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Virginia Looks to Add Remote Patient Monitoring to Telehealth Law

January 18, 2019 - 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 RPM as “the delivery of home health services using telecommunications technology to enhance the delivery of home health care, including...


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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...

IBM Tests mHealth Sensor That Measures Grip Strength in Fingernails

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IBM researchers are working on an mHealth sensor that can continuously measure grip strength in a user’s hand. The wearable digital health device measures the flexibility of and deformation in a user’s fingernail, a key...

UW-Madison Project Uses mHealth to Study Nurse Stress, Fatigue

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A new mHealth project in Wisconsin aims to use Fitbits to monitor – and ultimately improve – nurses’ health. University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Professor Linsey Steege will use the popular digital health...

Ochsner Adds Remote Patient Monitoring for Cardiac Implant Patients

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The Ochsner Health System is launching a new remote patient monitoring service aimed at improving care management for patients with implanted cardiac devices. The New Orleans-based health system, one of the nation’s most progressive...

UAB Using $4.6M Grant to Apply Telehealth to Physical Therapy Program

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is getting a $4.6 million federal grant to integrate a telemedicine platform into a novel music-enhanced physical therapy program for people with disabilities. Through a partnership with the YMCA of...

mHealth Wearables Hit the Mark in Tests to Measure Diabetic Foot Care

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Researchers in California are touting the mHealth benefits of a sensor-embedded sock that’s designed to continuously monitor a patient’s skin temperature. As reported in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the mHealth...

mHealth Project Envisions an Ingestible Controlled By a Smartphone

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Researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT are working on a mHealth platform that would enable healthcare providers to control an ingestible digital health sensor for up to a month after it’s...

MD Health Plan Launches mHealth Program for Medication Adherence

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A Maryland health plan is launching an innovative mHealth program aimed at improving medication adherence for its Medicaid members living with type 2 diabetes. University of Maryland Health Partners (UMHP), which serves roughly 48,000...

Dignity Health Uses mHealth to Cut ER Visits, Hospitalizations

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A healthcare provider who integrates digital therapeutics with a chronic care management program for asthma patients can cut ER visits and hospitalizations in half, according to a study undertaken by one of the nation’s largest...

For Small Hospitals, Telemedicine Can Be a Game-Changer in the ED

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Rural hospitals who use telemedicine to improve care management in their Emergency Departments not only save money and preserve limited resources – they also boost staff morale and make it easier to hire new talent. That’s the...

Mount Sinai Launches mHealth Project Targeting Asthma Treatment

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The Mount Sinai Health System is launching a five-year mHealth study – billed as the largest of its kind – to examine the causes and effects of asthma. The New York health system is partnering with Sanofi and digital health...

Telehealth Research Uncovers Challenges in Launching an RPM Program

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Remote patient monitoring programs for cardiac care patients have helped reduce mortality over six months – but the telemedicine platform has proven less effective in the long run, and has even led to an increase in hospital...

Home Health Provider Sees mHealth as a Channel to Value-Based Care

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A home health agency serving Medicaid recipients in western New York is using an mHealth platform to improve care coordination for it most fragile patients. And for Raul Vazquez, MD, chief executive officer of the Greater Buffalo United...

mHealth Project to Use Smartphones to Tackle Pregnancy Challenges

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The University of Texas is launching an mHealth project to track 1,000 pregnant women through the smartphones. Backed by a $1.2 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Health grant, researchers will use an mHealth app to...

Duke to Use mHealth Wearables to Help Freshmen Improve Health

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Duke University will be arming incoming freshmen with smartwatches next year in an mHealth program that aims to improve student health outcomes. The WearDuke program, developed by Geoff Ginsburg, a professor of medicine, and Susanne Haga,...

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