FCC's Ajit Pai talks proposed $100M connected care pilot, rural telehealth funding, opioid epidemic initiatives

Mobi Health News

Addressing the Connected Health Conference in Boston, the chairman described many ways the agency is working to improve access to connected care

Penn Medicine creates Center for Connected Care to streamline telemedicine services

Mobi Health News

The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Medicine has been an active player in the telehealth game for sometime with multiple telehealth units, but last week it went a step further to announce that it will be centralizing its telemedicine activities into the Penn Medicine Center for Connected Care.

AMA's Michael Hodgkins on how to tackle the connected care problem

Mobi Health News

Connected Care is Better Care

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Connected care” is gaining more momentum in the health care industry. Health care providers are adopting electronic health records with federal support and standard setting. Patients have more options for accessing care and information, and communicating with care teams.

VA Connected Care Chief: Telehealth Is 'Going to Become Health Care'

care innovations

For advocates of remote patient monitoring , virtual visit technology , and other technology-based care methods, telehealth isn’t just a current trend to be navigated, but something much more integral and long-term, reflecting the very future of healthcare delivery in the United States.

FCC unanimously approves proposal for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program

FierceHealthIT

The FCC voted on Thursday to approve a Notice of Inquiry to establish a telehealth pilot program. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr tells FierceHealthcare the $100 million program would focus on getting low-income patients additional funding to get telehealth "across the finish line

Connected Care Is Essential to Telemedicine’s Success

American Well

Reducing internal costs for patient care. I believe that is because historically, telemedicine has been focused exclusively on access to care. Improving care accessibility may fit nicely with an organization’s ideologica. We need to stop talking about “telemedicine” and “telehealth” as if they were ends in themselves, and begin talking about the broader opportunities of collaborative care that the technology brings.

The Missing Piece in the Connected Health Puzzle

Health System CIO

Coding Columns Connected health Featured Telehealth Value-based Care Connected Health Joe Kvedar Joseph Kvedar Partners Connected Care Partners Healthcare

Two Feet, Two Canoes: Why Connected Health Reimbursement Is Still Off Balance

Health System CIO

Unless providers are reimbursed based on outcomes and quality – and not on services rendered, as is often the case – they’re not going to embrace connected health as a strategy, says Dr. Joe Kvedar.

Digital Transformation: Reordering the Healthcare Landscape

New Age Healthcare

Digital Transformation analytics cognitive connected care PhilipsDigiHealth17The adoption of technology within the healthcare industry has been rapid.

Digital Transformation: Reordering the Healthcare Landscape

New Age Healthcare

Digital Transformation analytics cognitive connected care PhilipsDigiHealth17The adoption of technology within the healthcare industry has been rapid.

Penn Medicine Opens Up Telehealth Hub

Healthcare Informatics

Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has opened its Center for Connected Care to centralize the health system’s telemedicine activities

FCC approves telemedicine pilot for veterans, low-income, rural Americans

Mobi Health News

Veterans as well as rural and low-income Americans may have more access to telemedicine in the future after the FCC unanimously voted to approve a proposal establishing a “Connected Care Pilot Program” on Aug.

Podcast: Telehealth for Parkinson’s care

Meaningful HIT News

He had a lot of interesting things to say and, unlike so many other physicians, was aware of multiple system atrophy, the disease that killed my dad in 2012, so I decided to have him on for a podcast to describe how he is using off-the-shelf telehealth technology to expand access to care, improve patient satisfaction and reduce costs. We, of course, discussed cross-state licensure holding back wider use of remote care, a subject that is very much in the news right now.

Philips to launch new version of HealthSuite with AI and analytics at HIMSS18

Mobi Health News

At HIMSS18, Philips plans to announce several new additions to its line of connected care products. A new management system called FocusPoint will help give hospitals more visibility into the performance of their patient monitoring technology.

Senator and FCC commissioner propose telehealth pilot

Mobi Health News

The pair are seeking $100 million for the new initiative, called the “Connected Care Pilot Program.” The program is designed to help people who are low-income, veterans, or living in rural areas get telemedicine care.

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

Telemedicine used to be about solving access to no care,” Kaveh introduced the conversation. Now, it’s about serving people who already have care through different mechanisms.”. Deepthi from Humana offered three considerations concerning how care will transform.

FCC's Carr previews $100M pilot program to support telemedicine

FierceHealthIT

WASHINGTON—Commissioner Brendan Carr joined a group of telehealth stakeholders Tuesday to discuss more details about the FCC's $100 million connected care pilot program. Although the program is still in the early days of development, Carr did reveal some details about where that money will go

What happens when the slow-to-change US Healthcare system embraces the Internet of Things? A potential $30 Billion industry is born

Lloyd Price

Goldman Sachs Research's David Roman, senior US Medical Technology equity research analyst, explains where we may see connected care take hold and how it could improve efficiency and outcomes. What happens when the slow-to-change US healthcare system embraces the Internet of Things?

Mystery Social Determinants Now Tracked in Health Cloud #HIMSS19

Perficient

How Salesforce is Creating Connected Care with Updates to Salesforce Health Cloud at #HIMSS19. The strides taken at HIMSS this year indicated they continue to drive past the barriers of interoperability and do what they do best: connect customer data.

8 Key Telehealth Partnerships and What to Expect in 2019

Enzyme Health

Launching in late 2018, just in time for cold and flu season, the program offered no-cost virtual care visits to customers who purchased RB products through Walmart stores. “So, The pharmacy’s new “Find Care” app aims at connecting patients with healthcare providers both online and in person.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?” Deloitte defines “virtual health” as enabling continuous, connected care via digital and telecommunication technologies. Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S.

Can Individuals Be Trusted With Their Own Healthcare Data? 

Perficient

Agency over your own healthcare data was a running theme in the HIMSS 2019 panel session titled “ Personalized Patient Relationships and Connect Care Journeys.”.

UVA Health System expands telehealth offerings

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

“Virtual care delivery models have proven to improve access, care coordination, clinical outcomes and patient engagement,” said Karen Rheuban, director of the UVA Center for Telehealth, in a statement.

April 2019 Telemedicine News

Enzyme Health

A new Swedish-developed mHealth app called Genia is showing promise at the University of Minnesota for fostering communication between juvenile arthritis patients and their care providers. With communication often filtered through parents, young patients can feel left out of care management coordination and plan development. The lawsuit highlights a national battle between ocular telehealth companies and the 11 states where connected care eye exams are banned.

Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI

American Well

During an American Well-sponsored webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review , Intermountain Healthcare discussed telehealth ROI for urgent care. In 2016, the health system partnered with American Well to launch its telehealth service, Connect Care, to enhance patient convenience and care access; cut delivery costs; and retain and recruit patients.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well

The partnership allows physicians to maintain existing workflows within Cerner while delivering virtual care. BayCare Health System, a leading not-for-profit health system, utilizes telehealth to provide its patients with convenient access to quality care in the Tampa Bay region.

Policymakers: Broadband Funding Key to Bringing Telehealth Access to Rural Areas

care innovations

Since taking office, policymakers within the Trump administration have championed the expansion of telehealth access as a means to cut costs and extend care into the nation’s most rural and remote areas. broadband connectivity by 2022 — is offering that assistance.

Mississippi Telehealth Network Could Be FCC’s Model for RPM Expansion

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Back in 2014 , the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) collaborated with a network of local and national health technology leaders to build the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network, an effort to extend quality care into rural and underserved regions with high rates of chronic illness.

Five Ways Digital Technologies can Address Cancer

The Digital Health Corner

Connected care: apps: Connected care today includes such technologies as wearables and mobile health apps. Benefits of connected care include triangulating the transmission of information (among clinicians, patients and caregivers), convenience, and timeliness. Pocket Cancer Care Guide. Connected clinical trials. There have been remarkable strides in prevention and treatment of disease in the past 5 decades.

Intermountain Healthcare Joins the American Well Family

American Well

The new telehealth service, Connect Care, will launch in early 2016. It will provide 24/7 on-demand care to all 750,000 members of Intermountain’s health plan as well as its approximately 34,000 employees, many of whom belong to the plan. In later phases, the service will extend to additional use cases such as chronic care and eventually incorporate specialist care. Read more about Connect Care in Intermountain’s press release.

#Engage4Health: How Patients Are Morphing Into Healthcare Consumers, for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

Prioritizing the patient-as-consumer through my health economic lens, the biggest priorities will be: Engaging patients in self-care and driving health and health plan literacy to better manage constrained access and payments. Connected Patient Forum | #Engage4Health + #HIMSS18.

The CONNECT Act May Ease Telehealth Restrictions — Here’s How

American Well

The CONNECT for Health Act would improve coverage of telehealth and remote patient monitoring as basic benefits in Medicare Advantage. Avizia CEO Mike Baird and the executive director for the Alliance for Connected Care , Krista Drobac, spoke with Becker’s Hospital Review to discuss how the CONNECT for Health Act may ease telehealth restrictions—and provide Medicare beneficiaries access to better care.

The Two Canoes: Fee-for-Service Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring

care innovations

As with any team, you're constantly working to balance — in this case: care delivery, quality, financial sustainability, staffing and stature in your market, among other items. Add to this the idea that it’s not right to give different people different care based on their insurer.

Five VALUE Offerings of the Ideal Health Management Company

The Digital Health Corner

Though there are many similarities in technologies (connected care devices, data collected) among companies, the human component and workflows can vary significantly. A healthcare management company must have virtual visits as a key component because it meets the mission of transforming the point of living into point of care. Just as important is keeping patients with chronic diseases stable enough to avoid being hospitalized and receiving non-critical care at home.

FCC Chairman Announces New Telehealth Initiatives, Expanded Funding

care innovations

At the recently concluded Connected Health Conference in Boston, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai delivered a keynote speech expressing his agency’s dedication to expanding federal funding for key telehealth initiatives, along with a few new proposals for accomplishing them.

Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well

The Alliance for Connected Care concludes that a telehealth visit for acute care represents $126 in savings over an in-person visit. Why then, haven’t more health systems and individual physicians incorporated this means of delivering care into their practice models?

Health SXSW 2018 | The 33 charts Super Guide

33 Charts

I’ve done the heavy lifting by curating a super list of the best health care talks and events at SXSW interactive. Think of it as the ultimate guide for the health care power user. And health care needs more of that. When Health Care Goes High-Tech.

New Illinois Law Highlights Efforts to Expand Rural Telehealth Access

care innovations

To this end, the FCC recently announced its Connected Care Initiative, which seeks to develop broadband access throughout these remote areas to better connect residents to primary and specialty care.

MannKind is Fixing Foundations to Build a Big Future

Insulin Nation

Updated ADA Standard of Care, One Huge Step for Mannkind. Bluetooth Connected Device Coming. We are moving our Bluetooth connected device forward in development in 2019 so we can become part of the connected care world.