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Telehealth Remains Difficult To Define


Telehealth Remains Difficult To Define   The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services telemedicine telehealth healthcare IT The definition of telehealth is not consistent across the nation. This is due in part to the ongoing changes in laws and telehealth advances, but also in part to different levels of interpretation. In a recent study called the Telemedicine and e-Health, 7 different definitions of telehealth can be defined within the US government.

These definitions came from within 26 different agencies, as reported by 100 different individuals within Federal Telemedicine Working Group (FedTel). The 7 different definitions were gathered by compiling the results of a survey. Although telehealth is evolving, and many of the definitions have common ground, the multitude of definitions can cause confusion and conflict. A few examples of the similar, yet sometimes conflicting definitions are shared below.

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Adventist Health Getting Aggressive with Telehealth


Adventist Health Getting Aggressive with Telehealth   telehealth spine surgery rheumatology pulmonology orthopedics nephrology mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth news mHealth infectious disease healthcare general surgery gastroenterology endocrinology dermatology cardiology With telehealth expected to dramatically alter the scope and nature of healthcare throughout the remainder of this decade, companies in the healthcare sector are piling into the telehealth market with exceeding enthusiasm.

As telehealth initiatives continue to focus on rural healthcare, Adventist Health and Blue Shield aren’t wasting time in accelerating this trend.

The partners are behind a new telehealth venture aimed at helping people in rural Northern California communities access specialty care.

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Overcoming Language Barriers in Telehealth


Overcoming Language Barriers in Telehealth   telehealth Tech news MobileVRI Mobile Video Remote Interpretation mobil mHealth language health Although technological innovations continue to break down barriers between patients and doctors who can’t always meet face to face, other barriers are still in need of conquering.

One of them is the language barrier.

For that reason, MobileVRI is set to launch iPad and iPhone video for language interpreters, an innovation that could mitigate miscommunications between patients and doctors that speak different languages.

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Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week


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

On Tuesday at HIMSS14, EvolveMed, a provider of intuitive physician electronic medical records for hospitals and physician practices, announced its integration of Nuance 360 SpeechAnywhere Services. The move, groundbreaking many ways, underscores the growing relationship between cutting-edge cloud-based solutions with modern healthcare IT.

Just in time for this week’s HIMSS14 conference in Orlando, HIMSS published its Annual Leadership Survey, revealing that new federal mandates haven’t overwhelmed healthcare professionals and providers to the extent initially anticipated.

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Telehealth Market Value to Reach $1.5 Trillion in Five Years


Telehealth Market Value to Reach $1.5 Trillion in Five Years   telemedicine telehealth mobile tech mobile health news mHealth In fewer than five years, mHealth markets related to telemedicine will be worth a projected $1.5 trillion.

With more than seven billion smartphones expected to be in use by 2019, the rapid global adoption of mobile tech will drive the aforemention market to such unprecedent heights. That’s according to a new report from Research Moz that was highlighted by HIT Consultant this week.

Other factors driving the telehealth and mhealth convergence trend include:

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Report: Mobile Video is Critical to Telehealth Diagnosis


Report: Mobile Video is Critical to Telehealth Diagnosis   telehealth mobile video mobile mHealth American Well On Wednesday, Massachusetts-based telehealth company American Well published the findings of a new survey that provides an interesting look at patient perspectives on telehealth.

The organization found that consumers “vastly prefer” the face-to-face interactions of video visits to telephone-only consults.

Of those surveyed, consumers chose video for their visit 94 percent of the time.

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Report: Telehealth Use to Balloon by 2018


Report: Telehealth Use to Balloon by 2018   telemedicine telehealth news telehealth At the end of 2013, only 350,000 patients were regularly using telehealth platforms and technology across the world. By 2018, however, these numbers are expected to jump to more than seven million.

From there, experts say, growth will continue to increase exponentially as more and more patients are introduced to the power and potential of telehealth solutions. This growth will largely be due to the proliferation of mobile health technology, like hubs and wearable tech, which will make it simple and easy to communicate with healthcare professionals.

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