Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD
  • CMS Makes a ‘Landmark Change’ in RPM, Telehealth Reimbursement

    July 20, 2018 - Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled its proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, with several amendments designed to boost remote patient monitoring and telehealth programs through improved reimbursements. Reaction so far – public comments are due back to CMS by September 10 and a final ruling is expected...

  • Telemedicine Gives Specialists a Chance to Exercise Their Skills

    July 19, 2018 - Telemedicine advocates have long argued that virtual care is equal to in-person care. But for some specialists augmenting their “day job” with eConsult services, that telehealth platform enables them to do more than they normally do during an office visit. On such specialist is Dr. Camille Introcaso, a dermatologist with the Pennsylvania Cenbter for Dermatology, a private...

  • Many mHealth Apps for Mental Health Aren’t Offering Sound Advice

    July 17, 2018 - New research suggests that mHealth apps designed to address mental health issues may be doing more harm than good. In a study of some 60 popular consumer-facing mobile health apps available in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, Researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia say they oversimplify what could be a serious condition, suggesting that everyone has mental health concerns...

  • CMS Proposes More Medicare Reimbursement For Telehealth, RPM

    July 13, 2018 - The federal government is once again moving toward acceptance of telehealth and remote patient monitoring with new rules on how Medicare reimburses providers for their use of connected health technology. The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services’ proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, unveiled this week, opens the door to more remote...


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Vanderbilt Uses Telemedicine to Extend Transplant Center’s Reach

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is using telemedicine to extend the reach of its kidney transplant program and give Tennessee residents the opportunity to be screened for a transplant and receive continuing care closer to home. The...

CMS Makes a ‘Landmark Change’ in RPM, Telehealth Reimbursement

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled its proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, with several amendments designed to boost remote patient monitoring and telehealth...

Telemedicine Gives Specialists a Chance to Exercise Their Skills

Telemedicine advocates have long argued that virtual care is equal to in-person care. But for some specialists augmenting their “day job” with eConsult services, that telehealth platform enables them to do more than they...

Army Ready to Test Telemedicine Platform for Emergency Transports

The US Army is testing a telemedicine platform designed to transmit critical data from the field to the hospital, enabling providers there to better prepare for incoming patients. The connected care service might someday be used by health...

Rite Aid Eyes Telehealth Kiosks in New Deal With InTouch Health

Rite Aid is taking another shot at telehealth kiosks. The national pharmacy chain, which saw its first foray into kiosks go south two years ago with the demise of HealthSpot, has agreed to a telehealth partnership with California-based...

Geisinger Builds an mHealth Platform for Asthma Care Management

Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Health System has partnered with pharma giant AstraZeneca to develop an mHealth platform to improve care management and coordination for people with asthma. The connected health suite includes an mHealth app...

Many mHealth Apps for Mental Health Aren’t Offering Sound Advice

New research suggests that mHealth apps designed to address mental health issues may be doing more harm than good. In a study of some 60 popular consumer-facing mobile health apps available in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, Researchers...

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