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Can Telehealth Make Physical Therapy More Effective?

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Duke University’s Clinical Research Institute has launched a new study to determine whether telehealth-based physical therapy works better than traditional therapy. Called VERITAS (Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation In-home Therapy: A Research...

Senate Unanimously Passes Telemedicine Legislation

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A telemedicine program born at the University of New Mexico is set to become a national model for pushing healthcare into remote and underserved regions. The Senate on Tuesday approved by a 97-0 vote S. 2873, the Expanding Capacity for Health...

Digital Health Tools Help Patients, Doctors Plan for End-of-Life Care

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Healthcare providers are using mHealth to help patients and their families prepare for the end of their healthcare journey. Through a secure online platform, providers can meet with patients, family members and caregivers in any location to map...

Canadian mHealth Project Uses iPads for School Hearing Tests

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Elementary schools in three Canadian cities will soon conduct hearing tests with an iPad, thanks to an mHealth program launched by the University of Ottawa Medical School. It’s the first step in what the medical school students hope will...

New York Eases Telehealth Rules for Mental Health Providers

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New York officials are easing telehealth regulations to enable mental health providers to treat some of their patients online. Some 250 providers in New York will now be able to use telepsychiatry in comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs,...

Study: Telemedicine Helps Small Hospitals Reduce NICU Transports

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In yet another example of how telemedicine helps small hospitals hold onto their patients, a Mayo Clinic study found that online access to specialists helped one of every three complicated births avoid a transfer to a larger hospital with an...

Nemours Launches First School Telehealth Partnership

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The Nemours Children’s Health System has launched its first school telehealth program, and officials expect many more partnerships to follow. The national healthcare network, with hospitals and clinics in Florida, Delaware, Pennsylvania...

Healthcare Focuses on the Possibilities of Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality headsets like Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift might seem more suited to the gaming industry, but healthcare providers are finding a use for them as well. VR headsets are popping up in clinical studies across the...

Big Business Survey Suggests mHealth is Motivating Employees

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Large employers may be solving the mHealth engagement puzzle with health plans that include wearables. A two-year study of 14 large employers, covering some 240,000 employees, saw “no measurable decline in engagement for more than nine...

mHealth Platforms Are Bringing Back the House Call

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A Texas-based mHealth app platform offering house calls to parents of sick children is gaining momentum with partnerships with two large health systems. Memorial Hermann Health in Houston and Baylor Scott & White in Dallas are now using the...

Remote Monitoring Platform is an mHealth Lifeline for New York’s ‘Sickest Children’

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A remote monitoring program has reduced hospitalizations and saved more than $2 million for a New York City-based home care agency that deals with some of the country’s sickest children. The positive results reported by St. Mary’s...

For Telehealth and mHealth, Value-Based Care Takes Time to Work Out

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Healthcare providers are gradually coming to realize that telehealth can be a key component in the transition to value-based care. But not everyone’s definition of value will be the same. With roughly six out of 10 U.S. health systems now...

New mHealth Study to Test the Smartphone’s Diagnostic Capabilities

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In what could be a pivotal test of the diagnostic capabilities of a smartphone, three prominent U.S. health systems are ready to conduct clinical trials on an app that analyzes a user’s cough. Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s...

AMA Adopts mHealth Principles, Takes Aim at App Security Standards

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The American Medical Association has signaled its support for mHealth with new policies designed to support physicians adopting mobile health apps and devices. While approving an eight-part set of mHealth principles at its mid-year meeting this...

Rural Schools turn to mHealth - and the NFL - for Concussion Management Help

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A two-year telemedicine project to link student-athletes in 19 rural school districts with Houston Methodist Hospital’s Concussion Center could be a model for a statewide program – and a model for other states as well. The program,...

Are Retail Clinics Changing the mHealth Business Dynamic?

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Retail medical clinics aren’t replacing ER visits, according to a RAND Corporation study. But they may be creating a new dynamic in on-demand healthcare that either boosts costs or prompts consumers to be more health-conscious. A five-year...

mHealth Startups Look to Connect the Clinical, Consumer Markets

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mHealth developers may be seeing dollar signs in the lucrative consumer market, but they’d be best advised to start first with doctors. That’s what Tyto Care is doing. The Israeli startup recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

mHealth Apps are Surging - But are They Sustainable?

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Healthcare providers are developing mHealth strategies at record pace, but they aren’t budgeting enough money to support them. That’s the gist of the new Red Hat survey, which finds that 82 percent of the healthcare organizations...

New Standards Validate Telemedicine in Stroke Care

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Telestroke is finally getting its own guidance document. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have released a scientific statement on quality measures and outcomes for the use of telemedicine in stroke cases, marking...

AMA to Discuss mHealth App Data Security Guidelines

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mHealth app security tops the agenda at this week’s American Medical Association meeting, with delegates expected to vote on an 11-point policy that would strengthen privacy and transparency efforts. A report prepared by the AMA’s...

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