Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD
  • FTC Urges State Legislators to Rethink Ocular Telehealth Ban

    February 19, 2018 - The Federal Trade Commission is wading into the ocular telehealth battle, now being fought in Washington. The agency has come out against Substitute Senate Bill 5411/HB 1473, which, if adopted, would require optometrists and ophthalmologists in the Pacific Northwest state to conduct eye exams in person before issuing prescriptions for contact lenses or glasses. In an 11-page letter to State...

  • Telehealth, Telemedicine Reimbursement Score Big in New Budget Deal

    February 9, 2018 - Telehealth and telemedicine reimbursement scored huge successes in the budget deal signed into law by President Donald Trump, with one senator saying the law does more for Medicare coverage of telehealth than any past legislation. The two-year budget deal, approved by Congress after a brief but tumultuous government shutdown and signed into law on Friday morning, includes parts of the Creating...

  • Senators Want Telemedicine Up Front In The Opioid Epidemic Battle

    February 6, 2018 - A group of senators is urging the Trump Administration to allow healthcare providers to use telemedicine to tackle the nation’s ongoing opioid abuse epidemic. In a letter to Robert W. Patterson, the acting administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the senators have asked that the agency expedite the process allowing providers to register to prescribe medication-assisted treatments...

  • Spectrum Health Tackles the Flu With Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth

    January 31, 2018 - With a flu epidemic in full swing, Michigan’s Spectrum Health system is using a direct-to-consumer telehealth platform to reduce the strain on local emergency departments and doctor’s offices and improve treatment options and outcomes for patients. The Grand Rapids-based health system, comprising 12 hospitals and 180 ambulatory sites, has seen average daily traffic on its MedNow...


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Toledo Hospitals to Use Telemedicine For ED Psychiatric Consults

Mercy Health is launching a telemedicine program to meet an urgent need for psychiatric services at emergency departments in and around Ohio’s fourth largest city. The health system is partnering with Lighthouse Telehealth to provide round-the-clock...

UK’s NHS Aims to Build a Library of Reliable Mobile Health Apps

The UK’s National Health Service is looking to beef up its library of mobile health apps. The NHS has sent out a call to mHealth developers and healthcare providers to submit their digital health apps for inclusion in the Apps Library....

HIMSS18 Shines a Spotlight on mHealth, Telehealth Programs, Challenges

mHealth and telehealth will be on full display during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference next month in Las Vegas. HIMSS18, scheduled to take place March 4-9, is expected to draw thousands of healthcare...

Telehealth Measures Up to The Doctor’s Office in Dermatology Care

A telehealth program enabling people to access dermatologists through a virtual visit works just as well as an in-person visit to the doctor’s office, according to a study conducted by the University of Southern California’s Keck...

Methodist Chooses Asynchronous For Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth

When Methodist Family Health Centers launched an asynchronous consumer-facing telehealth platform at the beginning of this year, they were more than happy to skip the video.  “It’s better for everyone,” says George Williams,...

Payer Launches Store-and-Forward Telehealth Service for Businesses

An Oregon-based health plan is launching an asynchronous telehealth service to large businesses to help employees get medical advice and prescriptions for common non-acute health issues. Cambia Health Solutions, a Portland-based non-profit selling...

FDA Orders Recall of Drug Dosage mHealth App for Diabetic Patients

Federal authorities have issued a recall for an mHealth app that could cause people with diabetes to administer incorrect doses of insulin, potentially putting them at risk of death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Class 2...

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