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  • Texas Board’s New Telemedicine Rules Could Still Cause Problems

    September 18, 2017 - Following up on legislative action taken earlier this year to align the state with the rest of the nation, the Texas Medical Board has proposed amending its telemedicine and telehealth rules that would loosen the reins on doctors wanting to treat patient through a digital platform. However, some experts worry that the board may have gone too far in the other direction, crafting a vague set...

  • Study: States’ Private Payer Laws Are Harming Telehealth Growth

    September 15, 2017 - Two-thirds of the states in the US may have laws to promote telehealth and telemedicine coverage by private payers, but many of those laws are weakly written, giving payers too much discretion to set their own ground rules and turning providers away from those services. That’s the conclusion of a study by the Center for Connected Health Policy, commissioned by the Reforming States Group...

  • Telehealth Programs Look Past Reimbursement to Find Clinical Value

    September 11, 2017 - Not content to wait for insurers to reimburse them for telehealth, some health systems are launching remote patient monitoring programs with an eye to avoiding unnecessary expenses. In Hudson, N.Y., Columbia Memorial Hospital is sending telehealth kits home with about 50 patients in an effort to keep them from returning to the hospital. The kits, which include Bluetooth-enabled scales, blood...

  • mHealth Messaging Offers Providers Vital Revenue Opportunities

    September 7, 2017 - Healthcare providers aren’t using mHealth messaging to remind patients to pay their bills – an important digital health resource that could not only improve the revenue cycle but also boost patient engagement efforts. A new survey from West finds that only 15 percent of providers are using mHealth messaging – either phone, text or e-mail – to connect with patients to...


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FTC Targets Mobile Health App Developer for Deceptive Practices

The Federal Trade Commission is sanctioning the developers of an mHealth app for allegedly failing to pay promised bonuses to users who met health and wellness goals – and in many cases charging them whether they met those goals or not....

Nemours Doctor Measures Telehealth Value in Patient Satisfaction

To Dr. Alfred Atanda Jr., telehealth isn’t always about improving clinical outcomes. It’s also about making the best use of the patient’s and doctor’s time and reducing costs. Atanda, an orthopedic surgeon at the Nemours/Alfred...

Telehealth, Telemedicine Guidelines Gain Momentum in Florida

One of the last states to formally establish a telehealth policy has been busy this month. The Florida Telehealth Advisory Council, created by the state’s Legislature in March 2016, has put together a draft report that, among other things,...

Canadian Study Finds mHealth Isn’t Serving The Right Populations

In a study that mirrors healthcare attitudes in the US, a new survey finds that Canadians who use mHealth apps and digital health devices aren’t the ones who need them the most. The survey of more than 4,100 Canadians, by the government-funded...

mHealth Study to Test Whether AF Can Be Assessed Via Video App

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USC Research Sees Smartglasses as The Ultimate mHealth Wearable

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Texas Board’s New Telemedicine Rules Could Still Cause Problems

Following up on legislative action taken earlier this year to align the state with the rest of the nation, the Texas Medical Board has proposed amending its telemedicine and telehealth rules that would loosen the reins on doctors wanting to treat...

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