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Mercy Virtual’s President Talks Telemedicine, Value-Based Care

June 16, 2017 - For telemedicine to truly contribute value to healthcare delivery, it has to be invisible. That is, in a nutshell, the goal for Dr. Randall S. Moore, MD, MBA, president of Mercy Virtual. Billed as the nation’s only hospital without beds, the four-story virtual care center located outside St. Louis is the hub in a hub-and-spoke telemedicine network that includes health systems in Florida, North...


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In-Home Blood Pressure Monitors Inaccurate 70% of the Time

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A study published in the American Journal of Hypertension found that in-home blood pressure (BP) monitors weren't accurate within five mmHg about 70 per cent of the time. These devices were off the mark by 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the...

Telemedicine Legislation Takes Aim at Chronic Kidney Disease

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The latest telemedicine legislation to appear on Capitol Hill seeks to make digital health a key component of treatment for chronic kidney disease treatment. The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2017 (H.R. 2644),...

Mobile Health Technology is Breathing New Life Into CPAP Therapy

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Healthcare providers are turning to mHealth technology to make CPAP therapy more productive – for both doctors and patients. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines have been around for decades, helping doctors to monitor patients...

Smartphone Lab Alerts Cut 26 Minutes Off ED Discharge Times

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Research published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal found that smartphone alerts may be helpful for reducing the time it takes to discharge patients from the emergency department. When physicians utilized smartphone push notifications...

Telehealth-friendly CHRONIC Care Act Passes First Senate Hurdle

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A bill that would boost telehealth services for chronic care treatment is headed to a Senate vote after breezing through a committee review this week. The Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC)...

Telehealth Partnerships Focus on Innovative ROI in Upstate NY

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For the two administrators responsible for guiding new telehealth projects to fruition across upstate New York, ROI doesn’t always mean reimbursement. Sometimes a new telemedicine program has to look beyond money for value. “You need...

Mobile Health App for Bipolar Patients Wins RWJF Mood Challenge

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A mobile health app that can spot manic and depressive episodes by analyzing how someone uses a smartphone has won top honors in the Mood Challenge for ResearchKit. It’s one of a growing number of digital health and telehealth resources...

mHealth Messages Get High Grades in Medication Adherence Study

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A new study on mobile health and medication adherence has uncovered two interesting points: Patients don’t just forget to take their medications, and real-time mHealth “prodding” can help them to stay on their prescriptions....

DoD Grant Eyes Mobile Health Devices as a Pain Management Tool

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In what could be a sign of bigger things to come for mHealth and pain management, the U.S. Military is investing in mobile health technology in a bid to help veterans avoid opioid addictions. The announcement this week that the Department of...

Providers Visualize New mHealth, Telehealth Uses for the Video

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With so many mHealth and telehealth platforms focused on care delivery through video, healthcare providers are finding new ways to put that form factor to use. Much like the AT&T commercial in which Mark Wahlberg notes that entertainment...

HEART Act Targets Medicare Limits on Rural Telehealth, RPM

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A new bill making its way around Capitol Hill aims to improve access to telehealth services for people with heart disease and those in rural parts of the country. The Helping Expand Access to Rural Telehealth (HEART) Act, filed on May 3 by U.S....

mHealth, Telehealth Providers Target Growing Senior Care Market

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Telehealth and mHealth providers are adopting new platforms to meet the needs of a growing senior population and position themselves for the lucrative remote patient monitoring market. With the Baby Boomer generation set to retire and wanting...

New Telehealth Training Center Aims to be a National Resource

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According to healthcare providers attending last week’s American Telemedicine Conference in Orlando, one of the biggest challenges to launching a telehealth network is finding qualified staff. It’s a problem the National Academic...

Harvard mHealth Partnership to Improve Medicaid Chronic Care

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A new mHealth partnership between Harvard Medical School and mPulse Mobile aims to study the effects of two-way text messaging on the self-care habits of Medicaid beneficiaries. Through two separate programs, researchers from the Department of...

mHealth, Home Monitoring Boost Cystic Fibrosis Adherence

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Research published in Global Pediatric Health found that mHealth and remote monitoring tools can improve adherence to complex treatment regimens for forgetful adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF).   Adolescents with the pulmonary disease...

ATA Survey: Parents Like Telehealth for Primary Care Needs

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Parents surveyed by a national pediatric health network say they know about telemedicine and are willing to use it to address primary care issues, but they’re hesitant to use it to manage chronic conditions. That divide separates two of...

Payers, Providers Seek Common Ground on New Telehealth Services

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Healthcare providers are finding that telehealth reimbursement goes well beyond finding the right CPT code. With each state and even the federal government offering different and sometimes conflicting definitions for telemedicine and telehealth,...

mHealth Apps for Cancer Survivors Aren’t Meeting Their Needs

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Mobile health apps designed for cancer survivors aren’t as effective as they should be, according to the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. A 2016 analysis of dozens of mHealth apps by researchers from CPIC and Stanford University...

Providers Like Virtual Care, But Sustainability Issues Linger

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Roughly three-quarters of healthcare providers in a new survey say they’ve launched a telemedicine platform or are beginning pilot projects, but less than half say they’ve reached sustainability. The survey of 147 health systems,...

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