5 Guidelines to Establishing a Post-Pandemic Telehealth Strategy

Telehealth adoption has soared during the coronavirus pandemic, and it will be part of the process once the crisis is over. Medical practices need to develop a strategy now that mixes in-person and virtual care

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Supreme Court Ruling May Help Providers With mHealth Messaging Strategies

A Supreme Court ruling involving Facebook has loosened the restrictions around autodialing, giving healthcare providers more leeway to use mHealth platforms for certain text messaging services.

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Telehealth Puts Truckers on the Path to Better Access, Health Outcomes

Truck drivers don’t typically have a healthy lifestyle. But a Texas company that’s using mHealth and telehealth to improve access to care and boost health outcomes could offer a model of care for the industry.

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Deaconess Health Finds Success in Tailoring Telehealth to Specific Patients

The Indiana health system has fine-tuned a remote patient monitoring program to treat specific chronic care patients and those with COVID-19, and is showing a significant decrease in hospitalizations and total costs of care.

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Telehealth Becoming a Preferred Platform for Cardiovascular Care

A Cedars-Sinai study finds that patients – especially minorities and underserved populations – took advantage of telehealth to meet with their care providers for cardiovascular services during the pandemic.

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AMA Lobbies CMS to Extend Medicare Coverage for Audio-Only Telehealth

The American Medical Association has sent a letter urging CMS to permanently extend Medicare coverage for audio-only telehealth services. Separately, CMS is being urged to include virtual care in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program.

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Fitbit, Stanford Medicine Project Uses mHealth to Track College Athletes

Stanford Medicine is partnering with Fitbit to study the value on mHealth wearables in identifying and tracking infectious disease like COVID-19 among college athletes. Continue reading

Stanford Children’s Uses mHealth to Keep Young Patients at Home

Cardiologists at Stanford Children’s Health are using mHealth devices and telehealth platforms to monitor their young patients at home, rather than having the family travel several hours for an office visit.

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CMS Facing Pressure to Add Telehealth to Diabetes Prevention Programs

The Alliance for Connected Care is leading a new lobbying effort to have telehealth included in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, both during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Telehealth, mHealth Tools Smooth Out the Rough Edges for Transplant Patients

Telehealth platforms and mHealth apps are helping transplant patients and their care teams improve care coordination and management, leading to better life experiences and fewer office visits.

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Boston Medical Center Launches mHealth App for MAT Providers

Boston Medical Center has developed an mHealth app that gives healthcare providers access to resources used in providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) therapy to patients dealing with substance abuse.

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Researchers Work on a Drone That Can Make Telehealth House Calls

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are developing a small drone, that, equipped with telehealth tools, can enter a house to facilitate virtual visits, drop off or pick up supplies, even survey living conditions.

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Amazon Announces Nationwide Telehealth Platform-Open to Other Businesses

The retail giant announced today that its telehealth platform, previously available only to employees and their families in Washington, would roll out nationwide this summer and be offered to other businesses.

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Navigating the Benefits – and Challenges – of Telehealth From Home

New Jersey-based counselor Nicole Glover is finding a new comfort level in treating patients via telehealth from her home office. And she plans on staying there well after the pandemic.

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Digital Onboarding Uses Telehealth to Start Conversations With Patients

Jefferson Health’s Digital Onboarding Taskforce gives providers an opportunity to talk to patients and understand why they’re reluctant or unable to access telehealth.

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