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Feds to Probe Improper Telehealth Reimbursements Under Medicare

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Federal officials are investigating whether physicians are receiving improper reimbursements for telehealth under Medicare Part B guidelines. The Health and Human Services Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will be checking...

mHealth is Put to the Test to Help Cancer Patients at Home

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Swedish researchers have launched a study to determine if an mHealth platform can improve recovery times for cancer patients by connecting them at home with their doctors during treatment. Based at the Karolinskaya Institute in Stockholm, the...

mHealth Sets its Sights on Lupus in New Apple ResearchKit Study

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The Lupus Research Alliance has partnered with Pfizer to launch an mHealth study on Apple’s ResearchKit platform. The partnership launched an app this past June on Apple’s mHealth-based clinical trial platform as part of its VALUE...

Telemental Health Program Targets Military Caregivers in Texas

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A Texas healthcare provider is using a telemental health platform to connect with caregivers for military families, where depression rates are four times higher than other populations. Armed with a USAA grant, the University of Texas Health Science...

Contest Finalists Envision Alexa as an mHealth Management Tool

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Amazon and Merck have announced five finalists in a contest to turn the Alexa digital assistant into an mHealth management tool for people with diabetes. A global tech giant, two mHealth startups and two university-based teams are vying for $125,000...

NewYork-Presbyterian Offers Pediatric Telehealth for Urgent Care

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NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Komansky Children’s Hospital has launched a new pediatric telehealth platform that further expands urgent care to the families in their health system. As part of NYP’s OnDemand suite of digital services,...

Licensing Compact Gives Doctors an Important Telehealth Tool

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Physicians looking to practice telemedicine in multiple states can now apply for a license in 18 of the 22 states in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. An ongoing dispute with the FBI is hindering the process in some states but not preventing...

Most Wired 2017 Hospitals Lead in Telehealth, Remote Monitoring

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The 2017 AHA Most Wired Hospitals survey revealed that a strong reliance on telehealth, remote monitoring, and mHealth tools is key for becoming a top health IT performer. The survey, representing approximately 39 percent of all hospitals in...

Lawmakers Want Medicare Changed to Expand Telehealth Services

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Legislators are ramping up their efforts to expand Medicare coverage for telehealth and telemedicine. The latest bill to take the spotlight is the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2017 (HR 2550), re-introduced in May by a familiar group of pro-telehealth...

What Features are Needed to Make an mHealth App Effective?

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mHealth apps are used by both providers and patients to improve communication, promote health, and foster better self-management behaviors. Apps accessible from smartphones, tablets, and other devices have the potential to expand access to care...

Microsoft’s New Broadband Strategy Includes a Nod to Telehealth

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Microsoft has announced plans to help improve rural America’s broadband capabilities, an ambitious project that could kick-start telemedicine projects to underserved communities. Unveiled Tuesday, “A Rural Broadband Strategy: Connecting...

VA, Air Force Expand Tele-ICU Program for Patient Care

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A collaboration between the VA’s Midwest Healthcare Network and the Air Force’s Medical Operations Agency will open a tele-ICU program to Air Force servicemen at five military treatment centers across the country. Through this new...

Building a School-Based Telehealth Program? Start With the Nurse

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The Medical University of South Carolina has an ambitious plan to double the number of school-based telehealth programs next year. To do that, they’ll need the school nurses in their corner. It’s not an easy task, says James T. McElligott,...

Top 10 Remote Patient Monitoring Companies for Hospitals

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To enhance care delivery and improve patient outcomes for conditions that need constant surveillance, hospitals are increasing their use of remote patient monitoring solutions. Integrated remote monitoring solutions with messaging and alert systems...

Telehealth Licensure Compact for Nurses is Almost Ready to Go

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Nurses will soon be able to practice telehealth in multiple states under one license. With recent votes by legislators in Texas, Maine and Delaware, 25 states have agreed to join the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The compact, overseen...

Top 10 Healthcare Mobile Apps Among Hospital, Health Systems

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Providers are adopting the use of mHealth in the form of mobile apps in their pursuit of easing clinical communication between providers and patients as well as improve the management of hospital workflows. Mobile apps allow providers to effectively...

mHealth, Telehealth Are Making the House Call Meaningful Again

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mHealth and telehealth have often been pitched as replacements for the in-person healthcare encounter, but some providers and payers now see mobile health as a means of improving the face-to-face visit. In many cases, they’re reviving the...

Wearable Device, mHealth, Telehealth Markets Expected to Grow

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The total valuation of the wearable device, mHealth, and telehealth markets is expected to grow due to accelerated adoption of these tools by providers, hospitals, and patients, according to several market reports. mHealth solutions that improve...

mHealth App Addresses Behavioral Health Issues in Children

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The National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a four-year $533,151 grant to Wayne State University to develop an mHealth parenting app for addressing disruptive behavioral health disorders. The newly...

Telehealth Supporters Lobby DC for Better Broadband Connectivity

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A new bill on Capitol Hill seeks to help urban healthcare providers expand telemedicine programs to rural areas by giving them access to federal funds for broadband connectivity. The bill is part of a full-court press by rural healthcare providers,...

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