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Telehealth

Could Wearable Medical Devices Track Vitals, Diagnose Disease?

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry is really making a major impact on patient care throughout the country, as more consumers continue utilizing mHealth apps, remote monitoring tools, and telemedicine services. In particular, wearable medical devices...

Legislative Barriers the Telemedicine Field Needs to Overcome

by Vera Gruessner

The telemedicine field is now growing across the country due to its benefits for the patient community. Along with offering more convenience for those unable to take time off work and drive long distances to see their healthcare provider, the...

Telehealth Services Improve Geriatric Care in Rural Settings

by Vera Gruessner

Imagine living in a small, rural town far away from urban centers offering a variety of societal benefits including access to healthcare specialists. This would pose significant problems for those who have chronic medical conditions or an acute...

Why Telehealth Technology Regulations Need to Expand

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth technology is being implemented throughout the United States at a rapid pace, especially in more rural locations suffering from doctor shortages. Since telemedicine services offer a faster and more efficient method of communicating...

How Mobile Health Tools Could Reduce Physician Burnout

by Vera Gruessner

With the ongoing reforms in the healthcare industry, the high amount of technology implementations taking place, and the rising number of patients in need of services due to the burgeoning baby boomer generation, a large number of doctors claim...

How HIM Professionals Can Play a Role in Telehealth Services

by Sara Heath

Telehealth and telemedicine technology is growing in popularity for a number of reasons, such as offering increased access to care for patients in rural areas and lowering costs for simple visits. Because of its wide variety of benefits, telehealth...

Could Telehealth Technology Help Post-Surgery Patients?

by Vera Gruessner

Telemedicine services are popping up in every direction of the medical sphere from pediatrics and geriatrics to diabetes management, chronic condition monitoring, and post-surgery follow-up. The use of telehealth technology is becoming a mainstay...

Stroke Telehealth Bill Could Help Save Stroke Patients

by Sara Heath

Telehealth has tremendous potential to help patients who are otherwise unable to see a physician. Most notably, experts speak of the benefits telehealth has to rural communities. However, a recent House of Representatives bill shows that telehealth...

Telehealth, mHealth Part of ONC Strategic Health IT Plan

by Sara Heath

It has frequently been said that mHealth -- specifically telehealth and remote monitoring -- play a major role in increasing quality care and patient engagement. To support those two principles, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

How Telehealth Services are Being Revamped in Nebraska

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth services are necessary for bringing more access to healthcare among populations living in rural locations or facing doctor shortages. There are various regions around the country that do not possess adequate access to medical specialists....

How Mobile Devices Could Benefit Medicaid Beneficiaries

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets have proliferated a wide array of industries around the world and the healthcare industry is no exception. The US medical field could benefit further from the use of mobile devices and mHealth...

PTO Grants Teladoc Petition to Review American Well Patent

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The battle between telemedicine providers American Well and Teladoc is now headed for an official review of a contested patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). On September 14, the federal agency concluded that the patent...

Does Telehealth Technology Adoption Advance Care Coordination?

by Vera Gruessner

As the healthcare industry moves forward with strengthening the quality of services and patient outcomes, telehealth technology adoption gains ground as a means for improving care coordination and accountable care. Due to an ongoing primary care...

Three Themes Alter Evolution of Physician Telehealth Policies

by Vera Gruessner

Physician telehealth policies are undergoing a variety of changes throughout the country, as more than half of the states are developing laws to promote use and reimbursement of telemedicine services. In fact, states are adopting legislation...

Physician Telehealth Services Impact the Dermatology Field

by Vera Gruessner

Physician telehealth services have been taking off in recent years as more states have adopted reimbursement models and legislation to support payment parity between video-based consults and in-person care. With doctor shortages taking place...

Remote Monitoring, Wearables, and Telehealth Boost Care

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry is affecting how this country is managing the health and wellness of its population in a variety of ways. For instance, wearable devices and remote monitoring tools aggregate a large amount of patient data and offer...

78.5 Million Remote Monitoring Tools Users Predicted by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

One of the key strategies the healthcare industry is using in order to improve access to care is to adopt technologies capable of providing consultations and oversight regardless of where a patient is located. No longer does a patient need to...

Will ACP Telemedicine Implementation Guidelines Improve Care?

by Vera Gruessner

The use of telehealth technology has expanded greatly throughout the United States in recent years as a method for improving access to care among patients living in rural areas or those facing a doctor shortage. There are clearly significant...

New Texas Law Employs Telehealth Technology in Schools

by Vera Gruessner

As the telehealth field moves forward in improving patient access to healthcare services and lowering overall medical costs, many experts advise that telemedicine should be included in pediatric care. Previously, mHealthIntelligence.com reported...

Does Interstate Licensing Hurt the Telemedicine Market?

by Vera Gruessner

The telemedicine market is highly dependent on physicians having the necessary licenses to practice telehealth services in their individual states. As most states continue to revise current legislature on telehealth services and improve reimbursement...

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