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  • A Telepsychiatrist Talks About the Power of mHealth Technology

    May 17, 2018 - In telemental health, one of the most important attributes is immediacy. And Dr. Thomas Kim is never more than a tap on a smartphone app away from someone in crisis. “We should never discount the power in our pocket,” the Austin, Texas-based internist and telepsychiatrist says. Kim is part of the new wave of virtual healthcare providers, forsaking the office, clinic or hospital...

  • AHRQ Finds Few Reliable mHealth Apps for Diabetes Care Management

    May 9, 2018 - A new report says most mHealth apps for diabetes care management haven’t been proven clinically effective – and that consumers are “experimenting on themselves” when they use these digital health tools. Funded by the Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the study analyzed hundreds of commercially available mHealth apps for diabetes care and found only 11...

  • At ATA18, Telemedicine Moves From a Possibility to a Necessity

    May 1, 2018 - For years, telehealth advocates have been touting virtual visits as being just as good as the in-person visit. Now they’re saying telemedicine is better. “Our focus is now on quality,” American Telemedicine President Peter Yellowlees, MD, declared as ATA18 kicked off Sunday in Chicago. “It’s now about how having virtual care really can be better for patients (than)...

  • American Well, InTouch Health Announce Huge Telehealth Deals at ATA

    April 30, 2018 - The trend toward enterprise telehealth platforms over stand-alone programs took a significant step forward Monday with a pair of major news announcements. In moves timed to make a splash at the American Telemedicine Association's ATA18 conference in Chicago, InTouch Health announced the acquisition of REACH Health, while American Well announced that it was acquiring Avizia. The deals strengthen...


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AACN Updates Guidelines for Nurses in ICU Telemedicine Programs

The success and expansion of telemedicine programs across the country that focus on ICU care – also known as teleICU programs – has given rise to a new question: How should these programs be designed for nurses? The American Association...

A Telepsychiatrist Talks About the Power of mHealth Technology

In telemental health, one of the most important attributes is immediacy. And Dr. Thomas Kim is never more than a tap on a smartphone app away from someone in crisis. “We should never discount the power in our pocket,” the Austin,...

Senators to FCC: Better Rural Connectivity Means More Telehealth

The Senate is challenging the Federal Communications Commission on two fronts in an effort to improve broadband and cellphone connectivity in rural areas – key ingredients to expanding telehealth and telemedicine programs to reach underserved...

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