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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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The Push For Telehealth Reimbursement: Advocates Lobby CMS

In a year during which efforts to expand Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services have gained new momentum, more and more advocates are taking their case directly to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As mHealth Intelligence first reported, a variety of different health care advocacy organizations have submitted comments to the agency in support of […]

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Does Your Plan Cover Telemedicine? Most Don’t Know

With more and more patients, providers, and health care organizations seeking to utilize telemedicine services, a new survey has shed light on widespread uncertainty among patients about whether or not their insurance plans actually provide telemedicine coverage. As Markets Insider first reported, data from a HealthMine survey showed that the majority (57 percent) of Medicare plan members […]

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House Committees Advance Key Telehealth Bills

Two House of Representatives committees this week advanced key bipartisan pieces of telehealth legislation, giving the push for expanded reimbursement additional momentum in a Congress that’s already been busy when it comes to the introduction of telehealth bills. As Fierce Healthcare first reported, two bills—the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act and the Increasing Telehealth Access in Medicare Act—cleared […]

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Medicare Spending on Telehealth Grew in 2016, But is Still Low

Good news/bad news when it comes to Medicare and telemedicine: While the program spent more money on reimbursement for telehealth services in the past year than they ever had in the past, Medicare’s spending on it still only accounts for a small percentage of its overall budget. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, recently released data from the […]

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Medical Board Members: Join Your Colleagues at the CTeL Summit

Being a member of a state board of medicine today brings with it a range of challenges, from licensure compacts to prescribing regulations to the evolving role of predictive analytics in medicine. Come together with your colleagues from across the country at the CTeL Fall Executive Telehealth Summit during our workshop designed exclusively for members […]

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“Am I Depressed?” Google, NAMI Team Up to Screen for Depression

These days, it probably seems like a natural first step to turn to Google when you’re looking for an answer to virtually any question, from the current weather anywhere in the world to your favorite sports team’s score from last night to how to tie a tie. Now, the search engine is seeking to help […]

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