Saint Thomas virtual clinic
By Mike Miliard 12:30 pm December 19, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee-based Saint Thomas Health has opened Saint Thomas Health On Demand, a virtual clinic offering round-the-clock access to healthcare via computer, tablet and smartphone.
21st Century Cures telehealth
By Jack McCarthy 09:58 am December 16, 2016
In addition to big ticket items such as advancing precision medicine and interoperability, the new law contains a provision that targets telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries.
telemedicine ATA

American Telemedicine Association CEO Jonathan Linkous

By Bill Siwicki 07:14 am December 16, 2016
But telemedicine faces a challenge as consumers seek healthcare services from an ever-expanding array of providers and locations, and healthcare organizations must be prepared.
Kvedar Connected Health
By Tom Sullivan 11:17 am December 13, 2016
Digital health has been a reality for 20 years. Since its humble beginnings – during the days of the Sony Walkman and Palm Pilot – technology has evolved and the market is set to explode. But much work remains to be done.
Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts Governor Chalie Baker

By Mike Miliard 03:51 pm November 28, 2016
A new public-private partnership comprising more than 30 healthcare experts will advise the administration on ways technology can help improve healthcare quality across the Commonwealth and increase job growth.

"Health IT could be major piece of Trump economic stimulus agenda," said Tom Leary, vice president of government relations at HIMSS. (Photo: Transition 2017/Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 03:05 pm November 16, 2016
There's a lot up in the air for healthcare policy following Donald Trump's surprising win. But a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act won't be possible – at least not initially, say two HIMSS policy experts.
NewYork-Presbyterian NYP Ventures
By Mike Miliard 11:17 am November 15, 2016
NYP Ventures follows the health system’s NYP Innovation Center and NYP OnDemand digital health suite in advancing emerging technologies.
Cerner American Well EHR telehealth
By Jack McCarthy 09:09 am November 15, 2016
The deal will enable joint clients to manage care virtually and provide access to patients via a portal. 

Shivan Mehta, MD, director of operations at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, says a whole range of possible telehealth formats, including social media and text messaging, could be employed to forge an even deeper connection with underserved populations.

By Ray Pelosi 09:38 am November 09, 2016
Ensuring uniformly high-quality telehealth requires providers, technology vendors and ethicists to address and answer some big questions about the efficacy of remote vs. in-person care.  
NewYork-Presbyterian telehealth American Well
By Jack McCarthy 07:19 am November 08, 2016
The system is building out its suite of telehealth care services with a native iOS app and website so patients can speak with doctors from home. 

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