Monthly Archive
for: ‘September, 2017’

Using Telemedicine to Combat the Opioid Crisis

It’s difficult to find a part of the United States that hasn’t been touched by the opioid addiction epidemic. According to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, more than 33,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2015. What’s more, each day approximately 91 Americans […]

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CHRONIC Care Act Passes the Senate

Telehealth advocates can point to their first (partial) legislative victory with the Senate passage of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act. As mHealth Intelligence, MobiHealthNews, and others first reported, the bipartisan bill unanimously passed the upper chamber earlier this week. “The CHRONIC Care Act is a culmination of a bipartisan, committee-wide effort, which […]

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Senate Broadband Caucus Highlights Telehealth in Expo

You could be forgiven for thinking that Democrats and Republicans in the current Congress simply can’t agree on anything—especially when it comes to health care. But throughout the current legislative session, telehealth has stood out as one of those rare areas of bipartisan agreement, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle introducing more than […]

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Can We Fully Prepare For Cyberattacks?

These days, it might seem like every other headline is about a large-scale health care data breach or ransomware attack. Indeed, an Accenture study from earlier this year found that 26 percent of Americans have had their data breached. And this May, the “WannaCry” ransomware attack caused chaos around the world, including for health care […]

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Who’s Using mHealth? Study Says Healthier, Younger People

There are a plethora of mHealth devices and apps available today, ranging from fitness trackers to mobile apps that provide advice to new parents to devices designed to help diabetes patients self-monitor. But who’s actually utilizing these technologies—and are they helping improve the health of people who need it most? As mHealth Intelligence first reported, a new […]

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Telehealth a Top Priority for Health Care Execs: Study

It’s no secret that the demand for telehealth and mHealth services has grown in recent years, with some patients even factoring the provision of these services into their choice of health care providers, and with large employers increasingly including telehealth coverage in employee benefits packages. And the results of yet another study show that health […]

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Quit Your Fitbit? Study Sheds Light on Why People Stop Using Wearables

It’s somewhat of a familiar story: You unwrap a shiny new Fitbit on Christmas morning, and it becomes your obsession for a month or so. You increase your workouts to get in those extra steps, and maybe you even diligently track your calories in the hopes of sticking to that New Year’s resolution to lose […]

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New Study: Pediatric Telemedicine Saves Time and Money

Anyone who ever played sports as a child, or is currently the parent of sports-playing children, is probably well aware of the fact that injuries are a pretty common occurrence on the field. While most, of course, tend not to be too significant, more severe injuries—i.e., potential concussions or broken bones—often require parents and children […]

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CTeL Summit: Get the Early Bird Rate While You Still Can!

Have you registered for the CTeL Fall Executive Telehealth Summit yet? If you still haven’t bought your ticket (and what’s stopping you?), there’s good news: You can still register at the early bird rate, but only until this Friday. Bonus: Along with a lower rate, early bird registration also gets you complimentary access to any of the […]

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Could Your Apple Watch Detect a Heart Condition?

Could your Apple Watch someday end up saving your life? If the initial results of Apple’s latest venture are a success, that could very well be the case. As CNBC first reported, Apple will soon begin the process of testing to determine whether its signature watch might be able to detect certain cardiac conditions. Working with researchers […]

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