02:52 pm November 19, 2014
As Congress examines the U.S. public health system's response to Ebola this week, we need to take a look at laws and regulations that inhibit better treatment and increase protection for healthcare workers. Our existing rules and regulations around telemedicine are one such example.
08:13 am November 12, 2014
It will be a while before the dust settles on last week's elections, but it seems safe to say many healthcare stakeholders are a little uneasy, at best.
08:28 am October 13, 2014
Could the use of technologies that distance healthcare providers from the first-hand experience of the suffering of those they care for (such as telemedicine platforms and other forms of "virtual visits" or self-care tools) lead to a collective "stumbling over lines" with unfortunate consequences?
11:57 am July 15, 2014
How can accountable organizations succeed both in delivering high-quality care and spending healthcare dollars more wisely, so that they can share in the savings they achieve for the Medicare program? Collaboration technology is the answer.
09:04 am May 13, 2014
It's widely assumed that telemedicine presents a great opportunity to provide healthcare services to rural regions of the U.S. But a new report suggests many rural regions might not have the bandwidth required to make optimal use of it.
09:15 am April 11, 2014
Is it safe and effective care for providers to evaluate and prescribe for patients that they've never met face-to-face?
11:53 am March 24, 2014
In 2013, Kaiser Permanente conducted 10.5 million patient-doctor visits via e-mail, telephone or video tools, and in a new report the organization discusses some of the ways those visits took place.
12:36 pm January 16, 2014
Implementing, institutionalizing and fully leveraging the EMR is a massive undertaking, and with it comes a host of other implications, five of which will drive the following major trends in 2014.
08:33 am December 03, 2013
This question came up in one of my classes last week: What do you believe is/are the most likely and important applications of telemedicine/telehealth in the future? I liked my answer so much, I thought I'd share it.
08:54 am August 21, 2013
Increasingly, consumers and payers are looking at quality of care, making traditional enterprise-centric care delivery models incomplete.