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How Best to Work with FDA to Navigate mHealth Regulation

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Despite providing leeway for mobile health technology developers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still has a major role to play in setting boundaries for future mHealth innovation. "FDA is trying to balance two things," Marc...

Mobile EHR Platforms Prevent Spread of Ebola in Nigeria

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The spread of the Ebola virus across the continent of Africa was a grave concern for a significant portion of time, but Nigeria was one country where the threat lead to fewer deaths and cases of the medical condition. Even during the worst outbreaks...

Why BYOD Policy Needs Strong Data Security

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Has your hospital or clinic adopted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy? If so, these devices will need to be encrypted and the information stored on them be kept confidential and secure from cyberattacks. The need for improving data privacy...

Laws Affect Adoption of Telemedicine Across State Borders

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The implementation and adoption of telemedicine varies across state borders due to differing legislation and coverage among providers. According to a report from the American Hospital Association, there are 10 state medical boards that issue...

Does the Mobile Health Sector Need More Safety Standards?

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While the mobile health sector continues to blossom and innovate more wearable and medical devices, physicians and patients show concern regarding some of the safety standards among mHealth applications and developments. Anura Fernando, Principal...

Multiple Obstacles Hindering Mobile Health Implementation

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A lack of evidence, financial obstacles, health data privacy and security concerns, and fears of data overload represent the most significant challenges in the way of mobile health implementation, according to a review of mHealth by the Scripps...

Reintroduced Bill Focuses on Medical Software, mHealth Apps

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Reintroduced legislation aims to address the negative impact Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation could have on health IT innovations in medical software and mobile health (mHealth) applications. On Monday, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO)...

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...

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