Telehealth

Telehealth comprises all the communication and information technology that allows care professionals to manage patients remotely. By allowing patients to receive healthcare at home and reduce patient wait times and hospitals' costs, telehealth looks like a winning solution. Telehealth is still in its relatively early phases, but it has momentum: In September 2010, California launched the largest telehealth network in the United States.

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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.
July 21, 2015
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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.
July 9, 2015
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Another bipartisan piece of legislation has been introduced in Congress that, if passed, would mean huge advancements for telehealth nationwide.
July 8, 2015
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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.
July 7, 2015
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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.
June 24, 2015
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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.
June 24, 2015
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A controversial ban on administering abortion drugs via a telemedicine platform in Iowa has been overturned by the state's Supreme Court.
June 22, 2015
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The Personal Connected Health Alliance and HIMSS are partnering with the Games for Health Project, aiming to help increase the role of mobile and personal health technology in care delivery by convening clinical IT innovators with gamers and game developers.
June 16, 2015
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The nation's largest drugstore chain is set to expand its telehealth footprint, broadening its deployment of the MDLIVE platform and providing virtual doc visits to 25 states by year's end.
June 10, 2015
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"Teladoc has infringed American Well's intellectual property," said Ido Schoenberg, co-founder and CEO of the Boston-based telehealth firm, as his company filed suit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts.
June 10, 2015
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New research from Accenture projects that digital health tools will save the U.S. healthcare industry more than $100 billion over the next four years. It also predicts that FDA approval of such technologies will triple by the end of 2018.
June 5, 2015
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Two members of Congress are proposing a bill that would eliminate even more barriers for veterans receiving telemedicine care.
May 27, 2015
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During this webinar, former University of Chicago Hospitals CIO Pat Becker and Microsoft Healthcare Expert Tracy Picon will detail how creative leadership and innovative technology create maximum transparency for innovative healthcare organizations by automating the Supply Chain, better managing Costs, Quality and Outcomes.
July 1, 2015
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Developments in telemedicine and outcome-based care are encouraging healthcare providers to increasingly adopt cloud-based platforms. However, it can be difficult for organizations to know exactly when they are ready for the transition, and whether or not they need to leverage the expertise of a cloud service provider to do so. Join experts from Carpathia & EMC as they discuss important factors healthcare organizations should be aware as they evaluate their approach to the cloud as presented by the Cloud Standards Customer Council.
April 30, 2015
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New research conducted by HIMSS Analytics shows how Desktop Virtualization combined with badge tap authentication and single sign-on saves care providers time, simplifies workflows and ultimately leads to a better patient experience. Learn about University Hospitals and how their VMware Horizon and Imprivata OneSign implementation delivered improvements in provider and patient satisfaction.
April 28, 2015
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Universal, zero-footprint viewers help clinicians streamline diagnosis, improve result turnaround time and facilitate communication and sharing with patients. How "universal" must these viewers be to truly deliver on their promises? Here are five key criteria to look for before deploying a universal, zero-footprint viewer.
March 26, 2015
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Vendor Neutral Archives are giving PACS owners a direct path to image ownership. Outpacing PACS deployments by 5x, Vendor Neutral Archives are "unPACing" imaging archives at record rates. If you are considering a VNA solution or you want to understand how a VNA will support your enterprise image management strategy, read The VNA Guide. Learn why PACS "deconstruction" is giving way to VNA growth and know what to look for in your enterprise image management solution.
September 15, 2014
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Analysts are predicting a 25% year-over-year growth in VNA adoption. Some reports forecast an evolutionary shift from proprietary PACS archives to architecture-neutral VNA solutions. Healthcare business considerations for a move to VNA include: EMR adoption, new industry regulations, market consolidation, and "big data" management. Find out why CIOs are deploying VNAs as part of their enterprise image management strategy and why now is the time to "unPAC" your image archives.
September 15, 2014
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Imaging informatics, one of healthcare IT's fastest growing segments, is poised for explosive change. Demand for anytime, anywhere access to complete patient information, including imaging, is on the rise. Learn how today's CIOs are breaking down barriers in imaging informatics to deliver vital patient care records where and when needed while reducing costs, improving diagnostic efficiency, and addressing Meaningful Use Stage 2 directives.
September 15, 2014
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Read through valuable insights on the changing landscape of the Healthcare IT industry today. Learn about leading practices from our thought leaders and their strategic thinking through a series of interviews by Deloitte’s key industry leaders, client interviews, research and thought leadership articles on government reform, new risk-based models such as value-based care, M&A activities, growing patient populations and increased competition amid shrinking resources that are driving transformation.
February 17, 2014
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Imagine a world where patients everywhere receive the care they need--regardless of location.
January 14, 2014
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Since 2009, Regional Obstetrical Consultants (ROC) has operated the Solutions to Obstetrics in Rural Counties (STORC) project, a telemedicine program that delivers care in rural areas to women with at-risk pregnancies who would otherwise have little or no access to greatly needed, high-risk care. Learn how the physicians at ROC have implemented a telemedicine solution to bring mobile healthcare to remote locations.
November 27, 2013
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Healthcare organizations across the United States, from integrated delivery systems to academic medical centers to small clinics, are implementing telehealth networks into their clinical practices and operations. This white paper will review the real-life successes achieved by implementing clinical telehealth networks and how it can promote more efficient operations and better clinical outcomes.
October 29, 2013
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What makes telehealth one of the most significant developments in changing the way healthcare is delivered in the future? And how can it help build up a better healthcare system? The highly informative whitepaper, “Telehealth: Breaking Down the Barriers for More Connected Healthcare,” answers these questions and provides a thorough discussion of how the future of remote healthcare will depend on powerful technologies and networking, and how the government is helping encourage the widespread adoption of this critical new bridge between limited resources and growing demands.
October 29, 2013
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The U.S. and other countries are trying to find a way to cut down on the number of avoidable ER trips made each year. One of the possible solutions is the development of smart medical homes.
June 3, 2015
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Providers and health systems are looking to create digital patient experiences that will help serve this segment of the population in order to meet their financial and clinical objectives.
April 22, 2015
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Following the devastating tornado of May 22, 2011, which shattered the city of Joplin, MO, a new hospital has risen from the wreckage.
March 9, 2015
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As Joseph Kvedar, MD, has traveled the road of adoption for connected health for two decades, he has paid attention to the major sign posts -- defining moments when the dialogue changes in such a way that the whole organizational strategy changes with it.
March 3, 2015
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Last week, Future Care pointed to a report heralding 2014 as the biggest year on record for digital health investment. But what about the year ahead?
January 16, 2015
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An Alliance for Connected Care study, released in December, estimates that virtual visits could save an average of $126 per visit.
December 31, 2014
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There's no doubt telemedicine has been making significant inroads across the healthcare sector, but according to one venture capitalist 2015 will be the year that telemedicine really takes off.
December 31, 2014
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As Congress examines the U.S. public health system's response to Ebola this week, we need to take a look at laws and regulations that inhibit better treatment and increase protection for healthcare workers. Our existing rules and regulations around telemedicine are one such example.
November 19, 2014
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It will be a while before the dust settles on last week's elections, but it seems safe to say many healthcare stakeholders are a little uneasy, at best.
November 12, 2014
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Could the use of technologies that distance healthcare providers from the first-hand experience of the suffering of those they care for (such as telemedicine platforms and other forms of "virtual visits" or self-care tools) lead to a collective "stumbling over lines" with unfortunate consequences?
October 13, 2014
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How can accountable organizations succeed both in delivering high-quality care and spending healthcare dollars more wisely, so that they can share in the savings they achieve for the Medicare program? Collaboration technology is the answer.
July 15, 2014
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It's widely assumed that telemedicine presents a great opportunity to provide healthcare services to rural regions of the U.S. But a new report suggests many rural regions might not have the bandwidth required to make optimal use of it.
May 13, 2014
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The mHealth Summit, the largest global conference and expo focused on the intersection of mobile/wireless and healthcare delivery, today announced that NantWorks Founder and Chairman, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, will help open the 6th annual Summit with a keynote address on December 8.
September 24, 2014
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Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, and former senior Senate Finance Committee member Senator John Breaux, along with leading experts on telemedicine, today released new research showing that the use of connected care technologies for chronic disease management can result in high-quality, lower-cost care.
May 21, 2014
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Remote patient monitoring solutions, along with Interactive Voice Response, will assist Humana members in Ohio in complying with treatment plans and staying healthier.
June 13, 2013
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Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) is the first hospital in the country to launch a smartphone app for Apple iOS devices that uses Wi-Fi triangulation technology to offer patients the convenience of an on-campus indoor GPS-like way-finding system, along with other service enhancements.
June 5, 2013
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In the year since the first NYeC gala, there have been revolutionary advancements in health IT throughout New York and across the nation. On Monday, October 15th, five champions of health IT will be highlighted at the second gala and award ceremony.
September 28, 2012
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American Well™ announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Patient Advocates LLC that will result in the deployment of the Online Care For Providers telehealth solution for Maine clients. Patient Advocates is a health care management company that employers and patients count on to navigate the health care system. It maintains relationships with leading medical centers in order to ensure access to the highest levels of appropriate care.
October 25, 2011
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Across Europe, improved access to technology and the need to reduce healthcare delivery costs have underpinned the search for cost-effective solutions. Telemedicine has proved to be an economical alternative to conventional healthcare delivery, while providing personalised solutions. These factors are expected to assist telemedicine in becoming an integral part of the healthcare system.
October 20, 2011
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In an unprecedented move, CJPS Medical Systems announces that it will no longer charge for any connectivity fees for caregivers to access patient data when using VitalPoint® HOME, its state-of-the-art remote patient monitoring system.
October 17, 2011
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GlobalMed – the industry-leading telemedicine design, marketing and manufacturing company based in Scottsdale, Arizona – has signed an agreement with GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) to sell the Vscan™, its pocket-sized, portable ultrasound device. The agreement provides domestic customers who buy or have purchased GlobalMed’s i8500 Series Mobile Telemedicine Carts with the option to add the Vscan to their telemedicine program.
October 3, 2011
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Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, one of the state's oldest and largest home health agencies, announces that it has entered into a business relationship with Cardiocom to provide advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic conditions using Cardiocom's new Commander FLEX™ device. Cardiocom®, Experts in Telehealth(SM), is a world class developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.
September 27, 2011
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American Medical Alert Corp (Nasdaq: AMAC), a leading provider of remote health monitoring and 24/7 communication services that enhances care, accelerates response times, improves operational effectiveness and delivers sustainable patient services, has announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Tunstall Healthcare Group Limited, a leading telehealth and telecare provider. Tunstall will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of AMAC for $8.55 per share in cash without interest, representing a premium of approximately 50% over AMAC’s closing share price on September 22, 2011, plus one Contingent Payment Right (CPR) per share providing a contingent cash payment for the holder of such common share in the event of a sale of AMAC’s interests in the Lifecomm joint venture or prior sale of Tunstall under certain conditions. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011.
September 23, 2011
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At Home Healthcare, a leading provider of home care announced it has entered into a business relationship with Cardiocom to provide advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic illness. Cardiocom®, Experts in Telehealth(SM), is a world class developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.
September 21, 2011
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