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Telehealth Platforms Move From Connected Care to Connected Health

October 16, 2018 - The value of a connected care platform lies in connecting everyone to that platform. In telehealth and telemedicine programs, this means adopting an enterprise-wide strategy. As healthcare providers and executives converge on Boston this week for several conferences, headlined by Partners Healthcare’s Connected Health Conference and Xtelligent Healthcare Media’s Value-Based...


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Duke Affirms Cost Savings from Physical Therapy Via Telehealth

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Healthcare providers saved almost $2,750 per patient by using telehealth instead of in-person treatment for post-discharge physical therapy after knee replacement surgery, according to researchers at Duke University. The long-awaited...

US Military Tests an mHealth Wearable for Remote, Battlefield Care

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A U.S. Navy base in Virginia will soon be testing an mHealth wearable designed to link remote healthcare providers in disaster zones or battlefields with more experienced specialists. Developed by researchers at Purdue University, the...

Avera Adding 24/7 Telemental Health to eCARE Telemedicine Platform

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Avera Health is using a grant of almost $8 million to expand its telehealth platform to support a 24-hour telemental health service. Announced on World Mental Health Day, the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based health system is getting $7.8 million...

mHealth Finds the Right Note For Music in Digital Therapeutics Programs

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Healthcare providers may soon be singing the praises of music as another tool in the mHealth arsenal. In much the same way that a jogger sets a pace to his or her favorite playlist, finishing a run with the theme from Rocky, healthcare...

SIMPRO Project to Use mHealth to Monitor Cancer Patients At Home

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Six health systems are launching a program to collect patient-reported data through an mHealth platform to help healthcare providers improve care management and coordination for people undergoing cancer treatment. Coordinated by the...

mHealth Gives Providers Quick Access to Decision Support Resources

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Healthcare providers who access clinical decision support through mHealth platforms are finding a world of information at their fingertips – and they could be saving lives. That’s the takeaway from researchers at the Scripps...

mHealth Devices Are Changing Chronic Care Management Standards

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New research suggests that mHealth is changing the way physicians treat patients with chronic conditions – an outcome that may merit an adjustment in how healthcare providers measure standards of care. Researchers from the...

Telemedicine Network Helps Virginia Hospitals Coordinate Care

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A new telemedicine platform is giving northern Virginia’s Culpeper Medical Center the opportunity to triage patients with cardiac or vascular issues before sending them, if necessary, on to the experts at UVA Medical...

Congress Mulls Expanding Telehealth to Help Veterans With PTSD

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Congress is taking aim at veteran healthcare with a proposal to expand access to telehealth and telemedicine for those dealing with mental health issues like PTSD. The Enhancing Veterans Experience with Telehealth Services (eVETS) Act,...

HRSA Challenge Eyes Telehealth, RPM Programs for Maternal Care

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A new federally funded challenge aims to identify telehealth and mHealth platforms that can help prenatal care providers remotely monitor pregnant women. Launched by the US Health and Resources Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and...

Congress Takes Aim at Opioid Crisis With Telehealth Expansion

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Telehealth and Telemedicine programs that assist healthcare providers in treating people with substance abuse issues will be getting a significant upgrade, thanks to a massive bill passed by Congress and headed to President Donald...

Choosing the Right mHealth Devices For a Pediatric Telehealth Program

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Pediatricians see telehealth as an opportunity to replicate the office exam at home – a more comfortable environment for both the child and the parents. But the success of the virtual visit hinges on capturing accurate patient...

Is Convenience a Problem for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Programs?

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Healthcare providers treating people with respiratory tract infections through a direct-to-consumer telehealth platform tend to speed up the visit by prescribing antibiotics, according to two studies. And those providers are also getting...

Telemedicine Partnership Envisions an RPM Program Without Devices

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A new telemedicine partnership aims to improve remote patient monitoring programs by capturing vital signs without the need for medical devices. VSee, the California-based developer of video visit platforms used by Ascension,...

mHealth Provider Uses Apple Health Records to Support House Calls

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A new mHealth service is taking advantage of Apple’s Health Records platform. Heal, the Los Angeles-based developer of a connected care platform for house calls, announced today that its OnCall iPad app will integrate with...

Telehealth Provider Joins Global Effort to Curb Antibiotic Resistance

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One of the nation’s largest telehealth providers is joining a global effort to reduce antibiotic resistance. California-based Doctor On Demand is pledging to reduce antibiotic prescription rates for acute upper respiratory...

HHS Grants to Help Native Americans Expand Telehealth Resources

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Federal officials are earmarking more than $50 million to expand telehealth programs and other healthcare service to help American Indian and Alaska Native tribes address opioid abuse. The funding, through the Health and Human Services...

Telehealth Can Connect the Dots Between Chronic Pain, Mental Health

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Telehealth advocates have argued that a connected health platform can help providers improve care management for patients with chronic pain. A New Jersey-based pain management and neurology clinic is putting that idea to the...

New Bill Targets Medicaid Coverage of Maternity Telehealth Programs

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Congress is considering new legislation to strengthen Medicaid support for maternity care programs delivered through telemedicine. The Maximizing Outcomes for Moms through Medicaid Improvement and Enhancement of Services (MOMMIES)...

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