February 18, 2019 - The University of Virginia Health System is launching a telemedicine program to help primary care providers in remote Appalachia treat patients living with lung disease. UVA will be partnering with Stone Mountain Health Services and The Health Wagon – a mobile health program serving some of Virginia’s most remote counties – in a telehealth program aimed at helping...
February 14, 2019 - Texas Health Resources is giving new meaning to direct-to-consumer telehealth. The Arlington-based 24-hospital health system recently launched an urgent care mobile health program in which a team of providers in an mHealth-enabled SUV is dispatched to a caller’s home. The team – consisting of a physician assistant or nurse practitioner, medical technician and a licensed...
February 12, 2019 - Lawmakers in several states are pushing forward with bills to amend existing telehealth and telemedicine rules – most notable changing them to improve payer coverage and include remote patient monitoring and asynchronous (store-and-forward) platforms. The latest state to join the effort is New Mexico, where the state Senate’s Public Affairs Committee was scheduled today to...
February 8, 2019 - The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has reported reaching a major milestone in its efforts to improve veterans’ access to care through telemedicine and telehealth. According to the VA, more than 1 million healthcare encounters between veterans and care providers were logged via video-based telemedicine during FY 2018, which ran from October 2017 to September 2017....
Using a telemedicine platform to connect primary care providers with specialists can improve care management and care coordination for patients. These services, called eConsults, can serve as a cost-effective way to expand access to care and improve outcomes, as well. The connected care service...
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