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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...

New Telehealth Bills Address Coverage, Store-and-Forward, RPM

by Eric Wicklund

Lawmakers in several states are pushing forward with bills to amend existing telehealth and telemedicine rules – most notable changing them to improve payer coverage and include remote patient monitoring and asynchronous...

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...

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...

Arizona Lawmakers Look to Expand Telemedicine Definition, Coverage

by Eric Wicklund

Arizona lawmakers are moving forward with proposed legislation that would expand coverage for telemedicine and add more healthcare services, including asynchronous telehealth and remote patient monitoring. The state Senate and House...

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 –...

Baltimore Launches mHealth Program to Reduce 911 Calls, ED Transports

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Maryland Medical Center is partnering with Baltimore city officials to launch an mHealth program aimed at reducing 911 calls and ER transports and improving care access and management for the city’s low-income...

Oklahoma May Use Telemedicine to Improve Alzheimer’s Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

Oklahoma lawmakers are mulling a telemedicine pilot program aimed at training rural healthcare providers to treat patients living with Alzheimer’s. SB 437 would, if approved, create a Project ECHO platform. Project ECHO (Extension...

Washington State Lawmakers to Debate 4 Separate Telehealth Bills

by Eric Wicklund

Washington state lawmakers will be taking up no less than four telemedicine bills this legislative session, thanks to one state senator who sees telehealth as a priority in the Pacific Northwest. “It’s a challenge for people...

mHealth Deals Integrate Chronic Care, Mental Health Platforms

by Eric Wicklund

Livongo Health’s pending acquisition of an mHealth platform for mental health offers new proof that connected health platforms won’t work unless they integrate care management for a broad array of chronic health...

Telemedicine Proves its Value in Improving Dermatology Consults

by Eric Wicklund

A network of seven community health centers in Massachusetts has cut specialist referrals in half by using a telemedicine platform, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for both the providers and the patients. The community...

NM Lawmakers Drop Telemedicine From Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

by Eric Wicklund

New Mexico lawmakers have eliminated all references to telemedicine in a bill aimed at setting standards for physician-assisted suicide. Following a public hearing this week, legislators made two changes to HB 90, also called The...

Hospital’s Telehealth Program Reduces ER Visits, Treatment Costs

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth program launched in 2016 to improve care management for patients with chronic conditions who aren’t in home health care has cut ER visits in half and reduced hospitalizations by almost 90 percent, according to hospital...

Planned Parenthood Sues Wisconsin Over Telemedicine Abortion Ban

by Eric Wicklund

Planned Parenthood is suing the state of Wisconsin over its restrictive abortion laws – including a ban on telemedicine abortions. The 56-page lawsuit, filed this week in Madison by the national organization’s Wisconsin...

Survey Finds No Rhyme or Reason in Telehealth Rules for PTs, OTs

by Eric Wicklund

A new analysis of state telemedicine and telehealth guidelines for physical and occupational therapists finds no discernible pattern of rules or regulations across the country – not even an agreement on what to call their...

AMA Lobbies for More Telehealth in Diabetes Prevention Programs

by Eric Wicklund

The American Medical Association is once again lobbying for more telehealth in the Diabetes Prevention Program, arguing that digital health access to coaching and health and wellness resources could help roughly 84 million Americans avoid...

CMS Pushes Telehealth to Replace Some In-Person Visits in MA Plans

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers treating patients on Medicare Advantage plans may soon be able to use telehealth in place of in-person care when appropriate. The update was one of several unveiled Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

Virginia Looks to Add Remote Patient Monitoring to Telehealth Law

by Eric Wicklund

Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would define remote patient monitoring and include it in the commonwealth’s telehealth and telemedicine guidelines. House Bill 1970 and Senate Bill 1221, both filed on January 9, define...

ACP Supports Telemedicine Standards in Latest Ethics Manual Update

by Eric Wicklund

The American College of Physicians has reinforced its support of telemedicine in establishing the doctor-patient relationship in first-time visits – as long as the virtual care platform includes audio-visual technology. That point...

Walgreens, Microsoft Announce mHealth, Telehealth Partnership

by Eric Wicklund

Microsoft is teaming up with Walgreens to create a connected health platform that includes telehealth stations, digital health tools and a “seamless ecosystem” that connects the consumer to providers, payers and others in the...

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