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HRSA Issues Challenge Competition on Technology Applications

CCHP News, October 24, 2017 The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) recently announced two prize competitions.  The first, to support the development of low-cost, scalable technology-based innovations to promote healthy weight for low-income children and families within their...

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Tele-ICU systems links Yale ‘intensivists’ to patients in Westerly

The Westerly Sun, October 22, 2017 In addition to the care they receive locally, patients in the intensive care unit at Westerly Hospital are now being monitored in real time, through the use of audiovisual technology, by a team of critical care doctors and nurses 62 miles away at Yale New Haven Hospital. The team in New Haven is working through...

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Report: Nearly every state has updated its telehealth legislation since last year

mobihealthnews, October 18, 2017 As telehealth becomes more prevalent among US healthcare institutions, states are rolling out or modifying their laws to better define regulatory frameworks specifically affecting remote delivery of care. In fact, every state but Connecticut and Massachusetts has made substantive legal changes to how telehealth...

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Why telehealth is fueling the move towards micro-hospitals

Healthcare Finance, October 18, 2018 The growth of micro-hospitals, where small neighborhood hospitals offer care tailored to the specific needs of a community, has been dramatic in recent years. And companies that are building and operating these facilities are relying on telemedicine to help them provide faster, more personalized...

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Telemedicine Workgroup Develops Curriculum for Teleneurology

mHealth Intelligence, October 18, 2017 With teleneurology and telestroke services quickly becoming commonplace in health systems across the country, a workgroup has developed a standardized curriculum for healthcare providers using the telemedicine platform. A 12-member group of experts formed by American Academy of Neurology has...

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Hospital readmissions, drug costs, telemedicine all addressed in Massachusetts Senate health care costs bill

MassLive, October 17, 2017 The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday unveiled a comprehensive bill aimed at lowering the state's high health care costs. The bill contains a potpourri of provisions on everything from telemedicine to drug prices to behavioral health. Read more!

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Medtronic Care Management Services and American Well Announce Strategic Partnership to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

GlobeNewswire, October 16, 2017 Medtronic plc today announced its Medtronic Care Management Services (MCMS) business and American Well® entered into a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to enable a more complete telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population. Read more!

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A Failed mHealth Program Offers Lessons Learned For Future Projects

mHealth Intelligence, October 12, 2017 A recent program to have patients at a federally qualified health center use an mHealth app to manage their hypertension or diabetes failed miserably, with most of the patients abandoning the app within a couple weeks. But while highlighting the challenges faced by healthcare providers in getting...

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Giving Urban Health Care Access Issues The Attention They Deserve In Telemedicine Reimbursement Policies

Health Affairs Blog, October 12, 2017 A May 2017 Wall Street Journal analysis highlights the plight of rural America: People there who are sick are getting sicker because health systems are struggling to deliver care in rural areas. The challenges are multifactorial, but a key driver is the availability of providers. Only 10 percent of...

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Joint Commission pulls back proposed telehealth standards

FierceHealthcare, October 11, 2017 Months after releasing draft telehealth standards, the Joint Commission has decided not to move forward with proposed changes that would have added new burdens to hospitals and ambulatory care clinics with telehealth programs. In May, the Joint Commission announced a field review of several new standards...

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