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Telemedicine

How Telemedicine, Video Recording Promotes Patient Care

by Vera Gruessner

The telemedicine industry has been revolutionizing how doctors and patients interact on a daily basis. For example, video recording of a doctor visit could be vital for reducing misconceptions and redundant questions among caregivers, families,...

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...

How Digital Health Devices Benefit Diagnostic Services

by Vera Gruessner

Digital health devices like smartphones, tablets, or wearable technology are revolutionizing the consumer space, as more individuals utilize applications to track their fitness and wellness objectives. Additionally, patients and doctors could...

Mobile Health Market Predicted to Reach $49 Million by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health market is continually expanding and evolving, as new devices like wearables and applications are being adopted within the consumer base. The specific industry is predicted to reach more than $49 million by 2020, according to...

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...

Telehealth Services Recommended for Elderly Patient Population

by Vera Gruessner

Some of the patient population across the nation resides in rural areas where hospitals and medical clinics are hard to come by. Instead of having sick patients travel for two hours to reach their physician, telehealth services allow certain...

88% of Nurses Profit from Mobile Health Apps, Smartphones

by Vera Gruessner

From smartphones, tablets, and mobile health apps to telemedicine and remote monitoring tools, the advancement of healthcare technologies has stimulated the entire industry to improve population health outcomes and the quality of patient care....

Almost 70% of Doctors Prefer Telemedicine Services Over Email

by Vera Gruessner

Physicians across the nation are slowly moving forward with expanding telemedicine services in order to reduce the need for patient visits for those living in rural areas without direct transportation. Along with allowing doctors a chance to...

Do Federal Telehealth Technology Policies Need Revision?

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry is moving far and wide in reinventing itself and reforming past practices. Telehealth technology, for example, allows patients to speak with their physicians securely without needing to make an in-person visit. The federal...

American Well Suit Claims Teladoc Violated Telehealth Patent

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

After convincing the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to grant a preliminary injunction against a rule that would have limited its provision of telehealth services in the state, Teladoc is now facing a patent lawsuit...

Georgia Expands Telehealth, Health Data Exchange in Schools

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) and the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) are now able to exchange data for thousands of schoolchildren receiving telehealth services during a pilot at twelve rural schools, the two organizations...

Preliminary Injunction Supports Telehealth Services in Texas

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Texas Medical Board has reached an impasse relating to its recent decision to implement a rule constraining the use of telehealth services in the state. The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas granted a preliminary...

Telehealth, Wearable Devices Markets Set to Grow by Billions

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth and wearable devices are hot ticket items for health IT developers and investors as remote monitoring and mHealth become increasingly important tools in the fight for better chronic disease management, reduced preventable readmissions,...

UnitedHealth Expands Telehealth Service Options for Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Access to telehealth is becoming easier for millions of patients insured by UnitedHealth Group as the payer expands its remote care offerings over the coming months, the payer announced in a press release.  UnitedHealth beneficiaries will...

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....

Telehealth Technology Improves Patient Access to Care

by Vera Gruessner

More providers than ever before have jumped on the bandwagon of telehealth technology. The use of mobile health tools to connect with patients via Skype, Google Hangouts, or other telepresence applications can reduce the amount of time patients...

Telehealth Benefits from $1 Billion in HHS, USDA Investments

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth is now reaching more patients than ever before thanks to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which have invested approximately $1 billion over the past two years in broadband...

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 Could Remote Monitoring Serve the Intensive Care Unit?

by Cheryl King of Innovative Consulting Group

Treatment of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) makes up about one third of all hospital costs in the US. These patients are sick. They’re running IVs, ventilators, monitors, and procedures that are not found on a Med-Surg floor. And...

Does the Mobile Health Sector Need More Safety Standards?

by Vera Gruessner

While the mobile health sector continues to blossom and innovate more wearable and medical devices, physicians and patients show concern regarding some of the safety standards among mHealth applications and developments. Anura Fernando, Principal...

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