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Global Partnership for TeleHealth Confirms Upcoming Conference Schedule


Global Partnership for TeleHealth Confirms Upcoming Conference ScheduleOn Friday, MHW was privy to the latest news from the Global Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) — a charitable nonprofit promoting the establishment of telemedicine programs in underserved communities.

The organization just confirmed its upcoming conference schedule for the remainder of 2016 and early 2017.

The full conference schedule includes the following events:
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New Report Reminds That Obstacles for Telehealth Persist


New Report Reminds That Obstacles for Telehealth PersistAvizia, a telehealth solution provider, and Modern Healthcare Custom Media, the research division of Modern Healthcare, recently shared with mHealthWatch the findings from their national telehealth survey.

The report, “Closing the Telehealth Gap,” surveyed more than 280 healthcare leaders from U.S. hospitals, physician groups, ambulatory centers and other healthcare groups, and exposed a major disconnect between how healthcare providers currently use telehealth versus how they want to use the technology.

According to the findings, the most common service lines using telehealth today include stroke (44 percent), behavioral health (39 percent), staff education and training (28 percent), and primary care (22 percent). However, when executives look to the future, patient education and train­ing lead the wish list (34 percent), closely followed by remote patient home monitoring (30 percent) and primary care (27 percent).

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American Telemedicine Association Makes Push for More Rural Telehealth Support


Success With Robotic Rounds in Neonatal Intensive Care UnitThe American Telemedicine Association (ATA) recently penned a letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce urging that the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act (H.R. 4111) be amended to also allow universal service support for other rural health providers — Medicare or Medicaid telehealth providers, school-based clinics, and emergency transport.

“One of the best ways to eliminate obstacles to high-quality, affordable care is to increase healthcare options available to rural areas. This is a major step in the right direction,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association.

“Since this is a first effort in 20 years to update the definition of rural health provider for this important Federal Communications Commission assistance, the Committee should consider equally important providers to the skilled nursing facilities that would be added by H.R. 4111,” the ATA boss concluded.

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Consumer Health Connections Touts Impact of Telehealth


chcOn Monday, the team at Consumer Health Connections (CHC) shared with MHW details of how they are making “bold strides to propel workers’ compensation into the next generation of claims and case management.”

CHC, if you’re not familiar, is a self-described technology company that offers innovative, cloud-based solutions tailored for the workers’ compensation industry (a portion of which includes HIPAA compliant telehealth software with embedded claim and case management features).

Components of CHC’s solution include an automated workflow and tracking system for capturing pertinent analytics, automated scheduling, web and mobile accessibility, and hardware interface. Using cloud-computing technology, their customized telemedicine application functions as a virtual care system, complete with video and audio communication capabilities and endless reporting potential.

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Senior Care Executives Gain New Insight to Telehealth, mHealth


Senior Care Executives Gain New Insight to Telehealth, mHealthAhead of the weekend Keystone Technologies — a provider of health IT and senior care technology solutions — announced that it is publishing a guide for senior care executives looking upgrade their technology in order to improve care.

The e-book, Telehealth, mHealth, and Beyond: Improving Quality of Care and Quality of Life by Keeping Seniors Connected, is available now for download at no charge.

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Keystone Technologies Releases New Guide to Telehealth, mHealth


Keystone Technologies, a provider of health IT and senior care technology solutions, announced today that it is publishing a guide for senior care executives looking upgrade their technology in order to improve care.

The e-book, Telehealth, mHealth, and Beyond: Improving Quality of Care and Quality of Life by Keeping Seniors Connected, is available now for free download.

Reimbursement rules and other federal requirements have removed the personal touch from healthcare delivery. Even in the senior care setting, time and regulations constrain physicians and caregivers. Yet, their involvement is critical in preventing hospital readmissions, maintaining the health of seniors with chronic conditions, and keeping more seniors independent and healthy. Keystone Technologies’ new guide explores how modern technology is bringing the personal touch back into senior care.

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Telehealth: The Key to Improving Physician Workflow and Patient Care


Telehealth The Key to Improving Physician Workflow and Patient CareThe following is a guest contributed post by Mike Sutter of Carle Health System writing for Mobile Health Matters.

Several different ‘flavors’ of telehealth have developed over the years, with varying degrees of popularity and adoption. Some hospitals have telehealth systems in an emergency room, allowing ER physicians to communicate directly with physicians at another site. Other hospitals have specialty physicians who leverage telehealth visits from one health facility to another.

Telehealth equipment is generally known to be costly and limited. Traditionally, telehealth tools were permanently located in one room and only accessible when that room was available – very similar to the advent of teleconferencing rooms in offices. Unless a mobile cart was available to move from room to room, the telehealth offerings remained limited.

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