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. Washington, D.C.

The Missing Piece in the Connected Health Puzzle

Health System CIO

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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.

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

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.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well Blog

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.

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

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.

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.

#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.

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.

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

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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

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. 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.

Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well Blog

In a national study of over 2,000 consumers , 64% said they would be willing to have a telehealth visit with their doctor via video. The Alliance for Connected Care concludes that a telehealth visit for acute care represents $126 in savings over an in-person visit.