NewYork-Presbyterian telehealth Avizia

Avizia CEO and Co-Founder Mike Baird will put new funding to work on  expanding the startup's engineering teams and building market reach.

By Bernie Monegain 12:30 pm November 01, 2016
The hospital, which is already using telemedicine services for emergency and stroke patients, will advise Avizia in improving its platform with a focus on increasing care while reducing costs.

Disaster recovery and backup are one of the 'first areas where hospitals dip their toe in cloud computing,' said Kathy Downing of AHIMA.

By Sherree Geyer 12:18 pm October 28, 2016
Big opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings mean cloud should become 'the archetype for small organizations' (and some big ones too).
UMMC predictive analytics artificial intelligence
By Bill Siwicki 07:04 am October 07, 2016
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is harnessing artificial intelligence to identify people with chronic disease risk factors who will also respond well to using remote monitoring technologies. The task is tricky, to be certain.
telehealth addiction
By Kaiser Health News 09:58 am October 03, 2016
Health professionals and policy makers think using telemedicine to connect patients with addiction specialists will help address the physician shortage. The potential direction is clear, as are the opportunities. But challenges, of course, persist. 
Cigna telehealth AMWell MDLive

Source: Pollaidh Major via Flickr. 

By Susan Morse 06:43 am September 28, 2016
The insurer is adding American Well's AMWell service to its existing MDLive options to enable doctors to treat patients with minor medical conditions remotely. 
UPMC telehealth Curavi Health
By Bernie Monegain 03:11 pm September 21, 2016
Curavi Health offers tools that enable clinicians to remotely connect with patients via camera, Bluetooth stethoscope, digital otoscope and technologies.  
American Well psychiatry
By Bill Siwicki 08:55 am September 15, 2016
Consumers now can see psychologists and psychiatrists on Amwell, a telehealth app that enables visits with caregivers via video technology.

Rahul Sharma, MD, is emergency physician-in-chief for Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell and medical director of Strategic Initiatives and the Making Care Better Program for New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He says the two-month old NYP-Weill Cornell ED Telehealth Express Care Service is already showing its mettle. Photo by John Abbott

By Jessica Davis 03:05 pm September 13, 2016
The initiative has been so successful that plans are underway to expand it into more hospitals.
remote monitoring outcomes
By Jack McCarthy 10:14 am September 01, 2016
A pair of studies engaging heart failure patients showed that remotely collected data is not more effective than the usual care. Even still, researchers said there are valid reasons to implement remote monitoring technologies.  
Hillary Clinton telehealth

Hillary Clinton promised to adjust payment systems to reimburse doctors and hospitals for telepyschiatry and other telemedicine services. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:50 am August 30, 2016
Clinton promises to adjust payment systems for telepsychiatry and other services, increase funding for research into brain science and PTSD, and to study suicide prevention.

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