Telehealth

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A snap shot of Methodist's new telehealth tool. Credit: Methodist

By Bill Siwicki 04:06 pm January 11, 2018
A patient-focused strategy is at the heart of the provider's decision to launch the system, which gives easy access to remote care.
DoD telehealth services

GlobalMed's telemedicine tool at a workplace clinic. Credit: YouTube

By Mike Miliard 03:29 pm January 11, 2018
The veteran-owned company's virtual care technology is also in use at the White House, VA and Defense Health Agency.
value-based healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 02:15 pm January 11, 2018
Experts from Cedars-Sinai, CVS Health, Blue Cross NC and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care discuss where value-based care is headed in 2018 and beyond.
VA telehealth 1Vision
By Bill Siwicki 04:34 pm January 10, 2018
Partnering with AMC Health, the company's telehealth program plans to improve clinical outcomes while reducing hospital readmissions and costs for veterans.
telehealth vendors

Several telehealth vendors are expanding their services in 2018. Credit: InTouch Health

By Bill Siwicki 03:06 pm January 09, 2018
WeCounsel to rebrand as a multispecialty, InTouch Health patients can initiate consults from home and Teladoc releases a new single, patient-centered point of access app.
telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 03:19 pm January 04, 2018
InTouch Health will incorporate TruClinic's software so patients can initiate and consult with their health system physician from their home.
Veteran Affairs telehealth

In August, President Trump and VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, introduced a plan to build out telehealth tools and services for veterans.

By Jessica Davis 12:52 pm January 04, 2018
The bill gives legislative teeth to the agency’s Anywhere to Anywhere telemedicine program, including a clause that bars states from revoking providers who practice telehealth across state lines.
Telepharmacy for rural hospitals

When a prescription is updated the system sends an order via an electronic interface to Grand River nursing staff to dispense to the patient.

By Bill Siwicki 10:21 am January 03, 2018
As technology vendors increasing specialize on telepharmacy, rural providers are deploying the tools to offer patients 24/7 pharmacy services.
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By 12:05 pm December 27, 2017
Fueled by three converging trends – increasing government support and reimbursement for telehealth services; purpose-built, integrated hardware-software solutions; and the “consumerization of medical devices” – telemedicine is poised to make major gains in the coming year.
telehealth insurance coverage questions
By Dave Muoio 11:52 am December 21, 2017
The survey data suggests the wider adoption of services will require providers to better engage payers, doctors and patients with telehealth strategies.

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