Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD


Teladoc Wins Another Skirmish in Texas Telemedicine Tussle

by Eric Wicklund

Advocates for telephone-based telehealth services have won another court skirmish with a Texas judge’s refusal this week to drop Teladoc’s antitrust lawsuit against the Texas Medical Board. The ruling wasn’t entirely unexpected....

Video Visits Gaining Favor Among Providers and Patients

by Eric Wicklund

More than 80 percent of providers and patients are satisfied with video-based care as a means of reaching people in rural locations, according to a new survey. The University of Missouri School of Medicine survey, “User Satisfaction with...

Advice for the mHealth Coordinator? Plan Ahead, and Don’t Leave Anyone Out

by Eric Wicklund

Looking to launch a new telemedicine program? Don’t just think about one app, device or video visit platform, and don’t just make it for the patient, the doctor or the IT director. Map everything out, involve everyone in the process,...

AHRQ Calls for More Validation of Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

Although there have been hundreds of reviews and hundreds of thousands of mentions since 2006, telehealth is still very much a cutting-edge technology – and not validated enough in most cases that legislators can draft adequate policies...

JAMA Report Shows Effectiveness of Mobile Telestroke Services

by Eric Wicklund

A study initiated by the Cleveland Clinic has found that stroke patients can be treated more quickly and effectively if the first responder has telemedicine access to a neurologist. Researchers reported a door-to-CT rate of 13 minutes on average...

Telemental Healthcare Soars to the Top of the To-Do List

by Eric Wicklund

Health systems seeking an entry point to telehealth are increasingly looking at telemental health services. That’s what Houston’s Texas County Memorial Hospital is doing. Armed with a grant from the Ozarks Independent Hospital Alliance,...

The Long and Winding Path to Telemedicine Reimbursement

by Eric Wicklund

The push is on to increase reimbursement for telemedicine, with both the American Medical Association and American Telemedicine Association looking to create more CPT codes. ATA officials announced this week that they’ll be submitting suggestions...

Tackling Sepsis With Telemedicine

by Eric Wicklund

An Illinois health system is using a $750,000 federal grant to develop a telemedicine platform to reduce severe sepsis and septic shock at rural hospitals. Peoria-based OSF Healthcare is using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)...

Congress Set to See a Flurry of Telehealth Activity

by Eric Wicklund

A Senate bill introduced this past week would spur additional Medicare coverage of telehealth in rural areas by allowing more telehealth projects at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. It’s one of two pieces of telemedicine...

Mobile Healthcare Goes to College

by Eric Wicklund

America’s colleges and universities are taking a liking to mHealth. In Dallas, a healthcare startup is offering mHealth-enhanced house - er, dorm – calls to local college students. At the University of Southern Mississippi, meanwhile,...

Telemedicine Moves Primary Urgent Care Out of the ED and Into the Home

by Eric Wicklund

Close to 200 hospitals in 29 states are gaining access to one of the nation’s largest telehealth platforms, in a bid to move primary urgent care out of the ED and online. Boston-based American Well has announced a contract to extend its...

Support Builds for VA Telehealth Legislation

by Eric Wicklund

Tellehealth advocates are lining up to support a Senate bill that would enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to treat veterans no matter where they’re located. The Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2015 (S....

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...

AMA Again Delays Ruling on Telemedicine Ethics

by Eric Wicklund

The American Medical Association doesn’t yet know how to define an appropriate telemedicine practice – and probably won’t take up the issue again until halfway through next year. The AMA’s House of Delegates this past...

Taking Over the Reins at

by Eric Wicklund

Greetings! Welcome to the new 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...

Does Face-to-Face Communication Boost Patient Engagement?

by Vera Gruessner

Are mobile health apps truly capable of improving patient engagement across the healthcare continuum? There may be more to patient engagement than mobile tools can deliver. According to, one research study found that even...

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...


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