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Vanderbilt Uses Telemedicine to Extend Transplant Center’s Reach

by Eric Wicklund

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is using telemedicine to extend the reach of its kidney transplant program and give Tennessee residents the opportunity to be screened for a transplant and receive continuing care closer to home. The...

Telemedicine Gives Specialists a Chance to Exercise Their Skills

by Eric Wicklund

Telemedicine advocates have long argued that virtual care is equal to in-person care. But for some specialists augmenting their “day job” with eConsult services, that telehealth platform enables them to do more than they...

Army Ready to Test Telemedicine Platform for Emergency Transports

by Eric Wicklund

The US Army is testing a telemedicine platform designed to transmit critical data from the field to the hospital, enabling providers there to better prepare for incoming patients. The connected care service might someday be used by health...

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...

Maryland Seeks Providers for New School-Based Telehealth Programs

by Eric Wicklund

Maryland officials are looking to expand the state’s school-based telehealth platform. The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) has made available two $200,000 grants for new telehealth programs in the state, one to increase...

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...

FCC Eyes Support for Telehealth, RPM Projects Serving Rural America

by Eric Wicklund

Federal authorities are proposing to launch a $100 million program to support telehealth and telemedicine programs for underserved populations, including remote patient monitoring programs that have shown past success in treating rural...

Are State Medicaid Programs Doing Enough to Support Telemedicine?

by Eric Wicklund

Roughly 40 percent of the nation’s Medicaid programs are taking a progressive approach to telehealth and telemedicine reimbursement, according to a new analysis. At the same time, about 20 percent of state programs are classified as...

How One VNA Uses mHealth to Boost Care Management and Coordination

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth technology works best when it improves care management and coordination for patients going through transition. For the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, the largest provider of post-acute and community-based healthcare in...

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...

How One Urgent Care Clinic Uses Telehealth to Find its Niche

by Eric Wicklund

Health systems often see direct-to-consumer telehealth as a means of competing with retail and stand-alone urgent care services.  Now one Texas-based urgent care network is using virtual care technology to carve its own niche in the...

New Connecticut Law Enables Providers to Prescribe Via Telemedicine

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers in Connecticut will soon be able to use telemedicine to prescribe controlled substances for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Gov. Daniel Malloy’s signature on S.B. 302 reverses the state’s...

mHealth Brain Games Help Post-ICU Patients Recover Cognitive Skills

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth platform that enables recent ICU patients to “exercise” their brain at home after discharge is helping to improve recovery and reduce cognitive issues. Researchers at Vanderbilt University have reported that a...

Georgia’s First Mobile Telestroke Unit is Ready to Roll in Atlanta

by Eric Wicklund

Georgia is adding a new mobile health resource to its telemedicine service with the state’s first mobile stroke unit. The mobile stroke treatment unit, a specially equipped ambulance designed to bring telestroke care directly to the...

FCC Votes to Increase Broadband Funding for Telehealth Expansion

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers in rural parts of the country will soon have more flexibility to use telemedicine, thanks to an increase in funding for broadband expansion projects. The Federal Communications Commission this week unanimously...

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...

Pa. Payer Expands Telehealth Platform to Include Telemental Health

by Eric Wicklund

A central Pennsylvania health plan is adding telemental health to its telehealth offerings, following a recent surge in virtual visits. Capital BlueCross, which serves 21 counties in the Keystone State, is expanding its Virtual Care...

Coalition Aims to Help Dentists, Orthodontists Use Telemedicine

by Eric Wicklund

A new telemedicine association has formed to help orthodonists and dentists integrate connected care technology into their offices. The American Teledentistry Association (ATDA), launched in May, is “an effort to shape the...

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