• Telemonitoring benefits remain unclear for patients with cardiac disorders

    Telemonitoring benefits remain unclear for patients with cardiac disorders

    • March 12, 2018

    March 12, 2018 To prevent cardiac death, people with certain cardiac disorders are implanted with electronic devices designed to automatically stimulate the heartbeat or counteract serious arrhythmia if necessary. Nowadays these devices also permit to monitor heart function from a distance. In case of conspicuous recordings, the physician may take additional therapeutic

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  • MediBioSense partners with MRIGlobal for Department of Defense health monitoring system

    MediBioSense partners with MRIGlobal for Department of Defense health monitoring system

    • March 11, 2018

    Doncaster, UK-based MediBioSense Ltd. [TTA 23 Jan, 17 Feb] is partnering with Kansas City’s MRIGlobal to develop a wireless health monitoring system for the US Department of Defense Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO). The limited information in the release indicates that the joint project will provide technology integration and development services for CTTSO. The system “will provide medical

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  • Congress Proposes Change to Ryan Haight Act to Allow Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances

    Congress Proposes Change to Ryan Haight Act to Allow Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances

    • March 11, 2018

    It seems the efforts of telemedicine advocates to change federal law and allow greater prescribing of controlled substances are no longer falling on deaf ears. Congress just released a pair of draft discussion bills to amend the federal Ryan Haight Act. The “Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health Treatment Act” would allow certain community mental

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  • A tipping point in consumer acceptance of health apps, AI, and virtual care? Accenture thinks so.

    A tipping point in consumer acceptance of health apps, AI, and virtual care? Accenture thinks so.

    • March 11, 2018

    Accenture’s 2018 Consumer Survey on Digital Health indicates that the tipping point may be here, sort of. Some key findings: Consumers had high rates of favorable acceptance and likeliness to use AI-enabled clinical services: home-based diagnostics (66 percent of respondents), virtual health assistants (61 percent), and virtual nurses to monitor health conditions, medications and vital

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  • Telemedicine Credentialing by Proxy: What Hospitals and Telehealth Companies Need to Know

    Telemedicine Credentialing by Proxy: What Hospitals and Telehealth Companies Need to Know

    • March 11, 2018

    Hospital-based telemedicine services continue to rapidly expand across the country, allowing providers to deliver care to rural areas and better allocate the staffing and availability of specialist physicians such as neurologists and emergency medicine.  However, despite the uptick in telemedicine services at hospitals, many medical staff offices still use the traditional “primary source verification” process

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  • Top 5 Ways Telehealth Will Change Under the New Federal Funding Bill

    Top 5 Ways Telehealth Will Change Under the New Federal Funding Bill

    • March 11, 2018

    The telemedicine industry has been abuzz upon learning that provider-friendly legislation was included in the new federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law by the President on February 9, 2018.  But telehealth providers, hospitals, and entrepreneurs need to cut through the hype and understand what the provisions will really do for telehealth.  This

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