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  • With Digital Therapeutics, Dignity is Taking mHealth to New Levels

    March 22, 2019 - Roughly 500 patients at Dignity Health are now using an mHealth platform for asthma care management that includes digital therapeutics. One of the health system’s care coordinators says that mobile health device helps them to hit their marks on value-based care. “We’ve definitely learned a lot” in the five years that the California-based health system has worked...

  • Johnson Aims to Make Telehealth an Imperative at ATA19 Conference

    March 13, 2019 - Telehealth and telemedicine advocates have been struggling for years to boost adoption of connected care technologies among healthcare providers. Now Ann Mond Johnson is pushing forward with her strategy: Invite everybody to the party. “What we’re trying to do is broaden the conversation,” says the CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, now into her second year...

  • Fitbit, Solera Health Extend mHealth Partnership After DPP Success

    March 7, 2019 - An Arizona-based integrated health network known for its mHealth programs is partnering with Fitbit to launch a connected health platform aimed at improving care management through behavior change and positive reinforcement. Solera Health and Fitbit announced the expanded relationship this week following a two-year program in which Fitbit wearables were included in Solera’s...

  • Spectrum Health’s DTC Telehealth Service Tackles the Polar Vortex

    February 28, 2019 - When the Polar Vortex swept across the Midwest at the end of January, Spectrum Health’s direct-to-consumer telehealth platform became an emergency healthcare resource for residents trapped inside by the bitter cold. The Grand rapids, Mich.-based health system’s MedNow connected care service saw 423 virtual visits during the three-day weather crisis, during which residents...


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With Digital Therapeutics, Dignity is Taking mHealth to New Levels

Roughly 500 patients at Dignity Health are now using an mHealth platform for asthma care management that includes digital therapeutics. One of the health system’s care coordinators says that mobile health device helps them to hit...

New for Remote Patient Monitoring Programs: An mHealth Toilet Seat

The latest idea in mHealth innovation aims to improve remote patient monitoring for people with cardiac issues through the bathroom. Researchers at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology are working on a sensor-embedded toilet...

Nevada Lawmakers Drop Telehealth from Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

Nevada lawmakers have yanked telehealth provisions out of a proposed bill setting standards for physician-assisted suicide, the second state to do so this year. SB 165, which would permit physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to a...

The Congressional Telehealth Caucus Plans its Connected Health Strategy

With telehealth and telemedicine bills scattered across Capitol Hill like cherry blossoms in the springtime sun, a group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle is looking to help Congress develop a cohesive connected health...

State Lawmakers Debate Telemedicine Abortions, Phone-Based Telehealth

Legislators in Arkansas and Nebraska are debating two of telehealth’s more controversial concepts this week – phone-based virtual consults and telemedicine abortions. In Arkansas, that state’s House of Representatives...

Mercy Care Launches Telehealth Platform to Help Seniors at Home

An Arizona health plan has launched an mHealth program aimed at giving seniors an alternative to the 911 call. Mercy Care is partnering with Philips and DispatchHealth in the connected care program. Seniors in the program can activate...

Complex Medicaid Rules Limit FQHC, Safety-Net Telehealth Use

Reimbursement and other policy and organizational issues are keeping safety-net clinics and federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) from telehealth adoption and use, according to a new report from the RAND Corporation. This comes even...

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