Monthly Archive
for: ‘October, 2017’

While mHealth Usage is on the Rise, Health Literacy is Not

Pay a visit to the Apple or Google app store, and chances are, you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of health-related apps that are available for download, from those that allow provide infant care and health tips to new parents, to those that assist in managing diabetes, to those that help users track weight loss. […]

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“Are You Taking Your Meds?” Predictive Analytics Could Help Adherence

To put it simply: Medication non-adherence is a widespread problem, with researchers estimating that approximately 50 to 80 percent of people fail to follow their health care providers’ instructions regarding their medication. And its costs have been well documented; indeed, it’s the reason behind as many as $289 billion in health care spending each year. […]

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Sign Up for the Telemed Leadership Forum!

Looking for the opportunity to connect and network with telemedicine industry leaders? Or are you interested in learning more about the business side of telemedicine from the people and organizations who know it best? If any of this sounds like you, look no further than the Telemed Leadership Forum, “The ROI of Telehealth,” to be […]

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How to Avoid Unnecessary Tests? EHRs Can Help

In the numerous debates that lawmakers have had about health care, particularly as Congress continues to consider the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there seems to be at least one thing that both sides of the aisle can agree on: there’s far too much wasteful spending on health care. A key contributor to […]

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AAN Debuts Teleneurology Curriculum

Each year, according to data from the American Stroke Association, almost 800,000 people across the United States experience a stroke. What’s more, strokes are responsible for approximately one out of every 20 annual deaths, killing almost 130,000 people, and are the leading cause of preventable disability. While immediate treatment can help to prevent death and […]

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Telehealth in Urban Areas? Health Affairs Op-Ed Highlights Need

When it comes to the debate over telehealth reimbursement, advocates frequently tend to focus on the benefits that increased reimbursement could bring to rural, underserved communities—places where, by having access to telehealth care, patients could theoretically avoid having to drive long distances to see a specialty provider, or where small-town hospital closures have left residents […]

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HIMSS Shares “Wish List” With Congress

It’s been a busy year for telehealth and health IT on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle introducing more than two dozen pieces of telehealth-related legislation, and one telehealth-friendly bill (the CHRONIC Care Act) even passing the Senate. But the 115th Congress isn’t over yet, and advocates want to keep the […]

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Survey Says: Providers, Orgs Value Telehealth

It’s no secret that patient 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 health care organizations have responded in kind, with survey after survey highlighting organizations’ plans to invest, or continue to do so, […]

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Make Your Voice Heard in the URAC Telehealth Survey

Are you looking for the chance to share your insights into the current state of the telehealth industry? URAC and Telemedicine Magazine want to hear from you. The two are conducting a national survey on challenges and trends in telehealth; the results will help to shed light on strategies that have worked (and what hasn’t) for providers […]

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CTeL Summit Panels Will Highlight Legislative Tracking

Simply put, it’s been a particularly eventful year for telehealth legislation. At the federal level, more than two dozen bills have been introduced—most of them bipartisan, and many of them targeting the numerous restrictions that Medicare currently places on reimbursement. States throughout the country, from New York to Minnesota to Texas, have enacted legislation that […]

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