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Integrating a Telehealth Platform into a Diabetes Prevention Program

Telehealth technology is helping to improve care management and coordination for the estimated 30 million Americans living with diabetes. Now, providers are moving into connected care technology to help more than 84 million at risk of acquiring the chronic disease. By using a virtual care platform and mHealth devices, providers can expand the range of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP...


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Using Telehealth Technology for Care Coordination During a Disaster

When disaster strikes, healthcare providers are usually among the first to arrive, carrying whatever they need to deliver quick and urgent care. Telehealth is now a critical part of the first responder toolkit, giving providers the help the...

Using Telehealth to Coordinate Care for Substance Abuse Disorders

Telehealth and mHealth are giving healthcare providers a well-stocked toolbox to treat people with substance abuse disorders and addiction issues, many of whom require around-the-clock, on-demand support and care coordination to stay on a t...

Remote Patient Monitoring Brings mHealth Care Management Into the Home

Remote patient monitoring programs have the potential to reduce chronic care costs and hospital readmissions and improve clinical outcomes by moving care out of the hospital or doctor’s office and into the home. Most of these programs...

Using Telehealth, mHealth Technology to Help Seniors Age in Place

From innovative connected care platforms to the Internet of Things, telehealth is showing today’s seniors (and tomorrow’s soon-to-be seniors) how they can live out their golden years in their own homes. The projected surge in Ba...

Picking The Right Telehealth Platform For a Small or Solo Practice

For a small practice or solo physician, launching a virtual care platform might seem like a waste of time and money, especially in a climate where both are in such short supply. But telemedicine offers vital operational and clinical benefit...

Telehealth, mHealth Make Nurses Pivotal Presence in Healthcare

Healthcare providers are finding that mHealth and telehealth programs designed specifically with the nurse in mind are improving clinical and workflow outcomes much better than a “one-size-fits-all” solution. Realizing that the ...

Store-and-Forward Telemedicine Services Expand Connected Health

The emergence of asynchronous, or store-and-forward, telemedicine is giving rise to new platforms that stress collaboration and best practices over real-time, video-based treatment. Telemedicine is generally divided into three modalities: r...

Is Project ECHO the Telemedicine Model That Healthcare Is Missing?

A telemedicine platform developed about 15 years ago in New Mexico is now helping thousands of doctors across the country learn from specialists and manage care for patients with complex conditions. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Hea...

How mHealth Technology Improves Population Health Messaging

Healthcare providers are finding out that smartphones and mobile health messaging platforms are changing how they administer population health programs. The attraction is simple: smartphones, nowadays, are ubiquitous. With roughly 96 percen...

Telemedicine Robots: Out of Science Fiction and Into the Mainstream

Long a staple of science fiction, robots are now proving their value as a telemedicine resource. Originally designed to ferry supplies around the hospital or give surgeons a steadier hand for delicate medical procedures, robots are now find...

Leveraging Primary Care Telehealth for Convenience and Quality

At its heart, the telehealth or telemedicine platform is all about connecting the patient to the doctor for primary care services. That’s where it all began: a virtual connection to treat a nagging cough or cold, a sinus infection or ...

What Telemedicine, Telehealth Resource Centers Offer to Providers

Healthcare providers, organizations and vendors interested in knowing more about telemedicine and telehealth have a ready resource at their fingertips: a network of telehealth resource centers covering every region of the country. Establish...

Challenges, Opportunities of Mobile Health Devices in the Hospital

Digital health tools and data have the potential to propel America’s beleaguered healthcare system into a value-based care environment. The challenge comes in aligning incentives with workflow. That’s not an easy road to travel....

Telepsychiatry Opens a New Window into Behavioral Healthcare

Telepsychiatry is one of the fastest-growing platforms in the telemedicine space these days, due in large part to improvements in video-conferencing technology. Mental healthcare is described as the one medical field in which the doctor doe...

How to Design and Develop a Mobile Health Application

Healthcare providers looking to establish an mHealth strategy for patient or provider engagement likely see a mobile health application or two as a good place to start. Mobile health applications allow healthcare providers to connect with p...

mHealth Games Offer a ‘Fun’ Way to Boost Patient Engagement

mHealth games and gaming technology have the potential to improve patient engagement and boost clinical outcomes – if only people would take them seriously. “The word ‘game’ has always been a serious barrier,” ...

The Evolving Role of mHealth in Medication Management and Adherence

mHealth offers many unique methods for helping patients take their medicine. And with a healthcare industry seeing non-adherence rates of as high as 50 percent and annual costs of between $100 billion and $300 billion, doctors are taking no...

Examining the Rocky Road to Telehealth Parity

Telehealth advocates have long argued that online and digital healthcare should be treated the same as in-person healthcare. But the call for parity isn’t so simple. Parity in telehealth is approached on two levels: Service and paymen...

The Benefits and Challenges of Telehealth for Specialists

Telehealth’s potential has always revolved around bringing the doctor to the patient, no matter where each are located. While the concept most often applies to acute or primary care providers, its success is often more visibly demonst...

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