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EHR Integration, Analytics Lead Hospitals to Enterprise Telehealth

May 11, 2017 - Telehealth and telemedicine for many hospitals is moving from a departmental approach to a more centralized method that allows hospitals to capitalize on EHR integration and analytics-driven decision making. A new report from REACH Health found that 39 percent of healthcare organizations have moved towards an “enterprise approach” to telehealth, which is when telemedicine initiatives...


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EHR Integration, Analytics Lead Hospitals to Enterprise Telehealth

by Thomas Beaton

Telehealth and telemedicine for many hospitals is moving from a departmental approach to a more centralized method that allows hospitals to capitalize on EHR integration and analytics-driven decision making. A new report from REACH Health found...

Providers Visualize New mHealth, Telehealth Uses for the Video

by Eric Wicklund

With so many mHealth and telehealth platforms focused on care delivery through video, healthcare providers are finding new ways to put that form factor to use. Much like the AT&T commercial in which Mark Wahlberg notes that entertainment...

Rural Telehealth Use Rises, But Challenges for PCPs Remain

by Thomas Beaton

Rural telehealth use has surpassed adoption in other care environments, but primary care providers (PCPs) continue to face organizational barriers when pursuing the implementation of telehealth solutions. Research from the Journal of the American...

Telehealth Experts at ATA: Direct-to-Consumer Care Takes Time

by Eric Wicklund

Executives from three of the nation’s best-known telemedicine networks offered advice this weekend on how to set up a direct-to-consumer telehealth platform. First and foremost, they said, don’t expect consumers to come calling all...

Providers Like Virtual Care, But Sustainability Issues Linger

by Eric Wicklund

Roughly three-quarters of healthcare providers in a new survey say they’ve launched a telemedicine platform or are beginning pilot projects, but less than half say they’ve reached sustainability. The survey of 147 health systems,...

AMIA: mHealth Tools are Vital to Bridge the ‘Health IT Chasm’

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth tools and platforms could go a long way toward bridging the “health IT chasm” that exists between healthcare providers and their patients. Digital and connected health tools play a big part in two policy documents unveiled...

10 Guidelines to Launching a Successful Telemedicine Practice

by Eric Wicklund

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...

Nokia is Ready to Dive Into Connected Care

by Eric Wicklund

Nokia is going all in on remote patient monitoring The Finnish telecom announced at this week’s Mobile World Congress that it will launch the Withings connected health product line – which it had acquired last April - under the Nokia...

ATA Seeks Input on New Telemedicine Practice Guidelines

by Eric Wicklund

The American Telemedicine Association is making three news sets on telemedicine practice guidelines available for public review, giving healthcare providers another resource as they move to launch new telehealth services. The ATA is collecting...

How One School District Aces the Telehealth Test

by Eric Wicklund

For proof that Tennessee’s Sevier County School System is making the most out of its eight-year-old telehealth program, Don Best looks at student report cards. Best, coordinator of school health for one of Tennessee’s largest and...

Using mHealth to Track and Treat HIV in Remote Africa

by Eric Wicklund

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....

Consumer Survey Sees Sharp Increase in mHealth, Telemedicine Use

by Eric Wicklund

Consumer acceptance of mHealth Was stronger in 2016 than any other year, according to a survey from Rock Health. The San Francisco-based digital health venture fund reports that almost half of the consumers recently surveyed for its year-end...

mHealth and CES: Shining a Light on Patient Engagement and Digital Health

by Eric Wicklund

With patient engagement still a struggle, healthcare providers are slowly starting to take the consumer seriously in their mHealth strategies. They’re partnering with Fitbit, Garmin, Apple, Nike, Under Armour and other companies in projects...

Survey: Consumers Want mHealth Convenience, But Payers Aren’t Prepared

by Eric Wicklund

A new study finds that consumers overwhelmingly prefer online communications with their doctor over in-person visits, and they’ll even risk the security of their health data for the convenience. In all, eight out of every 10 people surveyed...

Nemours Launches First School Telehealth Partnership

by Eric Wicklund

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...

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

by Eric Wicklund

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...

WorldClinic Founder: Telehealth Needs a New Revenue Model

by Eric Wicklund

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...

Is Digital Therapeutics the Next Big Thing in mHealth?

by Eric Wicklund

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...

Aetna, Apple Launch mHealth Partnership

by Eric Wicklund

Aetna is turning to Apple to get its members more interested in mHealth The payer is launching a new initiative to provide Apple Watches – in some instances fully subsidized – to employees and select member populations, beginning...

AMA: Physicians Are ‘Enthusiastic’ About mHealth

by Eric Wicklund

Physicians are “enthusiastic” for the adoption of digital health tools and platforms, according to a new study by the American Medical Association. But for most technologies, that enthusiasm hasn’t yet translated into actual...

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