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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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Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week


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

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a draft report that puts forward a proposed strategy and recommendations for a health information technology (health IT) framework. Per the details shared during a joint media briefing yesterday, the framework in question aims to promote “product innovation” while maintaining “appropriate patient protections” and avoiding regulatory duplication.

Like a runaway train, the global healthcare IT market isn’t losing steam by any stretch of the imagination. A new report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA) projects that the worldwide market for Healthcare IT will reach $66 billion by 2020, driven by strong emphasis on improving profitability of healthcare institutions, increasing demand for quality healthcare services, and growing acceptance of mhealth and ehealth practices.

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Ease of Access to Pediatric Care Boosted With Telemedicine


Ease of Access to Pediatric Care Boosted With Telemedicine   telemedicine pediatric care Cole Memorial Hospital Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pennsylvania now benefits from telemedicine technology for pediatric patients and pregnant mothers who visit their emergency room.

The telemedicine technology is available through the Optimizing Utilization and Rural Emergency Access for Children (OUTREACH) offered by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Currently 18% of Cole Memorial’s emergency patients are under the age of 18. When these pediatric patients or pregnant mothers are in need of specialized pediatric or maternity care, they have to make the 4 hour trip to Pittsburgh Medical Center… that is until now.

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Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week


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

Google Glass holds enormous potential for the application of modern healthcare. From the ER to the OR, Google Glass may one day revolutionize and expedite traditional medical care, while increasing efficiency and reducing human error.

Retail and restaurants aren’t the only aggressive adopters of mobile payments technology today. Across the healthcare landscape, from dental practices to emergency rooms, mobile payment options are turning up with a surprising degree of speed.

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Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week


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

mHealth is poised to come into its own this year, analysts assert, as more and more people are becoming open to the idea of using mobile devices and the Internet at large to manage multiple aspects of their own healthcare.

According to a study published by the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution, the biggest challenges facing the widespread adoption and acceptance of mHealth technologies is the lack of clarity in regulations and other – equally significant – clarification issues with healthcare payer reimbursements.

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Telehealth Platforms Attracting More Board-Certified Health Specialists


Telehealth Platforms Attracting More Board Certified Health Specialists   telemedicine mobile health mHealth news mHealth healthPERX healthcare eDocAmerica doctors The number of board-certified health specialists flocking to new opportunities in mHealth and all forms of digital medicine and electronic healthcare is truly staggering.

Just last week, healthPERX and eDocAmerica announced a new partnership that aims to take telehealth to the next level, chiefly by virtue of embellishing the available pool of top healthcare professionals on their team.

healthPERX, for those who are unfamiliar, is a telehealth program that offers 24/7 access to board-certified doctors. Through its coupling with eDocAmerica, it will now expand its services with the addition of board-certified health specialists for nearly every medical need.
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Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week


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

Now more than ever, physicians are flooded with complex technologies and new demands that are taking them further and further away from their patients. In response, Nuance has announced that the company is putting its weight behind a campaign designed to address critical issues facing physicians today and help bring them back to the “art of medicine” – starting with a panel of physician leaders including Beth Israel’s John Halamka, the AMA’s Steven Stack and Mass General’s Keith Dryer.

With health tech companies emerging as some of the biggest draws for venture capital and consumer investment in this new year, it’s no surprise that the health tech boom is impacting IPO pricing. According to sources close to Castlight Health, the health-software maker is upping its IPO share price range to $13-to-$15 from the previously announced $9-to-$11 range.

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