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83% of Healthcare Orgs to Invest in Telehealth, mHealth Tools

mHealth Intelligence, April 10, 2017 ighty-three percent of healthcare organizations responding to a American Telemedicine Association (ATA) poll said they are highly likely to invest in telehealth with operational efficiency and convenience in mind. Of the 171 healthcare executives participating in the annual ATA Executive Leadership...

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Telehealth Licensing Compact Goes Live in 7 Member States

mHealth Intelligence, April 7, 2017 Members of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact are now accepting applications from physicians interested in practicing telehealth across state lines. The Federation of State Medical Boards has announced that the compact went live on Thursday, April 6, giving physicians in member states an expedited...

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Congress to Revisit Telehealth for Chronic Care Legislation

mHealth Intelligence, April 7, 2017 Congress will get another crack at expanding telehealth for chronic care with the return of a Senate bill seeking better Medciare coverage of remote patient monitoring and telehealth programs. The Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017,...

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Most healthcare executives plan to invest in telehealth—here’s why

FierceHealthcare, April 6, 2017 If your healthcare organization is planning to invest in telehealth systems and services, you're not alone—a new study finds 83% of respondents say they are likely or very likely to open their checkbook this year. Only 1% said they were not likely at all to invest in telehealth. The overwhelming reason:...

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Technology brings clinic to families in new childhood obesity study

UBNow, April 5, 2017 A $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant will enable Graduate School of Education professor Myles S. Faith to test a family-based treatment for childhood obesity using innovative technology that allows study participants to be treated in their homes. The five-year study, involving second-to-fourth-grade...

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Telemedicine Success Linked to Workflow, Rather Than Technology

mHealth Intelligence, April 3, 2017 Telemedicine is proving its value not because of new technology, but because of better workflows and collaboration. A program that placed telemedicine platforms into 15 primary care clinics at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services found that wait times for diabetic retinopathy screening were...

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Report: Telehealth’s economic impact could have broad reach in rural communities

FierceHealthcare, March 29, 2016 Telehealth could save hospitals in rural parts of the country an average of $81,000 annually. But that economic impact would likely spread throughout the community, cutting down on travel costs for patients and boosting revenues for other healthcare providers. The estimates were published in a report (PDF)...

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Emergency departments may be the next frontier in telehealth services

FierceHealthcare, March 29, 2017 A New York City hospital sees a surprisingly bright future for telehealth services in a previously unexplored location: the emergency room. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine’s Express Care program sends patients through standard emergency department triage, siphoning off those with minor injuries...

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County offers tools to age in place

The Evening Tribune, March 29, 2016 Steuben County Office for the aging has teamed up with a non-profit partner to offer seniors alternatives to moving into nursing facilities. Full Circle America Steuben, a program of Steuben Senior Services fund is offering a hybrid program that combines typical social services the county already provides,...

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New Resources for Telehealth Chronic Care Management (CCM) Rules

Health Care Law Today, March 27, 2017 More good news for hospitals, health care providers, and entrepreneurs interested in telehealth and Chronic Care Management (CCM).  CMS just recently introduced a new educational initiative called Connected Care: the Chronic Care Management Resource.  The initiative is designed to raise awareness of the...

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