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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week


mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week   telehealth mHealth news mHealth Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Gov. Cuomo Backs Telehealth Expansion in New York State
Telehealth medical services make access to remote medical care available to patients 24 hours a day from anywhere with an Internet connection. Not only does telehealth allow for round-the-clock access to healthcare, but it drastically increases access to much-needed medical attention for those who live in rural and underserved areas.

Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring Technology From Medicomp Aims To Save Lives
Medicomp, Inc. recently announced the launch of their patch-style, medical ambulatory cardiac monitoring technology. The technology is worn on the patient’s body as a medical patch, and provides 24 hour cardiac monitoring, including heart rate, rhythm, morphology and P-wave analysis.
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The Stats Are in and Telehealth is Generating Impressive Results


The Stats Are in and Telehealth is Generating Impressive Results   telehealth mobile health While telemedicine cannot be used to treat all medical conditions, it can be used to diagnose a wide-range of fairly general health concerns and to complement specialty services provided by out-of-area physicians.

Many physicians and medical facilities are still contemplating the best ways to introduce telemedicine to their patients, but some of the most common are for general office consultations, urgent care appointments, and even emergency room visits for non-life-threatening acute conditions such as a sore throat, urinary tract infection, or sinusitis.

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Gov. Cuomo Backs Telehealth Expansion in New York State


Gov. Cuomo  Backs Telehealth Expansion in New York State   telemedicine telehealth New York Andrew Cuomo Telehealth medical services make access to remote medical care available to patients 24 hours a day from anywhere with an Internet connection. Not only does telehealth allow for round-the-clock access to healthcare, but it drastically increases access to much-needed medical attention for those who live in rural and underserved areas.

While telehealth was already available within the state of New York, many physicians were hesitant to offer or expand their services out of concern for possibly not being reimbursed by insurance companies.

Now that New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed the bill to expand telemedicine, and guarantee insurance will be reimbursed, the industry is expected to grow at a rapid rate.

Although many who utilize telemedicine come from underserved communities, or are New York residents on Medicaid, the convenience of telemedicine draws the attention of New York residents from all walks of life.

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Telehealth Companies Take-off as New Year Looms


Telehealth Companies Take off as New Year Looms   telehealth mobile business According to an insightful new report from Forbes, more Americans are gaining medical coverage and more health insurers are reimbursing for telemedicine consultations. This allows for companies like MDLive, founded in 2009, to grow rather quickly.

In an interview at Forbes Healthcare Summit, MDLive chief executive, Randy Parker, discussed how his company will take advantage of new payments as well as growing interest among consumers for telemedicine services.

“We are at a perfect storm,” said Parker. “We are at a point where both technology and payers who are providing reimbursement have accepted the fact that there is an inflection point. The use of telemedicine today is a requirement to provide more efficient access to care.”

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Federal Health IT Office Wants Expanded Mobile, Telehealth, Analytics, Open Data Technology for Future


Federal Health IT Office Wants Expanded Mobile, Telehealth, Analytics, Open Data Technology for Future   telehealth Open Data Technology mobile federal health IT analytics What does the federal government see as the future of electronic health care?

That’s contained in a recent release from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (OCN), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has released “an outline of how the federal government aims to expand electronic health information sharing in the next five years, in part by deploying mobile and sensor technology to extend health IT networks,” says GCN.

GCN, which delivers technology assessments, recommendations, and case studies to support Public Sector IT managers who are responsible for the specification, evaluation and selection of technology solutions, noted that ONC is accepting  comments on a draft version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. Public comments are due by February 6, 2015.

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Turning the Page on Telehealth for Beginners


Turning the Page on Telehealth for Beginners   telemedicine telehealth mobile health book Dr. Joan Emeli-Komolafe, a registered nurse and PhD holder, has written a new nonfiction book titled “Telehealth, Telemedicine or Electronic Health Simplified: A Quick Guide for the General Public and Professionals.

The book summarizes the process of modern electronic healthcare practices to make them more comprehensible for public education, access and awareness. It simplifies the terms “Telehealth” and “Telemedicine,” dissects the complexities of this new method of healthcare delivery to educate the public on the advantages of this new system, and serves as a reference for both the public and healthcare professionals, and all provided with specifics and explanations in layman’s terms.

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eVisits Becoming More Popular Globally


eVisits Becoming More Popular Globally   telemedicine telehealth eVisits Deloitte A new Deloitte report expects that 2014 may be the year that people come to adopt eVisits as a common form of health care.

Deloitte predicts there will be 100 million eVisits globally during 2014, saving more than $5 billion over the cost of in-person visits. This is a growth rate of 400% over 2012 and it is expected to be a $50-60 billion global market.

Patients are becoming more comfortable with virtual consultations, so the key to embracing eVisits will be helping doctors understand the benefits. Doctors tend to see eVisits as “impersonal.” However, with the technology doctors can spend less time on “routine cases” and more time on more complex ones.

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