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Telehealth, RPM Help Visiting Nurses Fill Care Management Needs


Nebraska’s chapter of the Visiting Nurse Association is launching a telehealth program to improve care management and coordination for its home-based patients. The Omaha-based VNA is deploying 4G tablets with preloaded software and Bluetooth-connected...

mHealth Wearables Are Put to The Test in Schizophrenia Treatment


Psychiatrists are taking a closer look at remote patient monitoring technology to help patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. mHealth devices that can measure a patient’s moods in real time “represent a valuable method for gathering...

Stroke Research Uses mHealth Patches, Wearables to Detect, Treat AF


Two new studies are proving the value of mHealth wearables – including the Apple Watch and a sensor-embedded patch – in detecting dangerous cardiac issues that can lead to a stroke. Presented at the American College of Cardiology’s...

Using Telehealth to Help Patients With Medication Adherence


Health systems in Massachusetts and North Carolina are launching remote patient monitoring programs to determine whether a telehealth approach to medication adherence can improve health outcomes and reduce ER visits and hospitalizations in high-risk...

Employers Are High on Telehealth - But Not Necessarily on mHealth


More and more employers are making telehealth a part of their health plans – and they’re adding incentives so that employees will choose telehealth over a visit to the doctor’s office or emergency room or urgent care center....

Telehealth Gives Rural Tennessee Residents Access to Specialist Care


Residents in rural west Tennessee will soon have access to specialist consults through a telehealth network being set up in two health centers. Memphis-based University Clinical Health, 130-doctor physician group affiliated with the University...

VA Launches Telehealth Program to Treat Rural Veterans With PTSD


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a nationwide telehealth program to help rural veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The pilot program, coordinated by the VA’s Office of Rural Health and its Quality...

Can An mHealth Kit Improve Outcomes in Workers Comp Treatment?


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is participating in a study to determine whether an mHealth kit containing wearables and a pair of virtual reality glasses can help people suffering from work-related injuries recover more quickly and without the use...

Intermountain Turns Telehealth, mHealth Into a Connected Care Platform


Intermountain Healthcare has decided to bring all of its telehealth and telemedicine programs together under one virtual roof. The 22-hospital, 180-clinic health system, based in Salt Lake City, recently announced the launch of Connect Care Pro,...

Purdue Researchers to Test Telehealth to Diagnose Autism in Infants


Researchers at Purdue University will be putting telehealth to the test to see if a remote patient monitoring platform can be used to diagnose autism in infants. The five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, aims to equip...

Congress Turns to Telemedicine to Take On Substance Abuse Epidemic


Congress is pushing to make telemedicine a critical component of the nation’s efforts to combat substance abuse. House lawmakers have introduced two draft discussion bills designed to ease restrictions in the Ryan Haight Act and enable...

Are Health Systems Getting The Most Out of Their mHealth Platforms?


A new survey finds that healthcare providers are using their smartphones for communication – but not for the growing variety of mHealth capabilities that these devices now feature. The study, developed by HIMSS Analytics and PatientSafe...

Ocular Telehealth Battle Heats Up With New Group, Lawsuit Appeal


Supporters of ocular telehealth are marshalling their forces for battle in the handful of states where the use of telemedicine platforms for eye exams is prohibited. They recently announced the launch of Americans for Vision Care Innovation,...

Telemedicine in the ICU: How One Hospital Improved Care Management


A small Florida hospital is finding that a telemedicine platform gives its doctors and nurses the best means of caring for their sickest patients. Executives at Florida Hospital New Smyrna, a 112-bed facility in New Smyrna Beach, just south of...

NHS Grant Targets an mHealth Device for Point-of-Care Diagnostics


Houston’s Rice University is getting $10 million to develop an mHealth diagnostic device that uses light-sensing technology to diagnose and monitor health conditions. The grant from the National Science Foundation aims to create a non-invasive...

Healthcare Execs Call Telehealth a Priority, But Are Still Reluctant


Healthcare is inundated with surveys indicating health systems have launched a telehealth or telemedicine service or are planning on doing so. One of the latest finds that health system executives see the technology as a priority. That they haven’t...

Home Health Provider Launches Telehealth Program for Physical Therapy


One of the nation’s largest home healthcare agencies is launching a remote patient monitoring program that uses telehealth to help post-acute care patients recover at home. Visiting Nurse Service of New York will make the Virtual Exercise...

How One Home Health Provider Turned Alexa Into an mHealth Assistant


Home healthcare providers are finding new uses for Amazon’s Alexa that go far beyond checking the weather, opening the front door, playing music and ordering pizza. The voice assistant technology platform is also becoming a valued –...

FDA Reviews Mobile Health Platform for Autism Diagnosis, Care


Federal regulators are moving toward approval of a mobile health platform designed to help doctors diagnose autism more quickly – and to help parents learn how to care for autistic children. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently...

Toledo Hospitals to Use Telemedicine For ED Psychiatric Consults


Mercy Health is launching a telemedicine program to meet an urgent need for psychiatric services at emergency departments in and around Ohio’s fourth largest city. The health system is partnering with Lighthouse Telehealth to provide round-the-clock...


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