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Mobile devices and telehealth


December 8, 2017  5:09 PM

Oversight of mobile medical apps clarified in FDA draft guidance

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
FDA, mobile health

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new draft guidance clarifying its oversight of mobile medical apps. Furthermore, the agency will loosen its regulations for certain technologies it...

November 17, 2017  4:25 PM

Growth of telemedicine programs on healthcare executives’ radars

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
telehealth, Telemedicine

More senior healthcare executives are planning to grow or expand their telemedicine programs than three years ago, according to a survey by law firm Foley & Lardner. Of the 100 senior healthcare executives surveyed, 76% said their organization currently offers or plans to provide...


October 23, 2017  1:51 PM

Telehealth laws expanded, updated in nearly every state

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
telehealth, Telemedicine

Almost every state in the United States and the District of Columbia has updated their telehealth laws, not only expanding access to services but also clarifying how those services can be provided,


October 6, 2017  2:24 PM

VA telehealth proposal would expand care access for veterans

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
telehealth, Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing a new rule that would standardize telehealth for veterans. The VA telehealth rule would increase the availability of general clinical care, mental health and specialty services for...


August 4, 2017  11:26 AM

President Trump and VA Secretary announce telehealth initiatives

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
telehealth, Veteran, Veterans Affairs

President Trump and Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary, David Shulkin, M.D., announced telehealth initiatives that will help give access to 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 23, 2017  2:56 PM

Demand for telehealth services causes price increase

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
telehealth, Telemedicine

The price of telehealth services may only continue to increase in the coming years as healthcare providers and businesses are using online consultations more and more. This has not only increased the demand...


March 2, 2017  9:17 AM

Use of remote patient monitoring technologies increased worldwide in 2016

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
remote patient monitoring

Fueled by the increased use of connected medical devices for patient care, the number of remotely monitored patients grew 44% in 2016, according to a report by Berg...


April 28, 2016  11:22 AM

Study: Some mHealth tools have questionable patient privacy

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
mHealth, Mobile application security, Mobile applications

Mobile apps in healthcare are here to stay. Indeed, the market for mHealth devices and services market is expected to grow to $50 billion by 2020—up from $14.5 billion in 2014—according to a


March 8, 2016  3:20 PM

Hospitals ready for more connected health, according to HIMSS survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Connected Health, HIMSS, mHealth, remote patient monitoring, telehealth

Nearly half of U.S. hospitals are considering expanding the collection of connected health technologies used in their facilities. That notion, and the concept that providers implement healthcare technology to extend patient care outside of their exam rooms, were two of the findings of the 2016...


December 30, 2015  6:05 PM

Kvedar brand enters book channel

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Connected Health, Internet of Things, mHealth, Telemedicine

Joseph Kvedar, M.D., vice president of connected health at Boston-based Partners HealthCare, has taken his “Internet of Healthy Things” theme from Partners’


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