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Telehealth Services

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...

The Pentagon Issues a Call for an Enterprise Telemedicine Platform

by Eric Wicklund

The Pentagon is in the market for an enterprise telemedicine platform. The Military Health System (MHS) has asked the telehealth and telemedicine industry for ideas on how it can consolidate its many connected care programs onto one...

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...

FDA OKs mHealth Version of Neurorehabilitation Therapy Platform

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators have approved a mobile health version of a neurorehabilitation therapy system that uses gamification to motivate patients undergoing therapy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its OK for US distribution of...

CMS Pitches Telehealth to Medicaid Programs Targeting Opioid Abuse

by Eric Wicklund

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is recommending telehealth and telemedicine to healthcare providers looking to leverage Medicaid funding for opioid abuse treatment. CMS made the pitch in a pair of guidance documents...

New Mobile Health Program Offers Pharmacy Access Through a Kiosk

by Eric Wicklund

A mobile health program being tested in Arizona will use kiosks to connect consumers to pharmacy services, including prescription-filling and video access to a pharmacist. Six kiosks developed by MedAvail have been deployed in public...

Teladoc Eyes Global Telehealth Network With Advance Medical Deal

by Eric Wicklund

Teladoc is looking to expand its reach with the acquisition of a Spain-based telehealth company that will open up markets in Latin America and Asia. The New York-based direct-to-consumer telehealth giant whose specialty to date has been...

St. Joseph’s Villa Uses Telehealth to Connect With Children in Crisis

by Eric Wicklund

Sometimes a telehealth program’s best feature is its ability to start a conversation. At St. Joseph’s Villa in Richmond, Va., a simple virtual visit platform has turned an eight-bed crisis stabilization center into an...

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