Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) has reintroduced the Fostering Independence Through Technology (FITT) Act, which would expand the use of telehealth technology under Medicare in rural and other underserved communities across the nation.
Three hospitals on Washington's Olympic Peninsula are seeking an affiliation with Seattle-based Swedish Medical Center - an alliance that would allow the smaller hospitals to send patients to Swedish for specialized treatment and open the door to electronic medical records.
Online messaging can deliver organized follow-up care for depression effectively and efficiently, according to a randomized controlled trial of 208 Group Health patients. The Journal of General Internal Medicine published the results online earlier this month.
Epocrates is No. 1 on Fast Company magazine's list of 10 most innovative companies in healthcare. Epocrates also came in at No. 10 on Fast Company's list of the world's 50 most innovative companies 2011.
COCIR, the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry, welcomes Spanish company Saludnova as its newest member.
Employers with self-funded health plans may find relief from costly and unnecessary ER visits with STAT DOCTORS, a new telehealth service being offered by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Stat Health Services.
Medical visualization software that allows multiple physicians to consult on a patient's condition is one of the key areas of growth for virtual reality (VR) technologies in healthcare, according to a new report from Kalorama Information.
InstantDx/OnCallData has released updated mobile applications for the iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices that will provide physicians, hospitals and emergency rooms functionality to complement its new state-of-the-art portal.
A doctor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at the Permian Basin, is conducting housecalls for his diabetic patients, as part of a continuing project in partnership with global healthcare provider healthimo.
Remote patient monitoring, or telehealth, has taken huge strides forward, with demand for this technology on the rise - especially among home-care agencies, disease management companies and clinical trial groups, according to a new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan.