Telehealth Buzz

Using PDMP to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Michigan

It’s difficult to find a part of the United States that hasn’t been touched by the opioid addiction epidemic. According to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, more than 33,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2015. What’s more, each day approximately 91 Americans […]

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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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Join the Telehealth Reimbursement Coalition!

One of the highlights of this year’s Spring Executive Telehealth Summit was the inaugural meeting of the Telehealth Reimbursement Coalition. Led by CTeL, and bringing together experts from throughout the industry, as well as leaders on Capitol Hill, this group will be working to make a research-based case for broader Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for […]

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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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The Next Frontier for Apple: Interoperability

Coming (most likely) soon to your iPhone: new tools for the coordination of clinical health data. As CNBC first reported, Apple’s developers are seeking to turn their signature mobile device into what they term “the central bank for health information.” What’s more, the developers are seeking to make it easier for patients to share that […]

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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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New Jersey Poised to Enact Sweeping Telemedicine Legislation

The past year has been a busy one at the state level for telehealth legislation. Indeed, an April report from the Center for Connected Health Policy identified more than 200 telehealth-related bills that had been introduced in 44 states in 2017 alone. Now, one more state legislature is poised to pass a bill paving the […]

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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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