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2020: New Year, New You, and New Telehealth Bills

A new year brings so much possibility. For states that were not able to get telehealth legislation passed, 2020 brings a new chance for failed telehealth bills. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, Washington and South Dakota, for example, are both ringing in the New Year with telehealth bills from the previous legislative year that did […]

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Space Medicine: Possible Because of Telemedicine

Space medicine. Years ago, that phrase would have been laughable, or just considered something more believable as a Star Trek plotline; either way, it would not have been taken seriously as a legitimate sphere of medicine. Yet, today those words are a reality. What began as theoretical discussions about putting someone in space have transitioned […]

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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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Telehealth: Expanding Care Access, But with Limits

It is no surprise that, as telehealth has continued to rise in popularity, there are still some who are hesitant to completely support the technologies. And they have good reason. As Healio Primary Care recently highlighted, with insurance coverage lagging, some physicians are pointing to this particular obstacle in voicing their concerns about virtual visits. […]

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Oregon Veterinarians Excited About Telehealth

Telehealth: it’s not just for humans. These days, an increasing number of veterinary clinics are also using the technology to treat animals. Recently (as VIN News first reported), the state of Oregon issued new telehealth standards, codified in the Veterinary Practice Act, for vet clinics, allowing them to care for animals through telehealth. Regulators are […]

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PA Telehealth Act Stalled by Controversy

It seems like practically every state has introduced—and, in many cases, passed—some sort of telehealth legislation in the past year. Pennsylvania, however, is one of the last states holding out. In September, as mHealth Intelligence first reported, legislators introduced a telemedicine act (S.B. 857), “which seeks to establish definitions for telemedicine and telehealth, provide temporary […]

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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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FCC Report Identifies More Challenges to Telehealth

For many people in rural communities, the Internet access that those of us in urban and suburban areas take for granted still remains inaccessible—which can make expanding access to telehealth, a solution that can help to alleviate the burden that chronic disease places on so many rural areas, decidedly challenging. As Telecompetitor first reported, the […]

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Improving Caregiver Health with Telemedicine

A parent would do anything for his or her child. They make tremendous sacrifices to make sure their children have everything, especially the things that they did not have when they were children. But what is being done to help those parents? Researchers at University of Maryland (UMD), as first reported by Maryland Today and […]

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Is State Medical Licensing Hampering Telehealth?

Getting a driver’s license in one state means you are good to drive in other states. However, as telehealth providers (and readers of our newsletter) understand all too well, that’s not the case for all licenses. In the case of medical professionals, each state medical board develops its own rules of licensure, which does create […]

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