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Stroke Telehealth Bill Could Help Save Stroke Patients

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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...

FDA Patient Engagement Committee Fosters mHealth Innovation

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Although it is clear that the use of mHealth devices can help increase patient engagement, that relationship may rely on the development of good and effective applications and devices which benefit consumers. In an effort to ensure that happens,...

Telehealth, mHealth Part of ONC Strategic Health IT Plan

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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 Mobile Devices Could Benefit Medicaid Beneficiaries

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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...

FTC’s Role in Ensuring Data Security of Mobile Health Apps

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Ever since the widespread use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops took place throughout the nation, many industries began looking toward mobile devices and eventually mobile applications to find ways that would improve workflow. Many companies...

Three Themes Alter Evolution of Physician Telehealth Policies

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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...

Mobile Health Regulations Could Strengthen Interoperability

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The mHealth market is making a big splash in the healthcare industry, as more individuals are using wearables, mobile apps, remote monitoring tools, and telehealth technology to maintain their health and wellness throughout their life. This large...

New Texas Law Employs Telehealth Technology in Schools

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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...

Increase in Coverage Laws Advance Telehealth Market Space

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The growth of the telehealth market space has been truly revolutionary due to the ongoing remote monitoring developments, new innovations, and increase in state policies expanding reimbursement and telemedicine services. Currently, there are...

FDA Oversight on High-Risk Apps in Mobile Health Industry

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As the mobile health industry continues to progress and new innovations impact patient care, regulatory agencies are taking part in greater oversight of mHealth apps, wearable devices, and remote monitoring tools. From ensuring mobile apps are...

FDA’s Focus on Patient Safety with Mobile Health Applications

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The healthcare industry is focused on improving patient care and health outcomes by garnering greater patient engagement and implementing new technologies to better track medical conditions, reduce medical errors, and potentially prevent more...

Telehealth Payment Parity Laws Rising Rapidly Across States

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As the nationwide telehealth movement continues to make progress across the states, it is important to understand the many regulations and policies being adopted to properly reimburse physicians for offering telemedicine services. Telehealth...

Best Practices to Follow for Internet of Things Security

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Mobile security and privacy protocols are vital when it comes to the Internet of Things space, which is why the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) published a draft trust framework specifically for Internet of Things devices that entails specific best...

How Telehealth Implementation Policies Vary Across the States

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Telehealth implementation policies differ in the wide array of states across the nation depending upon each individual region’s laws. Legislation such as telemedicine payment parity laws and telehealth implementation policies differ in...

Mobile Health Security Vital for Patient Record Access

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Mobile health security is essential for ensuring that patient data remains safe, protected, and private from cyber-attacks and data breaches. As the healthcare industry continues to invest in health IT systems and greater amounts of documentation...

Maine Expands Telemedicine Implementation Guidelines

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Telemedicine implementation is growing across the United States with more policies and regulations being adopted in various areas that need sufficient access to healthcare services. Delaware, for instance, has expanded healthcare coverage for...

Why Mobile Health Applications Require FDA Regulation

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If a medical device like a pacemaker was to be installed through surgery and hadn’t been thoroughly vetted by the proper agency, what patient would ever allow their doctor to go through with the surgery? It’s likely no such patient...

Fast Internet Speed Crucial for Doctors and Patients

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Internet access is a requirement for the majority of businesses, medical organizations, hospitals, police stations, and even fire departments across the nation. Today, the world would not function without quick and easy access to the Internet,...

Poor Regulatory Framework Challenges Mobile Health Industry

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The mobile health industry has undergone profound transformations over the last decade, as it continues to forge a new path for the medical industry and play a role in reforming the regulatory landscape. While there have been a multitude of successes...

Top Six Recommendations for Strong Mobile Health Security

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As mobile health technology continues to transform the medical industry and the workflows of healthcare providers across the country, the need for secure and safe transfer of data among multiple medical facilities and throughout the patient population...

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