FCC commissioner: Telehealth push is designed to aid low-income Americans

A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner said in an interview that aired on Monday that the FCC's newest telehealth program is aimed at …

Health Care

Free WiFi to roll out for patients at Wollongong Hospital

Staying connected, and entertained, is important for patients and visitors.


White House hosts Blue Button 2.0 expo

<i>With help from Darius Tahir (@dariustahir)</i><p><b>TODAY — WHITE HOUSE HOSTS BLUE BUTTON 2.0 EXPO:</b> The White House is opening its doors today to health IT-focused developers who want to incorporate Medicare claims data into mobile apps for patients and providers.<p>A senior White House official tells Morning …

Mayo Clinic

Righttime Medical Care Discusses Benefits of Telemedicine at Urgent Care Association National Conference

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanford Coleman, MD, MBA, Chief Networking Officer for Medical Affairs and Community Relations for Maryland-based urgent care company Righttime Medical Care, recently spoke to attendees of the Urgent Care Association's annual spring conference about …

Digital Health

FCC commissioner Brendan Carr discusses telemedicine, a way to help patients in areas not served by doctors

<i>14 hours 21 min</i> ago<p><i>8 hours 36 min</i> ago<p>Retired professional football player D'Qwell Jackson on Monday said the NFL should follow the NBA’s lead when it …

Donald Trump

mHealth Applications Market Will Watch a Sensational Development by 2023: Industry Assertions by MRFR

Aug 13, 2018 (Heraldkeeper via COMTEX) -- Recently Added Premium Research Reports on " Global mHealth Applications Market – …


FCC commissioner meets with Alaska health care providers

Alaska health care providers discussed rural telehealth systems this week with the Federal Communications Commission, which provides subsidies that …

Health Care

US expert dials up digital mental health applications

Mobile health interventions such as MINDtick will help to transform mental health management, particularly for Australians living in remote and …

Mental Health

Wearable devices and mobile health technology: One step towards better health

With increasing efforts being made to address the current global obesity epidemic, wearable devices and mobile health ('mHealth') technology have …

Digital Health

How Blockchain Technology Can Redefine Health Data

Health records increase situational awareness by providing an in-depth history of patients. Medical personnel operate at the highest capacity when …


User experience of instant blood pressure: exploring reasons for the popularity of an inaccurate mobile health app

Article |<p>Open | Published: 10 August 2018<p><i>npj Digital Medicine</i><b>volume 1</b>, Article number: 31 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Instant blood pressure …

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CMS ponders new EHR requirements for ACOs

<i>With help from Darius Tahir (@dariustahir)</i><p><b>CMS MOVES TO REVAMP ACO REQUIREMENTS:</b> CMS dropped a rule proposal Thursday outlining adjustments to its Accountable Care Organization program, as well as Medicare Shared Savings, which allow ACOs to keep a chunk of the savings they achieve. At least one …

Health Care

The rise of “snake oil” mobile health apps in an era absent of regulation | npj Digital Medicine Community

<b>Related manuscript</b>: Plante TB, et al. "User experience of Instant Blood Pressure: Exploring reasons for the popularity of an inaccurate mobile health …


CVS Is Creating 24-Hour Telemedicine Service For Consumers Nationwide

The drugstore chain and pharmacy retailer is integrating additional functions into its mobile services, providing consumers with more convenient and …

CVS Pharmacy

Longer Looks: Telemedicine Abortions; Short-Term Plans; And Catholic Hospitals

Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.<p>Wired: Telemedicine Could Help Fill The Gaps In America's Abortion Care <br>A …

Health Care

CMS: Providers Should Get Rid of Fax Machines by 2020

Federal health officials announced their goal this week to eliminate fax machines from physician offices by 2020.In a speech Monday at the Office of …

Health Care

CVS Rolls Out National Mobile Video Visits

While retailers and healthcare providers have been venturing into telehealth for years, CVS is making a major move in this arena, with plans to roll …

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Interop Forum Day 3

<i>With help from Mohana Ravindranath (@ravindranize)</i><p><b>INTEROP FORUM DAY THREE:</b> The final day of ONC’s interoperability forum brought demos and summations. Here are the most important parts:<p>— <b>New holiday?:</b> ONC’s Steve Posnack, the emcee for the day, used part of his time to proclaim a new holiday of …

Digital Health

Tools in e-records fail to help patients on lots of meds

Giving patients tools via electronic health records to help them manage complex drug regimens didn’t improve medication adherence or lower blood …


CVS now offers video consultations with doctors, but will they save you money?

Are you tired of the waiting room in your doctor’s office? Would you rather a video conference call with your doctor instead?<p>On Wednesday, CVS Health …

Health Care

Companies to extend broadband internet access in rural Ohio

Microsoft Corp. and an Ohio-based provider of telecommunications services have announced an agreement to extend broadband internet access to 110,000 …

Net Neutrality

OIG Concludes IT Donation to Facilitate Telemedicine Consultations Is Low Risk

Charles C. Dunham, IV Jurisdiction: All FederalType of Law: Communications, Media & InternetHealth Law & Managed Care

Health Care

Draft paper on the NHSstirs up a privacy debate

Digitising the health data of a billion people sure has its benefits, but government think-tank NITI Aayog has also ruffled some feathers by floating

Health Care

Apple’s new Health Records feature touts nearly 80 supported health systems

Apple opened up its new Health Records API just over two months ago to let developers create new apps and improved experiences for patients, particularly as they visit multiple doctors or health systems. Now we’re hearing more about the standard on which the Health Records platform is based, along …

Digital Health

Readers Write: A Smart Telehealth Strategy Creates Great Value While Meeting Myriad Needs | HIStalk

August 8, 2018 Readers Write No Comments<p><b>A Smart Telehealth Strategy Creates Great Value While Meeting Myriad Needs<br>By Ray Costantini, MD</b><p><i>Ray</i> …


Medicare Proposes (and Rejects) New Telehealth Services for 2019

The telemedicine industry was pleased to learn CMS recently proposed adding new services to its list of Medicare-covered telehealth services. But …

Health Care

New CVS smartphone app offers medical attention 24/7

CVS is diversifying its health services. On Wednesday, the retailer announced a new nationwide offering: virtual health appointments.<p><b>MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, will now allow patients to use telehealth for minor illnesses (such as coughs or colds), injuries, skin conditions,</b> …

Digital Health

How Smart Solutions can Help ASEAN Cities Improve Quality of Life?

Intelligent traffic lights and emergency response applications could save around 5,000 lives lost each year in accidents<p>As cities in south-east Asia are expanding rapidly, so is the hunger for better life. A new report by McKinsey Global Institute shows that smart solutions could help improve the …

South-east Asia

OpenEMR security flaws could have exposed millions of patient records

The health records of millions of patients worldwide were potentially left open to attack by a slew of critical vulnerabilities uncovered by a single …

Open Source Software

Apple's iOS Health Records has 75+ backers, uses open-source frameworks for easy adoption

Apple's iOS Health Records program has grown to 77 supported health organizations, and is using an open-source standard known as Fast Healthcare …

Health Records