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Doctor on Demand Partnership Expands Telehealth in Massachusetts

Massachusetts launched a partnership with Doctor On Demand last week to make telehealth available to the uninsured. Telehealth services will be provided free of charge to uninsured and Medicaid patients who have questions about COVID-19 or who have been identified through the state’s contact tracing efforts as needing telehealth care. Individuals will now have 24-hour, […]

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The Answer to Scalability and Sustainability?

Since its inception, telehealth has continually grown and evolved, along with the technology that makes it possible. Along with these changes, of course, have come debates over things like usability. One thing that’s been discussed a good deal of recent, as mHealth Intelligence first highlighted: the role of asynchronous store-and-forward telehealth. Because asynchronous store-and-forward has […]

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Summit Spotlight: Asynchronous DTC Telehealth

Asynchronous telehealth, also known as “store-and-forward telehealth,” is disrupting direct-to-consumer telehealth care. What do you need to know in order to build a compliant, and profitable, asynchronous telehealth program? How can you conduct proper due diligence, and what laws and regulations do you need to keep in mind? Come learn more during this panel at […]

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Study Shows Expanded Telemedicine Usage After Hurricanes

One of the biggest challenges people faced after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria made landfall last year was access to health care, as the storms stranded some patients at home and, in some cases, left hospitals without water and power for days at a time. But a number of telemedicine providers, among them Doctor on […]

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Making Lab Tests More Accessible: rHEALTH Device Approved in EU

What if you could, from the comfort of your own home and with just one drop of blood, screen yourself for a variety of health care conditions? As highlighted in an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) blog post, this scenario is on its way to becoming a reality with a new first-of-its-kind portable […]

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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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Doubling in Telehealth Investment by 2018? Predictions From New Study

And the body of literature predicting exponential growth in telehealth investment in the coming years continues to grow. As Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine first reported, a recent benchmark study from Becker’s Healthcare and direct-to-consumer telehealth company Teladoc found that, in 2018, the number of United States health systems offering telehealth programs will likely be […]

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Texas Telehealth Bill Signed Into Law

With Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) signature on it over the weekend, Senate Bill 1107/House Bill 2697 officially became Texas law. And with that, Texas became the final of the 50 states to do away with the requirement that a doctor-patient relationship be established only in person. As MobiHealthNews, the Dallas Morning News, and others first […]

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Telehealth Lab Services? Doctor On Demand to Add

Imagine, if you’re a health care provider, being able to order laboratory tests for a patient at the touch of a button. Or, if you’re a patient, imagine being able to receive lab results through the mobile app that you use to connect with your health care provider. For Doctor On Demand patients and providers, […]

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What to Do About Inappropriate Conduct During Virtual Visits?

The Internet, as anyone who’s had the pleasure of using it more than likely knows, has its fair share of people who take advantage of the relative anonymity it can offer to engage in inappropriate behavior. And according to a recent CNBC article, health care providers are not immune from this conduct during virtual consultations […]

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