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ATA Survey: Parents Like Telehealth for Primary Care Needs

April 23, 2017 - Parents surveyed by a national pediatric health network say they know about telemedicine and are willing to use it to address primary care issues, but they’re hesitant to use it to manage chronic conditions. That divide separates two of the larger markets for telemedicine – virtual visits for primary care and remote monitoring for chronic care – and points to a challenges...


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Payers, Providers Seek Common Ground on New Telehealth Services

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Healthcare providers are finding that telehealth reimbursement goes well beyond finding the right CPT code. With each state and even the federal government offering different and sometimes conflicting definitions for telemedicine and telehealth,...

mHealth Apps for Cancer Survivors Aren’t Meeting Their Needs

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Mobile health apps designed for cancer survivors aren’t as effective as they should be, according to the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. A 2016 analysis of dozens of mHealth apps by researchers from CPIC and Stanford University...

Providers Like Virtual Care, But Sustainability Issues Linger

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Roughly three-quarters of healthcare providers in a new survey say they’ve launched a telemedicine platform or are beginning pilot projects, but less than half say they’ve reached sustainability. The survey of 147 health systems,...

Medtronic-Garmin Deal Gives Wearables New mHealth Capabilities

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Medtronic has announced another integration with a popular consumer-facing fitness wearable, adding weight to efforts to combine remote patient monitoring with health and wellness. The Ireland-based medical technology giant last week announced...

Digital Health Champion Crowned in XPrize Tricorder Challenge

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A handheld mHealth device capable of conducting dozens of diagnostic tests has won the XPrize Tricorder Challenge. Final Frontier Medical Devices, a Philadelphia-based team led by emergency room doctor Basil Harris, MD, PhD, and his brother George,...

Amazon Alexa Challenge Envisions an mHealth Care Management Tool

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Amazon and Merck are joining forces in a challenge designed to turn Alexa into an mHealth care management tool for people with type 2 diabetes. The Alexa Diabetes Challenge offers a $125,000 prize to the mHealth innovator who can best develop...

83% of Healthcare Orgs to Invest in Telehealth, mHealth Tools

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Eighty-three percent of healthcare organizations responding to a American Telemedicine Association (ATA) poll said they are highly likely to invest in telehealth with operational efficiency and convenience in mind. Of the 171 healthcare executives...

Alaska Lawmakers Link Telehealth Growth to Better Broadband

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Alaska legislators are asking for federal help in expanding the state’s broadband network to support more telemedicine and telehealth services. House Joint Resolution 14, which passed by a 33-6 vote this week, calls on the Federal Communications...

Telemedicine-based ICU Care Boosts Outcomes, Saves Millions

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Emory Healthcare has saved roughly $4.6 million in Medicare costs by deploying a telemedicine platform in its intensive care unit. The results come from a three-year audit of the Atlanta-based health system’s eICU program, which has served...

mHealth Study Proves Remote Monitoring Beats In-Person Visits

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An mHealth platform for post-operative care helped patients collaborate better and more often with their doctors and reduced follow-up visits to the doctor’s office. In addition, more than half of those using the mobile health platform,...

Healthcare Looks to Digital Health Tools to Measure Heart Health

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Wearable mHealth technology that helps both doctors and patients monitor heart rate is in the spotlight these days. AliveCor, whose Kardia Mobile was among the first ECG wearables on the market, has announced the release of Kardia Pro, a platform...

Express Scripts Looks To mHealth Gaming to Boost Medication Adherence

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The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management organization is turning to mHealth in a bid to improve medication adherence through patient engagement. Express Scripts has announced an investment Mango Health, a San Francisco-based mHealth...

UC Riverside Testing Telemedicine Visits for MS Patients

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Healthcare providers have been using telemedicine to connect with patients at home who suffer from debilitating chronic conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.  Now the University of California Riverside is testing...

Mount Sinai Touts Success of mHealth Asthma Project

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New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital is reporting positive results from its mHealth study on asthma patients, though nagging questions remain on patient engagement. In a study published in Nature Biotechnology, Mount Sinai researchers claimed...

mHealth Takes a Closer Look at Digital Assistants

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mHealth providers are slowly coming to the conclusion that the human voice can be a powerful digital health tool. For years the concept was championed by the likes of Nuance, whose natural language processing (NLP) technology focused on allowing...

Mobile Device Data Capture Effective in Clinical Trials

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A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that mobile device use can effectively support data management, project management, and telemonitoring within clinical trials. Researchers from the George Institute of Global...

Telehealth: A Vital Tool in the Home Healthcare Space

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A North Carolina-based health system is one of several using telehealth to improve its home healthcare services – a critical move in light of expected cuts in home health reimbursements from Medicare. FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a five-hospital...

Army, Clemson Join Forces to Test mHealth on Diabetes

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The U.S. Army wants to use mHealth to help its members control and improve management of type 2 diabetes. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) is collaborating...

Can Clinical, Commercial Uses Coincide on a Telehealth Platform?

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A new partnership aims to combine clinical and retail dermatology services on one digital health platform, giving solo and small-practice doctors a new model for sustainability. SkyMD, a telehealth vendor designed to help dermatologists establish...

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