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  • Telemedicine Advocates Cry Foul Over FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan

    December 12, 2017 - Telehealth and telemedicine experts are warning that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to scrap net neutrality rules could seriously damage telehealth expansion in rural parts of the country and create a two-tiered system for telemedicine connectivity. “All hospitals consume huge amounts of bandwidth. All hospitals have wireless connectivity,”...

  • Alaska’s Largest PCP Launches an mHealth Program for Diabetes Care

    December 6, 2017 - Alaska’s largest primary care group is prescribing mHealth technology to thousands of residents living with diabetes in a unique remote monitoring program designed to improve care management outcomes and drive down costs. Anchorage-based Medical Park Family Care is issuing the Livongo for Diabetes digital health package, which includes mHealth devices and an online care management platform,...

  • Should Telehealth, Telemedicine Doctors Have Their Own Specialty?

    November 28, 2017 - Telehealth and telemedicine are becoming so commonplace in health systems that they should have their own specialty. That’s the premise of a Nov. 27 opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association by New York Presbyterian physicians Michael Nochomovitz, MD, and Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA. Their column, “Is It Time for a New Medical Specialty?”, makes the argument...

  • Telemedicine Success Often Hinges on Aligning Providers and Payers

    November 20, 2017 - Sometimes a telemedicine service can offer too much value to let a little thing like reimbursement stand in the way. For a group of seven community health centers in Massachusetts, that service is teledermatology. Faced with an average wait time of four months to see a dermatologist, these CHCs, serving about 100,000 Bay State residents, had to find a way to improve access. And they had...


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Telemedicine Helps NYC Jails Cut Costs and Complexity in Prisoner Care

A trip to the doctor’s office isn’t an easy task for residents of New York’s City’s 12 municipal jails or their jailers. A telemedicine platform, however, could make things a lot easier. NYC Health + Hospitals is using...

FCC Project Looks to Tie Broadband, Telehealth to Better Cancer Care

A new partnership will examine whether better broadband access in remote parts of Kentucky can boost telehealth and mHealth programs that improve outcomes for cancer patients. The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task...

Hospitals Turn to Telemedicine to Tackle ER Triage, Overcrowding

A telemedicine platform that helps emergency departments triage patients just might be the answer to crowded ERs and physician staffing issues.  The virtual visit platform, developed by the Wisconsin-based startup EmOpti, is currently being...

NC Health System Uses mHealth to Manage Gestational Diabetes

A North Carolina health system will be using the Babyscripts mHealth platform in a remote monitoring program targeting pregnant women in danger of developing gestational diabetes. Cone Health, based in Greensboro, is offering the popular digital...

Telemedicine Advocates Cry Foul Over FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan

Telehealth and telemedicine experts are warning that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to scrap net neutrality rules could seriously damage telehealth expansion in rural parts of the country and create a two-tiered...

NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreen’s Announce Telehealth Collaboration

A New York City health system is the latest to partner with a national pharmacy chain on a telehealth program, using kiosks to provide consumers with on-demand healthcare. NewYork-Presbyterian announced this week that a kiosk is now located in...

Philips Strengthens RPM Platform With New Telehealth Partnership

Philips is strengthening its remote patient monitoring platform with the acquisition of a telehealth company specializing in population health technology. The company’s deal with VitalHealth, a Dutch company launched in 2006 out of the...

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