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HHS Launches New Telehealth Site & more Telehealth Buzz

HHS Launches New Telehealth Site for Physicians and Patients Yesterday the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a website to centralize information for patients and providers interested in utilizing telehealth during the pandemic. The patient-focused page covers telehealth options; understanding telehealth; telehealth during COVID-19; and preparing for a video visit. The provider page […]

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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Expands & more Telehealth Buzz

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Expands Telehealth During COVID-19 Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) has sped up plans for expanded telehealth services in response to the pandemic. Planned Parenthood’s existing m-health platform, PP Direct, has experienced a 60% increase in use since the COVID-19 outbreak in March. The new system allows practitioners […]

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Fighting Pregnancy Depression with mHealth

Depression during pregnancy is on the rise, the results of a 2019 survey show. This does not mean that more women are experiencing depression during pregnancy today than previously; rather, technology has made it easier to identify depression, which in turn means higher reported rates of mental health issues. Regardless, as Bloomberg first reported, health […]

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Google Stepping Further into Telehealth with Fitbit Acquisition

The health care industry’s estimated worth is over $3 trillion annually—and particularly with the continued integration of telehealth into the industry, experts say that number should rise exponentially over the next couple of years. We’ve already seen several big corporations, including Amazon, Walgreens, Publix, and others, stepping into the telehealth market in various ways, from […]

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Nothing Beats Human Interaction

Artificial intelligence (AI), to put it simply, is not a new phenomenon. Innovators have long experimented with the level of human interaction actually needed for processes to run smoothly, and the medical field is not immune from such experimentation, either. In fact, with the advent of telehealth, many medical processes are being relegated to AI […]

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Apple, Aetna Join Forces on New Health App

What if you could get a free Apple Watch from your insurer just for sticking to healthy habits like maintaining a regular exercise routine and consistently getting a good night’s sleep? With a new Apple-Aetna partnership, this scenario could soon be a reality for an initial pilot group of 250,000 to 300,000 people. As CNBC’s […]

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AMA Calls for More Telemedicine in Diabetes Prevention

Simply put, diabetes places a staggering burden on the American health care system. According to the most recent available data from the American Diabetes Association, annual spending on patients with the disease (and its numerous co-morbid conditions) reaches approximately $245 billion, including $176 billion in medical costs. Further, it’s been estimated that more than 29 […]

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Researchers Using Smart Watches to Study Eating Disorders

More than 30 million Americans, of all ages and races, suffer from eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, per the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Now, researchers are seeking to understand more about the genetic causes of some of the disorders. Helping them in their efforts: Smart watches, […]

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New Apps Will Aid in Medication Management, Coordination of Care

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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Use of Digital Health Tools on the Rise

It’s easy to visit Apple’s App Store or the Google Play store and feel overwhelmed by the number of health-related apps now available for download. Indeed, apps can do everything from providing infant care and health tips to new parents, to assisting in managing diabetes, to helping users track weight loss. And as the results […]

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