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Serving Survivors: In Rural States, Telemedicine Brings Treatment for Sexual Abuse

Ohio Valley ReSource, March 1, 2019 This story profiles the delivery of domestic violence services by the University of Wyoming at Laramie to rural areas of the state. Read more ...

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AHA Says Telehealth Expansion Can Help Struggling Rural Hospitals

mHealth Intelligence, February 06, 2019 A new report from the American Hospital Association calls on the federal government to expand opportunities for telehealth and telemedicine to help keep America's struggling rural hospitals in operation. Read more ...

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Federal Grants to Boost Telehealth in School-Based Health Centers

mHealth Intelligence, February 07, 2019 120 school-based health centers around the country are getting $11 million in HRSA grants to upgrade services and develop telehealth programs that expand access to mental health, substance abuse and obesity-related services. Read more ...

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VA Hits Telemedicine Milestone with 1 Million Video Visits in ’18

mHealth Intelligence, February 08, 2019 Veterans accessed healthcare through a video-based telemedicine platform more than 1 million times in FY 2018, according to the VA. Read more ...

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Telemedicine Extends Palliative Care to the Outpatient Setting

mHealth Intelligence, February 11, 2019 Palliative care experts at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx are pursuing a telemedicine solution to help long-term care facilities and nursing homes improve care coordination and management for those dealing with life-limiting illnesses. Read more ...

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CMS Eyes Reimbursements for Mobile Integrated Healthcare Programs

mHealth Intelligence, February 14, 2019 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will soon test a new Medicare payment model that would reimburse healthcare providers who use mHealth and telehealth as a means of reducing unnecessary ED transports. Read more ...

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Massachusetts Embraces Telemental Health for Medicaid Members

mHealth Intelligence, February 15, 2019 Massachusetts has expanded its MassHealth program to allow those on Medicaid to access mental health and addiction treatment services though a telemedicine platform. Read more ...

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USDA Prioritizes Opioid Abuse Treatment in Next Telemedicine Grants

mHealth Intelligence, February 15, 2019 The US Department of Agriculture is earmarking more than $10 million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine grants for connected health programs that address opioid abuse treatment and recovery. Read more ...

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How eConsults can offer a Virtual Care Connection to Specialists

mHealth Intelligence Special Feature, Jan. 28, 2019 This article summarizes progress among programs that deliver store-and-forward electronic consults with specialists to primary care providers. Read more ...

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Key Healthcare Incentives for Telemedicine in 2019

AMD Blog, January 17, 2019 AMD's Global Director of Strategic and Partner Development, Ron Emerson, here discusses improved opportunities for telemedicine in the coming year, including use for skilled nursing facilities, employee health programs, consumer-based urgent care, and opioid treatment. Read more ...

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