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Telehealth Services

Telemedicine Moves Primary Urgent Care Out of the ED and Into the Home

by Eric Wicklund

Close to 200 hospitals in 29 states are gaining access to one of the nation’s largest telehealth platforms, in a bid to move primary urgent care out of the ED and online. Boston-based American Well has announced a contract to extend its...

Is Telemedicine Better for Delivering Bad News?

by Eric Wicklund

Is a bad diagnosis best delivered in person or by telemedicine? According to researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the telephone may work better. Writing in the November issue of JAMA Oncology, Naveen Krishnan, BS, Angela Fagerlin,...

PTO Grants Teladoc Petition to Review American Well Patent

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The battle between telemedicine providers American Well and Teladoc is now headed for an official review of a contested patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). On September 14, the federal agency concluded that the patent...

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...

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...

#Cures2015 Bill to Require Reports on Telehealth Services

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

After receiving the unanimous support of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the 21st Century Cures Act now awaits the consideration of the entire House of Representative, including its provisions for expanding use of telehealth services...

How Telehealth Legislation Creates Tension in Healthcare

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A multitude of regulatory factors and perspectives need to be taken into account for the use of telehealth services to expand and become more widespread across the United States. The sheer number of rules and regulations for the practice of telemedicine...

Conn. Telehealth Legislation to Set Use, Coverage Requirements

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Connecticut General Assembly appears set to pave the way for telehealth adoption in the Constitution State in light of the progress a piece of telehealth legislation has made recently. First introduced in January 2015, the bill (the Substitute...

Two Telehealth Bills Could Be Reintroduced in Congress

by Ryan Mcaskill

Telehealth legislation is being debated across the country in state senates. A majority of these bills center on increasing reimbursement rates and better defining what services can and cannot be handled through a video meeting with a physician....

Audit of VA Telehealth Shows Shortfalls

by Ryan Mcaskill

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is one of the major organizations that is embracing telehealth solutions. Over the last few months, there has been several news releases from the VA that show the expanded use of the technology to help treat...

ATA Announces First Online Patient Consultation Accreditation

by Ryan Mcaskill

In December 2014, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced it had created an accreditation for eligible telemedicine providers. The hope is that this Seal of Accreditation will help distinguish successful applicants from other healthcare...

Telemedicine Legislation Making Waves in Washington, Louisiana

by Ryan Mcaskill

There are many states debating telemedicine reimbursement and access. New legislation is being pushed as the technology has cemented itself as a standard healthcare service that is helping improve quality of care and lower costs. Washington pushes...

Abortion Legislation Could Restrict Telehealth Services

by Ryan Mcaskill

A supreme court debate in Iowa over medical abortions could open the door for telehealth restrictions. There are countless examples of federal and state legislation that is aiming to expand the use of telehealth services. However, there...

UMD Provides Telehealth, Telestroke Services to Local Hospital

by Jennifer Bresnick

Stroke patients at Carroll Hospital Center will now have access to telehealth from the University of Maryland that will speed interventions and accelerate the pace of care for those with emergency needs.  The partnership will bring round-the-clock...

Growing Telehealth Reach Impacts More Than Healthcare

by Ryan Mcaskill

As more healthcare facilities are embracing telehealth solutions, its impact goes beyond the hospital. The growth of the telehealth industry is clear to see. Across the country a number of states are debating legislation that would expand reimbursement...

What is Limiting the Widespread Adoption of Telehealth?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth has been hailed as the blockbuster technology of the future for decades, but has yet to truly break through into the mainstream healthcare system.  While the industry now has more enabling health IT than ever before, with smartphones...

Telehealth Market Poised for Multi-Billion Dollar Expansion

by Ryan Mcaskill

Many reports point to a major boom in the telehealth marketplace by the end of the decade which could reach $43.4B. The telehealth marketplace is gaining major steam. There are multiple aspects to the technology that is helping it to take off....

Remote Monitoring Works In and Out of the Hospital

by Ryan Mcaskill

Health facilities are using remote monitoring technology to watch patients at home and in the hospital. The use of remote monitoring technology within the healthcare field can take several different forms. One of the more common uses is through...

Telemedicine Bill Passed in House

by Stephanie Reardon

According to a report on Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), on January 28, 2015, the Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill to allow private insurers to reimburse telemedicine services without the requirement...

Telehealth a Major Opportunity for C-Level Executives

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new White Paper explains why telehealth services are one of the top trends for healthcare executives to watch. Examining the numerous lists of top trends in the healthcare landscape, one of the major topics continues to be mobile healthcare...

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