Explore the latest in mobile health and telemedicine, including advances in use of fitness trackers and device monitoring to improve outcomes.
This Viewpoint discusses new fee-for-service billing codes introduced by CMS for reimbursement of virtual care including e-consults, remote physiologic monitoring, and video and image review, and proposes strategies to incentivize the activities to promote coordinated care.
This study uses insurance claims database to describe trends in telemedicine use and its associations with physician supply and with state laws madating coverage in a large commercially insured population between 2005 and 2017.
This Viewpoint discusses ways in which health apps can be improved and regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration to improve health in patients and confidence in the apps by physicians.
This study assesses the association between antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections and satisfaction ratings among patients using a direct-to-consumer telemedicine platform.
This simulation study uses case vignettes to determine how wound photography affects surgeons’ abilities to diagnose surgical site infections in a pragmatic setting.
This randomized clinical trial examines whether an online, collaborative connected-health model results in equivalent clinical improvements compared with in-person care among US adults with psoriasis.
This Viewpoint discusses the issue of tracking and storing data on nonverbal behavior that is collected through the use of virtual reality devices.
This randomized clinical trial examines outcomes of participation in an individually designed single-patient multi-crossover (n-of-1) trial supported by a mobile app compared with usual care among patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
This cohort study investigates trends in patterns of care for low-acuity patients with acute conditions from 2008 to 2015 using data from a large commercial health plan in the United States.
This follow-up of a cluster randomized clinical trial of adults with uncontrolled hypertension examines the durability of the effect of a home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management intervention on blood pressure through 54 months of follow-up and compares blood pressure measurements performed in the research clinic vs usual care.
This Viewpoint describes the FDA’s guidance on digital tools that seeks to balance technological innovation with assurances that medical mobile apps and other devices that fall within the agency’s regulatory purview are safe and effective.
This Viewpoint discusses personal health information on social media and other sites and ways in which this information can and should be protected.
This randomized clinical trial and matched cohort study compares the effects of immediate vs delayed use of a self-applied adhesive continuous ECG monitoring patch on new diagnoses of atrial fibrillation in patients at high risk of atrial fibrillation.
This Viewpoint discusses the role of telehealth in the medical response to disasters.
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