• Tag Archives: Telemedicine and Rural Health

    The high demand for hospitalists and increase shortage of available physicians in inpatient settings could open the door for telemedicine to improve the cost and more »

    The Sisters of Mercy Health System in Chesterfield, Missouri has officially broken ground on the nation’s first dedicated virtual care center.  The four-story building will more »

    Patients suffering from common chronic conditions such as hypertension, depression and anxiety, or obesity, found high satisfaction and clinical value in scheduled telehealth consults with more »

    The Alaska state legislature has passed House Bill 281, an initiative intended to expand access to telemedicine for patients in both rural and urban areas more »

    Whether the payment model is based on fee-for-service or value-based care, telemedicine providers continue to face challenges in ensuring that their services are reimbursed appropriately. more »

    The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has agreed to adopt updated guidelines on the practice and use of telemedicine, a significant step forward towards more »

    After nearly half a century advocating for the adoption of remote care, Dr. Jay Sanders, often dubbed the “Father of Telemedicine,” knows a thing or more »

    Telemedicine is taking the healthcare industry by storm as an increasing number of providers and patients start to recognize the potential in the smartphones, tablets, more »

    Already deeply involved in bringing remote mental and physical healthcare to veterans across the country, the Department of Veterans Affairs received a $23 million boost more »

    Unnecessary regulations are restricting the expansion of telemedicine to Medicare patients who could greatly benefit from remote healthcare, said the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) in more »

    Three former Senators are leading the fight to expand the use and reimbursement of telehealth in the United States through the newly formed Alliance for more »

    Younger, more affluent patients without strong primary care affiliations are among the most likely to turn to telehealth for help with acute problems according to more »

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the creation of the Frontier Community Health Integration Project, aimed at improving healthcare in the more »

    Patients in Mississippi will get a little extra help managing their diabetes through the Diabetes Telehealth Network, which will launch this spring.  With the second-highest more »

    Efforts to expand and standardize the practice of telehealth are coming thick and fast from all sides in 2014, ranging from new parity laws to more »

    The Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013, introduced by the House Energy and Commerce Committee in late December, hopes to address one of the glaring problems more »

    The University of Virginia and several local communities are trying to help stroke patients receive immediate care even before the ambulance gets to the emergency more »

    Pediatric patients visiting rural emergency departments (EDs) saw fewer medication errors caused by physicians when their doctors used internet consults to get help, says a more »

    Telemedicine and remote monitoring may not seem like top priorities right now, in the face of Stage 2 meaningful use, ICD-10, and reimbursement reforms, but more »

    Is telehealth reaching the “right” people?  A new report by the US Department of Commerce and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) reveals that more »

    For health data captured in an electronic health record to prove meaningful, this information needs to be able to move with the patient. And nowhere more »

    Telemedicine and remote patient monitoring provide ways for healthcare organizations and providers to stay connected with patients in remote or underserved areas of the country, more »

    Treatment for many serious conditions doesn’t end once a patient is discharged from the hospital, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy for those patients more »

    Telehealth projects often start small, as local initiatives designed to help providers connect with needy populations under their care.  In honor of Telehealth Month here more »

    Getting insurance coverage for telemedicine may be difficult, but it’s downright impossible to take advantage of the budding interest in internet medicine if you can’t more »

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