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The Telehealth Reimbursement Coalition Needs Your Help. Join Us!

The Telehealth Reimbursement Coalition needs your help. This is a unique research opportunity—and one that we can’t undertake on our own. Led by CTeL, and bringing together experts from throughout the industry, the Coalition will be collecting data and research on the cost impact of telehealth. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the nonpartisan entity that assesses […]

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Using EHRs to Predict Stroke Risk? New Study Shows Promise

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. They also account for about $33 billion in annual health care spending, per the Centers for Disease […]

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Survey Says: Patients Want Telehealth

It’s official. The people have spoken, and they want access to telehealth services. Or at least the respondents to one survey of consumers do. As PatientEngagementHIT first reported, the Advisory Board Company’s Virtual Visits Consumer Choice Survey found that 77 percent of people would be willing to have a health care provider visit via telehealth. […]

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Now in the Library: A Look at Recent Telehealth Legislation

A new report has been added to the CTeL Research Library! The 115th Congress, which began in January of this year, has been a particularly busy one for the introduction of telehealth-related legislation. Notably, at a time of intense partisanship on the Hill, the vast majority of these bills have been bipartisan ones. Telehealth, though, […]

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Telehealth for Headache Patients? New Study Shows Potential

It would probably be difficult to find a person who hadn’t, at one point in his or her life, suffered from headaches. Per World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, about 50 percent of adults worldwide currently have a headache disorder, with as many as four percent of people experiencing a headache 15 or more days each […]

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“Digital Health Coaching” Helps Reduce Obesity, Improve Heart Health

Smartphones these days, it seems, can help you do pretty much everything—from hailing a ride to transferring money to tracking and managing health data. To that last point, a new retrospective study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) has shed light on the potential that mHealth has to promote patient weight loss […]

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Tackling Childhood Obesity with mHealth: New Study

From a public health perspective, childhood obesity in the United States has long been a cause for concern. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, childhood obesity rates have “more than tripled since the 1970s,” and, today, about one in five school-aged children has been classified as obese. For young people, obesity […]

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How Hospitals Can Protect Against Ransomware: Expert Advice

In the wake of last month’s WannaCry ransomware attack, which caused chaos at hospitals in the United Kingdom, and at a time when large-scale health care data breaches have often dominated headlines, experts are urging health care organizations to double down on their commitment to cybersecurity. The good news for hospitals and health systems? The […]

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Telehealth for Primary Care: Study Shows High Patient Satisfaction

If one recent study is any indication, patients are giving telehealth high marks. As Fierce Healthcare first reported, a qualitative study published in Annals of Family Medicine found that a group of patients who had participated in primary care telehealth visits were very satisfied with their experience—and very willing to utilize telehealth again in the […]

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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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