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Consumers open to more digital health use, survey finds

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Consumers are also using a wider array of digital health tools, according to the survey, which found a three-fold increase in mobile and tablet health apps over the past four years “Increasing consumer demand for digital health services is transforming the care delivery team, putting patients and technologies in the driver’s seat alongside physicians, a new Accenture survey suggests. The survey of 2,301 U.S. consumers finds greater acceptance of virtual medical encounters, artificial intelligence and other machine-based services being part of their healthcare experience. One in five respondents said they […]
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All but 2 states pay for live video Medicaid encounters

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Healthcare Dive Brief “Medicaid programs in 48 states and the District of Columbia reimburse for some form of live video encounters, the Center for Connected Health Policy reported. The two states that don’t have written reimbursement policies for telehealth are Massachusetts and Rhode Island. While far more states reimburse for live video than store-and-forward and remote patient monitoring, the latter are starting to gain some traction. The new report, which updates CCHP’s annual State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies guide, focuses mainly on Medicaid fee-for-service policies.”  Read the full article. Check […]
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AMIA Calls for HIPAA Clarification in mHealth Patient Data

AMIA Calls for HIPAA Clarification in mHealth Patient Data

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HIPAA clarification and potential expansion can help ensure that patient data used in mHealth apps stays secure, according to a recent AMIA paper. While mHealth applications can help bridge the health IT gap between providers and patients, greater HIPAA clarification and even an expansion of the rules may be necessary, according to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). AMIA outlined several policy recommendations in a paper published in JAMIA and also listed policy action items in a document released last week. There is a “health IT chasm” due to new models […]
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mHealth, Telehealth Providers Target Growing Senior Care Market

mHealth, Telehealth Providers Target Growing Senior Care Market

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With Baby Boomers ready to retire and wishing to stay active at home, mHealth and telehealth providers are launching new tools and platforms. They’re also eyeing the remote patient monitoring and chronic care markets. Telehealth and mHealth providers are adopting new platforms to meet the needs of a growing senior population and position themselves for the lucrative remote patient monitoring market. With the Baby Boomer generation set to retire and wanting to stay active, the home health market is one of the fastest growing telehealth and mHealth segments. And new […]
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7.1M Patients Use Remote Monitoring, Connected Medical Devices

7.1M Patients Use Remote Monitoring, Connected Medical Devices

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More patients than ever are using connected medical devices to engage in remote monitoring and virtual healthcare. More than seven million patients now benefit from remote monitoring and the use of connected medical devices as an integral part of their care routines, says a new estimate from Berg Insights.  Remote monitoring use grew by 44 percent in 2016 as providers and patients rapidly embraced the convenience of mHealth tools. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Cloud healthcare: The connection economy’s next frontier

Cloud healthcare: The connection economy’s next frontier

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Welcome to the connection economy: a commercial world based on relationships in which who and what you know beats out tangible assets as the fundamental cornerstone of doing business. The connection economy effectively promises to upend the traditional healthcare industry. However, it will also create many new opportunities and ways for entrenched market players to rethink the way they do business.  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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