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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...


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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...

Survey Reveals Opportunities, Hesitancies in Patient mHealth Views

by Nathan Boroyan

mHealth use is widespread among American patients, but there are still opportunities for providers and vendors to encourage hesitant consumers to use innovative mobile health devices and artificial intelligence apps to monitor and improve their...

Healthcare Looks to mHealth for Quality Improvement

by Eric Wicklund

Health system executives are using mHealth to boost quality improvement efforts, according to a new survey. But success will only come if the technology improves clinician workflow. A survey of more than 170 quality improvement professionals...

Qualcomm-Philips Deal Looks to Make mHealth Reliable

by Eric Wicklund

Two of the bigger players in the remote patient monitoring sandbox have forged a partnership that might make healthcare providers sit up and take notice. Qualcomm Life has announced that its 2net hub will provide medical-grade device connectivity...

8 Guidelines to Make mHealth More Attractive to Patients

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare may still be lagging behind other industries in consumer adoption, but 70 percent of consumers surveyed by Deloitte want to use mobile devices to improve their health and communicate with their care providers. The challenge, the survey...

mHealth Evolution: IoT Devices Will Reportedly Outnumber Phones by 2018

by Eric Wicklund

A new report says connected devices will outnumber mobile phones in two years, putting added emphasis on the healthcare industry to embrace the Internet of Things. Ericsson’s Mobility Report forecasts an annual growth rate of 23 percent...

School Telehealth Program Offers a Different Route to ROI

by Eric Wicklund

School-based telehealth programs are proving their value in a number of states. But in a twist from the norm, one school district has seen strong ROI in a platform for teachers and staff – and now wants to extend that service to its students....

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