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Taking Over the Reins at mHealthIntelligence.com

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Greetings! Welcome to the new mHealthIntelligence.com. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,...

Legislative Barriers the Telemedicine Field Needs to Overcome

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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...

Why Telehealth Technology Regulations Need to Expand

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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...

Mobile Health Industry Faces Safety and Security Challenges

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The mobile health industry has a variety of legal implications that must be addressed by mHealth application manufacturers and healthcare providers who take part in utilizing mobile devices and apps during work hours. Federal regulatory agencies...

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...

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