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The Future of Telehealth in America and Potential Significance of Medicare Telehealth Parity Act

 

The future of Telehealth in the U.S. is so promising that even Washington politicians are beginning to realize it, as evidenced by recent pending legislation. The bipartisan Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 (H.R. 5380) has the potential to be a once-in-a-generation legislation that promotes a future where telehealth programs are at the core of home-based wellness, preventative care, and outpatient therapy services. In addition to amending title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare reimbursement on a phased basis for telehealth services provided to Americans living in larger metropolitan statistical areas (MSA), the bill also includes rural health clinics as approved telehealth care sites, and provides coverage for a wide range of telehealth and outpatient therapy services.

 

Head of Innovation Team says UCLA Experimenting with Telehealth, Seeking Partnerships

 

Dr. Ong said you need more people who are dedicated to doing telehealth, because while you can certainly do things on an occasional basis, it takes time to conduct a set-up. He said the key is incorporating video consults, e-consults, remote monitoring and other technologies that would allow physicians to respond to the growing demand by patients to incorporate telehealth into patient care. However, reimbursement policies are not set up in a way that matches this type of demand yet. “We are learning how to use these types of technologies but at the end of day this is still all about patient care, and we just want to make sure that we meet patients’ needs in whatever way it works for them,” Dr. Ong told PNN. "IDEAL LIFE’s remote patient monitoring system and telehealth overall is positively impacting the lives and well-being of my patients," Dr. Ong said.

 

RHM helps assisted living staff and residents

 

IDEAL LIFE featured in McKnight’s Assisted Living Magazine, “RHM helps assisted living staff and residents.” The article highlights how RHM improves outcomes and individual satisfaction and what results you can expect from RHM.

 

You’re Not Alone! Tackling the ‘Burden of Care’ with a Team and Technology

 

Caring for an aging loved one often becomes difficult for the caregiver as one begins to deal with the stress of constantly managing frequent doctor's visits, work/life balance and the frustration our loved one’s deal with facing illness and complications.

 

The combined emotional and financial toll is not to be taken lightly.

 

An estimated 44.4 million caregivers in the United States, representing 21 percent of the adult population, provide free care to their loved ones.

 

New program helps patients monitor health at home using special technology

 

 

WMMC implements new in-home medical monitoring system

 

Linda Craven explained the new “telemedicine” system delivered to Karen Taylor’s residence on Angus Lane.

 

Craven displayed equipment that will relay Taylor’s weight, blood pressure and other vital signs daily to a computer in Craven’s office at the Innes I building. Craven is a Western Missouri Medical Center public health education coordinator.

 

FDA clears Verizon Wireless home health app as Class II medical device

 

Verizon Wireless’ plans for an FDA-cleared mobile health platform focused on chronic disease management and other health conditions has been in the works for some time. The software platform, officially called The Verizon Wireless Converged Health Management (CHM) Device has just secured Class II 510(k) clearance from the FDA this month. Once it commercially launches, it will be available via prescription only. Verizon submitted the device for clearance in August 2012.

 

FDA approves home health platform

 

Verizon officials announced this week that the telecom giant has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) Class II clearance for Converged Health Management, a cloud-based device that connects clinicians with their patients at home and enables them to access data from connected biometric devices....

 

 

Top 10 mHealth stories 2013

 

This was the year that the FDA handed down its final guidance on mobile medical apps to perhaps more questions than it answered...

 

At CES digital health touted as a life saver


Paraplegics walk with the help of robotic exoskeletons. Refugees from a natural disaster given remote care in a temporary health center. Patients with multiple chronic diseases are warned before they suffer a heart attack. Potentially deadly drug interactions prevented.

 

3 Trends Shaping Telehealth


We've seen mobile health apps take off, to the point that federal regulators are trying to sort out how they should be governed before someone gets hurt. And we've seen wearable health and wellness devices hit the ground running – literally – with everyone from startups to giants like Microsoft and Google looking for a piece of the action...

 


The president and founder of IDEAL LIFE, which has been one of the front-runners in the home health

monitoring movement since its launch in 2002, sees the market shifting in his favor...

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Can Technology Rescue the HealthCare Industry?

 


 

When The Doctor Works For The Insurance Company


If Medicare patients choose to have a WellPoint affiliate administer their benefits, they can use their clinics for free, in addition to seeing their regular primary care physician.
Additionally, the clinic staff does many things that most physicians don't offer. For example, they'll come to patients' homes and install a scale that automatically sends their weight to the clinic.
They'll design a workout that patients can do in the clinic gym, which is specially designed for seniors. They'll even cut patient toenails in an effort to avoid foot infections...

 

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IDEAL LIFE at GEEK NEWS CENTRAL

Ideal Life has a complete end to end wireless biometric monitoring systems to monitor chronic heath
conditions like cancer, diabetes, heart problems...

 

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Interview with Jason Goldberg at the 2013 Digital Health Summit

 

 

IDEAL LIFE Launches Telehealth Program for the Underserved at ATA 2013


IDEAL LIFE INC., the industry leader in remote health management solutions, will announce a one-of-a-kind program bringing the
company's innovative technology to the underserved at the American Telemedicine Association's (ATA) 18(th) Annual International
Meeting and Expo May 5-7 in the Austin (Texas) Convention Center. IDEAL LIFE FOR LIFE(TM) is an initiative that...

 

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Remote Health Management for Chronic Illnesses

Remote Health Management for Chronic Illnesses

 

An estimated 133 million Americans are currently living with one or more chronic conditions – a figure that is only expected to grow as the baby boomer generation ages.

Many experience frustration with monitoring and managing their own or their loved ones’ complex medical needs...

 

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IDEAL LIFE Interactive Kiosk(TM) Provides Remote Health Management


As navigating the health industry continues to feel more and more difficult, and the financial and emotional burden of care continues to fall more on the shoulders of consumers, today’s health and fitness conscious consumers are looking for a more coordinated and trusted network of health and wellness programs that meet their personal needs.  IDEAL LIFE is there as a trusted, integrated health technology and services company to empower consumers through connected health...

 

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CES - Home Health Monitoring With Ideal Life 

Ideal Life is a fairly mature platform in a business-to-business model where we’ve been selling to health plans, insurers, hospital groups, home care agencies for managing people with chronic conditions like congestive heart failure, COPD, diabetes....

 

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More Wireless Devices for In-Home Patients

People are living longer, and healthcare organizations are looking to technology to drive efficiencies and cut costs. Those two trends are coming together to spur growth opportunities in the mobile machine-to-machine communications segment of the healthcare industry...

 

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CNN - Digital health for kids, seniors and workout buffs

Any pedometer will count how much you've walked, but a good, connected mobile app can push, encourage and sometimes even shame you into putting down the milkshake, getting out of the beanbag chair and meeting a fitness goal.

 

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2012

 

Ideal Life Chooses Orange Business Services to Add Global Dimension to Remote Health Management

 

At the 2012 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., Toronto-based remote health provider Ideal Life announced that it has chosen Orange Business Services to expand its remote monitoring solutions for wellness and chronic conditions to an international audience. Orange will provide seamless machine to machine (M2M) wireless connectivity for Ideal Life in Europe and Latin America, promoting comprehensive remote care to the home and preventing non-critical re-admissions of patients to hospitals. Click here for more.

 

Vidant Health - Telehealth Program with IDEAL LIFE

 

 

For Queen Moore of Roper, a piece of equipment small enough to fit in the palm of her hand provided a vital link to the resources available through Vidant Chowan Hospital in Edenton. This telehealth device simply attached to her home phone and instantly transmitted her blood pressure, weight and blood sugar readings to specially trained experts at the hospital. The device quickly became a familiar part of her daily routine. If any of the readings were outside the normal range, hospital staff would phone Moore to discuss why. They discussed ways she could change her eating habits, get more exercise and adjust her medication to get her readings back to a healthier level.

This video shows the relationship between the patient and the nurse and highlights the fact that through the telehealth program, Moore has remained out of the hospital for more than eight months.

 

 

IDEAL LIFE was featured in WBTV!

 

 

 

2011

 

IDEAL LIFE wins the ABBY Award for 2011 in the

"Innovation in Healthcare Information Technology & Telecommunications - Consumer Facing" category 

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Sprint, Ideal Life offer wireless biometric kiosks

 

Sprint and IDEAL LIFE Enhance Home Health Care!

 

 

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IDEAL LIFE Wins Coveted Frost & Sullivan 2009 Customer Value Leadership Award!

Source   The Award

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2010

 

November

IDEAL LIFE Inc to launch Remote Healthcare Monitoring System in China

 

Living in Digital Times

 

 

 

 

Harvey Goldberg - CES Interview

 

August

 

IDEAL LIFE is covered in CBS's Early Show

 

 

July

 

The Technology for Monitoring Elderly Relatives  -  Source

 

May

 

Telehealth System Offers Universal Connectivity

New mobile gateway for wireless monitors claims 'universal' connectivity

Stay Updated with Mobile Health Checks

 

Watch Jason Goldberg's interview from the 2010 ATA Show!

 

 

IDEAL LIFE Presents First Option for “Universal Mobility” in Health and Wellness Management - Source

 

April

IDEAL LIFE Helps to Maintain Ideal Blood Pressure - Source

More Volume, Not More Staff - Source

Patient monitoring, connectivity key to improving healthcare - Source Source

 

February

HealthcareBizDev:  Congestive Heart Failure Readmissions Reduced by 50 Percent with Saddleback - Source Source

Medical Device Daily:  Ideal Life combines wireless devices to monitor patients - Source

Examiner.com:  A “Portable Doctor” device may make life easier for parents with special needs kids - Source

 

January

Mobihealthnews: Blue Cross of CA pilots wireless scales for CHF - Source

Anthem Goes Wireless for Congestive Heart Failure Tool - Source

 

 

2009

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December

Virtual Medicine: The Lever That Just Might Save Independent Practice - Source

Case Management Advisor - Telemonitoring, Education Slash Hospitalizations

 

November

InformationWeek - Remote Monitoring Yields Healthier Patients

Case Management Advisor - Remote Monitoring Cuts Costs for Chronically Ill

 

October

Health Affairs - American Medical Home Runs

 

September

Managed Healthcare Exeutive - Use of Telehealth Could Save Billiions

Managed Healthcare Executive - Telehealth Helps Medicaid Population

LA Times - Keeping Tabs on Patient Can Cut Costs

 

August

Medtech Insight - Consumer and Clnical Markets Merge

MDNG - When Will Telehealth Go Mobile

 

July

HealthCare - Wireless Telehealth

 

Watch Jason Goldberg's interview from the ATA!

 

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