Telehealth Buzz

CTeL Spotlight: Forbes Highlights the Work of H4D

This is the first of an occasional series spotlighting the important, innovative work that CTeL members and clients are doing in the United States and beyond.  What if going to the doctor and receiving a high-quality checkup was as simple as stepping into a kiosk? That’s what French company Health for Development (H4D), a CTeL […]

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Could an App Help Prevent Dementia?

Studies have shown that 8.8 percent of Americans 65 and older struggle with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. And in 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association estimated that Alzheimer’s and other dementias would account for more than $259 in health care spending. But what if an app could help to decrease people’s risk of those conditions in the […]

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FCC to Increase Rural Health Care Program Funding? Draft Proposal

By now, it’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, […]

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HHS Plans Audit of Medicaid Telehealth Spending

“Audit” is a word that doesn’t exactly inspire happiness or excitement in most people, so it’s likely that a piece of recent news from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) won’t necessarily be a welcome one. As Health Care Law Today and others first reported, the department […]

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Telehealth Grant Opportunity: Maryland Health Care Commission

Looking for a telehealth-related grant opportunity? (And when you think about it, what telehealth program wouldn’t welcome potential additional funding?) If so, look no further than the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), which recently issued an official call for telehealth grant applications, with a focus on programs seeking to improve patient medication management. According to […]

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What We Are Thankful For

As the CTeL team prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, we’ve been taking some time to reflect on what we’re thankful for. One of those things: all of you! Whether you’re a casual reader of our newsletter, or you follow us on social media, or you attend our twice-yearly summits, or you’ve sought out some answers from […]

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Using Fitbits to Further Precision Medicine: Fitbit, STSI Team Up

For the more than 23 million people (at last count) who currently use Fitbits, the devices might seem like they have little purpose beyond a user’s own daily life—beyond serving as a way to track weekly exercise and sleep habits, or to fuel weekly step competitions with friends and coworkers. But for researchers at the […]

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Is the DOD Underutilizing Telehealth?

Is the Department of Defense (DOD) fully utilizing telehealth? That’s the question at the heart of a new report to Congress from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which examines the department’s use of the technologies in FY 2016. The short answer? The DOD has a ways to go when it comes to expanding its use […]

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Get Ready for the CTeL Summit!

It’s official: The CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit is just two weeks away! We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to Washington for a robust, thought-provoking conversation about the future of telehealth—from the legislative efforts underway on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures, to emerging markets and arising legal issues. Along with a range of panel […]

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Diagnosing COPD From Your Voice? New App Makes That a Reality

An estimated more than 30 million Americans currently have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Each year, according to one study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it accounts for as much as $36 billion in U.S. health care spending and related economic costs; it is also the third most common cause of […]

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