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Telehealth Policy

Could Telehealth Technologies Improve Pediatric Care?

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth technologies may reduce healthcare costs and offer more flexible solutions for patients who live in rural areas or are unable to travel. Telemedicine services could serve a wide variety of patient populations from elderly citizens...

Video-based Telehealth Solutions Offer New Opportunities

by Vera Gruessner

A major issue within the healthcare system throughout the United States is the lack of efficiency. However, video-based telehealth solutions could be the answer to this problem, according to an article from The Wall Street Journal. There are...

Primary Care, Telehealth Technology Competes with Urgent Care

by Vera Gruessner

More and more physicians have begun using telehealth technology to communicate with their patients, diagnose minor medical conditions, assign medications, and treat illnesses. As applications, remote monitoring tools, and new devices spread throughout...

Telehealth Solutions Provide Benefit to Mental Health Field

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth solutions are spreading throughout the medical care industry and affecting the lives of patients and workflow of healthcare providers. Among many patients, transportation, mobility, place of residence, and other obstacles may stand...

Telehealth Solutions Favored by Patients and Providers

by Vera Gruessner

There has been a strong movement toward adopting telehealth solutions throughout the healthcare field since it allows doctors to provide care to patients when and where they need it. For instance, a survey taken by American Well found that nearly...

How State and Federal Policy Impact the Telemedicine Field

by Vera Gruessner

The use of telehealth tools will only expand across the country if state and federal policies continue to support the growth of the telemedicine field. Since the beginning of this century, new federal regulations began to blossom in support of...

Telehealth Movement Goes Beyond Doctor-Patient Communication

by Vera Gruessner

The telehealth movement is making headway throughout the medical industry, as more physicians and other professionals as well as patients are choosing video-based consultations as a way to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship and improve...

The Benefits of Telemedicine Services for Emergency Care

by Vera Gruessner

As technologies continue to evolve and reform the healthcare industry, telehealth policy will play a major part in expanding medical care access to consumers residing in rural locations or unable to travel to healthcare facilities. Telemedicine...

Delaware Expands Health Coverage for Telemedicine Services

by Vera Gruessner

The only way that telemedicine services can truly expand and improve healthcare quality across the nation is by developing new state and federal policies that move toward digital and video-based physician-patient relationships. In efforts to...

How to Create Strong Telehealth Policies across the States

by Vera Gruessner

The telemedicine industry plays a role in reforming healthcare across the nation, as more states begin implementing telehealth policies. In particular, video-based messaging platforms aid medical care providers in lowering costs and improving...

Reimbursement Misconceptions Trending in Telehealth Services

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry has been evolving significantly over the last several years, as meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs have led to the adoption of EHR technology, health information exchange...

#Cures2015 Bill to Require Reports on Telehealth Services

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

After receiving the unanimous support of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the 21st Century Cures Act now awaits the consideration of the entire House of Representative, including its provisions for expanding use of telehealth services...

Telehealth Providers to Benefit from Interstate Licensure Compact

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With the enactment of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, Alabama has triggered the formation of an interstate commission to address the licensure challenges telehealth providers face treating patients in multiple states. “Now that...

How Telehealth Legislation Creates Tension in Healthcare

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A multitude of regulatory factors and perspectives need to be taken into account for the use of telehealth services to expand and become more widespread across the United States. The sheer number of rules and regulations for the practice of telemedicine...

Conn. Telehealth Legislation to Set Use, Coverage Requirements

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Connecticut General Assembly appears set to pave the way for telehealth adoption in the Constitution State in light of the progress a piece of telehealth legislation has made recently. First introduced in January 2015, the bill (the Substitute...

Primary Factors Inhibiting Telehealth Use Rural Communities

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

State regulation and limited connectivity were major obstacles in the way of increased telehealth use in the rural communities of Mississippi, according to University of Mississippi Medical Center's Chief Telehealth and Innovation Officer....

Laws Affect Adoption of Telemedicine Across State Borders

by Vera Gruessner

The implementation and adoption of telemedicine varies across state borders due to differing legislation and coverage among providers. According to a report from the American Hospital Association, there are 10 state medical boards that issue...

How Legal, Regulatory Challenges Limit Telehealth Adoption

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A new report by the American Hospital Association (AHA) provides insight into the myriad legal and regulatory challenges in the way of increase telehealth adoption and use. "Without adequate reimbursement and revenue streams, providers may...

Two Telehealth Bills Could Be Reintroduced in Congress

by Ryan Mcaskill

Telehealth legislation is being debated across the country in state senates. A majority of these bills center on increasing reimbursement rates and better defining what services can and cannot be handled through a video meeting with a physician....

Telemedicine Legislation Making Waves in Washington, Louisiana

by Ryan Mcaskill

There are many states debating telemedicine reimbursement and access. New legislation is being pushed as the technology has cemented itself as a standard healthcare service that is helping improve quality of care and lower costs. Washington pushes...

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