Telebehavioral Health Foundations in Theory & Practice for Graduate Learners
The world's first competency-based 100+-page text, this book carefully leads the graduate learner through each of the Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Health's published competency domains. A rich source of real-life examples, it helps the beginner understand basic telehealth concepts and models.
The culmination of an interprofessional effort, this book is available at Amazon.com. Also available from Cognella Publishers are digital learning materials to help the reader grasp the many possible uses of telehealth. (If you are a faculty member, ask for your review copy today. Cognella is also seeking reviewers for marketing purposes. Contact them directly for more information.)
TBHI Blog -- Healthcare organizations that are the victim of breaches have an obligation to report these breaches. Breaches affecting more than 500 individuals must be reported within 60 days of discovery to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), affected individuals, and the media.
Regence Emphasizes Quick Access with New DTC Telehealth Service
mHealth Intelligence -- Regence has launched a telehealth platform that promises members access to a doctor within seconds. It's part of a new wave of connected health platforms that puts the emphasis on triage.
CMS Loosens Restrictions on Telehealth for Service to the Home
-- In a rule announced last month, CMS is giving certain ACOs at risk of owing money back to Medicare because they haven't hit spending targets more freedom to use telehealth, including services
delivered to the beneficiary's home.
Patient Engagement HIT
-- Discordance between expectations and reality, poor patient-provider communication, and limited understanding of what constitutes hospice care are all contributing factors
leading to poor online provider reviews in hospice settings, according to a new analysis published in JAMA Network Open.
Becker's Hospital Review -- "Here For You," which will be rolled out across the Snapchat platform in the next few
months, will direct users to resources from local experts when they make searches related to topics such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, suicidal thoughts and bullying, according to a Snap Inc. news release.
Telemedicine Paired With Mobile App Helps Reduce Binge Eating Symptoms
Psych Today -- Patients with binge eating disorder
reported significant reductions in symptoms and impairment after receiving cognitive behavioral therapy-guided self-help treatment delivered over the phone by a health coach and assisted by the smartphone app Noom Monitor.
Text Messaging Helps Improve Access to Prenatal Health Information
News Medical.Net -- Pregnant urban African American and immigrant Afro-Caribbean women are more likely to receive the prenatal health information they need if they are given access to mhealth apps like Text4baby.
Card Choice International (CCI) is a premier provider of business solutions, offering secure, custom-tailored, electronically-driven financial products and services.
Chat Bots: Algorithmic Empathy to Improve Health Care
Forbes -- Recently, health care
providers have started using artificially intelligent chat bots to guide patients through normal intake processes and other functions normally performed by staff. The bots can ask patients about basic symptoms, verify health insurance, and follow up after visits.
MobiHealthNews -- The new technology is set to bring VR therapy into the patient’s home by combining therapeutic software, telehealth support and a VR headset to deliver remote rehabilitation services. Patients can use this service for a number of conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, stress, anxiety, chronic pain, hot flashes and spinal cord injuries.
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