New Jersey hospital to use telehealth to improve pre-op, post-op care- mHealth Intelligence, December 16, 2019 Link
St. Peter's University Hospital is launching a remote patient monitoring program to improve care management for patients undergoing a C-section or hysterectomy.
 
5G telehealth in acute medical treatment can improve patient outcomes- VC Daily, December 16, 2019 Link
This story discusses the prospects of 5G broadband networks to enhance the delivery of telehealth care, especially in the area of emergency telemedicine.
 
3 must-haves to hit telehealth’s tipping point - AMA Digital News, December 16, 2019 Link
This report highlights telehealth innovations at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, as provided by CIO Peter Fleishut’s presentation on digital health at the Fall HLTH conference in Las Vegas. Currently, their collaborative network includes 50 telehealth programs and 1,400 physicians.
 
mHealth tools improve discharge planning for patients and providers- mHealth Intelligence, December 13, 2019 Link
With CMS' new discharge planning rule giving patients more control over their post-acute care options, hospitals are using mHealth to make that process more effective and less costly.
 
Telehealth study gives high marks to dermatology consults for PCPs- mHealth Technology, December 12, 2019 Link
A two-year study of Missouri's Show-Me ECHO Program for dermatology consults finds that the telehealth service helps primary care providers improve care management for patients - and greatly reduces incorrect diagnoses.
 
Walgreens, NewYork-Presbyterian partner on Duane Reade telehealth kiosks, online access - Drug Store News, December 11, 2019 Link
Walgreens is making a push to bring telemedicine services to stores through a new partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian. The partnership will bring access to telehealth services via NYP OnDemand kiosks for shoppers at the retailer Duane Reade.
 
Growth opportunities: How health systems position themselves under pressure- HealthLeaders Magazine, December 10, 2019 Link
This story profiles business solutions for telehealth applications in acute, post-acute, an behavioral health care. Featured successes include that of HCR ManorCare in Ohio, the Cleveland Clinic, and New York-based AbleTo Inc.
 
Telehealth, mHealth give ALS patients a new way to receive care- mHealth Intelligence, December 6, 2019 Link
Penn State Health's TeleALS program enables patients living with ALS and their caregivers to meet with specialists and manage care at home, while giving care providers an opportunity to treat them from a distance.
 
Analysis gives telehealth high marks for helping neurologists- mHealth Intelligence, December 5, 2019 Link
A new study finds that telehealth can improve access and care management for providers treating a variety of neurologic disorders, but more research is needed on whether that technology can be used for diagnosis.
 
USDA grants over $2M to support telemedicine access in rural ME- mHealth Intelligence, December 3, 2019 Link
Six organizations in Maine, including several hospitals, received over $2 million from the USDA to improve telemedicine access to rural communities.
 
Do you trust Jeff Bezos with your life?- Newsweek, December 3, 2019 Link
This story presents on Amazon’s plans to enter the clinical telehealth market, beginning with a program for its own employees. Challenges are discussed for consumer confidence, achieving health data security, and coordination with patients’ existing primary care.
 
National telehealth survey sees surge in commercial payer coverage- mHealth Intelligence, December 03, 2019 Link
Foley & Lardner's third state-by-state survey of telehealth coverage reports a 'sea change' in legislative activity to require commercial payers to reimburse providers for connected health services.
 
Why insourcing is the new telemedicine trend- MedCity News, November 27, 2019 Link
While patients and healthcare organizations used to have little say in the doctors providing virtual care, today’s hospitals, clinics and private practices are offering their own virtual care solutions that can connect patients to the doctors of their choosing.
 
VA Sees 17% Increase in Veterans Accessing Telehealth in FY 2019- mHealth Intelligence, November 25, 2019 Link
More than 900,000 veterans used telehealth during the past fiscal year, an increase of 17 percent over the previous year, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
At Cigna, telehealth reduces patient costs and ER visits, and boosts use of generic Rx- Healthcare IT News, November 20, 2019 Link
The Connecticut-based health care insurance provider recently provided results on outcomes of patient use of its optional direct care services on the MDLive platform. For customers who used MDLive compared to non-users, there was a 17% reduction in overall health care costs, 36% less ED use, and a 45% higher use of generic prescriptions.
 
Tyto Care takes telehealth retail- MedCity News, November 13, 2019 Link
The Israeli maker of FDA-cleared medical devices announced it has expanded its partnership with Best Buy such that its connected device kit - TytoHome - is sold in the retailer's U.S. locations