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How One SNF Used Telemedicine to Qualify for a Medicare Bonus

by Eric Wicklund

A telemedicine platform that provides real-time virtual care has helped a Long Island skilled nursing facility reduce hospital transfers, improve patient care and staff morale – and earn more than $150,000 in Medicare bonuses for the ...

For One Pediatric Practice, mHealth Progress is Small But Significant

by Eric Wicklund

Amid all the talk about low adoption rates and uncertain “tipping points” for telehealth, one point should be made clear: Any provider who finds success with connected care technology is proof that the technology works. And ofte...

Home Health Provider Sees mHealth as a Channel to Value-Based Care

by Eric Wicklund

A home health agency serving Medicaid recipients in western New York is using an mHealth platform to improve care coordination for it most fragile patients. And for Raul Vazquez, MD, chief executive officer of the Greater Buffalo United Acc...

Mary Free Bed Hospital Adds Telemedicine to Improve Care Coordination

by Eric Wicklund

With a new telemedicine platform, Michigan’s Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is looking to take the “physical” out of physical rehabilitation. The 167-bed hospital, based in Grand Rapids, offers acute care inpatient ...

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 virtu...

Nemours Improves Care Management, Coordination With New mHealth Apps

by Eric Wicklund

The Nemours Children’s Health System has added mHealth to its cardiac care program, giving providers, patients and parents a connected health platform to improve care management and coordination outside the hospital. The Jacksonville,...

BWEL Study Creator Talks About Fitbits, mHealth and Virtual Care

by Eric Wicklund

The leader of an expansive mHealth program designed to improve care management and outcomes for women with breast cancer says the Fitbit is giving her and her researchers an opportunity to change how people think about their health. Dr. Jen...

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 we...

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 data. W...

Telehealth Can Connect the Dots Between Chronic Pain, Mental Health

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth advocates have argued that a connected health platform can help providers improve care management for patients with chronic pain. A New Jersey-based pain management and neurology clinic is putting that idea to the test. Relievus ...

Fitbits For Physicians: New mHealth Project Targets Provider Stress

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth wearables, long seen as a tool for helping patients manage their health, are now being tested as a care management tool for their doctors. Researchers at the University of Michigan, who have been analyzing stress levels of medical s...

The MAVEN Project Gives Busy Health Clinics a Telehealth Resource

by Eric Wicklund

A network of volunteer physicians is using telehealth to provide consults and mentorship to where it’s needed the most – health clinics serving the underserved. The volunteers offer their services for free under the MAVEN P...

Ambulance Company Eyes mHealth Reliability With FirstNet Platform

by Eric Wicklund

A private ambulance service serving three southern US states will soon be using mHealth and telehealth devices on a specially designed broadband network to improve care coordination and management. Acadian Ambulance, based in Lafayette, La....

Telemedicine Adds Value to an Orthopedic Bundled Payment Plan

by Eric Wicklund

For orthopedic practices looking to improve post-acute care, a bundled payment plan that incorporates telemedicine can reduce expenses and improve patient outcomes. But it takes careful planning to create a good bundle. “You’ve ...

MUSC Plans a Statewide Telehealth Network for Palliative Care

by Eric Wicklund

The Medical University of South Carolina is looking to launch a statewide telehealth platform for rural and remote healthcare providers needing assistance in palliative care. Backed by a three-year grant of almost $1.3 million from the Duke...

Seattle Children’s Works to Turn PRISM Program Into an mHealth App

by Eric Wicklund

Physicians at Seattle Children’s Hospital are working to turn a web-based coping program for children with serious illnesses into an mHealth app. Created roughly 10 years ago, the Promoting Resiliency in Stress Management (PRISM) prog...

How mHealth Apps Empower Clinicians to Improve Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth apps that offer clinical decision support are fast becoming a vital part of the clinician’s toolkit – not only because they can improve patient diagnoses, but also because they make life a lot easier for often-overworked...

A Georgia Non-Profit Looks to Market Telehealth to Rural America

by Eric Wicklund

The Global Partnership for Telehealth has launched a new strategy to increase adoption of connected health technologies in rural and remote parts of the country. It’s marketing its own telemedicine solution. The Georgia-based non-prof...

CMS Makes a ‘Landmark Change’ in RPM, Telehealth Reimbursement

by Eric Wicklund

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled its proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, with several amendments designed to boost remote patient monitoring and telehealth ...

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 normall...

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