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Telehealth

UnitedHealth Expands Telehealth Service Options for Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Access to telehealth is becoming easier for millions of patients insured by UnitedHealth Group as the payer expands its remote care offerings over the coming months, the payer announced in a press release.  UnitedHealth beneficiaries will...

Telehealth Technology Improves Patient Access to Care

by Vera Gruessner

More providers than ever before have jumped on the bandwagon of telehealth technology. The use of mobile health tools to connect with patients via Skype, Google Hangouts, or other telepresence applications can reduce the amount of time patients...

Laws Affect Adoption of Telemedicine Across State Borders

by Vera Gruessner

The implementation and adoption of telemedicine varies across state borders due to differing legislation and coverage among providers. According to a report from the American Hospital Association, there are 10 state medical boards that issue...

How Could Remote Monitoring Serve the Intensive Care Unit?

by Cheryl King of Innovative Consulting Group

Treatment of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) makes up about one third of all hospital costs in the US. These patients are sick. They’re running IVs, ventilators, monitors, and procedures that are not found on a Med-Surg floor. And...

Mobile Health Technology Expands with Wearable Devices

by Vera Gruessner

One area within mobile health technology that’s truly expanding and impacting the medical sector is wearable devices.  A new report from market intelligence firm Tractica shows that wearable devices may move into smart clothing and...

Legal Case to Impact Future of Telehealth Services in Texas

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A legal case in Texas District Court could determine whether the delivery of healthcare using telehealth services remains a viable solution. Teladoc, a national telemedicine provider with a significant foothold in Texas, has filed a complaint...

Remote Monitoring Shows Short-Term Gains for Heart Failure

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A telemonitoring program for heart failure saw short-term benefits for participating patients although it had negligible effects in the long-term, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. A team of researchers...

Mobile Health Market Sees Rise in M&A and VC Funding

by Vera Gruessner

Mergers and acquisitions are spreading through the mobile health market. Last month, Clinical Ink, a provider of electronic solutions for managing clinical trials, merged with the company CentrosHealth, which develops mobile apps for clinical...

Physician Telemedicine Adoption Opinions Vary by Age, Specialty

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telemedicine will be one of the easiest and quickest technologies to implement on a large and meaningful scale, says a new survey by MedData Group, though younger physicians are significantly more likely than their older counterparts to believe...

Senate Hearing Urges Faster Progress on Telehealth Development

by Jennifer Bresnick

Lawmakers and expert witnesses joined together in a Senate brainstorming session addressing how to bring telehealth and greater connectivity to more needy patients across the nation.  In a hearing titled “Advancing Telehealth through...

Telehealth Programs Still Shadowed by Reimbursement Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth continues to struggle with public and private reimbursement concerns despite the plethora of parity laws currently making their way through state legislatures, finds a new survey by REACH Health.  While telehealth remains a top...

Tomorrow: Telehealth to Feature in Public Senate Hearing

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth will have a moment on the national stage as US Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, leads a Senate hearing about the impact and future of remote care...

Telemedicine Maturity Adoption Model Unveiled at HIMSS15

by Jennifer Bresnick

Ernst & Young, in conjunction with industry telemedicine experts, have developed a telemedicine maturity adoption model intended to help plot a course towards robust, cost-effective remote care.  The model, announced at HIMSS15 in Chicago...

What Do New Texas Telehealth Rules Mean for Remote Care?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Texas is taking a harder line on telehealth than some retail corporations could wish, effectively ending a tussle between the Lone Star State and Teladoc, which hoped to expand its remote care services into the region without the requirement...

Telehealth and mHealth Key for Strategic Planning, Triple Aim

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth and mHealth are key competencies for healthcare organizations attempting to meet the goals of the Triple Aim, HIMSS15 attendees are demonstrating this week.  As patient engagement and satisfaction have a greater impact on emerging...

$900,000 TPCA Telehealth Grant Advances Physician Access

by Jacqueline DiChiara

If money is power, telehealth technology is royally cashing in via a substantial financial push to increase its priority level within the healthcare industry. The Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) recently received a nine hundred thousand...

A Preview of mHealth and Telemedicine Sessions at HIMSS15

by Ryan Mcaskill

With HIMSS 2015 right around the corner, those attending need to take the time to look through the numerous educational sessions that are available to figure out which one best meet their interests. Here, you will be able to find a recap of the...

Quality Broadband an Important Tool for mHealth

by Ryan Mcaskill

Some of the most followed news in the healthcare industry is new legislation being debated across the country that focuses on telehealth reimbursement and expanding or limiting the services allowed. Positive outcomes to these bills will help...

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...

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