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DLT Grants Target Telehealth Programs From Maine to the Marianas

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Dozens of healthcare providers in 40 states and three US territories will be receiving federal funding to launch or expand telemedicine and telehealth programs. US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced $39.6 million...

Partners Launches Patient-Facing mHealth App to Gather RPM Data

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Partners HealthCare has released a consumer-facing mHealth app that enables patients to share data from roughly 250 connected health devices with their care team. The PGHDConnect app, unveiled at the Connected Health Conference last week...

Penn Medicine Study Uses mHealth to Monitor Kidney Disease Patients

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are adding mHealth wearables to a long-term study that aims to improve care management for people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Armed with a $17.5 million grant from the National...

Apple’s New mHealth Project Takes on Remote Patient Monitoring

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Several hospitals and health systems across the country will be participating in a massive mHealth study to determine whether an mHealth app and the Apple Watch can be used to improve care management and outcomes for patients undergoing...

CMS Proposes Telehealth Expansion for Medicare Advantage Plans

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is looking to expand telehealth access for members enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. As part of a 362-page proposal issued on October 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

Hospital-Hotel Partnerships Push DTC Telehealth to a New Population

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A South Florida health system is pushing its two-year-old direct-to-consumer telehealth program out to the region’s tourist population. The six-hospital, Hollywood-based Memorial Healthcare System recently signed partnerships with...

Xcertia Posts mHealth App Privacy, Security Guidelines for Review

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Xcertia has released a new draft of proposed privacy and security guidelines for mHealth apps. The non-profit organization launched in 2016 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, American Medical Association,...

Nemours Improves Care Management, Coordination With New mHealth Apps

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The Nemours Children’s Health System has added mHealth to its cardiac care program, giving providers, patients and parents a connected health platform to improve care management and coordination outside the hospital. The...

Telemedicine Helps Patients and Providers in Texas College Program

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Universities and academic medical centers are using telemedicine not only to improve patient access to care, but to train the next wave of healthcare providers to work in underserved parts of the country. Midwestern State...

CCHP Report Shows States Are Still Looking For Value in Telehealth

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Anyone looking for that fabled tipping point in telehealth reimbursement and adoption will have to wait a bit longer. The latest edition of the Center for Connected Health Policy’s State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies...

Telehealth Providers Get Creative to Attract Virtual Care Traffic

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One direct-to-consumer telehealth provider is using a new tactic to build business ahead of the busy cold and flu season. Doctor On Demand has launched a partnership with Walmart and consumer health company RB to offer a voucher for a...

Garmin Gives Its mHealth Wearables a Connected Health Platform

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Garmin has signed a partnership to integrate its mHealth wearables with a digital health platform for clinical research, putting the Swiss company on line to compete with Fitbit and Apple for connected health projects. The company will be...

Pennsylvania Legislature Fails to Pass Telehealth Parity Bill

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Pennsylvania lawmakers have balked on proposed legislation to establish payment parity for telehealth, following strong lobbying from the payer industry. Senate Bill 780, introduced earlier this year by State Sen. Elder Vogel, would have...

BWEL Study Creator Talks About Fitbits, mHealth and Virtual Care

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The leader of an expansive mHealth program designed to improve care management and outcomes for women with breast cancer says the Fitbit is giving her and her researchers an opportunity to change how people think about their health. Dr....

FCC Chief Touts mHealth Advances During Connected Health Keynote

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Federal officials reaffirmed the government’s interest in expanding broadband connectivity and bringing telehealth tools to bear on the opioid abuse epidemic during this week’s Connected Health Conference in Boston. Federal...

Will Healthcare Providers See Value in Telehealth Accreditation?

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Hospitals and health systems will adopt telehealth if the technology enables them to improve care outcomes, reduce waste and improve provider workflows. But do they feel that accreditation is part of the path to success? With a vast...

Partners HealthCare Launches Connected Health Center of Excellence

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Partners HealthCare is launching a new resource center aimed at integrating mHealth and telehealth into patient-centered healthcare. The Boston-based health system unveiled the Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs during the opening day of its...

Remote Monitoring Gains Favor as an mHealth Platform for Senior Care

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Healthcare providers and payers are increasingly turning to remote patient monitoring programs for care management of seniors at home. Just this week, Senior Whole Health, a Massachusetts-based health plan for seniors with function...

Kaiser Permanente Sees Good Results With Video-Based Telehealth

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One of the nation’s largest health systems is seeing success with video-based telehealth, though only a small fraction of their patients are using the virtual care platform. Researchers at California-based Kaiser Permanente analyzed...

Telehealth Platforms Move From Connected Care to Connected Health

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The value of a connected care platform lies in connecting everyone to that platform. In telehealth and telemedicine programs, this means adopting an enterprise-wide strategy. As healthcare providers and executives converge on Boston this...

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