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Opioid Prescribing, Telemedicine among Most Important Regulatory Topics for State Medical Boards

FSMB Press Release, January 17, 2018 Today, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) announced that resources related to opioid prescribing and telemedicine are currently the most important regulatory issues to state medical boards. The announcement comes after analyzing responses from 51 state medical boards as part of the FSMB’s 2017...

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Study: Telemedicine Consults Help Save About $500 Per Patient

mHealth Intelligence, January 17, 2018 A telemedicine consult platform for cardiology cases saved almost $500 per patient in Medicaid costs over in-person treatments, according to a newly released study. In what’s being billed as the first published randomized study of the eConsult platform, researchers at Community Health Center and the...

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How to Build a Foundation for Telehealth Success

HealthTech, January 15, 2018 Digital health, and telehealth in particular, is a complex yet rapidly evolving landscape. Provider adoption of telehealth, for instance, continues to grow at a steady pace, from 54 percent in 2014 to 71 percent today, according to HIMSS Analytics. Organizations looking to start their own telemedicine program...

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Short On Doctors, Brattleboro Health Providers Embrace Telemedicine

VPR, January 12, 2018 Rural communities across the country face a shortage of doctors of all kinds, and Vermont is no different. But as technology advances, and patients get more comfortable with video conferencing, health care officials say telemedicine might be one way to address the shortage. Read more!

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Making Telehealth a Valuable Part of Preventive Care Programs

mHealth Intelligence, January 10, 2018 An under-the-radar bill introduced in Congress last year could, if passed, pave the way for Medicare coverage of telehealth in preventive health programs. The Preventive Health Savings Act (S. 2164 and H B.. 2953) proposes to expand the window by which the Congressional Budget Office scores...

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Telemedicine Helps SNFs Improve Patient Care, Curb Hospitalizations

mHealth Intelligence, January 9, 2018 Skilled nursing facilities across the country are using telemedicine to bring critical healthcare services to their residents, improving health and wellness outcomes and reducing costly ER transports. In many cases, real-time clinical support can mean the difference between life and death. “Even...

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School-Based Telemedicine Helps City Kids Manage Their Asthma

mHealth Intelligence,  January 8, 2018 A new study finds that a school-based telehealth program can “significantly” improve clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare expenditures for children with asthma in urban settings. The study, published this week in JAMA Pediatrics, adds to the growing literature base targeting pediatric...

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Telehealth Targets a Niche in Mental Health Care for Urban Youths

mHealth Intelligence, January 3, 2018 Pediatricians in New Jersey are using telehealth to connect with mental health experts in a new program designed to improve access to care for urban youths. Armed with a $555,555 grant from the New Jersey department of Children and Families, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) and New Jersey...

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Are Providers, Payers Putting Enough Into Telehealth Education?

mHealth Intelligence, December 27, 2017 New research finds that healthcare providers are turning to telehealth and telemedicine more and more to meet business goals, rather than consumer demand. At the same time, many consumers say they haven’t tried telehealth and don’t understand how it will help them. Read more!

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The Year in Review: Telehealth, mHealth Made Their Mark in 2017

mHealth Intelligence, December 26. 2017 From Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley, telehealth, telemedicine and mHealth – and the other half-dozen terms for this fast-moving industry – found its way into the American consciousness in many different forms during 2017. While Congress was dealing with (or trying to tackle) more than a dozen bills...

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