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  • ATA Presses DEA to Loosen Telemedicine Restrictions for Prescribing

    January 14, 2019 - The American Telemedicine Association is urging federal authorities to loosen the reins on regulations that restrict mental health professionals from prescribing controlled substances via telehealth. In a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the ATA called for changes to the Ryan Haight Act that would allow specially certified healthcare providers to prescribe...

  • New Jersey Gets $2.3M to Expand Telehealth Programs for Children

    January 11, 2019 - New Jersey healthcare providers are getting more than $2.3 million to expand telehealth and telemedicine programs to identify and treat children with behavioral and mental health issues. The state will use a five-year $2.225 million grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and a $109,000 award from the Nicholson Foundation to enhance the Pediatric...

  • Intermountain Touts the Successes of its NICU Telehealth Program

    January 7, 2019 - An effective telemedicine platform will not only improve outcomes and reduce wasteful spending, but give smaller, rural hospitals the expertise to treat more of their patients and reduce stressful transfers to larger hospitals. That, in essence, is what Intermountain Healthcare’s neonatal telehealth program is doing. And one of its program leaders says the connected care platform...

  • Kansas Judge Rules Against New Law Banning Telemedicine Abortions

    January 2, 2019 - A Kansas judge has shot down efforts by state lawmakers to ban telemedicine abortions, the second victory for supporters of the connected care service in two weeks. District Judge Franklin Theis ruled on Dec. 31 that the new law banning telemedicine abortions, set to take effect the next day, “has no anchor for operation” and is therefore unenforceable. He also put an...


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Fairview Health Launches mHealth Program for Cancer Care Management

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CDC Project Combines mHealth, Cash in Opioid Abuse Treatment

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are getting more than $2 million test whether an mHealth app combined with financial incentives can help people struggling with opioid abuse. The US Centers for Disease...

Scripps-Fitbit Partnership Adds mHealth Wearables to All of Us Project

The National Institutes of Health is launching an mHealth project to include digital data from wearables in the massive All of Us research program. The NIH has announced a partnership with Fitbit that will enable consumers using the...

ACP Supports Telemedicine Standards in Latest Ethics Manual Update

The American College of Physicians has reinforced its support of telemedicine in establishing the doctor-patient relationship in first-time visits – as long as the virtual care platform includes audio-visual technology. That point...

Walgreens, Microsoft Announce mHealth, Telehealth Partnership

Microsoft is teaming up with Walgreens to create a connected health platform that includes telehealth stations, digital health tools and a “seamless ecosystem” that connects the consumer to providers, payers and others in the...

AMA Survey Finds Medical Practices Are Slow to Embrace Telehealth

Telemedicine and telehealth may be the norm rather than the exception in hospitals and health systems, but smaller medical practices still aren’t embracing connected care technology. A recent survey of some 3,500 physicians by the...

ATA Presses DEA to Loosen Telemedicine Restrictions for Prescribing

The American Telemedicine Association is urging federal authorities to loosen the reins on regulations that restrict mental health professionals from prescribing controlled substances via telehealth. In a letter to the U.S. Drug...

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