Telehealth

telemedicine in Puerto Rico
By Bill Siwicki 02:56 pm November 09, 2017
The medical center jumped in after Hurricane Maria to deliver care services in what it calls a proof-of-concept for using telehealth tools in emergency response.
VA telehealth

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo by Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons 

By Jessica Davis 01:46 pm November 08, 2017
The bipartisan legislation -- which received broad support from Congress and trade groups -- will let VA providers in good standing practice telehealth regardless of the patient’s location.
arthritis consultation with mobile app
By Jeff Lagasse 03:51 pm November 06, 2017
A China-based study shows U.S. hospitals how they can reduce care costs and create new revenue by treating patients in other cities with virtual consultations.
Employee telehealth tools
By Bill Siwicki 02:44 pm November 06, 2017
The center achieved a 130 percent return on investment equating to more than a $48,000 thus far – and it’s only been 90 days.
MACRA final rule
By Mike Miliard 01:46 pm November 03, 2017
While doctors can use either 2014 or 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology, CMS is giving a 10 percent bonus to those practices using only 2015 edition CEHRT.
VA telehealth
By Jessica Davis 03:50 pm November 02, 2017
Introduced earlier this fall by the VA Secretary, the bill would override state licensing restrictions for telemedicine for the agency’s providers.
HealthPartners Institute

HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education in Bloomington, Minnesota. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:56 am November 02, 2017
The hospital will arm patients with devices that track blood pressure and send vitals through AMC Health’s clinical platform into HealthPartners Epic EHR.
Texas Tech trauma telemedicine program

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 12:39 pm October 26, 2017
The initiative, covering massive West Texas, aims to gauge the effectiveness of telehealth technology in rural emergency medical services environments.
Medicaid expansion
By Susan Morse 01:52 pm October 24, 2017
Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act turned Medicaid into a lifelong program for people it was never meant to support, Verma says.

Brian Jack, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, discusses how virtual health can support clinicians by providing solutions in the home.

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By Lenovo Health 04:43 pm October 18, 2017
As the population ages, the demand for clinical care is rising rapidly. At the same time, the healthcare industry is dealing with a shortage of physicians and nurses. It’s a difficult equation, at best.

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