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  • The Health Wagon: A Telehealth Resource in a Rural Wilderness

    October 18, 2017 - A mobile health service started more than 30 years ago out of the back of a Volkswagen is using telehealth, mHealth devices and even drones to improve healthcare access and outcomes in one of the most underserved regions of America. The Health Wagon visits dozens of sites in southwest Virginia, targeting a region known for its rugged terrain, insular communities, high chronic disease, opioid...

  • Telehealth Barriers Should Be Defined by Access, Not Geography

    October 16, 2017 - Telehealth and telemedicine programs aren’t catching on in urban America because reimbursement models are targeting the wrong metric. That’s the opinion of researchers from Princeton University and Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University, who say Medicare payment policies focus on geography rather than access. While rural health systems struggle with access problems related...

  • A Failed mHealth Program Offers Lessons Learned For Future Projects

    October 12, 2017 - A recent program to have patients at a federally qualified health center use an mHealth app to manage their hypertension or diabetes failed miserably, with most of the patients abandoning the app within a couple weeks. But while highlighting the challenges faced by healthcare providers in getting patients to use digital health tools to manage their care at home, the project offers some good...

  • mHealth Closes The Gaps in Medication Adherence During a Crisis

    October 9, 2017 - When Hurricane Harvey battered Houston this past August, public health officials turned to mHealth to make sure patients undergoing treatment for tuberculosis were staying up to date on medication adherence. With roads flooded, health systems hard to access and many residents displaced, Harris County Public Health’s Dana Wiltz-Beckham used the emocha mobile health app to keep tabs on...


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The Health Wagon: A Telehealth Resource in a Rural Wilderness

A mobile health service started more than 30 years ago out of the back of a Volkswagen is using telehealth, mHealth devices and even drones to improve healthcare access and outcomes in one of the most underserved regions of America. The Health...

Telemedicine Workgroup Develops Curriculum for Teleneurology

With teleneurology and telestroke services quickly becoming commonplace in health systems across the country, a workgroup has developed a standardized curriculum for healthcare providers using the telemedicine platform. A 12-member group of experts...

mHealth App Looks to Identify, Help Treat Postpartum Depression

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed an mHealth app to help diagnose postpartum depression in new mothers – and give researchers more information on how to identify and treat the behavioral health condition. The MGH...

Telehealth Barriers Should Be Defined by Access, Not Geography

Telehealth and telemedicine programs aren’t catching on in urban America because reimbursement models are targeting the wrong metric. That’s the opinion of researchers from Princeton University and Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson...

Survey: Consumer mHealth Use is Growing, But Literacy is Lacking

Americans are turning to mHealth apps and online websites to shop for healthcare services and do their healthcare research, according to a new survey from UnitedHealthcare. The same survey found an alarmingly low percentage of consumers who understand...

mHealth Researchers Develop Smart Bandage With Timed Drug Release

mHealth researchers are working on a smart bandage that can deliver timed doses of medication directly into the wound, speeding up the healing process and reducing the need for opioids. As envisioned by researchers from MIT, Harvard Medical School,...

CDC Grant to Help Florida Hospital Use Telemedicine for HIV Care

Florida’s UF Health Jacksonville will be using a $2.2 million federal grant to tailor a rural telemedicine program to treat patients with HIV in one of the state’s largest urban areas. The Jacksonville-based health system serves one...

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