Telehealth

By Mike Miliard 09:40 am June 02, 2010
Florida is famous for its sunshine, but it's infamous for its Medicaid fraud. With the fourth largest program in the country, covering more than 2.1 million people, the state loses as much as $3.2 billion in fraudulent claims each year.
By Mike Miliard 09:30 am June 02, 2010
"Investing in heath information technology is a top priority for health plans," says Robert Zirkelbach, press secretary of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) whose Institute 2010 conference takes place Wednesday, June 9 to Friday, June 11 in Las Vegas.
By John Andrews 09:25 am June 02, 2010
A significant portion of healthcare activities can be done on a remote basis. By electronically linking patient and provider, chronic disease management, prescription renewals, vital sign monitoring and various other services can be accomplished for a fraction of the cost of a personal office visit.
By Eric Wicklund 09:22 am June 02, 2010
The American Telemedicine Association’s 15th Annual Meeting and Exposition kicked off May 16 with an expansive attitude, as ATA officials welcomed more than 3,000 registrants representing at least 35 countries to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
By Molly Merrill 09:19 am June 02, 2010
A new bill would require the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to create an Internet-based portal for veterans to access their records and benefits.
By Kyle Hardy 09:05 am June 02, 2010
Three U.S. hospitals are now depending on a new trend in health IT to help them overcome a clinician shortage in rural areas: electronic intensive care units. 

By Bernie Monegain 08:53 am June 02, 2010
With $220 million in hand among them, federally designated Beacon Communities across the country have begun the work of using healthcare information technology to do great things for their communities.
By Bernie Monegain 10:20 am June 01, 2010
Emerging Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is developing what the company calls a "breakthrough" iPhone application aimed at reducing medication errors for senior citizens.
By Bernie Monegain 10:03 am June 01, 2010
Heart failure patients who used an interactive telehealth system with motivational support tools at home spent less time in the hospital and felt their quality of life had significantly improved over 12 months evaluation period, according to a new study.
By Molly Merrill 09:32 am May 28, 2010
Twenty-six health IT ideas, out of the 6,500 entered in the Veterans Health Administration/Office of Information and Technology (VHA/OIT) Innovation Competition, will be used by the VA to improve care for Veterans.