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With Digital Therapeutics, Dignity is Taking mHealth to New Levels

March 22, 2019 - Roughly 500 patients at Dignity Health are now using an mHealth platform for asthma care management that includes digital therapeutics. One of the health system’s care coordinators says that mobile health device helps them to hit their marks on value-based care. “We’ve definitely learned a lot” in the five years that the California-based health system has worked...


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Johnson Aims to Make Telehealth an Imperative at ATA19 Conference

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth and telemedicine advocates have been struggling for years to boost adoption of connected care technologies among healthcare providers. Now Ann Mond Johnson is pushing forward with her strategy: Invite everybody to the...

Telemedicine Helps SNFs Connect Patients to Mental Health Services

by Eric Wicklund

A national provider of behavioral healthcare services for long-term care facilities is using telemedicine to address an urgent need for mental health care. Texas-based Deer Oaks, which works with some 1,400 LTCFs in 27 states, is using...

Spectrum Health’s DTC Telehealth Service Tackles the Polar Vortex

by Eric Wicklund

When the Polar Vortex swept across the Midwest at the end of January, Spectrum Health’s direct-to-consumer telehealth platform became an emergency healthcare resource for residents trapped inside by the bitter cold. The Grand...

Stanford Children’s Health Looks Beyond Numbers to Propel Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

As telehealth programs across the country look to scalability and sustainability, they seem to put the focus on numbers: how many patients served, how much money saved, how many rehospitalizations avoided. This is how telemedicine is...

NYP Sees Telehealth Success After Adjusting to the Patient’s Preferences

by Eric Wicklund

When NewYork-Presbyterian expanded its Express Care telehealth program last year to New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, the online virtual care service didn’t catch on with residents. It was in danger of suffering the...

Texas Health Resources Turns to mHealth to Meet Urgent Care Needs

by Eric Wicklund

Texas Health Resources is giving new meaning to direct-to-consumer telehealth. The Arlington-based 24-hospital health system recently launched an urgent care mobile health program in which a team of providers in an mHealth-enabled SUV is...

Telemedicine Extends Palliative Care to the Outpatient Setting

by Eric Wicklund

A lot of time and effort is expended in creating a care plan for life-limiting illnesses after those illnesses have taken hold. But palliative care experts say that care coordination and management could be better planned out through...

Alaska’s Maritime Industry Looks to Telemedicine to Save Lives

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth services delivered through a mobile EHR platform are improving access to care for those who sail on and work in the frigid waters off Alaska. Alaska Maritime Physicians, an Anchorage-based provider serving a wide variety of...

Telehealth Gives College Students a Discreet Path to Counseling

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are discovering that a telehealth platform is an effective forum for connecting with college students dealing with stress and other mental health issues. “It can introduce a lot of people to a form of therapy...

Intermountain Touts the Successes of its NICU Telehealth Program

by Eric Wicklund

An effective telemedicine platform will not only improve outcomes and reduce wasteful spending, but give smaller, rural hospitals the expertise to treat more of their patients and reduce stressful transfers to larger hospitals. That, in...

Telehealth Gives Patients a Real-Time Link to Mental Health Support

by Eric Wicklund

A Texas-based psychiatry clinic is using telehealth to help patients manage their health outside the doctor’s office. Carter Health Psychiatry & Wellness, located just south of Houston in Friendswood, has launched a remote...

Will Telehealth and mHealth Fulfill Their Potential in 2019?

by Eric Wicklund

With 2019 on the doorstep, healthcare leaders are looking for clues as to what the coming year will hold for telehealth and mHealth. And while most of the experts have long since tossed out the time-worn “tipping point”...

mHealth Strategies Need Planning to Avoid Digital Solution Fatigue

by Eric Wicklund

Health plans looking to connect with their members on an mHealth platform these days face a challenge similar to any parent with teen-aged children: The more digital options, the better the chance of making eye contact. But do all those...

How One SNF Used Telemedicine to Qualify for a Medicare Bonus

by Eric Wicklund

A telemedicine platform that provides real-time virtual care has helped a Long Island skilled nursing facility reduce hospital transfers, improve patient care and staff morale – and earn more than $150,000 in Medicare bonuses for the...

For One Pediatric Practice, mHealth Progress is Small But Significant

by Eric Wicklund

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...

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

by Eric Wicklund

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...

Mary Free Bed Hospital Adds Telemedicine to Improve Care Coordination

by Eric Wicklund

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...

Mercy Virtual Uses mHealth Wearables to Create a New Model of Care

by Eric Wicklund

Officials at Mercy Virtual are hoping an mHealth patch that allows them to monitor patients in distant hospitals can also help them track patients at home. The St. Louis-based hospital, billed as the nation’s first free-standing...

Nemours Improves Care Management, Coordination With New mHealth Apps

by Eric Wicklund

The Nemours Children’s Health System has added mHealth to its cardiac care program, giving providers, patients and parents a connected health platform to improve care management and coordination outside the hospital. The...

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