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With Digital Therapeutics, Dignity is Taking mHealth to New Levels

March 22, 2019 - Roughly 500 patients at Dignity Health are now using an mHealth platform for asthma care management that includes digital therapeutics. One of the health system’s care coordinators says that mobile health device helps them to hit their marks on value-based care. “We’ve definitely learned a lot” in the five years that the California-based health system has worked...


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New for Remote Patient Monitoring Programs: An mHealth Toilet Seat

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The latest idea in mHealth innovation aims to improve remote patient monitoring for people with cardiac issues through the bathroom. Researchers at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology are working on a sensor-embedded toilet...

Children’s of Alabama to Use mHealth to Help Families After Discharge

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The nation’s third largest children’s hospital is launching an mHealth program to monitor infants with complex heart defects after they’ve been discharged. Children’s of Alabama is partnering with Locus Health on...

Arizona Senate OKs Telemedicine Expansion to Meet PCP Shortage

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Arizona’s Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would expand telemedicine coverage in a state with a growing shortage of primary care physicians. The Senate this week passed SB 1089, which adds asynchronous (store-and-forward)...

UVA Launching 6 New Telehealth, mHealth Programs for Chronic Care

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The University of Virginia Health System is launching or expanding six telehealth and mHealth programs aimed at improving care management and coordination for people living with chronic diseases. The new programs, some of which build on a...

Marshfield Clinic to Use Remote Monitoring Platform for CHF Patients

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Wisconsin’s Marshfield Clinic Health System will be using a remote patient monitoring platform to improve care management at home for patients with congestive heart failure. The Wisconsin-based health system will be equipping...

MD Anderson Launches mHealth Study Targeting Cancer-Related Fatigue

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The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is launching a clinical study to determine whether an mHealth app can improve care management and health outcomes for people living with cancer. M.D. Anderson is part of an international...

AMA Collaborative Develops mHealth Data Standards for BP Devices

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Healthcare providers using mHealth devices to monitor blood pressure in remote patient monitoring programs now have a model for data collection and analysis. The Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI), launched in 2017 by the...

New Telehealth Bills Address Coverage, Store-and-Forward, RPM

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Lawmakers in several states are pushing forward with bills to amend existing telehealth and telemedicine rules – most notable changing them to improve payer coverage and include remote patient monitoring and asynchronous...

Telemedicine Pioneer Qualcomm Life Sold, to be Renamed CapsuleTech

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One of the early pioneers of the remote patient monitoring movement is changing owners – and its name. Qualcomm announced this week that it’s selling its Qualcomm Life business to Francisco Partners, a San Francisco-based...

Arizona Lawmakers Look to Expand Telemedicine Definition, Coverage

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Arizona lawmakers are moving forward with proposed legislation that would expand coverage for telemedicine and add more healthcare services, including asynchronous telehealth and remote patient monitoring. The state Senate and House...

OIG OKs Free Phones in mHealth Project Targeting Medication Adherence

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Federal officials have given the green light to a digital health company’s plan to loan free smartphones to patients enrolled in an mHealth project tracking medication adherence. The Office of the Inspector General issued the ruling...

HIMSS19 to Move the Conversation on Telehealth, RPM, Digital Health

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Telehealth and mHealth will play a part in many of the education sessions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition, which takes place Feb. 11-15 in Orlando. Aside from...

Hospital’s Telehealth Program Reduces ER Visits, Treatment Costs

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A telehealth program launched in 2016 to improve care management for patients with chronic conditions who aren’t in home health care has cut ER visits in half and reduced hospitalizations by almost 90 percent, according to hospital...

Virginia Looks to Add Remote Patient Monitoring to Telehealth Law

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Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would define remote patient monitoring and include it in the commonwealth’s telehealth and telemedicine guidelines. House Bill 1970 and Senate Bill 1221, both filed on January 9, define...

Fairview Health Launches mHealth Program for Cancer Care Management

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Minnesota’s Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Health have launched an mHealth program for cancer patients that uses ingestible sensors and remote patient monitoring technology to improve care management during...

CDC Project Combines mHealth, Cash in Opioid Abuse Treatment

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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are getting more than $2 million test whether an mHealth app combined with financial incentives can help people struggling with opioid abuse. The US Centers for Disease...

FDA OKs mHealth Wearable to Help Children Living With Epilepsy

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Federal regulators have cleared for use an mHealth wearable designed to detect epileptic seizures in children and immediately alert care team members. The US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Embrace smartwatch,...

Telehealth Helps CMS Bundled Payment Program Show Some Savings

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Mandatory bundled payment programs for joint replacement surgery can save a modest amount of money through the use of telehealth services for rehab, according to a recent analysis. As reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, an...

Telehealth Gives Patients a Real-Time Link to Mental Health Support

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A Texas-based psychiatry clinic is using telehealth to help patients manage their health outside the doctor’s office. Carter Health Psychiatry & Wellness, located just south of Houston in Friendswood, has launched a remote...

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