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Wyoming Hospital Forges Partnerships to Launch a Telestroke Network

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Wyoming’s largest hospital is launching a telestroke network with other hospitals in the mostly rural state. Wyoming Medical Center in Casper has signed a telemedicine partnership with Memorial Hospital of Converse County, located...

Michigan Lawmakers Move to Extend Ban on Telemedicine Abortions

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Michigan lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to indefinitely extend a ban on abortions by telemedicine. The state’s Republican-majority Senate voted along party lines this week to continue a law enacted in 2012 that...

False Telemedicine Sessions at Center of Federal Fraud Crackdown

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Law enforcement officials are beginning to catch up to healthcare providers who see telehealth as a means of stealing from the government. The latest case comes out of San Diego, where a nurse practitioner pled guilty this week to taking...

For One Pediatric Practice, mHealth Progress is Small But Significant

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Amid all the talk about low adoption rates and uncertain “tipping points” for telehealth, one point should be made clear: Any provider who finds success with connected care technology is proof that the technology works. And...

Stanford Study Uses mHealth, AI to Scan Home Videos For Autism

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Researchers at Stanford University are trying to determine whether an mHealth platform that combines AI technology with home movies can be used to identify children with autism spectrum disorder. If proven reliable, the telehealth...

Anthem Launches DTC Telehealth Platform for Medi-Cal Members

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One of the nation’s largest Medicaid programs is launching a direct-to-consumer telehealth platform for its members. Anthem Blue Cross announced this week that its 1.2 million Medicaid members in California’s Medi-Cal program...

mHealth Treatment for Substance Abuse Now Available to Providers

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The first mHealth platform to receive federal approval for the treatment of people with substance abuse issues is now available to providers as a prescription-based digital therapeutic. The reSET mHealth app, developed by Pear...

Mayo Clinic Expands the mHealth Platform for a Digital Stethoscope

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The Mayo Clinic is launching an mHealth project to determine whether a digital stethoscope can be used to screen for damaged hearts. The health system is teaming up with Eko to test the Silicon Valley company’s Duo Digital...

USC, Northwestern to Study Antibiotic Prescribing Via Telemedicine

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Researchers at two universities are launching a five-year study to determine whether telemedicine can help healthcare providers improve their medication management habits. Funded by a grant from the Health and Human Services...

Home Health Provider Sees mHealth as a Channel to Value-Based Care

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A home health agency serving Medicaid recipients in western New York is using an mHealth platform to improve care coordination for it most fragile patients. And for Raul Vazquez, MD, chief executive officer of the Greater Buffalo United...

DC Children’s Hospital Turns to mHealth for Concussion Treatment

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A Washington, DC-based pediatric hospital will be using an mHealth platform to improve concussion treatment for children and adolescents. In a year-long program, Children’s National Medical Center will be using EYE-SYNC technology...

mHealth Project to Use Smartphones to Tackle Pregnancy Challenges

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The University of Texas is launching an mHealth project to track 1,000 pregnant women through the smartphones. Backed by a $1.2 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Health grant, researchers will use an mHealth app to...

Duke to Use mHealth Wearables to Help Freshmen Improve Health

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Duke University will be arming incoming freshmen with smartwatches next year in an mHealth program that aims to improve student health outcomes. The WearDuke program, developed by Geoff Ginsburg, a professor of medicine, and Susanne Haga,...

Google Shuts Down Its mHealth Quest for a Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

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An mHealth project to create a glucose-sensing contact lens has been put on hold, though its creators still see promise in the digital health capabilities of a smart lens. In a blog written last Friday by Chief Technology Officer Brian...

Congress Facing Pressure to Pass Telehealth Bill for Senior Care

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Connected care advocates are lobbying Congress to pass the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2018, which aims to reduce rehospitalizations at qualified skilled nursing facilities by giving them more...

New Group Lobbies for More Telehealth, mHealth in Medicaid Programs

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Dozens of health technology companies have formed a non-profit aimed at lobbying for more telehealth and mHealth in Medicaid. Spurred by recent federal and state efforts to expand Medicaid programs targeting underserved populations,...

CHQI Unveils Its First Class of Accredited Telehealth Providers

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One of two organizations providing telehealth accreditation has unveiled its first graduating class. Five telehealth providers – including two health systems – have been accredited under guidelines developed by the ClearHealth...

Mary Free Bed Hospital Adds Telemedicine to Improve Care Coordination

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With a new telemedicine platform, Michigan’s Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is looking to take the “physical” out of physical rehabilitation. The 167-bed hospital, based in Grand Rapids, offers acute care...

Indian Health Adds Telemedicine to Opioid Abuse Treatment Strategy

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The federal agency responsible for coordinating care for Native American and Alaskan Indian populations is launching a telemedicine platform to improve access to opioid abuse disorder (OAD) treatment. Rear Admiral Michael Toedt, MD, chief...

Ohio Hospital Using Telehealth to Tackle 911 calls, ER Overcrowding

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An Ohio hospital is partnering with the local fire department and Miami University Oxford to launch a telehealth program aimed at the most frequent users of the 911 emergency system. Middletown-based Atrium Medical Center and the...

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