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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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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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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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Penn HealthX Podcast Debuts: Take a Listen!

Looking to hear from people who are equally committed to health care, technology, and entrepreneurship? Look no further than the newly debuted Penn HealthX Podcast. Created and produced by students and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, the goal of the podcast, as the Penn HealthX team explains, is “to share […]

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Could Telemedicine Connect More Medicaid Patients With Specialty Care?

For any patient, the world of specialty care can be a challenging one to navigate. That can be particularly true for Medicaid patients in need of specialist care, given that they often face long waits for appointments, with a limited pool of providers willing to treat them—and it’s even true for those enrolled in managed […]

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Telehealth and Occupational Therapy: Webinar Now Available!

Looking for a quick, yet thorough, rundown on the evolving role of telehealth among occupational therapists and their patients? CTeL is pleased to announce that a companion webinar to our latest report, “Telehealth in Occupational Therapy Practice: Establishing the Client/Provider Relationship,” is now available for download. The webinar includes commentary and analysis from the report’s […]

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Rural Hospitals Struggle With EHRs, Meaningful Use

Since the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, meaningful use has helped encourage numerous health care organizations to integrate electronic health records (EHRs) into their practices. At the same time, it’s caused headaches among providers and hospitals who have found the timeline for adoption to be too rapid, or who lack the resources to […]

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Now in the CTeL Library: Report on OT and Telehealth

For your summer reading pleasure, we are excited to announce that a new (and timely) report is now available in the CTeL Resource Library. The report, entitled “Telehealth in Occupational Therapy Practice: Establishing the Client/Provider Relationship,” focuses on the evolving role of telehealth among occupational therapists and their patients. Occupational therapy (OT) is one of […]

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Telemedicine Effectively Connects Parkinson’s Patients, Neurologists

Parkinson’s disease currently impacts as many as one million Americans, per the Parkinson’s Foundation, with about 60,000 people each year receiving a new diagnosis. What’s more, each year the disease accounts for approximately $25 billion in health care spending, between the costs of treatment, lost wages, and other factors. But according to the results of […]

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