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Technology & mHealth

Comparing Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information Among Business Associates and Covered Entities in California and the United States (2017)

More and more healthcare providers and insurers are contracting out aspects of healthcare administration, such as lab work and imaging, billin...

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State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Program Policies (2017)

The updated fifth edition of “State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies” from PHI's Center for Connected Health Policy ...

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Challenges and Recommendations on Using Telehealth for Directly Observed Therapy in Treating Tuberculosis (2016)

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most widespread infectious diseases in the world, infecting an average of 9 million people annually. Although TB is...

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Personalized Telehealth in the Future: A Global Research Agenda (2016)

As telehealth plays an even greater role in global health care delivery, it will be increasingly important to develop a strong evidence base of suc...

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Telehealth for Consumers: Infographic (2016)

Telehealth encompasses a broad variety of technologies and tactics to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services. Telehealth is not a ...

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California Community Health Centers: Financial Analysis of Telehealth Programs (2015)

California community health centers and clinics (CCHCs), including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), rural health centers (RHCs), and oth...

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Community Health Centers and Telehealth: A Cost Analysis Report & Recommendations (2015)

Community Health Centers have historically played a vitally important role in providing health care to underserved and uninsured communities. In Ca...

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Using Telehealth for Directly Observed Therapy in Treating Tuberculosis (2015)

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most widespread infectious diseases in the world, infecting an average of 9 million people annually.[i] Althou...

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Advancing California's Leadership in Telehealth Policy: A Telehealth Model Statute & Other Policy Recommendations (2011)

In 1996, California passed one of the first telemedicine laws in the country, the Telemedicine Development Act of 1996 (TDA). At its passage, the T...

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Position Paper: mHealth Technologies: Applications to Benefit Older Adults (Discussion Draft) (2011)

Mobile technologies are becoming ubiquitous in the U.S. and the world, changing the way we communicate, conduct commerce, and provide care and serv...

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Telehealth Model Statute: Frequently Asked Questions (2011)

Telehealth is the use of digital technologies—such as telecommunications, health information, and videoconferencing—to deliver medical,...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Post-Acute Care Transitions (2010)

The recent focus on improving postacute care transitions (the process by which a patient moves from hospital to home or other settings) is being dr...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Remote Patient Monitoring Position Paper (2010)

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies have been shown to be effective in helping to manage chronic disease, postacute care, and monitoring t...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights of the Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement Technology Review (2010)

As individuals get older, they experience functional limitations associated with disabilities. Assistive technologies help persons with disabi...

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Grantee Profile: Caring Choices: A Catalyst for Medication Management Innovation (2010)

Diffusion of innovations is essentially a social process. Early adopters, such as Caring Choices, actively seek out innovative solutions to real-wo...

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Grantee Profile: Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation: Connecting Older Cambodian-Americans with Pharmacists Miles Away (2010)

Responding to President Obama’s initiative to maximize the benefits of health information technology, the Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation ...

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Grantee Profile: The ASCP Foundation: Identifying Medication-Related Problems in Older Adults with Monitor-Rx (2010)

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Foundation was one of five grantees that received a Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants ...

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Grantee Profile: Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System (2010)

Improving Medication Adherence and Self-Management for Chronic Heart Failure at the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care Sys...

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Interview: Lessons from a Leader in Telehealth Diffusion: Interview with Adam Darkins of the Veterans Health Administration (2010)

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is one of the world leaders in using telehealth to promote independent living for its patient population. ...

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Medication Management Process (2010)

While medications are widely appreciated, commonly used, and help many people lead longer, healthier, and more productive lives, there is still gre...

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Organizational Adoption: Implementing New Technologies to Optimize Medication Use Among Older Adults (2010)

In 2010, five health services organizations—American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation, Caring Choices, Connecticut Pharmacists Fo...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Improving Post-Acute Care Transitions (Discussion Draft) (2010)

The recent focus on improving post-acute care transitions (the process by which a patient moves from hospital to home or other settings) is being d...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Remote Patient Monitoring for Older Adults (2010)

A majority of older adults are challenged by chronic and acute illnesses and/or injuries. Eight out of ten older Americans are living with the heal...

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Staying Connected, A Progress Report: Reimbursement under the Telemedicine Development Act of 1996 (2010)

This issue brief summarizes the key findings and recommnendations of the Center for Connected Health Policy's review of telemedicine reimbursem...

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Technology Review: Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement (Discussion Draft) (2010)

Created by PHI's Center for Technology and Aging, this technology review focuses on assistive technologies that help older adults with physical...

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The ADOPT Model: Accelerating Diffusion of Proven Technologies for Older Adults (2010)

The growing older adult population faces unprecedented health challenges. Home and community-based technologies have proven to be an effective way ...

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Advancing Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health (Report of a Symposium) (2009)

An international symposium convened in Berkeley, Calif., in March 2009 with the goal of accelerating the development and deployment of relevant mul...

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Briefing Paper: Technologies to Help Older Adults Maintain Independence: Advancing Technology Adoption (2009)

Americans are living longer. And despite the health challenges of longevity, a majority of older adults hope to remain in their homes as long as po...

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Connecting California: The Impact of the Stimulus Package on Broadband and Telehealth Expansion (2009)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), a massive federal stimulus package, includes more than $7 billion to expand broadba...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults (2009)

Medication use is ubiquitous among older adults, with 90% of older adults using one or more prescription medications per week. While medications ar...

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