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  • mHealth Milestone: FDA OK’s First Artificial Pancreas

    September 29, 2016 - Federal regulators have OK’d an mHealth device that may soon greatly improve how Type 1 diabetics manage their disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved Medtronic’s MiniMid 670G artificial pancreas, which includes a wearable insulin pump, embedded sensor that measures a body’s blood glucose levels, and an infusion patch with a catheter that delivers...

  • New Report Charts Slow Progress for Telehealth Reimbursement

    September 27, 2016 - Telehealth is slowly becoming an accepted means of delivering healthcare, according to the latest state-by-state analysis of the Center for Connected Health Policy. An update of the CCHP’s fourth annual report, issued in March, finds that three states have added store-and-forward telehealth to their Medicaid programs and three have added some form of remote patient monitoring since that...

  • Taking Telehealth to Rural America

    September 22, 2016 - In a remote part of Georgia where healthcare is only found in the local ambulance service or community center, a new telehealth project is looking to take hold. The Hancock County Healthcare Access Initiative aims to equip staff at the Community Health Systems clinic in Sparta with telehealth kits. Residents would then be able to dial a toll-free number, and a nurse would visit the caller’s...

  • Are mHealth Programs Targeting the Right Populations?

    September 16, 2016 - A Texas health official says mHealth isn’t working for underserved populations because they can neither afford nor access it. She’s now part of an ambitious program that seeks to provide that access to those who need it the most. Called Project DOC (Diabetes and Obesity Control), the collaboration includes AT&T, IBM, Walmart, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the University of Texas...


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ATA to Providers: Use Telehealth to Compete Against Retail Clinics

Telehealth can be a powerful tool in reducing costs and improving outcomes. For traditional health systems, it also might be the perfect antidote to that new urgent care clinic down the street. With the advent of so-called direct-to-consumer...

ATA: Payment Reform Tops the List of Telemedicine Trends

New payment models are the top priority in telemedicine these days – and they’ll be the linchpin in the healthcare industry’s move to value-based care. That’s the viewpoint of the American Telemedicine Association, which...

mHealth Milestone: FDA OK’s First Artificial Pancreas

Federal regulators have OK’d an mHealth device that may soon greatly improve how Type 1 diabetics manage their disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved Medtronic’s MiniMid 670G artificial pancreas, which includes...

New Jersey Moves to Regulate Telehealth

One of the last states to regulate telehealth is moving forward with legislation that would permit video visits and consults and store-and-forward technology – but not healthcare delivered by phone, e-mail or text message. The New Jersey...

Digital mHealth Platform Expands Population Health in California

The Community Health Center Network (CHCN) and Welkin Health have partnered to develop a new digital mHealth platform geared towards improving the long-term health outcomes of at-risk and underserved patient populations. Selected as one of three...

Aetna, Apple Launch mHealth Partnership

Aetna is turning to Apple to get its members more interested in mHealth The payer is launching a new initiative to provide Apple Watches – in some instances fully subsidized – to employees and select member populations, beginning...

New Report Charts Slow Progress for Telehealth Reimbursement

Telehealth is slowly becoming an accepted means of delivering healthcare, according to the latest state-by-state analysis of the Center for Connected Health Policy. An update of the CCHP’s fourth annual report, issued in March, finds that...

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