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Telehealth

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...

Montana Debates Telehealth Abortion Ban

by Ryan Mcaskill

The up-and-down journey of telemedicine legislation across the country continues to be a focus as new bills are presented and voted on that will either expand or restrict the uses of telehealth services. One of the more recent ones involves Montana...

Colorado Governor Signs Bill to Expand Telehealth Services

by Vera Gruessner

More states are leading the way in telemedicine improvements. On March 20, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed a bill into law to expand telehealth services across the state, according to the Denver Business Journal. Previously,...

Ark. House of Representatives Nixes Telemedicine Bill

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telemedicine vendors in Arkansas will have to reevaluate their business plans after the state’s House of Representatives quashed a proposal allowing private companies to enlist licensed Arkansas physicians to deliver remote care. ...

Could Telehealth Help Reform the SGR?

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new Sustainable Growth Rate reform plan has a heavy focus on telehealth services. With every technological innovation there is a proof of concept phase that needs to be accomplished before it is widely embraced by the enterprise. During this...

Changing Communication Key to Updating Healthcare

by Ryan Mcaskill

In an interview, Dr. Vince Friedewald spoke about the changes in heathcare and how mobile devices factor in. There are a number of ways that mobile devices are impacting the healthcare world. Not only are they helping at the point of care, but...

Telehealth a Part of CMS Proposed Next Generation ACO Model

by Ryan Mcaskill

The proposed Next Generation ACO model will increase the reimbursement rate of telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. One of the biggest hurdles to the widespread adoption of telehealth services is less than desirable reimbursement rates....

Telehealth Tools Impact the Clinical Trials Sector

by Vera Gruessner

The discovery and approval process of drug development can often span many years and clinical study researchers as well as sponsors and medical technology innovators are coming together to reduce this gap. On February 18, many representatives...

VA Expands its Use of mHealth Strategies

by Ryan Mcaskill

Through mobile devices and telehealth solutions, the VA is expanding its use of mHealth services. Last week, we reported on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) budget submission for the fiscal year 2016. The numbers show that the organization...

State Licensing a Major Hurdle for Telehealth

by Ryan Mcaskill

Inconsistencies between states when it comes to medical licenses hampering telemedicine adoption. One of the biggest challenges to any form of technological and industry innovation is government regulation and policy. Traditionally, government...

Colorado Telehealth Legislation Moves to Governor’s Desk

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

After passing the Colorado House of Representatives and Senate, an important piece of telehealth legislation now awaits the signature of the state's governor to become law. In late January, the telehealth bill (HB 15-1029) for statewide expansion...

Telehealth Intervention Cuts Hospital Readmissions by 31%

by Jennifer Bresnick

A behavioral telehealth management program delivered over a two-month period helped to cut the number of hospital admissions for cardiac patients by nearly a third, reports a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.  The...

Proposed VA Budget to Boost Telehealth, mHealth Capabilities

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to increase its telehealth and mobile health capabilities in the coming years, according to the VA's budget submission for fiscal year 2016. In 2014, the federal agency spends $986 million on...

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...

What is the State of the Telehealth Landscape?

by Ryan Mcaskill

In an interview, American Telemedicine Association CEO Jonathan Linkous discusses the current and future of telehealth. The adoption rate of telehealth services is picking up, but there are still challenges to getting there. Reimbursement rates...

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...

Illinois Telehealth Initiative Launched to Improve Adoption

by Ryan Mcaskill

Several hospitals and technology companies have come together to start the Illinois Telehealth Initiative. One of the major challenges in the healthcare realm is the growing gap between the number of people covered by some form of health insurance...

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