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.

Connected care: How hospitals and other healthcare organizations are steering investments

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although healthcare organizations are embracing digital transformation initiatives, clinical and business leaders have different ideas about the importance and effectiveness of a single view of patient care.

Hospitals Shifting To More Strategic Uses Of Telehealth Technologies

Healthcare IT Today

For quite some time, hospitals have been adding to their portfolio of telehealth services, in part as a way to keep their brand top-of-mind with consumers in their service area.

Solving the Disconnections in Connected Care

GlobalMed

But it doesn’t work with the system used by the patient’s primary care provider, even though the provider is in-network. Inpatient adoption has risen from 54 percent in 2014 to 85 percent in 2019 according to Definitive Healthcare’s 2019 Inpatient Telehealth Study.

FCC approves $100M connected care pilot to benefit low income patients, veterans

FierceHealthIT

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with developing a three-year, $100 million connected care pilot program to support telehealth and remote patient monitoring services to improve healthcare access to underserved populations

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

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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.

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

Health Populi

Kaveh was brainstorming the future of telehealth a decade from “now,” with three innovators attending #ATA19: Deepthi Bathina of Humana, Matthew Holt of Catalyst Health (and Co-Founder of Health 2.0), and Kim Swafford of Providence St. First, connected care: one in five U.S.

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

The Missing Piece in the Connected Health Puzzle

Health System CIO

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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. Washington, D.C.

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.

Telehealth holds appeal for seniors, survey shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Better access to healthcare professionals and faster service are among the top reasons senior citizens are willing to embrace telehealth technologies, according to a survey sponsored by vendor American Well.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well

1] With wait times rising and healthcare costs increasing, many health systems have turned to telehealth as a means of increasing access to healthcare. Cerner and American Well have partnered to deliver telehealth that is fully embedded within Cerner’s electronic health record portfolio.

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.

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. The post Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI appeared first on American Well.

VA efforts to bring tablet-based telehealth to vets see positive results

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veterans Affairs to use distributed tablet devices to provide telehealth benefits to patients is working. Overall, telehealth is set for a major expansion in the U.S. Two recent studies indicate a plan by the U.S.

VA, Verizon to offer new telehealth access for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Verizon are teaming up to offer Veterans who are customers of the telecommunications giant unlimited access to department's VA Video Connect telehealth app. Telehealth is set for a major expansion in the U.S.

Telehealth set for big boost with $100M in new funding from FCC

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has announced the agency will vote to advance a $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, enabling telehealth expansion for low-income Americans nationwide.

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

8 Key Telehealth Partnerships and What to Expect in 2019

Enzyme Health

Retailers, insurance providers, and software companies are fast and furiously forming partnerships in the telehealth space. Over the past year, insurance providers, pharmacies, and technology companies large and small have been forming partnerships with telehealth companies right and left.

UVA Health System expands telehealth offerings

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The University of Virginia Health System announced it would be expanding its telehealth offerings to help treat diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well

The discussion, which was moderated by Sylvia Romm, MD, medical director at American Well, included the following panelists: Bruce Rosenthal, MD , Medical Director, Consumer Telehealth Services, UPMC. Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care.

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.

New Illinois Law Highlights Efforts to Expand Rural Telehealth Access

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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. Illinois Governor Signs New Law Expanding Rural Telehealth Access.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth. But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?” Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S.

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.

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.

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

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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.

FCC's Carr: $100M health pilot to benefit low-income patients, veterans

FierceHealthIT

The FCC will vote at a July 10 meeting on a $100 million Connected Care pilot program to develop new telehealth and virtual care programs for underserved populations, including rural residents and veterans

Government Agencies & Industry Groups Push for Telehealth Policy Reform

care innovations

Echoing initiatives already taken by many state governments to expand access to digital healthcare services ( particularly in rural areas ), a growing number of federal agencies are also looking to reform existing telehealth policy in an effort to expand access to quality care while also attempting to rein in the costs of the American healthcare system. Proposals by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to boost funding for the expansion of telehealth into rural areas.

#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.

Rush, Ochsner Health System partner on telemedicine, Epic EHR

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In addition to gaining access to Ochsner’s telemedicine capabilities, Rush’s hospitals and primary care clinics also will be able to tap into Ochsner’s billing practices and other support services.

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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

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.

Latin America’s Virtual Care Revolution

GlobalMed

Global access to care: that’s our mission and you can see it right there in our name. Creating International Connected Care. Telehealth isn’t entirely new to Argentina. But not only did these tools fail to provide evidence-based care, they presented a security risk.

Poll: Which term do you prefer?

Meaningful HIT News

My last post earlier today got me thinking: we still haven’t reached a consensus on how to describe what some people have dubbed wireless health, mobile health, telehealth, digital health and connected health. Related posts: So many types of telehealth. More accolades for Topol as ‘connected health’ gains. Podcast: Intel’s Eric Dishman on connected care management.

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. A leader in healthcare, Intermountain began exploring telehealth in 2013, when it piloted an internally built system. Read more about Connect Care in Intermountain’s press release.

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. View research study > View article in mHealth Intelligence > Indiana Ocular Telehealth Lawsuit Highlights Ongoing National Battle.