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  • FDA Urged to Speed Up its mHealth Reviews

    August 24, 2016 - A coalition of healthcare IT organizations is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change the way it reviews new technology, including mHealth. The Clinical Decision Support Coalition, described as a “diverse group of stakeholders consisting of software providers, IT infrastructure manufacturers, healthcare providers, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, trade...

  • Some mHealth Apps Aren’t Making Privacy a Priority

    August 18, 2016 - An analysis of privacy policies for mHealth apps finds that health and fitness apps aren’t keeping up with the rest of the industry – even though some are capable of gathering “particularly intimate details of a user’s life.” A study by the Future of Privacy Forum finds an overall improvement in the mHealth industry, with 76 percent of apps surveyed having a privacy...

  • Digital Health Done Right at a ‘Most Wired’ Health System

    August 12, 2016 - One of the nation’s most wired health systems is actually trying to get rid of wires. The Christiana Care Health System, a Delaware-based network of two hospitals and a broad range of outpatient services and primary care offices, is moving away from the outdated philosophy of seeing a patient only when he or she is sick. The future, says Randy Gaboriault, MS, lies in a digital technology...

  • Can Remote Monitoring Keep COPD Patients Out of the Hospital?

    August 11, 2016 - A New York-New Jersey health system is using a $1.5 million federal grant to study whether a remote monitoring program can boost outcomes for Hispanic patients diagnosed with COPD. The grant, issued by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, will be used to determine whether a home-based pulmonary rehabilitation...


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Making the Case for In Transit Telestroke

Studies have long shown that telestroke services can significantly improve the survival rates on stroke patients. Now a study in New Jersey has found that even more time can be saved if those patients are diagnosed in the ambulance. The year-long...

AAFP Criticizes CMS on Telemedicine Reimbursement Restrictions

The American Association of Family Practitioners is taking CMS to task for elements of the 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule that hinder telemedicine reimbursements for store-and-forward, observational care and ED services. "In light...

Study: Nurse Workloads Are Driving Hospital mHealth Policies

Seven out of 10 health systems in the U.S. are making mobile communications a priority in light of the shift to value-based care and improved care management strategies, according to a new report. But more than 80 percent are worried that the...

FDA Urged to Speed Up its mHealth Reviews

A coalition of healthcare IT organizations is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change the way it reviews new technology, including mHealth. The Clinical Decision Support Coalition, described as a “diverse group of stakeholders...

Europe Urged to Support U.S.-Based Telehealth Standards

Five nations and a region in Spain are looking to the U.S. for help in pushing the needle on telehealth adoption in Europe. In a three-page letter sent in June to Europe’s 28-member eHealth Network and the European Commission to promote...

FDA OK’s mHealth Device for Detecting Concussion Symptoms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two mHealth devices designed to test adults and children for concussive effects immediately after a head injury. The imPACT and imPACT Pediatric devices won’t enable healthcare providers...

An mHealth Business Plan: From RPM to Home Health Monitoring

Remote patient monitoring programs are gaining favor with healthcare providers who want to cut down on adverse events at home and costly readmissions, but what happens when the program ends? Officials at the Rockford Health System are pinning...

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