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Has Missouri Found a New Way to Boost Telehealth in Schools?

by Eric Wicklund

Missouri schools struggling to pay for special needs programs and teachers may get relief from an unexpected source: The state’s new telehealth law. The legislation, approved in June and taking effect this month, lays out the groundwork...

Telehealth Can Be a Useful Communication Tool in the ICU

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth link could be more beneficial to clinicians than a room full of family members in the ICU, according to a new study. Conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the study finds that a videoconference link to family...

An mHealth Business Plan: From RPM to Home Health Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

Remote patient monitoring programs are gaining favor with healthcare providers who want to cut down on adverse events at home and costly readmissions, but what happens when the program ends? Officials at the Rockford Health System are pinning...

HRSA Grants Target Telehealth for Veterans, Schools, Chronic Care

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers in Alaska, Missouri and South Carolina are getting federal grants of almost $1 million apiece to push telehealth resources out to veterans living in rural areas. The grants are part of an ambitious effort by the Health Resources...

Digital Health Done Right at a ‘Most Wired’ Health System

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s most wired health systems is actually trying to get rid of wires. The Christiana Care Health System, a Delaware-based network of two hospitals and a broad range of outpatient services and primary care offices, is moving...

Can Remote Monitoring Keep COPD Patients Out of the Hospital?

by Eric Wicklund

A New York-New Jersey health system is using a $1.5 million federal grant to study whether a remote monitoring program can boost outcomes for Hispanic patients diagnosed with COPD. The grant, issued by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute...

Abortion Study Touts Telemedicine as a Care Management Tool

by Eric Wicklund

A new study is reviving the ongoing debate of offering abortions by telemedicine, positioning the platform as a means of improving patient-centered care. As reported in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, a study conducted by researchers...

Big Business is Bullish on Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

Almost every big business in the United States will make telehealth available to its employees within four years, according to a national survey. Whether those employees take advantage of that service is another matter. The much-anticipated Large...

Telehealth Program Connects African Cancer Clinic with U.S. Specialists

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth program linking cancer specialists across the U.S. with an African hospital will soon expand to several other countries, pushing cancer diagnosis into regions where there might be one pathologist per 1 million people. The program,...

Kaiser Study Shows the Value of Telestroke Care

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s largest health networks is adding to the literature supporting the life-saving aspects of a telestroke program. California-based Kaiser Permanente has released the results of a study, involving more than 2,500 patients...

ADHD Study Ties mHealth Use to Clinical Improvements

by Eric Wicklund

Community pediatric practices who use mHealth technology to treat children with ADHD are seeing clinical improvements, according to a new study. The study, detailed in the online journal Pediatrics, finds that doctors can use online tools to...

Telehealth in the Spotlight as HHS Expands Bundled Payment Models

by Eric Wicklund

The proposed expansion of a bundled payment program may be a sign that federal officials are placing more confidence in telehealth as a standard of care. Health and Human Services Secrtary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced that a bundled payment...

NewYork-Presbyterian Expands its Telehealth Platform to Providers, Patients

by Eric Wicklund

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is debuting four new telehealth services, designed to serve both consumers and providers. The NYP OnDemand platform now includes a Digital Second Opinion service, Inter-Hospital Digital Consults and a Digital Emergency...

Intermountain’s Critical Take on Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

Housed in a warehouse separate from the rest of the health system, Intermountain Healthcare’s tele-critical care program may very well prove that some of the best healthcare takes place away from the patient. The program, launched in 2014,...

More Telemedicine Grants Aimed at Fighting Drug Abuse

by Eric Wicklund

Several programs targeting the nation’s growing opioid abuse epidemic are among 36 telemedicine projects receiving federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in announcing the USDA’s...

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....

Digital Health Workshop Leads to Partnerships for Cedars-Sinai

by Eric Wicklund

Cedars-Sinai has launched partnerships with three mHealth companies, all graduates of the health system’s recent Techstars Healthcare Accelerator. The Los Angeles-based health system is launching programs to help patients access post-acute...

USDA Telemedicine Grants Target Opioid Abuse

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are using telemedicine grants to combat a growing opioid epidemic in three mid-Atlantic and southern states. About $1.4 million was pledged to five projects in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom...

mHealth Pilot Targets Underserved Women Veterans

by Eric Wicklund

There are more than 5 million female Armed Forces veterans in the U.S., and 72 percent refuse to go to a VA hospital or clinic. An mHealth pilot awaiting Congressional approval would try to solve that problem. A pair of mHealth companies have...

Alabama Telehealth Project Focuses on Home Dialysis Patients

by Eric Wicklund

Roughly a dozen home dialysis patients in Alabama now have their monthly checkups via telehealth, thanks to a partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the Alabama Department of Public Health. The pilot...

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