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A Preview of mHealth and Telemedicine Sessions at HIMSS15

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With HIMSS 2015 right around the corner, those attending need to take the time to look through the numerous educational sessions that are available to figure out which one best meet their interests. Here, you will be able to find a recap of the...

Two Telehealth Bills Could Be Reintroduced in Congress

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Telehealth legislation is being debated across the country in state senates. A majority of these bills center on increasing reimbursement rates and better defining what services can and cannot be handled through a video meeting with a physician....

Quality Broadband an Important Tool for mHealth

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Some of the most followed news in the healthcare industry is new legislation being debated across the country that focuses on telehealth reimbursement and expanding or limiting the services allowed. Positive outcomes to these bills will help...

Audit of VA Telehealth Shows Shortfalls

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The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is one of the major organizations that is embracing telehealth solutions. Over the last few months, there has been several news releases from the VA that show the expanded use of the technology to help treat...

FDA Provides Leeway for mHealth Technology Development

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It is easy to see the impact that technology companies are having on healthcare. From global giants like Apple (Apple Watch, HealthKit, ResearchKit) and Google (Google Glass, Google Fit) to countless startups that are trying to launch new apps...

Telemedicine Legislation Making Waves in Washington, Louisiana

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There are many states debating telemedicine reimbursement and access. New legislation is being pushed as the technology has cemented itself as a standard healthcare service that is helping improve quality of care and lower costs. Washington pushes...

Montana Debates Telehealth Abortion Ban

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The up-and-down journey of telemedicine legislation across the country continues to be a focus as new bills are presented and voted on that will either expand or restrict the uses of telehealth services. One of the more recent ones involves Montana...

Colorado Governor Signs Bill to Expand Telehealth Services

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More states are leading the way in telemedicine improvements. On March 20, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed a bill into law to expand telehealth services across the state, according to the Denver Business Journal. Previously,...

Could Telehealth Help Reform the SGR?

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A new Sustainable Growth Rate reform plan has a heavy focus on telehealth services. With every technological innovation there is a proof of concept phase that needs to be accomplished before it is widely embraced by the enterprise. During this...

Telehealth Legislation Heats Up Nationwide

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A number of states are in the process of pushing new legislation that would increase the use of telehealth services. The political landscape is ripe with telehealth legislation. As the technology matures and the benefits become clearer, states...

How the FDA Could Regulate Mobile Health Technology

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While multiple federal agencies play a role in the development and enforcement of policies concerning mobile health (mHealth) technology, the Food and Drug Administration has by far the most experience in regulating the use of software and hardware...

Telehealth Legislation Debated Across the Country

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There are a number of debates happening in state government and courtrooms that will impact the future of telehealth. Earlier this week, we reported on a federal push to expand healthcare technology include telehealth strategies. On a state level,...

Florida Lawmakers Pushing Bill to Expand Telehealth Services

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A new bill working its way through the Florida senate would increase the use of telehealth service throughout the state. While the use of telemedicine is starting to pick up across the healthcare landscape, federal and state policy is still playing...

Mississippi Pushing for Telehealth Reimbursement Reform

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There have been several bills introduced in Congress that aim to improve the reimbursement rate of telehealth. One of the states that is leading the charge to change reimbursement for telehealth services is Mississippi. While it may seem like...

Tech Lobbyists Pushing For Mobile Health Regulations

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Technology companies are spending millions of dollars lobbying the FDA for laws that outline mobile health regulations. When you think about lobbyists on Capitol Hill, someone speaking up on behalf of healthcare technology is probably not the...

Which Federal Agencies Are Involved in Mobile Health Policy?

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Creating effective mobile health policy requires the cooperation of several federal agencies, each of which has a measure of authority over the design, implementation, and use of mHealth devices and applications. In alphabetical order, the first...

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