• Telemedicine and Rural Health

    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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