Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD

Mobile Healthcare and Telehealth News

HEART Act Targets Medicare Limits on Rural Telehealth, RPM

by

A new bill making its way around Capitol Hill aims to improve access to telehealth services for people with heart disease and those in rural parts of the country. The Helping Expand Access to Rural Telehealth (HEART) Act, filed on May 3 by U.S....

Pediatric Mobile Health Interventions Benefit Patients, Caregivers

by

Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that caregivers that utilized pediatric mobile health interventions had stronger, positive effect on the adolescent health behaviors than caregivers who did not. A team...

Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth: One Hospital’s Virtual Care Plan

by

A small southern Maine hospital is using direct-to-consumer telehealth to put the community back into its community health mission. York Hospital’s new Virtual Care service aims to give local residents a more convenient connection to the...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA Offers Maternity Telehealth Program

by

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia made a maternity telehealth platform available for all members on the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), as part of their existing maternity support program. With ever growing telehealth adoption rates,...

Telehealth Looks to Digital Diagnostics to Improve Virtual Care

by

With direct-to-consumer telehealth platforms popping up all over the country these days, healthcare providers are now looking at combining virtual care with lab tests. Health systems and consumer-facing telehealth vendors see point-of-care testing...

Inaccurate Heart Rate mHealth Apps Pose Consumer Problems

by

About a fifth of measurements recorded by heart rate monitoring mHealth apps for consumers can be inaccurate by upwards of 20 beats per minute, compared to clinical monitoring, according to research from the European Society of Cardiology. A...

mHealth, Telehealth Providers Target Growing Senior Care Market

by

Telehealth and mHealth providers are adopting new platforms to meet the needs of a growing senior population and position themselves for the lucrative remote patient monitoring market. With the Baby Boomer generation set to retire and wanting...

Rural Telemedicine Visits Rose 45% Each Year for a Decade

by

From 2004 to 2014, rural telemedicine visits by mentally ill Medicare beneficiaries rose by 45 percent each year, according to research from Harvard Medical School and RAND Corporation.   The number of telemedicine visits increased from...

CONNECT Act Returns, Targeting Telehealth Barriers in Medicare

by

A long-anticipated bill to expand telemedicine and telehealth services in Medicare has made it to Capitol Hill, adding to the growing list of digital health legislation in the nation’s capital. The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary...

New Telehealth Training Center Aims to be a National Resource

by

According to healthcare providers attending last week’s American Telemedicine Conference in Orlando, one of the biggest challenges to launching a telehealth network is finding qualified staff. It’s a problem the National Academic...

Harvard mHealth Partnership to Improve Medicaid Chronic Care

by

A new mHealth partnership between Harvard Medical School and mPulse Mobile aims to study the effects of two-way text messaging on the self-care habits of Medicaid beneficiaries. Through two separate programs, researchers from the Department of...

CDS Coalition Floats Guidelines for Mobile Health App Design

by

A coalition of software developers and healthcare providers is pushing for new guidelines that would help certain mobile health applications avoid FDA regulation. The CDS Coalition has issued a 26-page document designed to help developers create...

Personalized mHealth App Raises Likelihood of Smoking Cessation

by

Research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that a personalized mHealth application specializing in smoking cessation can help would-be quitters end their tobacco usage without more intensive clinical intervention.  ...

Telehealth Licensure Compact Goes Live for Physical Therapists

by

Physical therapists in 10 states will soon be able to use telehealth to expand their practices and give consumers more access to mobile healthcare services. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature on HB 1278 this week means 10 states have...

mHealth, Home Monitoring Boost Cystic Fibrosis Adherence

by

Research published in Global Pediatric Health found that mHealth and remote monitoring tools can improve adherence to complex treatment regimens for forgetful adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF).   Adolescents with the pulmonary disease...

71% of Healthcare Providers Use Telehealth, Telemedicine Tools

by

Provider telemedicine use has risen to an adoption rate of 71 percent, according to new research from HIMSS Analytics. The research, presented in two separate studies that analyzed inpatient and outpatient telemedicine, highlighted a jump in...

Nebraska Joins Telehealth Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

by

Earlier this week, the Nebraska government became the 19th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC), which will open up new opportunities for providers to engage in telehealth and remote care services. The bill, introduced...

35% of Employers Use Wearable Devices for Wellness Programs

by

A recent survey conducted by Springbuk found that 35 percent of employers are currently using wearable devices to develop effective, value-driven corporate wellness programs for employees. In addition to the third of employers who have already...

VETS Act Takes Aim at mHealth, Telehealth Access for Veterans

by

Legislators on both sides of Capitol Hill have reintroduced a bill that would ease restriction on telehealth and mHealth for veterans, especially those in rural areas. The Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2017 has been...

Chronic Care mHealth Apps Benefit from Patient Feedback

by

A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research finds that integrating patient feedback into the chronic care mHealth app development process can increase usage, adoption, and the value of apps used to encourage self-management...

X

Join 20,000 of your peers

Sign up for our free newsletter to keep reading our articles:

Get free access to webcasts, white papers and exclusive interviews.

Our privacy policy

no, thanks