Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD
  • Telemedicine Success Often Hinges on Aligning Providers and Payers

    November 20, 2017 - Sometimes a telemedicine service can offer too much value to let a little thing like reimbursement stand in the way. For a group of seven community health centers in Massachusetts, that service is teledermatology. Faced with an average wait time of four months to see a dermatologist, these CHCs, serving about 100,000 Bay State residents, had to find a way to improve access. And they had...

  • FDA OKs First Ingestible mHealth Sensor for Medication Adherence

    November 14, 2017 - Federal regulators have approved the first digestible digital therapeutic, a pill with embedded sensors and an mHealth patch designed to help with medication adherence. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced approval late Monday of Ability MyCite, developed by Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceutical to treat patients with schizophrenia. acute treatment of manic and mixed...

  • CMS, AMA Look for Common Ground on Remote Patient Monitoring

    November 6, 2017 - Fans of remote patient monitoring found a lot to like in new payment rules released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, continuing what many hope is a trend toward CMS support for mHealth and telehealth technology. Beginning in 2018, CMS will support clinicians who leverage remote monitoring tools, such as wearables and smart devices at home, and use patient-generated...

  • Designing a Mobile Patient Portal to Boost mHealth Engagement

    November 1, 2017 - Nearly every health system has a patient portal, but few are using mHealth tools and platforms to create an effective patient engagement experience. The trick, experts say, is not just redesigning the patient portal to show up on a smartphone, tablet or laptop. A truly engaging mobile patient portal takes advantage of the convenience and usability of a mobile device to give patients on-the-go...


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mHealth Diabetes Study Proves That the Right Message Matters

A new mHealth study of more than 1,000 people with diabetes finds that simple text messages work better than personalized messages in promoting care management – but the same can’t be said for avoiding hospitalizations. Anindya Ghose,...

OIG Expands Telehealth, Telemedicine Audits to Medicaid Claims

Healthcare providers will be checking to make sure their telehealth and telemedicine programs comply with state Medicaid regulations following news that the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of the Inspector General will be...

UC Davis to Use Telemedicine to Treat Remote Disabled Children

A California health system is getting a $2 million federal grant to launch a school-based telemedicine program for children with disabilities living in remote areas. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is giving the five-year...

FDA OKs Telemedicine Platform for Programming Cochlear Implants

Federal regulators have approved the first telemedicine platform for remote management of hearing aids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week announced its approval of the remote programming feature for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant...

Telemedicine Success Often Hinges on Aligning Providers and Payers

Sometimes a telemedicine service can offer too much value to let a little thing like reimbursement stand in the way. For a group of seven community health centers in Massachusetts, that service is teledermatology. Faced with an average wait...

MA Telehealth Bill Set For Passage; Others Aren’t So Fortunate

A proposed bill to boost telehealth coverage in Medicare Advantage plans is set for passage, while other bills that would loosen Medicare’s restrictions on telemedicine and telehealth – including expanding telestroke services –...

FDA OKs Prescription mHealth Wearable to Treat Opioid Withdrawal

Federal regulators have approved an mHealth wearable designed to help those with drug addictions fight off cravings during withdrawal. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted de novo premarket review approval to the NSS-2 Bridge device,...

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