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A Patient-Facing mHealth App Can Also Benefit Providers

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Inspira Health is launching a mobile health platform designed to reducing staffing bottlenecks and take the waiting out of waiting rooms. The New Jersey-based health system is deploying a mobile app that allows patients to check in online and...

Small Hospitals Turn to Telemedicine for ER Services

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A small hospital on Prince Edward Island may turn to telemedicine to keep its emergency department open 24 hours a day. Officials with Health PEI, Prince Edward Island’s island-wide health system, are discussing a virtual visit platform...

WA State Payer Picks mHealth Application for Depression Care

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Local payer Amerigroup Washington has chosen an mHealth application to help beneficiaries with mental health self-management, the organizations announced in a press release.  The collaboration, which aims to improve access to resources related...

mHealth Study Uses Sensors, Analytics to Detect Sickness Before it Happens

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mHealth wearables that continuously monitor vital signs may soon be able to detect sickness before the user even becomes sick. That’s the gist of a study of fitness monitors and other wearables conducted by the Stanford University School...

mHealth Programs Aim to Reach Patients Before they Need the ER

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Mobile health platforms, be they kiosks, consumer-facing telehealth portals or virtual care stations, are often seen as an antidote to the overcrowded Emergency Department. Now a Seattle health system is using mobile care coordination teams to...

Healthcare Still Sees mHealth Value in Smartglasses

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While much of the healthcare world seems focused on virtual reality headsets these days, hospitals and health systems across the country are quietly finding value in smartglasses. Led by digital health stalwarts like Augmedix and Pristine, the...

ResearchKit Reaches a Crossroads - And Faces Some Tough Questions

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ResearchKit was hailed as an innovative mHealth tool when it debuted in 2015. But as one of the first studies to use the clinical trial platform begins to show results, competitors and mHealth analysts are taking shots at Apple’s shine,...

WEDI Brief Outlines Challenges to Telehealth Reimbursement

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Healthcare providers face many challenges in launching and sustaining a telehealth program – including finding the right CPT codes, if they exist, for reimbursement. In many cases, a telehealth or telemedicine procedure is so new, a proper...

Telemedicine Success Requires an Alignment of Incentives (and Attitudes)

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The physician at the head of a recent study on eICU benefits says the biggest challenge facing healthcare providers adopting telemedicine these days isn’t the technology. It’s the attitude. “If you apply the technology the way...

Mobile Telestroke Units to Hit the Road in Chicago

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Chicago is taking telestroke directly to the patient, with the deployment over the next few months of two specially equipped mobile vans. Northwest Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is scheduled to launch the first vehicle this month, and Rush...

Nebraska lawmakers eye telehealth parity, interstate licensure

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Telehealth parity and interstate licensure are on the agenda in Nebraska, as state officials look to combat healthcare access problems in this decidedly rural state. Lawmakers have announced two separate bills that aim to make telehealth easier...

Stanford’s mHealth App Gets a Precision Medicine Upgrade

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Stanford’s popular MyHeart Counts app is getting a precision medicine update. One of the first apps to be introduced on Apple’s ResearchKit platform two years ago, the Stanford University School of Medicine’s MyHeart Counts...

Texas Hospital’s mHealth Game Targets a Public Health Crisis

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A Texas health system is combing mHealth and gaming technology to teach the local Hispanic population about liver disease. The Hospitals of Providence partnered with the El Paso Times and gamification software company OfferCraft to produce an...

An mHealth Quest - The Workable Tricorder - Nears Its Completion

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A five-year mission to develop the ultimate mHealth diagnostic device may soon be over. A global competition to create a workable version of the tricorder used in Star Trek is in its last stages, with devices created by two different teams soon...

Using mHealth to Track and Treat HIV in Remote Africa

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An international foundation is using an mHealth and online payment platform to improve healthcare services in a tiny African nation where almost 25 percent of the population is HIV positive and many have to walk hours to reach a health clinic....

How Project ECHO Will Advance Rural Health through Telehealth

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As we leave 2016 behind and celebrate the New Year, we are seeing continued progress for telehealth and rural health initiatives. One of the biggest milestones is Congress’ passing of the bipartisan, bicameral bill S. 2873 (the counterpart...

Consumers, Doctors Still Aren’t Agreeing on mHealth’s Goals

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Nine out of 10 consumers say their doctors should store mHealth data collected from wearables. And just as many of their doctors disagree According to a poll of consumer mHealth attitudes by Black Book, 96 percent of physicians surveyed don’t...

UnitedHealthcare Announces a Huge Expansion of its mHealth Program

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An mHealth program launched by one of the nation’s largest insurers that pays employees for meeting activity goals is getting a huge upgrade. UnitedHealthcare announced today at CES 2017 that it is expanding its Motion wellness program...

mHealth Sensors Look to Diagnose Diseases From One’s Breath

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Israeli researchers are testing an mHealth device that can detect 17 different diseases – including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease – from a single breath. According to a study published...

FDA Warns Hospitals of Fire Threat in Mobile Medical Carts

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Federal officials are warning healthcare providers across the country that their mobile medical carts may be a fire hazard. A letter issued on December 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says lithium and lead acid batteries used in crash...

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