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Stanford mHealth Grant Offers Giveaway of 1000 Apple Watches

January 18, 2017 - The Stanford Center for Digital Health (CHD) is looking for ideas from innovators that "stimulate and support" creative uses of Apple Watch devices for mHealth use by offering $10,000 and 1000 Apple Watches to awardees for research purposes. The Apple Watch Seed Grant is open for applications for its inaugural program. Eligible projects will positively influence the selected study...


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WA State Payer Picks mHealth Application for Depression Care

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Local payer Amerigroup Washington has chosen an mHealth application to help beneficiaries with mental health self-management, the organizations announced in a press release.  The collaboration, which aims to improve access to resources related...

Strong Patient Demand for Telehealth Motivated by Convenience

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The convenience factor is a major driver for patients investigating the use of telehealth to consult with their providers, according to a survey by the American Telemedicine Association and WEGO Health.  The poll of 429 patients, conducted...

Digital mHealth Platform Expands Population Health in California

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The Community Health Center Network (CHCN) and Welkin Health have partnered to develop a new digital mHealth platform geared towards improving the long-term health outcomes of at-risk and underserved patient populations. Selected as one of three...

North Dakota Medical Board Releases New Telehealth Guidelines

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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...

New Hampshire Law Propels Telemedicine Software Adoption

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With doctor shortages on the horizon and a lack of specialized physicians available in rural locations, telemedicine software adoption is becoming more mainstream among large sections of the country. A large number of states have implemented...

New York’s Telehealth Legislation Stresses Remote Monitoring

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Telehealth legislation continues to break new ground, as more states adopt telemedicine coverage and payment parity laws are put in place. When payment parity regulations are put into place, virtual doctor visits will receive the same reimbursement...

AMA Guides Coding Set for Telehealth Physician Consultations

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The telehealth sphere continues to expand across medical organizations throughout the nation. For example, the American Medical Association (AMA) has recently announced making more headway into promoting telehealth physician consultations. In...

Patient Engagement on the Rise due to Blue Button Initiative

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Patient engagement continues to grow among medical facilities including hospitals and clinics. Ever since the federal government established meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, eligible hospitals...

Wearable Devices May Prevent Falls among Elderly Patients

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Along with telemedicine, remote monitoring technology, and mobile health apps, the development of wearable devices could also have a significant impact on patient care throughout the nation. Wearable devices such as smart watches and smartphones...

Remote Patient Monitoring Market to Reach $1 Billion by 2020

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The remote patient monitoring market is experiencing a transformation as more hospitals and healthcare providers than ever before have begun adopting these new technologies in efforts to improve the quality of patient care and ensure greater...

Mobile Health Regulations Could Strengthen Interoperability

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The mHealth market is making a big splash in the healthcare industry, as more individuals are using wearables, mobile apps, remote monitoring tools, and telehealth technology to maintain their health and wellness throughout their life. This large...

Department of Defense Advances Wearable Medical Devices Market

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A major segment of the mobile health field that’s making an impact on the healthcare industry is the development of wearable medical devices. From smartwatches to biosensors in the form of skin patches, the market for wearable medical devices...

FDA Oversight on High-Risk Apps in Mobile Health Industry

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As the mobile health industry continues to progress and new innovations impact patient care, regulatory agencies are taking part in greater oversight of mHealth apps, wearable devices, and remote monitoring tools. From ensuring mobile apps are...

FCC Ruling May Harm Remote Patient Monitoring Systems

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The remote patient monitoring arena is being affected by federal regulations that may have negative consequences for the patient community and providers as well. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has moved forward in implementing a...

Maine Expands Telemedicine Implementation Guidelines

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Telemedicine implementation is growing across the United States with more policies and regulations being adopted in various areas that need sufficient access to healthcare services. Delaware, for instance, has expanded healthcare coverage for...

Medical Technologies, Robotics May Improve Radiology Imaging

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As developers create more complex and sophisticated medical technologies, healthcare providers implement remote monitoring tools, mobile health applications, wearable devices, telemedicine features, and patient portals in an effort to improve...

Most Wired: Patient Engagement Initiatives Prove Powerful

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It seems that one of the key differentiators between 2015’s Most Wired hospitals stems from patient engagement initiatives. With Stage 2 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs pushing...

Will Guidelines Ensure an Effective Mobile Security Strategy?

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One of the key drivers of the healthcare industry today is the mobile device. Whether it be smart phones, tablets, laptops, or wearable clothing, these devices can gather a wide range of information and store data that could be imperative for...

Almost 70% of Doctors Prefer Telemedicine Services Over Email

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Physicians across the nation are slowly moving forward with expanding telemedicine services in order to reduce the need for patient visits for those living in rural areas without direct transportation. Along with allowing doctors a chance to...

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