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.

The Connected Health Initiative Applauds the FCC’s New "Connected Care Pilot Program"

ConnectedHealth

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans to establish a “Connected Care Pilot Program” to support the use of telehealth solutions for low-income and rural Americans. ACT | The App Association's Connected Health Initiative (CHI) has long been a supporter of telehealth innovations and the benefits they bring to patients and caregivers throughout the continuum of care. To learn more about the FCC's Connected Care Pilot Program, please click here.

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.

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 Blog

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

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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

Three telehealth success stories

American Well Blog

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.

Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI

American Well Blog

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.

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.

#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.

Intermountain Healthcare Joins the American Well Family

American Well Blog

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.

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

American Well Blog

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 Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? July 27, 2018 ? #336

Story of Digital Health

If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the group , which allows you to opt in to receiving these announcements in addition to connecting with thousands of other global stakeholders in digital health. I made this announcement to 64,049 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn.

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.

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.

The future of Health Startups remain linked to Enterprise-scale players, reports Rock Health

Lloyd Price

Thirdly, its subsidiary, DeepMind, continues to explore the use of AI across the sector and implement a new healthcare standard, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to establish a connected care pathway and deliver care which is second to none.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? June 20, 2018 ? #331

Story of Digital Health

If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the group , which allows you to opt in to receiving these announcements in addition to connecting with thousands of other global stakeholders in digital health. KRY’s platform connects patients with doctors remotely via a mobile app.

Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well Blog

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?

Improve the Patient Experience with a 360-Degree Approach

Perficient

Owning the patient experience is about managing 360 degrees of healthcare member care delivery. Due to legislation such as the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are buying other hospitals, physician practices, and ancillary care providers.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? June 27, 2018 ? #332

Story of Digital Health

If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the group , which allows you to opt in to receiving these announcements in addition to connecting with thousands of other global stakeholders in digital health. Connecting and uniting families is core to the mission of 23andMe.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well Blog

Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care. We know it’s a process for physicians to move from skepticism to acceptance,” says Dr. Will Daines, medical director of Intermountain Care Connect at Intermountain Healthcare.

Health IoT creates huge opportunities for public health and software companies

The Healthcare Guys

Here’s what they think, in their own words: Connecting smart biological sensors to the internet is not a new idea. What is new and emerging is the physical scale of the devices on the one hand, and the need to aggregate, reconcile, and consolidate those data streams for downstream clinical care services. What we can do, however, is find clever ways leverage of IoT as yet-another, and maybe decisive, fulcrum of connected care.