Telehealth

Experts weigh in on CMS big changes to clinical documentation, EHRs and interoperability
By Mike Miliard 11:57 am July 13, 2018
Industry groups like easier quality reporting and advance applications of telehealth, but some say docs shouldn't have to make expensive EHR upgrades for 2019.
By Jonah Comstock 06:25 pm July 12, 2018
The rule would mean the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will pay doctors for telemedicine visits as well as evaluation of images and videos.
Black Book report hospitals must prioritize patient experience in 2018
By Jeff Lagasse 09:28 am July 11, 2018
With 92 percent of healthcare consumers saying improved patient experience should be a top strategic priority for hospitals, a new crop of innovators is arising to help meet that demand.
John Hopkins telemedicine program advances population health

Credit: John Hopkins

By Bill Siwicki 10:01 am July 06, 2018
Telemedicine platforms and tools will transform virtual care by incorporating emerging technologies and novel uses of data.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma speaking at HIMSS18.

By Bernie Monegain 03:05 pm July 03, 2018
She says redesign of the home health payment system would encourage value over volume.
VA open FHIR API project discussion at HL7 event
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 19, 2018
Veterans Health Affairs’ director of standards and interoperability warns that FHIR is not a cure all, just one valuable asset in a tech toolbox.
How a Michigan provider used teleradiology to boost productivity and slash costs

The Exa radiology and teleradiology platform from Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas.

By Bill Siwicki 02:26 pm June 14, 2018
At Radiology Imaging Solutions, the cost per study has been cut by more than 70 percent, productivity has increased by 400 percent, and report turnaround time has decreased by more than 50 percent thanks to health IT.
Investment firm KKR to take Envision Healthcare private in a $5.5M deal

Emergency department services are among the assets acquired by KKR. 

By Bernie Monegain 12:20 pm June 11, 2018
The acquisition of the company, which offers emergency department, anesthesiology, radiology and teleradiology and hospitalist services, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.
hospital tech attractive for Mergers and Acquisitions
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:31 pm June 07, 2018
Interest in potentially disruptive technologies abound in the active M&A realm but so do security concerns and dissatisfaction.
FCC Chairman Pai calls for raising rural healthcare budget to $571 million

Ajit Pai testifies at the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the FCC's budget in May. Credit: Getty Images

By Bernie Monegain 09:15 am June 07, 2018
Ajit Pai seeks immediate action to ramp up the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program, which advances telehealth, for the first time since it started in 1997.

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