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Telemedicine


March 23, 2017  2:56 PM

Demand for telehealth services causes price increase

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
telehealth, Telemedicine

The price of telehealth services may only continue to increase in the coming years as healthcare providers and businesses are using online consultations more and more. This has not only increased the demand...

February 10, 2017  5:00 PM

Telemedicine parity laws are on the rise, but restrictions impede use

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
ATA, Telemedicine

While more than half of the country has enacted telemedicine parity laws, restrictions on the types of telemedicine technology that are covered by health insurance often prevent patients from being able to use remote services, according to the American Telemedicine Association...


January 19, 2017  11:09 AM

Telemedicine can minimize disruption in patients’ lives

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Telemedicine

Telemedicine has the potential to help  diverse patient groups – from nursing homes to rural communities - get better healthcare; One place where telemedicine  can minimize the disruption to a patient's life is in...


November 22, 2016  11:50 AM

Barriers to population health management tech platforms

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, Interoperability, population health management, Telemedicine

Due to the ever-changing regulatory landscape and the focus on managing the health of populations, IT vendors have taken several different approaches when it comes to population health management...


September 9, 2016  1:16 PM

Telemedicine as effective as in-person visits for children with asthma

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Telemedicine

Telemedicine can be a viable alternative to in-person visits for children with asthma, according to a new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The study found that telemedicine visits were "noninferior" to in-person visits and children who chose...


March 30, 2016  3:58 PM

Telemedicine gaining acceptance

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ATA, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

Telemedicine is moving steadily from the margins of healthcare to the mainstream, according to a new industry survey. Nearly two-thirds of the 390 clinicians and healthcare executives who participated in the


December 30, 2015  6:05 PM

Kvedar brand enters book channel

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Connected Health, Internet of Things, mHealth, Telemedicine

Joseph Kvedar, M.D., vice president of connected health at Boston-based Partners HealthCare, has taken his “Internet of Healthy Things” theme from Partners’


November 24, 2015  1:12 PM

Department of Agriculture to distribute $23.4 million in telemedicine grants

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Telemedicine, telemedicine services

Observers of last week's National Rural Health Day had something extra to celebrate this year, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promised telemedicine grants to 31 states. The USDA committed a total of $23.4 million in telemedicine grants


November 4, 2015  4:06 PM

Connected Health draws dreamers and big players

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Connected Health, mHealth, Telemedicine

Joseph Kvedar, M.D., is one of health IT’s best-known evangelists for mobile health technologies and is probably the originator of the decade-or-so-old term “connected health,” which Kvedar, a dermatologist by training and technologist by inclination,


October 13, 2015  1:21 PM

Remote care for veterans across states the objective of new telemedicine bill

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
american telemedicine association, Telemedicine, telemedicine services, VA

Two U.S. senators introduced a bill into Congress that could simplify and expand the practice of telemedicine for the benefit of American veterans. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mazie Hirono (D- Hawaii) and eight other senators


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