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WHO Creates mHealth Adoption Research Standards Guide


mHealth adoption and tool development has seen a surge as patients seek convenient and cost-effective methods to manage their own health and wellness. With that, testing for new mHealth tools and interventions for chronic disease management has...

Alaska May Open its Doors to Telemedicine


Alaska lawmakers are uniting behind a bill that would, for the first time, enable the state’s Medicaid participants to access telemedicine services from out-of-state providers. SB 74 “could be a major change that will affect the entire...

9 Connected Health Recommendations to Help Seniors Aging in Place


A White House advisory council is calling on the federal government to support connected health technologies and platforms for America’s aging population. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), in an...

Will mHealth be a Key Ingredient in the Precision Medicine Initiative?


mHealth devices and platforms will play a crucial role in President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, as healthcare looks to make medicine very personal. Unveiled a year ago by President Obama during his State of the Union Address...

FDA Urged to Clarify Clinical Decision Support Regulations


Among the biggest promises of mHealth is that it will enable clinical decision support in real time and at the point of care. But that won’t happen if federal officials can’t decide how to regulate the technology. A broad-based coalition...

Feds Urged to Make Telehealth a Standard of Care


Telehealth should be an integrated standard of care for people with chronic conditions, not a separate path of care alongside traditional in-person visits. That’s the early take from comments so far submitted to the Senate Finance Committee...

FCC Petition: Better Rural Broadband Means More Telehealth Services


A coalition of telehealth and health IT organizations is petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to improve wireless and broadband access to rural healthcare providers, calling it critical to the development of virtual visit and remote...

Large Employer Trade Group Pushes for Better State Telehealth Legislation


A national organization representing large employers is throwing its weight behind state efforts to expand and regulate telehealth – and that’s not an easy task, says its chief health executive. The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC),...

Is the FDA Abandoning its mHealth App Regulation Plans?


Healthcare providers looking for guidance from the Food and Drug Administration on the regulation of mobile medical apps may have to wait a while – possibly a few years. Speakers at a recent Food and Drug Law Institute conference in Washington...

Cross-State Licensing Compact Gains Momentum


Twelve states have now signed an agreement to streamline the licensing process for clinicians wanting to practice medicine across state lines. Wisconsin became the latest state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, with Gov. Scott...

Congress Set to See a Flurry of Telehealth Activity


A Senate bill introduced this past week would spur additional Medicare coverage of telehealth in rural areas by allowing more telehealth projects at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. It’s one of two pieces of telemedicine...

Telehealth Scores Big in Joint Replacement Bundled Payment Plan


A new payment model finalized this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may open the door for telehealth in remote patient monitoring programs. CMS’ long-anticipated Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model...

Taking Over the Reins at


Greetings! Welcome to the new Actually, you won’t see any significant changes save for one – me. My name is Eric Wicklund, and I’ve become the new editor for this site (you’ll find my predecessor,...

North Dakota Medical Board Releases New Telehealth Guidelines


Telemedicine legislation continues to evolve throughout the nation as quickly as healthcare reforms have been implemented and spread across the healthcare continuum. For example, the North Dakota Board of Medicine has issued some telehealth guidelines...

Telehealth Coverage Legislation throughout Four States


Telehealth coverage legislation is being modified and implemented across the country due to its many benefits such as cost reduction and greater access to care. Nathaniel Lacktman, attorney and expert in telemedicine law at Foley & Lardner,...

Lack of Management Harms Mobile Data Interoperability


The health IT field of today faces a major challenge as it becomes a mainstay of the healthcare industry. With health IT and mobile health expected to revolutionize medical care and improve patient health outcomes, it’s imperative to address...

Legislation, Reimbursement Expand Telemedicine Technology Use


Telemedicine technology use is expanding throughout the United States due to new legislative changes, the breakdown of telehealth site restrictions, and the increase in payment parity and reimbursement for telehealth services. Providers are expanding...

New York’s Telehealth Legislation Stresses Remote Monitoring


Telehealth legislation continues to break new ground, as more states adopt telemedicine coverage and payment parity laws are put in place. When payment parity regulations are put into place, virtual doctor visits will receive the same reimbursement...

The Importance of Reimbursement in Telemedicine Adoption


The policies surrounding mobile health implementation and telemedicine adoption could have a big impact on the healthcare industry in the coming years, as it could very well be reimbursement from the federal and state governments that could push...

ONC Roadmap Brings Guidance for Mobile Data Interoperability


In order to have truly effective data sharing and communication channels strengthen care coordination among multiple medical teams, mobile data interoperability will need to be at the forefront of federal and state regulations. Additionally,...


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