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Study: Telehealth Can Add to Providers’ Workflows if Not Properly Planned

by Eric Wicklund

A new study suggests that telehealth may add to the burden on local healthcare providers if not properly planned. As reported in Health Affairs, the study found that a telehealth program can increase the workload for specialists and healthcare...

Survey: Telemedicine Tops the List of Medical Board Priorities

by Eric Wicklund

Telemedicine dominated the list of state medical board concerns going into 2017, according to a survey conducted by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). The Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, representing some 70 boards and organizations...

Defense Bill Expands Telehealth Services in TRICARE

by Eric Wicklund

A Defense bill that includes expanded telehealth access for active duty military personnel and veterans has been approved by Congress – minus controversial language that would have basically federalized telehealth doctors. The National...

Telemedicine Study Makes a Financial Case for eICUs

by Eric Wicklund

Telemedicine access in a hospital’s ICU can improve case volume, save millions of dollars and pay for its own capital costs within three months, according to a new study. Conducted by Craig M. Lilly, MD, director of the eICU program at...

Can Telehealth Make Physical Therapy More Effective?

by Eric Wicklund

Duke University’s Clinical Research Institute has launched a new study to determine whether telehealth-based physical therapy works better than traditional therapy. Called VERITAS (Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation In-home Therapy: A Research...

Digital Health Tools Help Patients, Doctors Plan for End-of-Life Care

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are using mHealth to help patients and their families prepare for the end of their healthcare journey. Through a secure online platform, providers can meet with patients, family members and caregivers in any location to map...

Canadian mHealth Project Uses iPads for School Hearing Tests

by Eric Wicklund

Elementary schools in three Canadian cities will soon conduct hearing tests with an iPad, thanks to an mHealth program launched by the University of Ottawa Medical School. It’s the first step in what the medical school students hope will...

New York Eases Telehealth Rules for Mental Health Providers

by Eric Wicklund

New York officials are easing telehealth regulations to enable mental health providers to treat some of their patients online. Some 250 providers in New York will now be able to use telepsychiatry in comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs,...

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...

mHealth Platforms Are Bringing Back the House Call

by Eric Wicklund

A Texas-based mHealth app platform offering house calls to parents of sick children is gaining momentum with partnerships with two large health systems. Memorial Hermann Health in Houston and Baylor Scott & White in Dallas are now using the...

Remote Monitoring Platform is an mHealth Lifeline for New York’s ‘Sickest Children’

by Eric Wicklund

A remote monitoring program has reduced hospitalizations and saved more than $2 million for a New York City-based home care agency that deals with some of the country’s sickest children. The positive results reported by St. Mary’s...

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...

Are Retail Clinics Changing the mHealth Business Dynamic?

by Eric Wicklund

Retail medical clinics aren’t replacing ER visits, according to a RAND Corporation study. But they may be creating a new dynamic in on-demand healthcare that either boosts costs or prompts consumers to be more health-conscious. A five-year...

Using mHealth to Tackle the Concussion Conundrum

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth tools, ranging from apps to headgear the occasional robot, are changing the way schools and youth sports leagues check for concussions in their athletes. It’s not uncommon these days for a high school or college physical trainer...

Using Telehealth, mHealth to Fight the Flu

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers may have a new cure for the flu this winter: The virtual visit. mHealth tools and platforms have for years been used to identify outbreaks of the flu and other highly infectious viruses and direct doctors and drugs to where...

Red Cross Turns to Telehealth for Emergency Care

by Eric Wicklund

The Red Cross is taking on a telehealth partner in an effort to expand access to healthcare during emergencies. The organization is partnering with Texas-based Teladoc to make the company’s phone- and web-based services available to victims...

Study: Telehealth Helps Dementia Patients Recover ‘Lost’ Words

by Eric Wicklund

A Northwestern University study has found that a telehealth platform can help dementia patients maintain and even improve their ability to remember and communicate by giving them access to specialists. Researchers used the Communication Bridge...

Telemedicine Closes the Gap in Specialty Referrals

by Eric Wicklund

A San Diego-based health system is expanding its telemedicine platform after a four-month pilot showed that more than 60 percent of patient visits requiring a specialist consult could be done virtually, without the need for an extra visit. North...

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...

Using Telehealth, mHealth to Advance Value-Based Care

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare’s march toward value-based care is complicated. And with roughly three-quarters of the industry still focused on volume, it’s safe to say the revolution isn’t happening overnight. But some forward-thinking health...

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