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Telehealth

Mobile Health Market Sees Rise in M&A and VC Funding

by Vera Gruessner

Mergers and acquisitions are spreading through the mobile health market. Last month, Clinical Ink, a provider of electronic solutions for managing clinical trials, merged with the company CentrosHealth, which develops mobile apps for clinical...

Physician Telemedicine Adoption Opinions Vary by Age, Specialty

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telemedicine will be one of the easiest and quickest technologies to implement on a large and meaningful scale, says a new survey by MedData Group, though younger physicians are significantly more likely than their older counterparts to believe...

Senate Hearing Urges Faster Progress on Telehealth Development

by Jennifer Bresnick

Lawmakers and expert witnesses joined together in a Senate brainstorming session addressing how to bring telehealth and greater connectivity to more needy patients across the nation.  In a hearing titled “Advancing Telehealth through...

Telehealth Programs Still Shadowed by Reimbursement Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth continues to struggle with public and private reimbursement concerns despite the plethora of parity laws currently making their way through state legislatures, finds a new survey by REACH Health.  While telehealth remains a top...

Tomorrow: Telehealth to Feature in Public Senate Hearing

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth will have a moment on the national stage as US Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, leads a Senate hearing about the impact and future of remote care...

Telemedicine Maturity Adoption Model Unveiled at HIMSS15

by Jennifer Bresnick

Ernst & Young, in conjunction with industry telemedicine experts, have developed a telemedicine maturity adoption model intended to help plot a course towards robust, cost-effective remote care.  The model, announced at HIMSS15 in Chicago...

What Do New Texas Telehealth Rules Mean for Remote Care?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Texas is taking a harder line on telehealth than some retail corporations could wish, effectively ending a tussle between the Lone Star State and Teladoc, which hoped to expand its remote care services into the region without the requirement...

Telehealth and mHealth Key for Strategic Planning, Triple Aim

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth and mHealth are key competencies for healthcare organizations attempting to meet the goals of the Triple Aim, HIMSS15 attendees are demonstrating this week.  As patient engagement and satisfaction have a greater impact on emerging...

$900,000 TPCA Telehealth Grant Advances Physician Access

by Jacqueline DiChiara

If money is power, telehealth technology is royally cashing in via a substantial financial push to increase its priority level within the healthcare industry. The Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) recently received a nine hundred thousand...

A Preview of mHealth and Telemedicine Sessions at HIMSS15

by Ryan Mcaskill

With HIMSS 2015 right around the corner, those attending need to take the time to look through the numerous educational sessions that are available to figure out which one best meet their interests. Here, you will be able to find a recap of the...

Quality Broadband an Important Tool for mHealth

by Ryan Mcaskill

Some of the most followed news in the healthcare industry is new legislation being debated across the country that focuses on telehealth reimbursement and expanding or limiting the services allowed. Positive outcomes to these bills will help...

Audit of VA Telehealth Shows Shortfalls

by Ryan Mcaskill

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is one of the major organizations that is embracing telehealth solutions. Over the last few months, there has been several news releases from the VA that show the expanded use of the technology to help treat...

ATA Announces First Online Patient Consultation Accreditation

by Ryan Mcaskill

In December 2014, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced it had created an accreditation for eligible telemedicine providers. The hope is that this Seal of Accreditation will help distinguish successful applicants from other healthcare...

Montana Debates Telehealth Abortion Ban

by Ryan Mcaskill

The up-and-down journey of telemedicine legislation across the country continues to be a focus as new bills are presented and voted on that will either expand or restrict the uses of telehealth services. One of the more recent ones involves Montana...

Colorado Governor Signs Bill to Expand Telehealth Services

by Vera Gruessner

More states are leading the way in telemedicine improvements. On March 20, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed a bill into law to expand telehealth services across the state, according to the Denver Business Journal. Previously,...

Ark. House of Representatives Nixes Telemedicine Bill

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telemedicine vendors in Arkansas will have to reevaluate their business plans after the state’s House of Representatives quashed a proposal allowing private companies to enlist licensed Arkansas physicians to deliver remote care. ...

Could Telehealth Help Reform the SGR?

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new Sustainable Growth Rate reform plan has a heavy focus on telehealth services. With every technological innovation there is a proof of concept phase that needs to be accomplished before it is widely embraced by the enterprise. During this...

Changing Communication Key to Updating Healthcare

by Ryan Mcaskill

In an interview, Dr. Vince Friedewald spoke about the changes in heathcare and how mobile devices factor in. There are a number of ways that mobile devices are impacting the healthcare world. Not only are they helping at the point of care, but...

Telehealth a Part of CMS Proposed Next Generation ACO Model

by Ryan Mcaskill

The proposed Next Generation ACO model will increase the reimbursement rate of telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. One of the biggest hurdles to the widespread adoption of telehealth services is less than desirable reimbursement rates....

Telehealth Tools Impact the Clinical Trials Sector

by Vera Gruessner

The discovery and approval process of drug development can often span many years and clinical study researchers as well as sponsors and medical technology innovators are coming together to reduce this gap. On February 18, many representatives...

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