Providers are reevaluating their teleradiology services for a better price and improved quality, and hospitals are poised to replace their PACS systems, according to new studies released by research firm CapSite.
St. Joseph Health System (SJHS), a $4.6 billion Catholic healthcare organization, is poised to launch a telehealth pilot project that will allow patients and physicians in disparate locations to meet and consult via immersive video using AT&T Telepresence Solution.
The USDA is accepting applications for telecommunications grants to provide access to healthcare, education, training and resources in rural areas. Funding is authorized through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program.
Aetna members in most fully insured medical plans in Texas and Florida now have the option of using a new service from Teladoc to access non-urgent care over the phone.
Information technology could be a catalyst for improving global health, said Patricia Abbott, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and co-director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management and Sharing.
"Technology can provide information that facilitates positive choices," Robin Feller, a professor of pathology at the University of Virginia conveyed in a session on telemedicine Monday at HIMSS11.
Sunday's Health IT Venture Fair & Strategic Partner Forum at HIMSS11 offered a day-long opportunity for vendors and investors to exchange notes.
Sprint has partnered with BL Healthcare, a provider of remote health management technology, to provide 3G connectivity to the latter's new lineup of telemedicine solutions.
Catholic Health Partners has implemented Phytel's Proactive Patient Outreach solution in three of its facilities. The automated care coordination and population health management technology will support CHP initiatives focused on achieving comprehensive care coordination across its patient population.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently awarded its first $50,000 AACN Impact Research Grant to Ruth Kleinpell, director of the Center for Clinical Research, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and professor of Rush University College of Nursing.