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HHS Makes a Pitch for Telemedicine in Substance Abuse Treatment

September 18, 2018 - The Health and Human Services Department wants to remind everyone that telemedicine can be an important tool in treating people with addiction and substance abuse issues. In a blog timed to coincide with Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, Assistant Health Secretary Adm. Brett P. Giroir, MD, noted that healthcare providers can use connected care platforms to improve...


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The MAVEN Project Gives Busy Health Clinics a Telehealth Resource

by Eric Wicklund

A network of volunteer physicians is using telehealth to provide consults and mentorship to where it’s needed the most – health clinics serving the underserved. The volunteers offer their services for free under the MAVEN...

Alabama VA Replaces Mobile Health Units With Telehealth Centers

by Eric Wicklund

The Department of Veterans Affairs is replacing mobile health units in Alabama with dedicated telehealth centers in an effort to improve access to healthcare for veterans. The VA has recently opened telehealth centers at Bryan W....

Planning a Hospital Strategy for Broadband, Telehealth Expansion

by Eric Wicklund

As hospitals and health systems launch new telehealth and telemedicine programs, one of the major challenges is finding enough broadband to handle the service. “Unless broadband in the US improves, the promise of telehealth will...

VA Hospitals Use Telemedicine to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship

by Eric Wicklund

A telemedicine platform linking two small VA hospitals with infectious disease experts has helped staff at those hospitals improve their antibiotic stewardship. The pilot program, detailed this month in Infection Control and Hospital...

California Mulls Guidelines for School Telemental Health Programs

by Eric Wicklund

California lawmakers are pushing a bill to develop a statewide policy for telehealth and telemedicine that will give students remote access to mental health services. AB 2315, which is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, calls on...

Telemedicine Adds Value to an Orthopedic Bundled Payment Plan

by Eric Wicklund

For orthopedic practices looking to improve post-acute care, a bundled payment plan that incorporates telemedicine can reduce expenses and improve patient outcomes. But it takes careful planning to create a good...

PA Hospitals Use Telemedicine to Treat Sexual Assault Victims

by Eric Wicklund

A telemedicine program that helps small hospitals treat sexual assault victims is gaining favor in Pennsylvania. The Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center, created last year by Penn State University's...

MUSC Plans a Statewide Telehealth Network for Palliative Care

by Eric Wicklund

The Medical University of South Carolina is looking to launch a statewide telehealth platform for rural and remote healthcare providers needing assistance in palliative care. Backed by a three-year grant of almost $1.3 million from the...

California Eyes Medicaid Reimbursement for Telehealth Counseling

by Eric Wicklund

California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign into law a bill that would expand the state’s Medicaid program to reimburse certain healthcare providers who use telehealth to deliver substance abuse counseling. AB 2861 mandates that...

New Telemedicine Center to Extend Connected Health Across Idaho

by Eric Wicklund

Idaho’s largest health system is opening a “virtual hospital” to extend telehealth services to rural hospitals, doctor’s offices and patients in Idaho and eastern Oregon. Located in Boise, the 35,000-square-foot...

Illinois OKs Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health Via Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved legislation mandating the state’s Medicaid program to reimburse behavioral and mental health providers for telehealth. The bill was one of five signed into law this week by Rauner, all...

PCORI Directs $31M in Grants Toward Innovative Telehealth Projects

by Eric Wicklund

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is putting more than $31 million into programs that will use telehealth and telemedicine to improve access to treatment. The Washington, D.C.-based non-profit created by Congress in...

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...

When Its Only Doctor Retired, A Rural Town Turned to Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

A Georgia university with a history of expanding telehealth resources into rural parts of the state has opened a new telemedicine clinic in a town whose one and only physician recently retired. The Mercer University School of Medicine...

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...

Dignity Health, UCSF Move to Consolidate Their Telehealth Platforms

by Eric Wicklund

Two San Francisco-based health systems are joining forces to coordinate their mHealth and telehealth programs onto one enterprise-wide platform. Dignity Health, which comprises 40 hospitals and 400 healthcare sites in California, Arizona...

Johns Hopkins, US Navy Collaborate on New Telemedicine Program

by Eric Wicklund

The U.S. Navy is working with Johns Hopkins University to launch a telemedicine program at its Pensacola, Fla. base. Through a pilot program called Connected Corpsmen in the Community (CCC), health engineers from JHU’s Applied...

Telemedicine Program Brings Diabetic Eye Exams to Upstate New York

by Eric Wicklund

A long-awaited telemedicine program will soon enable healthcare providers in northern New York to screen patients for diabetic retinopathy. Funded by a grant from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and state funds secured by a local...

A Georgia Non-Profit Looks to Market Telehealth to Rural America

by Eric Wicklund

The Global Partnership for Telehealth has launched a new strategy to increase adoption of connected health technologies in rural and remote parts of the country. It’s marketing its own telemedicine solution. The Georgia-based...

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