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MGMA, AMIA Weigh In on CMS’ RPM, Digital Health Reimbursement Plans

September 10, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may be taking a step forward with proposed improved reimbursements for remote patient monitoring and other digital health services, but some worry that those changes will negatively affect provider workflows to a point that no one will be interested in going after the money. In comments to CMS regarding the agency’s proposed 2019...


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mHealth Program to Help NYC Firefighters Monitor Blood Pressure

by Eric Wicklund

New York City firefighters, both active and retired, will soon have access to an mHealth device to monitor their blood pressure. The Uniformed Fire Officers Association of New York City (UFOA), representing some 2,600 active members and...

mHealth, Telehealth Groups Lobby CMS for Better RPM Reimbursement

by Eric Wicklund

Close to 50 healthcare organizations and vendors are lobbying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve reimbursement opportunities for remote patient monitoring. In a letter delivered this morning to CMS Administrator...

New mHealth Technology Platform Aims to Validate Remote Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

Several mHealth companies are joining forces to create a clinician-facing platform for assuring data integrity and patient identification in remote patient monitoring programs. The OpenMedReady framework is being developed by Philips,...

CMS, AMA Look for Common Ground on Remote Patient Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

Fans of remote patient monitoring found a lot to like in new payment rules released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, continuing what many hope is a trend toward CMS support for mHealth and telehealth...

Top 10 Telemedicine Solutions by Hospital Site Implementations

by Kate Monica

Driven by patient demand, improvements in technology, and the need to deliver healthcare outside the traditional hospital setting, health systems across the US are embracing telemedicine. Some are launching platforms to connect patients...

Smartphone Lab Alerts Cut 26 Minutes Off ED Discharge Times

by Thomas Beaton

Research published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal found that smartphone alerts may be helpful for reducing the time it takes to discharge patients from the emergency department. When physicians utilized smartphone push...

Wearable Technology Helps Sustain Employer Wellness Programs

by Thomas Beaton

A new survey from the Health Enhancementt Research Organization (HERO) found that employers can use wearable technology, along with supplemental support, to greatly enhance their wellness programs. On average, 53 percent of employers...

mHealth, Home Monitoring Boost Cystic Fibrosis Adherence

by Thomas Beaton

Research published in Global Pediatric Health found that mHealth and remote monitoring tools can improve adherence to complex treatment regimens for forgetful adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF).   Adolescents with the pulmonary...

Mobile Device Data Capture Effective in Clinical Trials

by Thomas Beaton

A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that mobile device use can effectively support data management, project management, and telemonitoring within clinical trials. Researchers from the George Institute...

Banner Health’s Telehealth Program Cuts Hospitalizations and Costs

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth platform serving some of Banner Health’s most complex patients has helped cut costs, reduced rehospitalizations and the length of hospital stays, and even slashed in half the number of patients requiring...

Community Paramedicine Brings mHealth Right to the Patient

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers looking to remotely monitor chronic care patients and those recently released from the hospital are finding a mobile health resource in local EMS providers. Dubbed community paramedicine or mobile integrated health,...

SD mHealth Partnership Explores Value of Remote Monitoring

by Nathan Boroyan

A new public-private collaboration is looking to improve remote monitoring services and chronic disease management for patients in South Dakota. The partnership between the University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business,...

Canadian Study Links ER Surge to Home Monitoring Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A Canadian study finds that people using mHealth devices to monitor their blood pressure at home are causing a surge in unnecessary ER visits. The study, conducted by Clare Atzema, an emergency physician at Toronto’s Sunnybrook...

mHealth Heads to the Top of the World

by Eric Wicklund

A team of climbers is using wearable mHealth technology to track their health during an ascent of one of the world’s most perilous mountains. The team currently climbing Pakistan’s K2 is wearing Bluetooth-enabled clothing...

97.6M mHealth Wearable Devices to Ship Yearly by 2021

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The market for wearable technology is expected to grow as more healthcare providers are using the mHealth technology to improve patient outcomes and help providers make more informed healthcare decisions, according to a recent study by...

mHealth takes aim at Parkinson’s

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers are combining remote patient monitoring technology with precision health in an effort to improve the diagnosis and care of patients with Parkinson’s disease. The Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead the...

9 Connected Health Recommendations to Help Seniors Aging in Place

by Eric Wicklund

A White House advisory council is calling on the federal government to support connected health technologies and platforms for America’s aging population. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST),...

Connected Health Technology - Just a Heartbeat Away

by Eric Wicklund

Connected health technology may be opening the door to the detection and prevention of one of the leading causes of stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common abnormal heart rhythm, is responsible for one third of all strokes....

Wearables Find their Sticking Point in Healthcare

by Eric Wicklund

Amid all the hype over fitness bands, smartwatches and smart clothing, a new type of wearable biosensor is starting to find traction in healthcare. So-called smart patches are flexible, adhesive patches that stick to the skin, like a...

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