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Saint Luke’s New mHealth Platform is Proving Popular With Patients

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Saint Luke’s Health System saw a 30 percent increase in patient access to the Epic MyChart portal after consolidating its mHealth apps onto one platform. To Debe Gash, the 10-hospital, Kansas City-based health system’s Chief Information...

Telehealth Groups Urge Congress to Double Rural Broadband Funding

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Calling it a “life and death issue for rural America,” some 35 healthcare providers and a coalition of schools, libraries and health centers are urging Congress to double the amount of funding for broadband expansion to boost telehealth...

Designing a Mobile Patient Portal to Boost mHealth Engagement

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Nearly every health system has a patient portal, but few are using mHealth tools and platforms to create an effective patient engagement experience. The trick, experts say, is not just redesigning the patient portal to show up on a smartphone,...

Partners Looks to Integrate mHealth Data Into the Clinical Record

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Partners Connected Health is expanding its mHealth platform to integrate data from consumer-facing devices and wearables, giving healthcare providers new pathways to remote monitoring and care coordination. The Massachusetts-based organization,...

mHealth Data Adds Detail, Meaning to Population Health Programs

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Smartphones have long been considered an ideal mHealth tool for personalized medicine, capable of collecting individual data and pushing out targeted reminders and information. Now that data is being used to power population health programs,...

For Addiction Experts, mHealth Has Its Advantages And Drawbacks

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mHealth may prove to be a critical tool in addressing the national opioid epidemic, but a panel discussion at the Connected Health Conference made it clear that digital health devices might sometimes be more of a hindrance than a help. Mobile...

Rural West Texas EMS Providers to Try Out a Telehealth Backpack

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A Texas health system is launching a telemedicine project to equip rural EMS providers in West Texas with digital health tools, including a telemedicine backpack. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is partnering with the Commission...

Its Setbacks Addressed, An mHealth Program Gets Ready to Relaunch

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An mHealth study to test the diagnostic capabilities of a smartphone at three US health systems is relaunching this winter. ResApp Health’s first SMARTCOUGH-C study, conducted this summer on more than 1,100 patients at the Cleveland Clinic,...

Florida Hospital, Supermarket Chain Launch Telehealth Partnership

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An innovative telehealth partnership between a Florida health system and a supermarket pharmacy chain is creating new business lines for connected care. The BayCare Health System recently opened Public pharmacies at three hospitals – St....

Kansas Payers Push Back Against Telehealth Payment Parity

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Payers in Kansas are fighting proposals for payment parity in telehealth, saying a virtual visit shouldn’t be reimbursed at the same rate as in in-person visit. “Telemedicine services are not equivalent to in-person services and,...

The Health Wagon: A Telehealth Resource in a Rural Wilderness

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

A Failed mHealth Program Offers Lessons Learned For Future Projects

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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...

Joint Commission Steps Back From Proposed Telemedicine Standards

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The Joint Commission is scrapping proposed telehealth amendments to its accreditation standards that would have forced health systems to obtain patient consent and predict a patient’s financial responsibility prior to services rendered....

mHealth Study Gives Smartphones a Failing Grade on Foot Ulcer Care

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Australian researchers have found that an mHealth platform that relies on photographs taken by a smartphone isn’t enough to properly treat a diabetic foot ulcer. Roughly 3.4 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes around the world develop...

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