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WorldClinic Founder: Telehealth Needs a New Revenue Model

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Why is telehealth struggling to find its footing? Dan Carlin blames the billing code. “We’re still in an age where the vast majority of healthcare still exists in billing codes,” says the founder and CEO of WorldClinic, a New...

Using Telemedicine to Boost HEDIS, Reduce Risk and Fight Blindness

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A Missouri-based health system is using a telemedicine platform to improve quality measures for value-based care – and uncovering undiagnosed retinopathy in dozens of diabetic patients that could lead to blindness. CoxHealth, a five-hospital...

Is the mHealth App Market Reaching its Saturation Point?

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Supply is far outpacing demand for mHealth apps. That’s the conclusion made by Berlin-based Reserach2Guidance in its study, mHealth App Developer Economics, the latest in a series of reports and studies this year that suggest the mHealth...

Using Telehealth, mHealth to Advance Value-Based Care

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Healthcare’s march toward value-based care is complicated. And with roughly three-quarters of the industry still focused on volume, it’s safe to say the revolution isn’t happening overnight. But some forward-thinking health...

Is Digital Therapeutics the Next Big Thing in mHealth?

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A relatively new mHealth platform known as digital therapeutics is poised to take healthcare by storm. Also commonly known as software-as-a-drug, the industry currently consists of a few dozen startups and about $500 million in business, but...

Cleveland Clinic: mHealth Wearables Aren’t Reliable for Heart Rate

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A Cleveland Clinic study of activity trackers has once again reinforced healthcare’s concern about wearables: They aren’t yet accurate enough for clinical use. A study of four of the most popular fitness trackers found that they are...

Telehealth Helps Rural Hospitals Keep Their ER Patients (And Revenues)

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center is the only level 1 trauma center in Mississippi. This means the hospital sees many patients transferred from rural hospitals who don’t have the rescources to treat them. The Jackson-based hospital...

mHealth Group Wants to Define Store-And-Forward Telehealth

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mHealth proponents have drafted a definition for “asynchronous” telehealth, and they’re hoping federal officials will use it when dealing with MACRA issues and CPT codes. The Connected Health Initiative (CHI), a group organized...

Self-Directed mHealth Program Improves Mental Health for Vets

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A self-guided mHealth training program may be an effective way to reduce the symptoms of mental health conditions experienced by post-9/11 veterans and their significant others, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

Kaiser CEO: Telehealth Outpaced In-Person Visits Last Year

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Kaiser Permanente is seeing more patients online than in person, according to its CEO. The California-based health network, one of the nation’s largest integrated health systems, saw some 110 million people last year, with some 59 million...

Fitbit’s mHealth Quest: Making Doctors Care About Health and Wellness

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Healthcare providers have balked at embracing wearables because they aren’t sure how to integrate the data into the clinical record. Fitbit executives say the time has come to start embracing. The developers of the most widely-adopted fitness...

ResearchStack Goes Live, Opening mHealth Studies to the Android Ecosystem

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This week’s launch of the MoleMapper app in Google Play expands the clinical trial ecosystem to a whole new population: the estimated 70 percent of the world using Android-based smartphones. Proponents say the long-awaited launch of ResearchStack,...

SD mHealth Partnership Explores Value of Remote Monitoring

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A new public-private collaboration is looking to improve remote monitoring services and chronic disease management for patients in South Dakota. The partnership between the University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business, South Dakota’s...

mHealth Apps for Mood Measurement are Part of Growing Market

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mHealth apps targeting PTSD and bipolar disorder are the two finalists in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation contest seeking ‘digital therapeutics’ platforms to deal with mood disorders. Developers of the two apps, Aware Study and BiAffect,...

A Telehealth Primer: Start Small, Make Adjustments, Scale Up

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Some of the best telehealth projects start small, prove their value, then scale up to make an even bigger impact on the community. Such is the case with Brookwood Baptist Health, a five-hospital system in central Alabama that launched a virtual...

In the Northeast, Telehealth Gets Creative - With Good Results

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From a Maine clinic providing healthcare-by-boat to remote islanders to a health system in New York’s Finger Lakes region worried about travel costs and safety, telehealth comes in many ways, shapes and forms in the Northeast. In fact,...

mHealth Developer Warns Doctors, Patients About Hacking Threat

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In an mHealth industry first, a developer of digital insulin pumps is warning users that one of its devices could be hacked – with possibly fatal results. Officials at Johnson & Johnson are playing down the potential for a hacker to...

Momentum Grows for Telehealth Licensing Compacts

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With more and more telehealth networks operating across state lines, several professional groups are calling for an easier way for clinicians to obtain permission to practice in multiple states. “Many providers on the phone with a patient...

Strong Patient Demand for Telehealth Motivated by Convenience

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The convenience factor is a major driver for patients investigating the use of telehealth to consult with their providers, according to a survey by the American Telemedicine Association and WEGO Health.  The poll of 429 patients, conducted...

ATA to Providers: Use Telehealth to Compete Against Retail Clinics

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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...

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