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By Jessica Davis 11:52 am May 11, 2018
The final rule will override state laws to create a nationwide telehealth program to improve care access and reduce wait times for veterans.
hospital doctor talking to patient with EHR tablet

A new type of supply chain is emerging in healthcare said Lumeris CEO Michael Long. “What powers this supply chain will be a re-imagined doctor-patient relationship."

By Tom Sullivan 10:08 am May 11, 2018
EHRs in app stores, a new type of supply chain and interoperability’s need for new expertise are on the horizon.
hospital medical device
By Jessica Davis 09:54 am May 11, 2018
The threat to medical devices is real and happening now – and it’s a patient safety issue, much more than one of HIPAA compliance.
NewYork-Presbyterian telehealth mobile stroke care vehicles

A view into the NewYork-Presbyterian's Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit.

By Bill Siwicki 02:10 pm May 10, 2018
When every second counts, treating stroke patients in an ambulance setting with telemedicine means the median time between vehicle arrival to treatment with the clot-busting drug tPA is 31 minutes.
VA Cerner EHR

VA CFO Jon Rychalski testifying before Senate on Wednesday. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 10:18 am May 10, 2018
VA CFO Jon Rychalski told the Senate Appropriations Committee that the latest delays in contract negotiations were because the acting secretary “came in cold” to the position.
Andy Slavitt meeting with lawmakers about rural populations

Andy Slavitt during a "listening session" with lawmakers about healthcare in April. Credit: Twitter

By Susan Morse 04:56 pm May 09, 2018
New partnership led by Andy Slavitt, Trevor Price and David Whelan plans to focus on innovation for the medically underserved.
Capital Region Medical Center in Missouri contracts with Cerner EHR

Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 04:36 pm May 09, 2018
Capital Region Medical Center in Missouri and Mayo Regional Hospital in Maine each want integrated electronic health record and revenue cycle management capabilities.
Telehealth use on rise for behavioral health

Credit: Teledoc

By Jeff Lagasse 01:45 pm May 09, 2018
The lack of telemedicine's accessibility can negatively affect patient engagement and follow-through in care, according to new research.
Veterans Affairs EHR modernization
By Jessica Davis 01:22 pm May 09, 2018
The bills, introduced by the Committee on Veterans Affairs, also give legislative authority for VA providers to practice telemedicine across state lines.
Senate bill passes for behavior health
By Mike Miliard 12:57 pm May 09, 2018
The Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act now heads to the House, where there is similar bipartisan legislation.

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