Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD
  • Telemedicine Program Aims to Help Providers in Rural Appalachia

    February 18, 2019 - The University of Virginia Health System is launching a telemedicine program to help primary care providers in remote Appalachia treat patients living with lung disease. UVA will be partnering with Stone Mountain Health Services and The Health Wagon – a mobile health program serving some of Virginia’s most remote counties – in a telehealth program aimed at helping...

  • Texas Health Resources Turns to mHealth to Meet Urgent Care Needs

    February 14, 2019 - Texas Health Resources is giving new meaning to direct-to-consumer telehealth. The Arlington-based 24-hospital health system recently launched an urgent care mobile health program in which a team of providers in an mHealth-enabled SUV is dispatched to a caller’s home. The team – consisting of a physician assistant or nurse practitioner, medical technician and a licensed...

  • New Telehealth Bills Address Coverage, Store-and-Forward, RPM

    February 12, 2019 - Lawmakers in several states are pushing forward with bills to amend existing telehealth and telemedicine rules – most notable changing them to improve payer coverage and include remote patient monitoring and asynchronous (store-and-forward) platforms. The latest state to join the effort is New Mexico, where the state Senate’s Public Affairs Committee was scheduled today to...

  • VA Hits Telemedicine Milestone With 1 Million Video Visits in ‘18

    February 8, 2019 - The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has reported reaching a major milestone in its efforts to improve veterans’ access to care through telemedicine and telehealth. According to the VA, more than 1 million healthcare encounters between veterans and care providers were logged via video-based telemedicine during FY 2018, which ran from October 2017 to September 2017....


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Maryland Mulls Medicaid Reimbursement for Telemental Health Services

Maryland lawmakers will soon be debating a bill that aims to reimburse psychiatric services delivered through telemedicine for residents on the state’s Medicaid program. HB 1200, submitted earlier this month, would require the...

Telemedicine Program Aims to Help Providers in Rural Appalachia

The University of Virginia Health System is launching a telemedicine program to help primary care providers in remote Appalachia treat patients living with lung disease. UVA will be partnering with Stone Mountain Health Services and The...

Massachusetts Embraces Telemental Health for Medicaid Members

Roughly 1.9 million Massachusetts residents on Medicaid will soon be able to access mental health services through telemedicine. MassHealth, the commonwealth’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Provider (CHIP) program,...

USDA Prioritizes Opioid Abuse Treatment in Next Telemedicine Grants

The federal agency responsible for awarding millions of dollars in telehealth and telemedicine grants is prioritizing rural connected health programs that address opioid abuse in its next round of awards. The US Department of Agriculture...

CMS Eyes Reimbursements for Mobile Integrated Healthcare Programs

Federal officials will be testing a new Medicare reimbursement model that supports telehealth and mHealth programs that replace Emergency Department visits. The Health and Humans Services Department’s Center for Medicare and...

Texas Health Resources Turns to mHealth to Meet Urgent Care Needs

Texas Health Resources is giving new meaning to direct-to-consumer telehealth. The Arlington-based 24-hospital health system recently launched an urgent care mobile health program in which a team of providers in an mHealth-enabled SUV is...

Xcertia Releases New mHealth App Guidelines, Adding 3 Categories

Xcertia has released a new draft of proposed guidelines for mHealth apps, adding standards for operability, usability and content to its previously released guidelines for privacy and security. The non-profit organization launched in...

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