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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 two about using technology to 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, and computers that form such 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 for its telehealth programs in 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 a letter to HHS Secretary 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 Connected Care.  Former Senate Majority 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 a new RAND Corporation study 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 most sparsely populated rural areas 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 rate of diabetes in the 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 increase insurance coverage to federal 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 of remote monitoring and remote 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 room.  Using a mobile telemedicine 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 new study in the most 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 it’s something patients want and 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 internet users living in urban 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 is health information exchange (HIE) 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, but they are no replacement 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 to keep in touch, visit 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 at EHRintelligence, our editors will 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 obtain – or don’t know more »

With the spreading net of broadband internet coverage reaching into the most rural areas and accountable care rising in popularity, the time seems right for telemedicine to take center stage more »

Telehealth has long been a critical tool for physicians practicing in rural or remote areas, both within the United States and especially in developing nations.  With many areas of Africa, more »

From PTSD to depression, gender identity issues to treating prisoners in a safe environment, telehealth has real and immediate applications for a variety of communities, many of which lack reliable more »

Internet consults, emails, and video chats with physicians have been proven to be effective ways for busy or far-flung patients to get answers to their simpler healthcare questions without leaving more »

Even as telemedicine is increasingly proven to help keep chronic diseases under control and gains acceptance among patients, some of the neediest Medicare beneficiaries in the country will be losing more »

They call it the golden hour: that first sixty minutes after a patient begins to experience stroke systems is the critical window for providing care that can minimize long-term disabilities more »

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