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Michigan School District Uses Grants to Launch a Telehealth Program

March 5, 2019 - A southeast Michigan school district is using two $100,000 grants to launch a telehealth program that put telemedicine kiosks in each elementary school. Monroe Public Schools used the first grant, coming last spring from the Community Foundation of Monroe County in partnership with ProMedica, to launch a telehealth pilot program in Arborwood Elementary School. The 12-school district...


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VA Hits Telemedicine Milestone With 1 Million Video Visits in ‘18

by Eric Wicklund

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has reported reaching a major milestone in its efforts to improve veterans’ access to care through telemedicine and telehealth. According to the VA, more than 1 million healthcare encounters...

AHA Says Telehealth Expansion Can Help Struggling Rural Hospitals

by Eric Wicklund

The American Hospital Association is calling on the federal government to boost telehealth and telemedicine opportunities – including better reimbursement, financial support for new technology and improved access to broadband –...

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...

AMA Survey Finds Medical Practices Are Slow to Embrace Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

Telemedicine and telehealth may be the norm rather than the exception in hospitals and health systems, but smaller medical practices still aren’t embracing connected care technology. A recent survey of some 3,500 physicians by the...

Telemedicine Licensure Compact is Now Live in Half The Country

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers in half of the United States now have the opportunity to practice telehealth in multiple states. Michigan’s inclusion in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC), approved by lawmakers in 2018 and signed...

InTouch Health Joins Newly Launched Global Telehealth Program

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s largest telehealth companies is joining forces with a newly-formed international non-profit to support connected care projects around the world. The World Telehealth Initiative launched this week “with the...

Milwaukee’s Mobile Health Program Shows Benefits of Care Coordination

by Eric Wicklund

A mobile health program launched in 2015 by the Milwaukee Fire Department has reduced 911 calls from so-called “frequent flyers” by more than 50 percent over the past two years. Officials say those callers – identified...

Mobile Health Units Are Latest Telehealth Tool to Fight Opioid Abuse

by Eric Wicklund

Six mobile health units are providing telehealth services in western New York in an effort to combat the state’s drug abuse crisis. Funded by a $1.7 million grant, Buffalo-based BestSelf Behavioral Health deployed four vehicles in...

Telemedicine Programs Feature Prominently in Latest USDA DLT Grants

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are targeting telemedicine programs to improve mental health counseling and tackle the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic in the latest round of Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grants. In all, the U.S....

mHealth Programs Aim to Reach Patients Before they Need the ER

by Eric Wicklund

Mobile health platforms, be they kiosks, consumer-facing telehealth portals or virtual care stations, are often seen as an antidote to the overcrowded Emergency Department. Now a Seattle health system is using mobile care coordination...

Avera Tabbed to Provide Telehealth to Indian Health Services Network

by Eric Wicklund

Avera Health has signed a contract to provide telehealth services to several rural Midwest health systems plagued by access issues and reports of substandard care. The one-year, $6.8 million contract will enable the South Dakota-based...

Report: Telehealth Will Be a Billion-Dollar Industry By 2018

by Eric Wicklund

Investment in on-demand healthcare – whether it’s online, on a smartphone or in a retail clinic – is expected to quadruple in the next few years. A report issued today by Accenture finds that five factors are driving...

Using Telehealth to Care for the Caregiver

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth clinic housed at the University of Southern California is using a $100,000 grant to expand its services to caregivers. The program at USC Telehealth is designed to help those who care for children and adult family members...

Kaiser Study Finds That Patients Prefer E-Mail

by Eric Wicklund

A four-year-old study conducted by Kaiser Permanente has found that patients prefer their first contact with a doctor to be via e-mail – and that it improves the care management process. The survey of more than 1,000 northern...

Mobile Healthcare Goes to College

by Eric Wicklund

America’s colleges and universities are taking a liking to mHealth. In Dallas, a healthcare startup is offering mHealth-enhanced house - er, dorm – calls to local college students. At the University of Southern Mississippi,...

Mobile Healthcare Market Expected to Grow 47 Percent by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile healthcare market is expected to continue growing over the coming years, as the use of iPads, smartphones, blood pressure cuffs, heart rate monitors, and other remote monitoring devices continues to gain popularity. The market...

Mobile Healthcare App Enables Prenatal Monitoring

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile healthcare sector has a wide variety of innovations including new solutions for patient monitoring such as overseeing those with cardiovascular conditions and other serious illnesses. The AirStrip ONE® enterprise...

Mobile Health Adoption on the Rise

by Stephanie Reardon

Although mobile health (mhealth) use is a fairly new concept, it seems that provider adoption is on the rise. Compared to last year, 17 percent more providers have indicated they have adopted mobile healthcare, according to a report from...

Study Shows Mobile Health Could Transform Healthcare

by Stephanie Reardon

A study completed by The Economist Insights indicates that mobile health technology could create new opportunities and revamp the healthcare industry. The survey was compiled from 144 surveyed healthcare providers working in public and...

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