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Banner Health’s Telehealth Program Cuts Hospitalizations and Costs

January 24, 2017 - A telehealth platform serving some of Banner Health’s most complex patients has helped cut costs, reduced rehospitalizations and the length of hospital stays, and even slashed in half the number of patients requiring hospitalization. The Arizona-based, 28-hospital health system’s Intensive Ambulatory Care (AIC) program, launched as a pilot in 2013, treats a patient population that...


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Banner Health’s Telehealth Program Cuts Hospitalizations and Costs

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth platform serving some of Banner Health’s most complex patients has helped cut costs, reduced rehospitalizations and the length of hospital stays, and even slashed in half the number of patients requiring hospitalization. The...

Community Paramedicine Brings mHealth Right to the Patient

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers looking to remotely monitor chronic care patients and those recently released from the hospital are finding a mobile health resource in local EMS providers. Dubbed community paramedicine or mobile integrated health, the concept...

SD mHealth Partnership Explores Value of Remote Monitoring

by Nathan Boroyan

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...

Canadian Study Links ER Surge to Home Monitoring Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A Canadian study finds that people using mHealth devices to monitor their blood pressure at home are causing a surge in unnecessary ER visits. The study, conducted by Clare Atzema, an emergency physician at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences...

mHealth Heads to the Top of the World

by Eric Wicklund

A team of climbers is using wearable mHealth technology to track their health during an ascent of one of the world’s most perilous mountains. The team currently climbing Pakistan’s K2 is wearing Bluetooth-enabled clothing embedded...

97.6M mHealth Wearable Devices to Ship Yearly by 2021

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The market for wearable technology is expected to grow as more healthcare providers are using the mHealth technology to improve patient outcomes and help providers make more informed healthcare decisions, according to a recent study by Tractica....

mHealth takes aim at Parkinson’s

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers are combining remote patient monitoring technology with precision health in an effort to improve the diagnosis and care of patients with Parkinson’s disease. The Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead the study, targeting...

9 Connected Health Recommendations to Help Seniors Aging in Place

by Eric Wicklund

A White House advisory council is calling on the federal government to support connected health technologies and platforms for America’s aging population. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), in an...

Connected Health Technology - Just a Heartbeat Away

by Eric Wicklund

Connected health technology may be opening the door to the detection and prevention of one of the leading causes of stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common abnormal heart rhythm, is responsible for one third of all strokes. It’s...

Wearables Find their Sticking Point in Healthcare

by Eric Wicklund

Amid all the hype over fitness bands, smartwatches and smart clothing, a new type of wearable biosensor is starting to find traction in healthcare. So-called smart patches are flexible, adhesive patches that stick to the skin, like a bandage...

Connected Care Platforms Help High-Risk Patients Avoid the ER

by Eric Wicklund

Faced with overcrowded ERs that strain resources and budgets, healthcare providers are turning to connected care solutions to redirect – and sometimes prevent – that last-minute visit or ambulance call. In Albuquerque, N.M., a local...

How mHealth Gets the Conversation Going

by Eric Wicklund

Not only do digital health devices gather vital physiological data at home – they also help spark the conversation in the doctor’s office. That was one of the more surprising take-aways from a home blood pressure monitoring project...

Mississippi Scales Up Its Telehealth Network

by Eric Wicklund

The success of Mississippi’s telehealth-based diabetes program is prompting its parent health system to expand to other states – and other chronic disease groups. The Diabetes Telehealth Network, a statewide remote care management...

UK Goes All In on Remote Patient Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

The UK’s National Health Service is rolling out seven projects to test mHealth and telehealth technology in remote patient monitoring. Officials say the ground-breaking initiative will help millions of Britons live at home while having...

Turning to Telehealth For a Good Night’s Sleep

by Eric Wicklund

The latest trend in telehealth? Using IT to catch some Zs. The advent of remote monitoring platforms has pushed sleep therapy out of the lab and into the bedroom, where specialists or even primary care providers can keep tabs on a patient’s...

Providers Urged to Wait on Remote Patient Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

A new analysis of the connected health ecosystem advises healthcare providers to take a “wait and see approach” on mHealth devices and platforms. “Migration to Connected Health: Opportunities & Challenges in Remote Patient...

Using mHealth to Help Seniors Age in Place

by Eric Wicklund

A smart home project launched by the University of Missouri has found that seniors who have access to care coordination tools double their chances of living independently. And if they’re using sensors, those chances are doubled again. Marilyn...

New Study is Bullish on Remote Patient Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

Health systems looking to get a handle on population health are finding a valuable partner in home health agencies – and they’re using mHealth tools and platforms to make that connection. Two-thirds of hospitals and health systems...

Could Remote Health Monitoring Cut Healthcare Costs?

by Vera Gruessner

Remote health monitoring continues to be an important method of care among physicians and other healthcare professionals who have included the practice among their heart disease patient base. Nonetheless, many doctors continue the follow-up appointment...

Wearable Devices Impact Heart Health Remote Monitoring

by Vera Gruessner

More healthcare providers have been looking toward incorporating wearable devices and remote monitoring tools into improving the health outcomes of their patient base as well as reducing hospital readmission rates. For instance, researchers at...

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