Telehealth & e-Health

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USDA awards $8.6 million in telehealth grants to rural areas

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.

Top mHealth drivers are cost savings, early patient intervention care

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.

How government agencies leverage mHealth, growing consumer expectations

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 effective for PTSD treatment of rural veterans

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 increases diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy

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.

Mobile tech holds promise for clinical trials, but caveats remain

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.

Pediatric emergency telemedicine: 5 barriers to success

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.

AMA backs compact for multistate licensure to ease use of telemedicine

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.

Survey indicates telemedicine adoption growth among healthcare execs

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.

Groups urge use of remote monitoring for more connected healthcare

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.