Telehealth

Veteran Affairs telehealth

In August, President Trump and VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, introduced a plan to build out telehealth tools and services for veterans.

By Jessica Davis 12:52 pm January 04, 2018
The bill gives legislative teeth to the agency’s Anywhere to Anywhere telemedicine program, including a clause that bars states from revoking providers who practice telehealth across state lines.
Telepharmacy for rural hospitals

When a prescription is updated the system sends an order via an electronic interface to Grand River nursing staff to dispense to the patient.

By Bill Siwicki 10:21 am January 03, 2018
As technology vendors increasing specialize on telepharmacy, rural providers are deploying the tools to offer patients 24/7 pharmacy services.
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By 12:05 pm December 27, 2017
Fueled by three converging trends – increasing government support and reimbursement for telehealth services; purpose-built, integrated hardware-software solutions; and the “consumerization of medical devices” – telemedicine is poised to make major gains in the comi
telehealth insurance coverage questions
By Dave Muoio 11:52 am December 21, 2017
The survey data suggests the wider adoption of services will require providers to better engage payers, doctors and patients with telehealth strategies.
Best Hospital IT Departments
By Mike Miliard 06:43 am December 15, 2017
Cerner Oncology platform go-live, Stage 7 adoption and rolling out a 24/7 mobile app are all on tap this year.
Best Hospital IT department 2017
By Mike Miliard 06:39 am December 15, 2017
St. Louis health system working hard to roll out Epic to other hospitals, embrace virtual care and dive into data analytics.
Walgreens NewYork-Presbyterian telemedicine
By Bill Siwicki 01:38 pm December 11, 2017
Walgreens is now offering access to NewYork-Presbyterian emergency physicians through its in-store medical kiosks. CVS has done the same with the Cleveland Clinic.
Teladoc drops Texas lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 01:00 pm December 04, 2017
The telehealth giant had been embroiled in an ongoing legal battle with Texas since 2011, but state passage of legislation in May to allow first-time patient visits on telehealth platforms changed that.
telehealth in rural hospitals
By Bill Siwicki 10:14 am December 04, 2017
New HIMSS Analytics research finds rural health systems give top priority to expanded patient access with telemedicine.
FCC broadband

Mignon Clyburn, Ajit Pai, Chairman, and Michael O'Rielly are three of the five commissioners for the FCC. Credit: fcc.gov

By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm November 27, 2017
The proposed draft would update the agency’s Rural Health Care Program and waive the $400 million annual cap for a one-time basis, as its Telecom Program has doubled in size from 2011 to 2016.

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