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mHealth Messaging Offers Providers Vital Revenue Opportunities

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Healthcare providers aren’t using mHealth messaging to remind patients to pay their bills – an important digital health resource that could not only improve the revenue cycle but also boost patient engagement efforts. A new survey...

mHealth App Gives Doctors a Cardiac Care Support Tool

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North Carolina physicians are using an mHealth app that helps them plot the course of care for a patient suffering from cardiac distress. The Heart Pathways app, developed by researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been used...

mHealth Gives Moms - New and Expecting - a Reassuring Resource

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An Arizona-based health plan is launching an mHealth app that offers free video counseling to pregnant women and new moms on Medicaid. The Care1st Health Plan, part of the Florida-based WellCare Health Plan network, is rolling out the Pacify...

NQF Unveils Quality Measurement Framework Plan for Telehealth

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Telehealth and telemedicine can make a positive impact on the nation’s healthcare system if they demonstrate improvement in health outcomes, processes and cost, quality measures are widely accepted and the definitions of measurement are...

mHealth Hacking Threat Prompts FDA to Issue Pacemaker Recall

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing recalls for roughly 500,000 implantable pacemakers, saying the mHealth devices are susceptible to hacking. In an Aug. 29 directive, the FDA is urging anyone with pacemakers developed by Abbott...

Harvey’s Aftermath Brings mHealth, Telehealth to the Forefront

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Telehealth companies are opening their platforms to residents of Texas and Louisiana who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the first of what may be a months- or even years-long effort to include the technology in relief and recovery operations....

With Telehealth, R.I. Docs Open a Portal to the Entire Care Team

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For physicians using telehealth tools to connect with patients, that famed “aha” moment no longer comes when the technology is turned on. The real breakthroughs happen when a doctor begins an online conversation. “Now, out of...

New mHealth Projects Turn Amazon’s Alexa Into a Home Health Aide

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A UK community is launching an mHealth project that will use Amazon Alexa software and Google’s Echo device for senior care. The Hampshire County Council announced plans this week to place the digital health platform in the homes of 50...

Telehealth Extended to NY Adult Centers; Schools May Come Next

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New York’s governor has signed legislation extending telemedicine and telehealth to seniors in care centers, and could soon be extending the platform to schools and day care centers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed into law A1464, which...

Pharma Turns to mHealth to Help MS Patients With Care Management

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Healthcare providers and researchers are looking to mHealth to help people living with multiple sclerosis. The elevateMS (Evaluation of Evidence from Smart Phone Sensors and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Participants with Multiple Sclerosis) study,...

Medicare Spending on Telehealth Increases, But Barriers Remain

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Healthcare providers may be using more telehealth and telemedicine than ever before, but Medicare Is still a significant barrier to growth. An analysis of the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services’ 2016 payments for telehealth and...

mHealth Survey: Providers Are Slowly Embracing the Value of Video

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With the advent of mobile devices in the healthcare space, providers are using streaming video in a number of different ways to improve care coordination and patient engagement while reducing healthcare costs. A new survey, however, wonders if...

mHealth, Pharma Give Hemophilia Patients New Care Management Tools

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mHealth and telehealth are coming to the aid of people with hemophilia. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has unveiled both a wearable and a modified version of a popular video game to help the estimated 20,000 Americans and 400,000 around the world...

Mass. Health Systems Lobby for Telehealth Parity, State Support

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Healthcare providers in Massachusetts are urging state officials to make telehealth more accessible to meet a growing lack of access to mental health services. At a recent roundtable, representatives of several health systems lamented that the...

mHealth App Targets Healthcare Access Barriers for Immigrants

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The European Union is testing an mHealth app designed to help immigrants easily access healthcare services. The digital health tool targets a prevalent problem – language barriers. Dubbed Project KRISTINA, the app answers healthcare questions...

New Study Questions Accuracy of mHealth Devices for Diabetes

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An independent study of 18 popular mHealth sensors used by people with diabetes finds that two-thirds aren’t meeting standards for accuracy, potentially putting those users at risk. The analysis of 18 FDA-approved blood glucose monitoring...

mHealth Still Missing the Comfort Zone for Chronic Care Patients

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More and more people with chronic conditions want access to mHealth devices at home to help them with care coordination. And they’re not happy with what’s available. A report from digital health analyst Parks Associates indicates...

mHealth Apps for Dementia Patients Aren’t Protecting Health Data

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Despite the continued drumbeat for better safety and security, a majority of mHealth apps designed for patients with dementia and their caregivers aren’t protecting health information. That’s the take-away from a recent study of 125...

Telehealth Offers a Vital Resource to Maine’s Island Residents

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The success of telehealth has always been closely tied to the idea of bringing healthcare to those who have problems with access. To the 700 or so residents of several islands off Maine’s Downeast region, that success is tied to a video...

Telemedicine May Prove Valuable in Rural Sexual Assault Cases

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A new program in Pennsylvania plans to use telemedicine to help nurses identify and treat sexual assault victims. The Penn State College of Nursing is using a Justice Department grant to launch the program through the Pennsylvania Sexual Assault...

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