January 14, 2019 - The American Telemedicine Association is urging federal authorities to loosen the reins on regulations that restrict mental health professionals from prescribing controlled substances via telehealth. In a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the ATA called for changes to the Ryan Haight Act that would allow specially certified healthcare providers to prescribe...
January 11, 2019 - New Jersey healthcare providers are getting more than $2.3 million to expand telehealth and telemedicine programs to identify and treat children with behavioral and mental health issues. The state will use a five-year $2.225 million grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and a $109,000 award from the Nicholson Foundation to enhance the Pediatric...
January 7, 2019 - An effective telemedicine platform will not only improve outcomes and reduce wasteful spending, but give smaller, rural hospitals the expertise to treat more of their patients and reduce stressful transfers to larger hospitals. That, in essence, is what Intermountain Healthcare’s neonatal telehealth program is doing. And one of its program leaders says the connected care platform...
January 2, 2019 - A Kansas judge has shot down efforts by state lawmakers to ban telemedicine abortions, the second victory for supporters of the connected care service in two weeks. District Judge Franklin Theis ruled on Dec. 31 that the new law banning telemedicine abortions, set to take effect the next day, “has no anchor for operation” and is therefore unenforceable. He also put an...
Telehealth technology is helping to improve care management and coordination for the estimated 30 million Americans living with diabetes. Now, providers are moving into connected care technology to help more than 84 million at risk of acquiring the chronic disease. By using a virtual care...
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