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mHealth, Connected Care Help Doctors Address Medication Adherence

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is getting a $1 million federal grant to expand ongoing research into the use of the emocha mHealth app for medication adherence and care management for people living with tuberculosis. In...

New Telemedicine Center to Extend Connected Health Across Idaho

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Idaho’s largest health system is opening a “virtual hospital” to extend telehealth services to rural hospitals, doctor’s offices and patients in Idaho and eastern Oregon. Located in Boise, the 35,000-square-foot...

Anthem Launches mHealth Program in Ohio for COPD Care Management

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Anthem is launching an mHealth program in Ohio that will use a remote patient monitoring platform to improve care management for members living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio...

Best Buy Targets Senior Telehealth Market with GreatCall Deal

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Another big retailer is looking to develop mHealth tools and services for the senior care space. Best Buy’s planned acquisition of GreatCall gives the Minnesota-based consumer electronics company, which launched its Assured Living...

UCSF Studying mHealth Data to Predict Post-Operative Recovery

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Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have launched a project to determine whether data gathered from mHealth wearables can help clinical outcomes for people who have undergone hip or knee transplants. The connected...

FCC Approves Connected Care Program Featuring Telehealth, RPM

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The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved a $100 million program designed to support telehealth and telemedicine programs for underserved populations, including remote patient monitoring programs that have shown past...

Hospitals Are Finding ROI in Remote Patient Monitoring Programs

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New research from a Washington, DC-based think tank suggests that remote patient monitoring will soon become a standard of care, as health systems use telehealth and mHealth to better manage a growing chronic care population and reduce...

CMS Makes a ‘Landmark Change’ in RPM, Telehealth Reimbursement

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Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled its proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, with several amendments designed to boost remote patient monitoring and telehealth...

Geisinger Builds an mHealth Platform for Asthma Care Management

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Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Health System has partnered with pharma giant AstraZeneca to develop an mHealth platform to improve care management and coordination for people with asthma. The connected health suite includes an mHealth app...

mHealth Program to Help NYC Firefighters Monitor Blood Pressure

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New York City firefighters, both active and retired, will soon have access to an mHealth device to monitor their blood pressure. The Uniformed Fire Officers Association of New York City (UFOA), representing some 2,600 active members and...

CMS Proposes More Medicare Reimbursement For Telehealth, RPM

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The federal government is once again moving toward acceptance of telehealth and remote patient monitoring with new rules on how Medicare reimburses providers for their use of connected health technology. The Centers for Medicare &...

FCC Eyes Support for Telehealth, RPM Projects Serving Rural America

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Federal authorities are proposing to launch a $100 million program to support telehealth and telemedicine programs for underserved populations, including remote patient monitoring programs that have shown past success in treating rural...

STSI Study Finds mHealth Wearable Effective in Detecting AFib

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An mHealth wearable designed to monitor the user’s heart health was three times better at detecting atrial fibrillation than regular screening in a doctor’s office. That’s the long-awaited takeaway from the mHealth...

How One VNA Uses mHealth to Boost Care Management and Coordination

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mHealth technology works best when it improves care management and coordination for patients going through transition. For the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, the largest provider of post-acute and community-based healthcare in...

Medicare Expands Remote Patient Monitoring for Home Health Agencies

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System so that home health agencies can include the cost of remote patient monitoring on the Medicare cost report form. CMS...

STSI Touts mHealth for Cardiovascular Care Management at Home

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A connected care platform using clinical grade wearables and an mHealth app can accurately measure cardiovascular “vital signs” at home, according to new research from the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). In...

FDA Approves Implantable mHealth Sensor for Diabetes Care Management

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Federal officials have given the green light to an implantable mHealth device designed to help people with diabetes and their caregivers remotely monitor blood glucose levels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the...

Medicare Advantage Members Are Using mHealth, But Their Plans Aren’t

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Medicare Advantage members are using mHealth tools to monitor chronic health conditions. However, the same can’t be said for their health plans. That disparity was picked up in HealthMine’s Medicare Report, based on a 2017...

mHealth, Telehealth Groups Lobby CMS for Better RPM Reimbursement

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Close to 50 healthcare organizations and vendors are lobbying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve reimbursement opportunities for remote patient monitoring. In a letter delivered this morning to CMS Administrator...

Jefferson Health Tests an mHealth Wearable for Pneumonia Detection

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Researchers at Jefferson Health’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center are studying whether an mHealth wearable used to monitor breathing in asthma patients can be adapted to detect signs of pneumonia in patients with lung cancer. The...

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