Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD
  • Telemedicine Consults Help Save About $500 Per Patient

    January 17, 2018 - A telemedicine consult platform for cardiology cases saved almost $500 per patient in Medicaid costs over in-person treatments, according to a newly released study. In what’s being billed as the first published randomized study of the eConsult platform, researchers at Community Health Center and the University of Connecticut Health Center found that the telemedicine platform, which facilitates...

  • Telemedicine Helps SNFs Improve Patient Care, Curb Hospitalizations

    January 9, 2018 - Skilled nursing facilities across the country are using telemedicine to bring critical healthcare services to their residents, improving health and wellness outcomes and reducing costly ER transports. In many cases, real-time clinical support can mean the difference between life and death. “Even five minutes at that point can make a huge difference,” says Karen Sullivan, communications...

  • Senate Passes VETS Act, Enhancing Telehealth Access for Veterans

    January 4, 2018 - Veterans will soon be able to access healthcare no matter where they live through a telehealth connection. The Senate has unanimously passed The Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2017 (S.925), following the House’s unanimous approval of H.R. 2123 in November. Because the Senate bill is slightly different from the House bill – it bars states from denying...

  • Telehealth Targets a Niche in Mental Health Care for Urban Youths

    January 3, 2018 - Pediatricians in New Jersey are using telehealth to connect with mental health experts in a new program designed to improve access to care for urban youths. Armed with a $555,555 grant from the New Jersey department of Children and Families, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) and New Jersey Medical School are offering online and phone-based consults to Essex County pediatricians...


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Mobile Health Units Are Latest Telehealth Tool to Fight Opioid Abuse

Six mobile health units are providing telehealth services in western New York in an effort to combat the state’s drug abuse crisis. Funded by a $1.7 million grant, Buffalo-based BestSelf Behavioral Health deployed four vehicles in September...

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Poised to Consider Ban on Ocular Telehealth

The ongoing battle between state lawmakers and telemedicine supporters over online eye exams has reached Pennsylvania, where a bill establishing guidelines for telemedicine use and coverage includes a provision banning ocular telehealth. Senate...

Telemedicine Programs Feature Prominently in Latest USDA DLT Grants

Federal officials are targeting telemedicine programs to improve mental health counseling and tackle the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic in the latest round of Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grants. In all, the U.S. Department...

New ECHO Telemedicine Project Targets Diabetes Care Coordination

Primary care providers in Florida and California will soon be using telemedicine to improve care management and coordination for patients with Type 1 diabetes. Armed with a $1.6 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable...

Licensing Compact Goes Live, Opening Door to Telehealth for Nurses

Licensed nurses in 29 states can now use telehealth to treat patients in other states, under terms of the Enhamced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Under the eNLC, overseen by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, registered nurses...

Microsoft Ends mHealth App Experiment, Shuts Down HealthVault

Microsoft is shutting down its line of personal mHealth apps, abruptly ending a program that sought to engage users in creating a digital platform for health and wellness. The company announced online that it would be closing out all iOS, Android...

Can mHealth Make the Connection Between Providers and Minorities?

Healthcare providers looking to connect with minorities should develop an mHealth strategy that focuses on the smartphone. That’s the takeaway from a pair of studies published this month in the American Journal of Managed Care. The studies...

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