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Telemedicine Program Aims to Help Providers in Rural Appalachia

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...


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VA Hits Telemedicine Milestone With 1 Million Video Visits in ‘18

by Eric Wicklund

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...

ATA Panelists Discuss Challenges, Promise of Telehealth Interoperability

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth will only succeed in the US if it becomes interoperable. That was the main takeaway from an American Telemedicine Association webinar this week, the opening salvo in a long-term campaign by the organization to promote...

Walgreens, Microsoft Announce mHealth, Telehealth Partnership

by Eric Wicklund

Microsoft is teaming up with Walgreens to create a connected health platform that includes telehealth stations, digital health tools and a “seamless ecosystem” that connects the consumer to providers, payers and others in the...

AMA Survey Finds Medical Practices Are Slow to Embrace Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

Telemedicine and telehealth may be the norm rather than the exception in hospitals and health systems, but smaller medical practices still aren’t embracing connected care technology. A recent survey of some 3,500 physicians by the...

Telemedicine Licensure Compact is Now Live in Half The Country

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers in half of the United States now have the opportunity to practice telehealth in multiple states. Michigan’s inclusion in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC), approved by lawmakers in 2018 and signed...

Will Telehealth and mHealth Fulfill Their Potential in 2019?

by Eric Wicklund

With 2019 on the doorstep, healthcare leaders are looking for clues as to what the coming year will hold for telehealth and mHealth. And while most of the experts have long since tossed out the time-worn “tipping point”...

New Blue Button 2.0 Bill Seeks to Put mHealth in the Spotlight

by Eric Wicklund

Congress is looking to compel the federal government to expand the mHealth platform through which consumers on Medicare and Medicaid can access and use their personal health data. U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) and Yvette Clark...

Are Payers to Blame for Low Provider Telehealth Adoption Rates?

by Eric Wicklund

An analysis of payer compliance with Texas’ telehealth and telemedicine law finds that many insurers aren’t being transparent about what they do and don’t cover. And that may be contributing to the low national adoption...

Study: Retail Telehealth Offers As Many Challenges As Opportunities

by Eric Wicklund

The emergence of retail telehealth networks and the looming presence of big-name players like Amazon and Walmart in the healthcare space means consumers are on the cusp of true anytime, anywhere care. But is this a good thing? A new...

CHQI Unveils Its First Class of Accredited Telehealth Providers

by Eric Wicklund

One of two organizations providing telehealth accreditation has unveiled its first graduating class. Five telehealth providers – including two health systems – have been accredited under guidelines developed by the ClearHealth...

USDA Report Highlights Challenges to Rural Telehealth Adoption

by Eric Wicklund

New research from the US Department of Agriculture confirms what the healthcare industry has long suspected: Telehealth isn’t being used by those who need it the most. The USDA report, Rural Individuals’ Telehealth Practices:...

Ochsner, American Well Partner on Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

The Ochsner Health System has joined the direct-to-consumer telehealth movement. The New Orleans-based health system, long known for its innovative work in telehealth and mHealth, is partnering with American Well to launch Ochsner...

FCC Faces New Pressure to Expand Broadband for Rural Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

Rural broadband advocates are looking to put pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to expand broadband services through TV white space technology, which could be used to expand telehealth and telemedicine services to remote...

Will Healthcare Providers See Value in Telehealth Accreditation?

by Eric Wicklund

Hospitals and health systems will adopt telehealth if the technology enables them to improve care outcomes, reduce waste and improve provider workflows. But do they feel that accreditation is part of the path to success? With a vast...

Occupational Therapists Find Scant Support for Telehealth Adoption

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth has the potential to help many healthcare specialties, including occupational therapy. But the path to launching a connected health platform isn’t that easy. That’s what Cynthia Abbott-Gaffney discovered. A...

Telehealth Groups Back FCC’s Proposed Connected Care Pilot Program

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare groups are coming out in support of the Federal Communications Commission’s $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, saying the proposed telehealth project could improve access to care for rural and remote Americans by...

Partners, Teladoc Launch Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Service

by Eric Wicklund

Partners HealthCare is joining the direct-to-consumer telehealth movement with the launch of an on-demand virtual visit service for urgent care. The Boston-based health system is partnering with Teladoc Health on Partners HealthCare On...

Telemedicine Still Tops Health Execs’ Interests, With AI Rising

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare executives are still seeing a bright future for telehealth and telemedicine, with artificial intelligence quickly moving up the list of hot topics. A survey of roughly 100 health industry executives by Utah-based Reaction Data...

WEDI, CAPP Unveil New Resources for Telehealth Program Development

by Eric Wicklund

With the gradual adoption of connected health services in the healthcare industry, there’s seemingly no shortage of resource materials for health systems and other sites interested in developing a telehealth or telemedicine...

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