By Molly Merrill 09:48 am June 09, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have extended The Joint Commission's requirement to implement CMS telemedicine standards for both general and critical access hospitals until March 2011.
By Mike Miliard 11:05 am June 08, 2010
CPM Marketing Group, a provider of healthcare customer relationship management (CRM) strategies, announced on Tuesday the first implementation of its Instant CRM system at Edward Hospital & Health Services in Naperville, Ill. The real-time behavioral targeting solution lets the hospital tailor its Web content to current and prospective...
By Molly Merrill 05:10 pm June 07, 2010
Web tools that were developed as a result of the National Demonstration Project on the patient-centered medical home, an initiative by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and its subsidiary TransforMED, are featured in a report published on Monday that include all of the findings of the two-year project.
By Eric Wicklund 09:48 am June 07, 2010
The ever-growing telemedicine market is getting a little more sophisticated these days, thanks in part to Polycom's latest offering.
By Bernie Monegain 09:37 am June 04, 2010
A recent study finds that remote online visits with dermatologists achieved equivalent clinical outcomes for acne patients. Also, doctors and patients ranked the e-visits as convenient and time-saving and said they could be used as a model for chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
By Bernie Monegain 08:34 am June 03, 2010
The Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute will use a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore whether school-based telemedicine sessions with doctors can help students in rural areas control their asthma.
By Kyle Hardy 01:43 pm June 02, 2010
The results of a new study show heart failure patients who use an interactive telehealth system spend less time in the hospital and experience a higher quality of care.
By Mike Miliard 09:53 am June 02, 2010
"I think open source is the right thing to do the same way I believe science is better than alchemy," software pioneer Linus Torvald, who developed the "kernel" that's the basis of the Linux operating system, has said. "Like science, open source allows people to build on a solid base of previous knowledge…. It's just a superior way of working...
By Mike Miliard 09:51 am June 02, 2010
Intuit Inc., the Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, will acquire Medfusion, of Cary, N.C., which makes front-office and back-office software designed to improve patient-to-provider communications. The deal is valued at about $91 million.
By Molly Merrill 09:42 am June 02, 2010
Even in healthcare Facebook is still often thought of as just a marketing tool, but some are looking at how it can boost patient engagement.