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By Validic 11:26 am May 31, 2016
By Marc Sebes, VP of Product Management
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iBeat's smartwatch-like device tracks heart activity and can send alerts should any irregularities occur. 

By Tom Sullivan 10:02 am May 24, 2016
Practice Fusion veterans, including former chief executive Ryan Howard, on Tuesday announced a new company called iBeat. The startup is working to create a device that will continuously monitor a user’s heart activity, the company said. Howard called the emerging offering a wearable-as-a-service.

Policy support for telehealth is on the uptick, with 48 states now allowing full parity for reimbursement, says Mark Noble of Vidyo. But the big barriers to scaling up have often been related to technology and workflow at the hospital-to-clinic level.

By John Andrews 10:15 am May 18, 2016
Proponents of virtual care say it is the wave of the future. But while the healthcare industry might not find much disagreement with the practice in theory, it is in the potential limitations that skeptics might find flaws.
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By Jack McCarthy 09:41 am May 18, 2016
The platform has the potential to create a national virtual healthcare system, American Well chief Roy Schoenberg says. 
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By Jack McCarthy 09:11 am May 18, 2016
Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Health David Shulkin said it will establish the centers this summer in South Carolina, Utah, Pennsylvania and the Pacific Northwest. 
Penn State Hershey telemedicine telehealth ICU remote monitoring

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is building out its telemedicine offereings with long-term plans to become a regional hub for virtual care in central Pennsylvania. Source: Penn State. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:24 am May 17, 2016
The new deal is part of a larger initiative to transform Penn State Health into a hub of telehealth services that cater to patients in Central Pennsylvania. 
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By Validic 11:37 am May 11, 2016
(SPONSORED) There is an unprecedented convergence occurring between healthcare and technology – and telemedicine is an increasingly important initiative in the connected health market.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:45 am May 10, 2016
Getting pharmacists involved in patient-centric activities, including being part of clinical care teams, is a little easier thanks to telepharmacy technology.

A new bill would connect primary care physicians in underserved areas with specialists at academic hubs, "making it easier for medical professionals to access the continuing education they need and provide health care to more people," said Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii.

By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am May 02, 2016
Project ECHO, a health IT pilot that launched in 2003 in rural New Mexico to connect rural doctors to specialists, is now front and center in Congress as lawmakers consider employing the model across the country.
By Susan Morse 11:06 am April 26, 2016
In the first major overhaul of Medicaid managed care requirements in more than a decade, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published new rules on April 25 that affect how Medicaid works for the nearly two-thirds of beneficiaries who get their coverage through private managed care plans.

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