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

December 7, 2018 - 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 gist of a study conducted by Marcia Ward, a professor of health management and policy in the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health and...


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VA Announces Telehealth Partnerships With Walmart, Philips, T-Mobile

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its “Anywhere to Anywhere VA Health Care” program with new telehealth and telemedicine partnerships. At this week’s “Anywhere to Anywhere Together” summit in...

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...

Are Payers to Blame for Low Provider Telehealth Adoption Rates?

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An analysis of payer compliance with Texas’ telehealth and telemedicine law finds that many insurers aren’t being transparent about what they do and don’t cover. And that may be contributing to the low national adoption...

Study: Retail Telehealth Offers As Many Challenges As Opportunities

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The emergence of retail telehealth networks and the looming presence of big-name players like Amazon and Walmart in the healthcare space means consumers are on the cusp of true anytime, anywhere care. But is this a good thing? A new...

Wyoming Hospital Forges Partnerships to Launch a Telestroke Network

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Wyoming’s largest hospital is launching a telestroke network with other hospitals in the mostly rural state. Wyoming Medical Center in Casper has signed a telemedicine partnership with Memorial Hospital of Converse County, located...

Michigan Lawmakers Move to Extend Ban on Telemedicine Abortions

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Michigan lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to indefinitely extend a ban on abortions by telemedicine. The state’s Republican-majority Senate voted along party lines this week to continue a law enacted in 2012 that...

False Telemedicine Sessions at Center of Federal Fraud Crackdown

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Law enforcement officials are beginning to catch up to healthcare providers who see telehealth as a means of stealing from the government. The latest case comes out of San Diego, where a nurse practitioner pled guilty this week to taking...

For One Pediatric Practice, mHealth Progress is Small But Significant

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Amid all the talk about low adoption rates and uncertain “tipping points” for telehealth, one point should be made clear: Any provider who finds success with connected care technology is proof that the technology works. And...

Anthem Launches DTC Telehealth Platform for Medi-Cal Members

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One of the nation’s largest Medicaid programs is launching a direct-to-consumer telehealth platform for its members. Anthem Blue Cross announced this week that its 1.2 million Medicaid members in California’s Medi-Cal program...

mHealth Treatment for Substance Abuse Now Available to Providers

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The first mHealth platform to receive federal approval for the treatment of people with substance abuse issues is now available to providers as a prescription-based digital therapeutic. The reSET mHealth app, developed by Pear...

USC, Northwestern to Study Antibiotic Prescribing Via Telemedicine

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Researchers at two universities are launching a five-year study to determine whether telemedicine can help healthcare providers improve their medication management habits. Funded by a grant from the Health and Human Services...

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...

Congress Facing Pressure to Pass Telehealth Bill for Senior Care

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Connected care advocates are lobbying Congress to pass the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2018, which aims to reduce rehospitalizations at qualified skilled nursing facilities by giving them more...

New Group Lobbies for More Telehealth, mHealth in Medicaid Programs

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Dozens of health technology companies have formed a non-profit aimed at lobbying for more telehealth and mHealth in Medicaid. Spurred by recent federal and state efforts to expand Medicaid programs targeting underserved populations,...

CHQI Unveils Its First Class of Accredited Telehealth Providers

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One of two organizations providing telehealth accreditation has unveiled its first graduating class. Five telehealth providers – including two health systems – have been accredited under guidelines developed by the ClearHealth...

Mary Free Bed Hospital Adds Telemedicine to Improve Care Coordination

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With a new telemedicine platform, Michigan’s Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is looking to take the “physical” out of physical rehabilitation. The 167-bed hospital, based in Grand Rapids, offers acute care...

Indian Health Adds Telemedicine to Opioid Abuse Treatment Strategy

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The federal agency responsible for coordinating care for Native American and Alaskan Indian populations is launching a telemedicine platform to improve access to opioid abuse disorder (OAD) treatment. Rear Admiral Michael Toedt, MD, chief...

Ohio Hospital Using Telehealth to Tackle 911 calls, ER Overcrowding

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An Ohio hospital is partnering with the local fire department and Miami University Oxford to launch a telehealth program aimed at the most frequent users of the 911 emergency system. Middletown-based Atrium Medical Center and the...

Texas Eyes Telemedicine for Students, Sexual Assault Survivors

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A Texas legislator is looking to improve access to telemedicine for students with mental health issues and sexual assault survivors. Those proposals were included in a package of 11 bills filed this week by Texas State Senator Jane...

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