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  • 10 Guidelines to Launching a Successful Telemedicine Practice

    March 23, 2017 - Independent and family practice doctors looking to launch a successful telemedicine practice should not make choosing a vendor their top priority. K. Michael Rodriguez, MD, a family physician at Broadlands Family Practice in Ashburn, Va., and vice president of the 13-office Fairfax Family Practice Centers board of directors, says newcomers to the world of telemedicine need to first know what...

  • VA Tests Telemedicine-based Collaborative Care for Rural Vets

    March 21, 2017 - The Veterans Administration is testing a telemedicine-based collaborative care model on rural veterans in two states who are diagnosed with HIV. It builds on an earlier attempt to use the Project ECHO telemedicine model to improve access to care for rural veterans with HIV – which officials admit didn’t fare too well. This new program, launched by Michael Ohi, MD, of the VA’s...

  • Defining Digital Health: What Makes an ‘Effective’ mHealth Program?

    March 16, 2017 - How does the healthcare system measure the effectiveness of a digital health program? The Connected Health Initiative, which last year sought a consensus definition for asynchronous telemedicine, is ready to tackle more confusing mHealth concepts. At the top of the list is a better understanding of how healthcare defines digital health success. “We want to dig down to how the process...

  • mHealth-based Workplace Wellness Programs Face Congressional Scrutiny

    March 13, 2017 - A bill quietly moving through Congress could have a significant impact on workplace wellness programs that use digital health tools. Opponents say HR 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, could undermine mHealth-based employee wellness programs and severely hamper digital health research by stripping away protections against the improper use of an employee’s genetic information....


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AHRQ Seeks Data on Telehealth Value for Acute, Chronic Care

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is looking for more evidence that telehealth can help in the management of patients with acute and chronic conditions. The agency is looking for “scientific information submissions”...

mHealth Apps for Cardiac Care Sanctioned for Misleading Claims

Three companies marketing mHealth apps for cardiac care have been sanctioned for “misleading claims and irresponsible privacy practices.” New York Attorney General Eric G. Schneiderman announced settlements with the three companies...

10 Guidelines to Launching a Successful Telemedicine Practice

Independent and family practice doctors looking to launch a successful telemedicine practice should not make choosing a vendor their top priority. K. Michael Rodriguez, MD, a family physician at Broadlands Family Practice in Ashburn, Va., and...

Telehealth Trends: Telemental Health, Direct-to-Consumer Care

Healthcare providers are adopting telehealth for telemental health and psychiatry services, and they’re far more interested in direct-to-consumer care than in using the platform to talk to each other. Those conclusions come from the Advisory...

Idaho Revises Anti-Abortion Telemedicine Legislation

Idaho’s Senate has voted to amend two-year-old telemedicine legislation that prohibits doctors from using an online platform to prescribe abortion-causing drugs. The Senate voted 28-7 this week to approve HB 250, which “[a]mends existing...

VA Tests Telemedicine-based Collaborative Care for Rural Vets

The Veterans Administration is testing a telemedicine-based collaborative care model on rural veterans in two states who are diagnosed with HIV. It builds on an earlier attempt to use the Project ECHO telemedicine model to improve access to care...

New Telehealth Platform Offers Grief Counseling to Military Survivors

A telehealth vendor is partnering with a national support network to offer digital health grief counseling for families of military members who are killed while serving. The non-profit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is partnering...

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