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  • Mary Free Bed Hospital Adds Telemedicine to Improve Care Coordination

    November 15, 2018 - With a new telemedicine platform, Michigan’s Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is looking to take the “physical” out of physical rehabilitation. The 167-bed hospital, based in Grand Rapids, offers acute care inpatient services for children and adults who have experienced a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation or other injury or illness requiring...

  • Mercy Virtual Uses mHealth Wearables to Create a New Model of Care

    November 9, 2018 - Officials at Mercy Virtual are hoping an mHealth patch that allows them to monitor patients in distant hospitals can also help them track patients at home. The St. Louis-based hospital, billed as the nation’s first free-standing virtual care center, has been using VitalConnect’s VitalPatch sensor and Vista Solution platform in its hub-and-spoke telemedicine network for most...

  • USDA Report Highlights Challenges to Rural Telehealth Adoption

    November 7, 2018 - New research from the US Department of Agriculture confirms what the healthcare industry has long suspected: Telehealth isn’t being used by those who need it the most. The USDA report, Rural Individuals’ Telehealth Practices: An Overview, compares the use of telehealth and mHealth for health research, maintenance and monitoring by rural populations to those same actions by...

  • CMS to Reimburse Providers for Remote Patient Monitoring Services

    November 2, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized plans to reimburse healthcare providers for certain remote patient monitoring and telehealth services. CMS this week issued its final 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, opening the door to reimbursement for connected care services that enable providers to manage and coordinate care at home. The changes...


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Mary Free Bed Hospital Adds Telemedicine to Improve Care Coordination

With a new telemedicine platform, Michigan’s Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is looking to take the “physical” out of physical rehabilitation. The 167-bed hospital, based in Grand Rapids, offers acute care...

Indian Health Adds Telemedicine to Opioid Abuse Treatment Strategy

The federal agency responsible for coordinating care for Native American and Alaskan Indian populations is launching a telemedicine platform to improve access to opioid abuse disorder (OAD) treatment. Rear Admiral Michael Toedt, MD, chief...

Ohio Hospital Using Telehealth to Tackle 911 calls, ER Overcrowding

An Ohio hospital is partnering with the local fire department and Miami University Oxford to launch a telehealth program aimed at the most frequent users of the 911 emergency system. Middletown-based Atrium Medical Center and the...

Texas Eyes Telemedicine for Students, Sexual Assault Survivors

A Texas legislator is looking to improve access to telemedicine for students with mental health issues and sexual assault survivors. Those proposals were included in a package of 11 bills filed this week by Texas State Senator Jane...

Rural Telehealth Project Examines Palliative Care, Population Health

Three Southeast hospitals are partnering with the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a study to determine whether a telehealth platform can improve palliative care options for rural African-Americans. Community hospitals in Aiken,...

FDA Grants Emergency Clearance to mHealth Platform for Ebola Testing

With reports of a new Ebola outbreak threatening Africa, the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first-ever fingerstick test for the deadly virus that can be read on an mHealth device. The DPP Ebola Antigen System,...

CMS Code Gives Docs a Chance to Use Store-and-Forward Telehealth

Healthcare providers looking for new ways to implement telehealth and telemedicine are getting a Christmas present from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: a new code for asynchronous (store-and-forward) telehealth...

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