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Penn Medicine Launching Telemedicine Platform for Brain Tumor Consults

by Eric Wicklund

Penn Medicine a telemedicine program to expand the reach of its specialists in offering second opinions on brain tumor diagnoses. The health system’s nationally recognized Penn Brain Tumor Center will soon be using a connected care...

UAB Using $4.6M Grant to Apply Telehealth to Physical Therapy Program

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is getting a $4.6 million federal grant to integrate a telemedicine platform into a novel music-enhanced physical therapy program for people with disabilities. Through a partnership with the YMCA of...

Reimbursement Barriers Still Plague Telemental Health Expansion

by Eric Wicklund

Federal and state efforts to boost telemental health may be blossoming – in particular for students, seniors and veterans – but “a lack of meaningful coverage and reimbursement rules” means the telemedicine...

Long Island Hospital to Roll Out Mobile Telestroke Units Next Spring

by Eric Wicklund

Stony Brook University Hospital is preparing to launch two mobile telestroke units next spring on New York’s Long Island. The hospital has set aside $2.2 million to equip the mobile health units with telemedicine technology,...

For Small Hospitals, Telemedicine Can Be a Game-Changer in the ED

by Eric Wicklund

Rural hospitals who use telemedicine to improve care management in their Emergency Departments not only save money and preserve limited resources – they also boost staff morale and make it easier to hire new talent. That’s the...

VA Announces Telehealth Partnerships With Walmart, Philips, T-Mobile

by Eric Wicklund

The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its “Anywhere to Anywhere VA Health Care” program with new telehealth and telemedicine partnerships. At this week’s “Anywhere to Anywhere Together” summit in...

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...

Wyoming Hospital Forges Partnerships to Launch a Telestroke Network

by Eric Wicklund

Wyoming’s largest hospital is launching a telestroke network with other hospitals in the mostly rural state. Wyoming Medical Center in Casper has signed a telemedicine partnership with Memorial Hospital of Converse County, located...

False Telemedicine Sessions at Center of Federal Fraud Crackdown

by Eric Wicklund

Law enforcement officials are beginning to catch up to healthcare providers who see telehealth as a means of stealing from the government. The latest case comes out of San Diego, where a nurse practitioner pled guilty this week to taking...

USC, Northwestern to Study Antibiotic Prescribing Via Telemedicine

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at two universities are launching a five-year study to determine whether telemedicine can help healthcare providers improve their medication management habits. Funded by a grant from the Health and Human Services...

New Group Lobbies for More Telehealth, mHealth in Medicaid Programs

by Eric Wicklund

Dozens of health technology companies have formed a non-profit aimed at lobbying for more telehealth and mHealth in Medicaid. Spurred by recent federal and state efforts to expand Medicaid programs targeting underserved populations,...

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...

Mary Free Bed Hospital Adds Telemedicine to Improve Care Coordination

by Eric Wicklund

With a new telemedicine platform, Michigan’s Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is looking to take the “physical” out of physical rehabilitation. The 167-bed hospital, based in Grand Rapids, offers acute care...

Indian Health Adds Telemedicine to Opioid Abuse Treatment Strategy

by Eric Wicklund

The federal agency responsible for coordinating care for Native American and Alaskan Indian populations is launching a telemedicine platform to improve access to opioid abuse disorder (OAD) treatment. Rear Admiral Michael Toedt, MD, chief...

Texas Eyes Telemedicine for Students, Sexual Assault Survivors

by Eric Wicklund

A Texas legislator is looking to improve access to telemedicine for students with mental health issues and sexual assault survivors. Those proposals were included in a package of 11 bills filed this week by Texas State Senator Jane...

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...

CHIME’s Most Wired Survey Finds Telehealth Still Needs a Boost

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are using sophisticated patient portals to improve patient engagement, but they’re still lagging in connecting with patients for virtual care visits. According to the College of Health Information Management...

DLT Grants Target Telehealth Programs From Maine to the Marianas

by Eric Wicklund

Dozens of healthcare providers in 40 states and three US territories will be receiving federal funding to launch or expand telemedicine and telehealth programs. US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced $39.6 million...

Telemedicine Helps Patients and Providers in Texas College Program

by Eric Wicklund

Universities and academic medical centers are using telemedicine not only to improve patient access to care, but to train the next wave of healthcare providers to work in underserved parts of the country. Midwestern State...

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...

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