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 seeking to ease telehealth adoption and reimbursement, state Legislatures had their hands full is well, passing 63 pieces of legislation. Also getting in on them fun were the Department of Veterans Affairs, with a proposal to give VA doctors wide-ranging telemedicine authority, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which kicked off a discussion on the merits of remote patient monitoring that figures to last well into 2018.

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