Rural communities are getting a boost to improve healthcare and educational services with the help of millions of dollars in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The top compelling mHealth driver is the ability to save money via early intervention patient care outside of a hospital setting and reduce readmissions rates, Mony Weschler, chief applications strategist at New York's Montefiore Medical Center, tells mHealthNews, noting the first mHealth tool destined to become ubiquitous will be biometrics monitoring.
As expectations by consumers grow when it comes to improved care through IT and mobile devices, technology is finally rising to meet them, according to panelists at the Federal Health IT Summit in the District of Columbia on Thursday.
Telemedicine-based collaborative care was shown to be an effective means for providing psychotherapy care to veterans in rural areas suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to research published this week in JAMA Psychiatry.
Telemedicine has shown to help diagnose diabetic retinopathy in patients, particularly those who are do not have easy access eye care, according to a study at JAMA Ophthalmology.
Using mobile tools in clinical trials offers a long list of benefits, from helping patients stay on medication routines to the ability to change gears in quick fashion. but mHealth is also a double-edged sword as data collection and deeper insight could propel trials off course, according to a report at Hospital & Health Networks.
Telemedicine is an underused technology in pediatric emergency settings, where it could "in theory, improve the quality of... care at small hospitals, facilitate effective triage... and reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary transport," according to researchers from RAND and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, whose work was published this month in Telemedicine and e-Health.
The American Medical Association this week pledged its support for a compact developed by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to make it easier for physicians to obtain licenses in multiple states.
Executives in the healthcare industry are not shying away from implementing telemedicine policies, despite setbacks caused by regulations and reimbursement policies, according to a new survey from Foley & Lardner LLP.
In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week, both Health IT Now and the Telecommunications Industry Association urge increased use of remote patient monitoring technologies to create a more connected healthcare system. The comments came in response to CMS' request for information on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Health Plan Innovation Model Concepts.