Do Video Telehealth Requirements Curtail Access in Rural States? | mHEALTHINTELLIGENCE

Do Video Telehealth Requirements Curtail Access in Rural States? | mHEALTHINTELLIGENCE

Living in a urban center, I never really thought about the bandwidth requirements for video telehealth, but mandates to bring it to places that are still on effectively dial-up or 3G speeds are short-sighted at best. Then again, my local providers of such services aren’t covered by Medicaid here in North Carolina (or if they are, that’s certainly not promoted!).

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A new study finds that states that mandate video-based telemedicine may be curbing access to care for underserved populations that don;t have the broadband to use video.

Source: Do Video Telehealth Requirements Curtail Access in Rural States?

Now HIPAA-Compatible, Amazon’s Alexa Opens Up to mHealth Uses

Alexa, please make my health records available RIGHT NOW! One of the best parts of this trial is my primary healthcare system is also participating.

Amazon has invited six healthcare providers to develop mHealth platform for Alexa, now that the company’s smart speaker is HIPAA-compliant.

Along with Boston Children’s and Livongo, others involved in the program are Cigna, Express Scripts, Providence St. Joseph Health’s Swedish Health Connect and Atrium Health.

 

Source: Now HIPAA-Compatible, Amazon’s Alexa Opens Up to mHealth Uses