Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD
  • Mercy Virtual’s President Talks Telemedicine, Value-Based Care

    June 16, 2017 - For telemedicine to truly contribute value to healthcare delivery, it has to be invisible. That is, in a nutshell, the goal for Dr. Randall S. Moore, MD, MBA, president of Mercy Virtual. Billed as the nation’s only hospital without beds, the four-story virtual care center located outside St. Louis is the hub in a hub-and-spoke telemedicine network that includes health systems in Florida, North...

  • Telemedicine Gives ERs an Instant Link to Psychiatric Consults

    June 14, 2017 - In busy emergency departments across the country, doctors are turning to telemedicine to provide one vital service they can’t often handle: the psychiatric consult. Roughly 13 percent of all ER visits require a mental health consult, according to a 2016 study published in Health Affairs. And that percentage is increasing: The American College of Emergency Physicians notes that more psychiatric...

  • Is Telemedicine Reliable Enough for Conducting Eye Exams?

    June 12, 2017 - Connecticut lawmakers are putting the brakes on telemedicine for eye exams, saying the technology isn’t advanced enough to replace the in-person visit. Similar battles over “ocular telehealth” and playing out in several states. House Bill 6012, passed by the state senate last week, requires an initial in-person eye exam for contact lenses and a first renewal of the prescription...

  • Mobile Health Units Put the Emphasis on Access for mHealth

    June 5, 2017 - Healthcare providers around the country are taking a literal approach to mobile health these days. They’re customizing RVs, vans, buses and ambulances with telemedicine tools and wireless connectivity to bring healthcare to underserved populations, reduce time to treatment in emergencies and make life easier for schoolchildren and their parents. In Flagstaff, Ariz., a mobile medical...


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UVA Cites Success with Telemedicine, Telestroke in Rural Care

Through the use of telemedicine and telestroke in rural care, the University of Virginia (UVA) reduced 30-day hospital readmission rates by 40 percent for patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, chronic obstructive pulmonary...

Pediatric Care App Allows Remote Monitoring, Custom Metrics

A new pediatric care app provides families, providers, and caregivers a way to manage their patients/children remotely, and helps specifically tailor care to the patient’s unique needs. Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital...

ATA Task Force to Study Environmental Effects of Telemedicine

Can telemedicine help reduce global warming? The American Telemedicine Association will be asking that question, and many more, as it launches a task force to determine how telemedicine impacts climate change. Some telehealth and telemedicine...

Tele-ICU Offers Flexibility, Speed, Personalized Patient Care

Tele-ICU, or the use of telemedicine within intensive care units, is emerging as a viable solution to improve the speed and personalization of care for patients in critical condition. At North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH), providers are now...

Telepharmacy Reduces Rural Care Disparities for Diabetics

Telepharmacy, or the practice of using telemedicine to help patients administer their medications, helped diabetics in rural care settings significantly reduce weight, glycated hemoglobin (A1c) measures, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels...

New Jersey’s Telemedicine Legislation Faces a New Controversy

New Jersey’s landmark telemedicine legislation could be running into a roadblock. The New Jersey General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee has amended Assembly Bill 1464 to limit to three years the provision that telemedicine be...

Can Behaviors Replace the Password on Mobile Health Devices?

With mobile devices in healthcare becoming the rule, rather than the exception, Aetna is looking to take advantage of that mobility to improve mHealth privacy and security. Researchers at one of the nation’s largest insurers are teaming...

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