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  • How One SNF Used Telemedicine to Qualify for a Medicare Bonus

    December 13, 2018 - A telemedicine platform that provides real-time virtual care has helped a Long Island skilled nursing facility reduce hospital transfers, improve patient care and staff morale – and earn more than $150,000 in Medicare bonuses for the coming year. Plainview, N.Y.-based Central Island Healthcare is among just 3 percent of the nation’s 15,000 SNFs to qualify for the maximum...

  • Dignity Health Uses mHealth to Cut ER Visits, Hospitalizations

    December 10, 2018 - A healthcare provider who integrates digital therapeutics with a chronic care management program for asthma patients can cut ER visits and hospitalizations in half, according to a study undertaken by one of the nation’s largest health systems. California’s Dignity Health system, working with researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s...

  • VA Announces Telehealth Partnerships With Walmart, Philips, T-Mobile

    December 7, 2018 - The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its “Anywhere to Anywhere VA Health Care” program with new telehealth and telemedicine partnerships. At this week’s “Anywhere to Anywhere Together” summit in Washington DC, the VA announced connected care programs with Walmart, T-Mobile and Philips designed to give veterans more opportunities to connect with...

  • Are Payers to Blame for Low Provider Telehealth Adoption Rates?

    December 4, 2018 - An analysis of payer compliance with Texas’ telehealth and telemedicine law finds that many insurers aren’t being transparent about what they do and don’t cover. And that may be contributing to the low national adoption rate by providers. The study, conducted by the California-based Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), finds that half of the insurers surveyed...


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MD Health Plan Launches mHealth Program for Medication Adherence

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Feds, Philips Warn of Security Flaw in HealthSuite mHealth App

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Reimbursement Barriers Still Plague Telemental Health Expansion

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FDA Approves mHealth Platform for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

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