Telehealth

Doc with stethoscope reaching out of laptop screen
By Erin McCann 10:54 am July 21, 2015
The folks at the University of Virginia Health System have done some impressive work with telemedicine. We caught up with Karen Rheuban, MD, director for UVA's Center for Telehealth, and David Cattell-Gordon, director of the UVA's office of telemedicine, to talk mHealth security, challenges and taking it to the next level.
Framework
By Jack McCarthy 08:07 am July 21, 2015
A "Tiger Team" is already at work creating a secure, centralized IT infrastructure with authentication across application, desktop and server environments to enable providers and staff to access the agency's resources.
Person falling icon
By Bernie Monegain 10:34 am July 13, 2015
Healthcare IT giant Epic is working on a clinical decision tool aimed at helping healthcare providers reduce the risk of falls in unsteady patients. The technology is expected to be ready and available to Epic's EHR clients by year's end.
man using binoculars
By Erin McCann 11:02 am July 09, 2015
Out of more than 2,200 U.S. hospitals, only 338 made it this year to HealthCare's Most Wired list, demonstrating some of the most advanced health IT use in the nation. Check out the full list of winners here.
doctor on video appointment
By Erin McCann 10:44 am July 08, 2015
Another bipartisan piece of legislation has been introduced in Congress that, if passed, would mean huge advancements for telehealth nationwide.
trees growing out of coins
By Bernie Monegain 09:51 am July 08, 2015
The second quarter of 2015 proved to be robust both for health IT companies that raised venture capital and for those going public, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group.
doctor on laptop
By Sherree Geyer 09:26 am July 07, 2015
Hospitals that leverage online learning to reduce the cost of continuing education requirements may experience a bonus: lower lengths of stay, reduced readmissions and improved quality indicators.
Global IT connections
By Erin McCann 04:28 pm June 24, 2015
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization might be taking a telemedicine to global level, after looking into such a platform that would help the military alliance better respond to global disasters.
Telemedicine
By Kaiser Health News 02:22 pm June 24, 2015
Telemedicine can be "so easy." For Medicare patients, it’s also incredibly rare. Nearly 20 years after such videoconferencing technology has been available for health services, fewer than 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use it.
Gavel
By Erin McCann 10:53 am June 22, 2015
A controversial ban on administering abortion drugs via a telemedicine platform in Iowa has been overturned by the state's Supreme Court.

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