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Telemedicine

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...

Telemedicine to Help Rural Docs Tackle Opioid Abuse

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are investing in telemedicine to fight the nation’s growing opioid abuse epidemic in three states. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is launching a three-year, $9 million effort to train rural healthcare...

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,...

South Carolina’s Prison Telehealth Deal is About More Than Healthcare

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth project designed to serve South Carolina’s prison population could save the state thousands of dollars a year in healthcare costs – and that’s not the only benefit. In a partnership announced this month by the South...

Teledermatology Scores Big With Doctors and Patients

by Eric Wicklund

Community health centers in eastern and central Massachusetts will soon be using a teledermatology platform designed to improve the initial diagnosis of a skin lesion and cut wait times for an appointment that often takes weeks. The telemedicine...

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...

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...

‘Flawed’ Telemedicine Studies Prompt a Call to Action

by Jonathan Pearce of Zipnosis

Studies published recently by JAMA Internal Medicine and JAMA Dermatology question the quality and consistency of care provided by virtual health (telemedicine) providers. Both studies include several limitations and design flaws, which should...

Telemedicine Struggles for Support in South Korea

by Eric Wicklund

South Korea’s government is pushing ahead with plans to launch a nationwide telemedicine platform despite strong opposition from doctors. A proposal to revise South Korea’s Medicine Law to allow doctors and patients to connect through...

Telepharmacies Give Providers a Growing Rx for Success

by Eric Wicklund

In rural communities across the country, it’s often more difficult to find a pharmacist than it is to find a doctor. Now healthcare providers are using telemedicine platforms to create telepharmacy networks and bring the pharmacist into...

PCORI Grant Puts Telehealth to the Test with Hepatitis C Patients

by Eric Wicklund

The State University of New York is getting a $7 million grant to test the effectiveness of telemedicine in treating certain patients with the hepatitis C virus.   The grant, from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI),...

Mercy’s Telemedicine Network is Growing

by Eric Wicklund

Mercy Virtual’s telemedicine hub has gained another spoke. The high-tech “hospital without beds” in St. Louis announced a partnership with Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center during last week’s American...

Is Telehealth Ready for the Amazon Approach?

by Eric Wicklund

Can a telehealth network be run like Amazon? American Well is ready to put that theory to the test, with the announcement at this week’s American Telemedicine Association conference that it’s opening up an online telehealth marketplace....

ATA to Doctors: Let’s Prove Telemedicine’s Value

by Eric Wicklund

Telemedicine may be “moving from the periphery to the mainstream” in healthcare, but it will be physicians who take the concept to new heights. The American Telemedicine Association kicked off its 21st annual conference and trade...

mHealth and Seniors: ATA to Shine a Light on Home-Based Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

America’s fastest growing population – its seniors - is pushing healthcare to help them age gracefully, and healthfully. And they’re turning to telehealth to make that happen. With the American Telemedicine Association convening...

Arkansas May Loosen Telemedicine Restrictions

by Eric Wicklund

One of the last states to restrict initial telemedicine encounters may be changing its tune. The Arkansas Board of Medicine is eyeing an amendment to its current codes that would, if approved, allow a physician to establish a valid relationship...

Can Telehealth Solve the Indian Health Service’s Problems?

by Eric Wicklund

The Indian Health Service is turning to telehealth to improve access to more than 130,000 Native Americans spread out across the Great Plains states. The national health system has put out the call for telehealth proposals to serve a seven-hospital...

4 Tips to Figuring mHealth Into Healthcare Construction Projects

by Eric Wicklund

When configuring mHealth or telehealth into a health system renovation, expansion or new construction, it’s important to remember one rule. Make sure you have enough power outlets. OK, that may seem a bit simplistic, but many health systems...

CMS to Reimburse for Specialty Care Consults in Connecticut

by Eric Wicklund

Connecticut health centers are now being reimbursed for telemedicine consults with specialists, helping residents who would sometimes have to wait a year for an appointment. The announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

Study: Video Therapy Can Help Cancer Patients

by Eric Wicklund

Video therapy may help the estimated half of all cancer patients who suffer some form of memory loss after chemotherapy. It’s the latest in a growing number of reports that tout the value of video visits in reaching rural and underserved...

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