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HIMSS mHealth Study, Technology in Healthcare

December 10, 2014 - Use of mHealth within the healthcare industry on the rise. The use of mHealth within the healthcare industry is on the rise according to a study published by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The findings within the study showed that smartphone and tablet use within hospitals is increasing According to the data, tablet computers and smartphones appear to be...


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FSMB announces finalized telehealth licensure model compact

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has finalized its model guidelines for telehealth licensure in an effort to reduce some of the most intractable legal barriers preventing physicians from engaging in telemedicine and remote care with...

North America may see 75 million telehealth visits in 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients and providers in North America may conduct up to 75 million telehealth visits in 2014, a Deloitte report predicts, representing an increase of 400% over 2012 levels.  With 100 million electronic visits (eVisits) taking place worldwide...

Can EHRs and telemedicine integrate for better patient care?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Cerner and Siemens aren’t the only EHR vendors making headlines in this week’s news.  Cloud-based EHR provider Practice Fusion has also generated waves with its acquisition of telemedicine platform Ringadoc, which the company...

Apple, Google, Samsung Begin Fight for mHealth Dominance

by Jennifer Bresnick

You may think that people who say they can’t survive without their smartphones are exaggerating, but if the three biggest names in technology are to have their way, that hyperbolic statement may just become a fact.  The mHealth market...

Understanding the patient landscape is key to mHealth adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations need to have a thorough grasp of the patient and regulatory landscapes in order to encourage effective and engaging mHealth adoption, according to a report by Deloitte.  When considering integrating mobile health...

State medical boards adopt updated telemedicine guidelines

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has agreed to adopt updated guidelines on the practice and use of telemedicine, a significant step forward towards expanding the reach and legitimacy of remote care.  The document providers a...

Telehealth roundup: Chronic disease management takes the stage

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth is taking a turn towards the enormous task of monitoring millions of patients with chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension through a number of programs dedicated to helping providers keep tabs on patients while they...

mHealth, health IT investment break records in Q1 of 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

Investment in mobile health and other health IT technologies has been off the charts during the first quarter of 2014, says a new report by Rock Health, continuing the meteoric rise of mobile health technologies funded by more traditional venture...

Mayo uses mHealth to reduce cardiac readmissions by 40%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Cardiac rehabilitation patients who use a daily mHealth monitoring app were significantly less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 90 days of discharge, says research from the Mayo Clinic.  While 60% of patients who did not participate...

VA gets $567 million for telehealth services in 2015 budget

by Jennifer Bresnick

Already deeply involved in bringing remote mental and physical healthcare to veterans across the country, the Department of Veterans Affairs received a $23 million boost for its telehealth programs in the FY 2015 federal budget, bringing the...

Latest HIMSS14 survey shows increased physician mobile use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

New findings published at HIMSS14 show that clinicians not only want to use mobile technology for patient care but also actually using mobile devices and applications in their current practice. The 3rd Annual HIMSS Analytics Mobile Survey reveals...

What should mobile EHR users look for in a tablet?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The ability to break free from the desktop and take the EHR mobile has been at the top of providers’ wish lists since the EHR Incentive Programs kicked adoption into high gear.  While plenty of vendors have proudly debuted mobile-friendly...

Ohio passes Medicaid telehealth coverage law

by Jennifer Bresnick

If Ohio Governor John Kasich signs a unanimously agreed-upon bill, Medicaid providers in Ohio will able to participate in telehealth services and be assured of reimbursement. The law will add Ohio to the list of 45 states that allow for Medicaid...

Senators applaud medical boards for advancing telehealth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) are among a bipartisan group of 14 lawmakers who have signed a letter praising the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) for their efforts to break down silos that prevent the widespread licensing...

Apple, Google Try to Make mHealth Very Personal

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nanotechnology has been sparking medical imaginations for decades.  Visions of tricorders and smart cancer destroyers small enough to swallow may not be a reality just yet, but if big innovators and bigger investors like Google and Apple...

Montana telehealth parity law goes into effect

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers in Montana will now be eligible to receive reimbursements for telehealth at the same level as in-person services thanks to a parity law that went into effect January 1, 2014 in the state.  As one of the most rural states in the...

Five key trends for mHealth and telehealth in 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

Ladies and gentlemen, pull out your smartphones and switch on those tablets, because mHealth is here to stay.  Far from just a fleeting novelty to occupy kids in the waiting room, the use of connected devices to collect patient data, monitor...

The ultimate health IT gift list for Christmas of 2013

by Jennifer Bresnick

Wondering what to get your favorite physician for the holidays this year?  Stumped for stocking stuffers to satisfy the technology cravings of your buddies in HIM?  Here are five perfect gifts for the modern healthcare professional...

Telehealth gets Congressional attention with letter, new bill

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth is taking the stage in both the House and the Senate this month with a new bill intended to expand military access to remote care and a letter from a series of leading telemedicine groups urging congress to embrace remote monitoring...

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