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Rural Telehealth Project Examines Palliative Care, Population Health

by Eric Wicklund

Three Southeast hospitals are partnering with the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a study to determine whether a telehealth platform can improve palliative care options for rural African-Americans. Community hospitals in Aiken,...

Kansas Faces Lawsuit Over Anti-Abortion Clause in Telemedicine Law

by Eric Wicklund

A national women’s rights organization is taking Kansas to court over a clause in its newly enacted telehealth regulations that prohibits abortions via telemedicine. The Center for Reproductive Rights filed suit this week...

Mercy Virtual Uses mHealth Wearables to Create a New Model of Care

by Eric Wicklund

Officials at Mercy Virtual are hoping an mHealth patch that allows them to monitor patients in distant hospitals can also help them track patients at home. The St. Louis-based hospital, billed as the nation’s first free-standing...

Mass General Launches New mHealth Platform for Research Studies

by Eric Wicklund

Massachusetts General Hospital has announced plans to use an mHealth platform to collect digital health data and enhance collaboration between care providers and consumers taking part in research studies. The Boston hospital, one of the...

Ochsner, American Well Partner on Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

The Ochsner Health System has joined the direct-to-consumer telehealth movement. The New Orleans-based health system, long known for its innovative work in telehealth and mHealth, is partnering with American Well to launch Ochsner...

CMS Gives Telehealth a Nudge With Coverage for Virtual Check-Ins

by Eric Wicklund

Last week’s release of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program offered good news for providers looking to implement telemedicine for virtual check-ins. While...

CHIME’s Most Wired Survey Finds Telehealth Still Needs a Boost

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are using sophisticated patient portals to improve patient engagement, but they’re still lagging in connecting with patients for virtual care visits. According to the College of Health Information Management...

DLT Grants Target Telehealth Programs From Maine to the Marianas

by Eric Wicklund

Dozens of healthcare providers in 40 states and three US territories will be receiving federal funding to launch or expand telemedicine and telehealth programs. US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced $39.6 million...

Hospital-Hotel Partnerships Push DTC Telehealth to a New Population

by Eric Wicklund

A South Florida health system is pushing its two-year-old direct-to-consumer telehealth program out to the region’s tourist population. The six-hospital, Hollywood-based Memorial Healthcare System recently signed partnerships with...

Telemedicine Helps Patients and Providers in Texas College Program

by Eric Wicklund

Universities and academic medical centers are using telemedicine not only to improve patient access to care, but to train the next wave of healthcare providers to work in underserved parts of the country. Midwestern State...

Telehealth Providers Get Creative to Attract Virtual Care Traffic

by Eric Wicklund

One direct-to-consumer telehealth provider is using a new tactic to build business ahead of the busy cold and flu season. Doctor On Demand has launched a partnership with Walmart and consumer health company RB to offer a voucher for a...

Kaiser Permanente Sees Good Results With Video-Based Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s largest health systems is seeing success with video-based telehealth, though only a small fraction of their patients are using the virtual care platform. Researchers at California-based Kaiser Permanente analyzed...

Telehealth Platforms Move From Connected Care to Connected Health

by Eric Wicklund

The value of a connected care platform lies in connecting everyone to that platform. In telehealth and telemedicine programs, this means adopting an enterprise-wide strategy. As healthcare providers and executives converge on Boston this...

Duke Affirms Cost Savings from Physical Therapy Via Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers saved almost $2,750 per patient by using telehealth instead of in-person treatment for post-discharge physical therapy after knee replacement surgery, according to researchers at Duke University. The long-awaited...

Avera Adding 24/7 Telemental Health to eCARE Telemedicine Platform

by Eric Wicklund

Avera Health is using a grant of almost $8 million to expand its telehealth platform to support a 24-hour telemental health service. Announced on World Mental Health Day, the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based health system is getting $7.8 million...

SIMPRO Project to Use mHealth to Monitor Cancer Patients At Home

by Eric Wicklund

Six health systems are launching a program to collect patient-reported data through an mHealth platform to help healthcare providers improve care management and coordination for people undergoing cancer treatment. Coordinated by the...

mHealth Gives Providers Quick Access to Decision Support Resources

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers who access clinical decision support through mHealth platforms are finding a world of information at their fingertips – and they could be saving lives. That’s the takeaway from researchers at the Scripps...

Telemedicine Network Helps Virginia Hospitals Coordinate Care

by Eric Wicklund

A new telemedicine platform is giving northern Virginia’s Culpeper Medical Center the opportunity to triage patients with cardiac or vascular issues before sending them, if necessary, on to the experts at UVA Medical...

Choosing the Right mHealth Devices For a Pediatric Telehealth Program

by Eric Wicklund

Pediatricians see telehealth as an opportunity to replicate the office exam at home – a more comfortable environment for both the child and the parents. But the success of the virtual visit hinges on capturing accurate patient...

Is Convenience a Problem for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Programs?

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers treating people with respiratory tract infections through a direct-to-consumer telehealth platform tend to speed up the visit by prescribing antibiotics, according to two studies. And those providers are also getting...

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