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Anthem Launches mHealth Program in Ohio for COPD Care Management

August 16, 2018 - Anthem is launching an mHealth program in Ohio that will use a remote patient monitoring platform to improve care management for members living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio is working with digital health company Propeller Health to equip Medicare Advantage plan members with a digital sensor and mHealth app. The sensor...


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AHRQ’s New App Challenge Seeks an mHealth Platform for PRO Data

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth app capable of using standardized patient-reported outcomes to improve care management could net its developer as much as $87,000. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has put up $250,000 in prize money in a...

Xcertia Bolsters Leadership as mHealth App Standards Await Guidance

by Eric Wicklund

A collaboration formed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the American Medical Association to lobby for mHealth app standards is beefing up its leadership. Xcertia, which launched in December 2016 to...

How mHealth Apps Empower Clinicians to Improve Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth apps that offer clinical decision support are fast becoming a vital part of the clinician’s toolkit – not only because they can improve patient diagnoses, but also because they make life a lot easier for...

Johns Hopkins, US Navy Collaborate on New Telemedicine Program

by Eric Wicklund

The U.S. Navy is working with Johns Hopkins University to launch a telemedicine program at its Pensacola, Fla. base. Through a pilot program called Connected Corpsmen in the Community (CCC), health engineers from JHU’s Applied...

FCC Approves Connected Care Program Featuring Telehealth, RPM

by Eric Wicklund

The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved a $100 million program designed to support telehealth and telemedicine programs for underserved populations, including remote patient monitoring programs that have shown past...

UK’s Bolton Hospital is Replacing its Pagers With mHealth Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A UK hospital is replacing pagers with an mHealth device that allows doctors and nurses to communicate with each other and check on each patient’s health status. Royal Bolton Hospital, part of the National Health Service’s...

Congress Looks to Give SNFs More Telemedicine for Senior Care

by Eric Wicklund

In the latest effort by Congress to compel Medicare to embrace telehealth, a group a lawmakers have submitted a bill that would enable skilled nursing facilities to adopt connected health technology. The Reducing Unnecessary Senior...

HHS Is Looking For mHealth Devices That Can Diagnose Influenza

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are hoping to head the upcoming flu season off at the pass with an mHealth device that would allow consumers to test themselves at home for the influenza virus and connect with a care provider via telemedicine for...

STSI Study Finds mHealth Wearable Effective in Detecting AFib

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth wearable designed to monitor the user’s heart health was three times better at detecting atrial fibrillation than regular screening in a doctor’s office. That’s the long-awaited takeaway from the mHealth...

AMA Announces Winners of Mobile Health Data Sharing Challenge

by Eric Wicklund

The American Medical Association is honoring three mHealth startups for developing “cutting edge” platforms that make use of mobile health data. The three were chosen as the best from 36 entries in the AMA Health Care...

Using mHealth as a Care Management Tool for Bariatric Patients

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are studying whether a mobile health platform can help patients who have undergone bariatric surgery in managing their weight and addressing mental health issues that sometimes appear after the operation. In a study...

STSI Touts mHealth for Cardiovascular Care Management at Home

by Eric Wicklund

A connected care platform using clinical grade wearables and an mHealth app can accurately measure cardiovascular “vital signs” at home, according to new research from the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). In...

Telehealth Licensure Compact for Physical Therapists is Ready to Go

by Eric Wicklund

Physical therapists in Missouri, North Dakota and Tennessee will soon be able to use telehealth to treat patients in other states. The three states will go live on July 9 under the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, which allows PTs and...

2nd Michigan Hospital Forges Telehealth Partnership With Shriners

by Eric Wicklund

A second Michigan hospital is opening a telehealth unit to enable families to access care from Shriners Hospitals for Children. Officials at Grand Rapids-based Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital announced this week that they will...

New Mexico Health Plans Launch Phone-Based Telehealth Service

by Eric Wicklund

Some 40,000 New Mexico residents will soon have access to telehealth services through their phone. Health plans True Health New Mexico and New Mexico Health Connections have announced a partnership with MDLive that will enable members to...

Medicare Advantage Members Are Using mHealth, But Their Plans Aren’t

by Eric Wicklund

Medicare Advantage members are using mHealth tools to monitor chronic health conditions. However, the same can’t be said for their health plans. That disparity was picked up in HealthMine’s Medicare Report, based on a 2017...

Hospitals Turn to Telehealth to Connect With Transplant Patients

by Eric Wicklund

The success of a telehealth program for people on home dialysis is prompting the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine to expand its horizons to transplant patients. UAB officials recently announced that the health...

Opening Up the OR: Using Telemedicine to Enhance Collaboration

by Eric Wicklund

A Pennsylvania health system is seeing unexpected benefits in deploying telemedicine technology inside the operating room. Abington Hospital –Jefferson Health, which comprises two Abington-area hospitals, six outpatient clinics and...

AACN Updates Guidelines for Nurses in ICU Telemedicine Programs

by Eric Wicklund

The success and expansion of telemedicine programs across the country that focus on ICU care – also known as teleICU programs – has given rise to a new question: How should these programs be designed for nurses? The American...

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