients

The State University of New York is getting a $7 million grant to test the effectiveness of telemedicine in treating certain patients with the hepatitis C virus.   The grant, from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI),...

Can mHealth Make a Difference in Population Health?

Payers are starting to take a serious look at mHealth platforms for population health. The latest to take on the challenge is Aetna, whose charitable arm recently launched two fellowship programs to fuel mHealth innovation in underserved markets....

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