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Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA Offers Maternity Telehealth Program

May 8, 2017 - Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia made a maternity telehealth platform available for all members on the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), as part of their existing maternity support program. With ever growing telehealth adoption rates, the BCBS program is the latest in a surge of initiatives and announcements of telehealth advancement. “Future Moms,” now offers expectant...


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Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA Offers Maternity Telehealth Program

by Thomas Beaton

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia made a maternity telehealth platform available for all members on the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), as part of their existing maternity support program. With ever growing telehealth adoption rates,...

Upstate New Yorkers Beginning to Favor Telemedicine Services

by Thomas Beaton

A survey commissioned by Blue Cross Blue Shield found that around five out of ten adults are aware of telemedicine services, with 80 percent rating their telemedicine usage as “very good” or “excellent.” The results of...

DTC Telehealth Prompts Use of Medical Services, Not Savings

by Thomas Beaton

A new study from RAND found that 12 percent of telehealth use replaced office and emergency room visits while 88 percent represented new use of medical services. The team of RAND policy researchers examined claims information from 300,000 beneficiaries...

Demand for Virtual Health is High, but Do Providers Deliver?

by Thomas Beaton

Despite strong consumer demand for virtual health services, only one in five patients participating in a new Accenture survey have been able to access remote care tools.  Virtual health tools provide greater convenience for patients...

20% of Consumers Make Telehealth Prime Provider Criteria

by Thomas Beaton

One in five consumers would be willing to switch clinicians if a different primary care provider offered telehealth services, found a new survey by American Well. The survey also found that consumers in younger demographics, and consumers with...

Can Telehealth Fill Health Insurer’s Provider Network Gaps?

by Sara Heath

Telehealth services may not be a cure-all for health insurance provider network growth, but it does hold many benefits to expand patient access to healthcare, recent research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says. In a report published...

AHA Gives Telehealth Its Own Web Page

by Eric Wicklund

The American Hospital Association has launched an online resource on local, state and national telehealth programs. From emergency department care to remote patient monitoring for chronic care management and access to care from specialists, telehealth...

Interstate Licensing Problematic for Telemedicine Market

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact may be a way for private organizations to use telemedicine as a financial gain rather than a method for providing quality patient care, according to a press release by the Association of American Physicians...

Study: Telemedicine Works Fine in Diagnosing Sick Children

by Eric Wicklund

A new study has found that telemedicine can be used to assess the severity of a child’s illness as well as an in-person examination. Supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published in the Feb. 5 issue of Pediatrics, the Yale...

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...

Pharmacies Look to Telehealth Partnerships to Keep Clinics Running

by Eric Wicklund

An announcement out of Chicago today might signal a new trend in retail healthcare. Advocate Health Care, one of the Midwest’s largest health systems, has announced that it will take over 56 retail clinics in Walgreens locations in and...

Courts to Consider Telehealth for Mental Health Evaluations

by Eric Wicklund

South Dakota’s court system could turn to telehealth to ease its backlog of mental health evaluations. With the state’s court system ordering four times as many mental competency evaluations this year as its one mental health facility...

Taking Over the Reins at mHealthIntelligence.com

by Eric Wicklund

Greetings! Welcome to the new mHealthIntelligence.com. Actually, you won’t see any significant changes save for one – me. My name is Eric Wicklund, and I’ve become the new editor for this site (you’ll find my predecessor,...

Licensing, Quality Major Blockades of Telehealth Technology

by Vera Gruessner

The global telehealth technology market is expected to have an annual growth rate of 24 percent and be worth $6.5 billion in the next five years. As such, it is pivotal to uncover some of the trends that will impact telehealth technology in the...

Should Telemedicine Implementation Compel Prior In-Person Care?

by Vera Gruessner

Telemedicine implementation is taking place around the country as more physicians continue to communicate with their patient base by phone and video consultations. The state of Arkansas is another one that’s attempting to pass new legislation...

North Dakota Medical Board Releases New Telehealth Guidelines

by Vera Gruessner

Telemedicine legislation continues to evolve throughout the nation as quickly as healthcare reforms have been implemented and spread across the healthcare continuum. For example, the North Dakota Board of Medicine has issued some telehealth guidelines...

The History of Remote Monitoring, Telemedicine Technology

by Vera Gruessner

Telemedicine technology first began as a form of healthcare delivery in the late 1960s due to the needs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Nebraska Psychology Institute, according to a paper written by researchers...

CMS Encourages ACOs to Adopt Physician Telehealth Services

by Vera Gruessner

What type of healthcare delivery models benefit most from remote monitoring tools and physician telehealth services? C. Frederick Geilfuss II, Healthcare Lawyer and Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, wrote for The National Law Review how physician...

Telehealth Coverage Legislation throughout Four States

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth coverage legislation is being modified and implemented across the country due to its many benefits such as cost reduction and greater access to care. Nathaniel Lacktman, attorney and expert in telemedicine law at Foley & Lardner,...

Patient Engagement Expands with Telehealth, Mobile Devices

by Vera Gruessner

Today, consumers have a wide variety of technologies to choose from when interacting with the world around them. Many are glued to their iPhones, tablets, or other mobile devices in order to keep up with their jobs, their friends and family,...

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