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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


September 11, 2015  11:23 AM

HIMSS asks Congress to push HIE standards, cybersecurity and telemedicine

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health IT standards, HIE, HIE implementation, HIMSS, Interoperability, ONC, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

Count the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) among the groups that say federal healthcare agencies can do more to promote the use of health IT. Specifically, HIMSS is asking...

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August 19, 2015  11:48 AM

Survey: 57% of docs are open to patient consults via telehealth

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
telehealth, Telemedicine

Doctors are getting hip to telehealth. Well, at least that’s what a recent survey by


July 9, 2015  3:18 PM

Connecticut is the latest state to enact telemedicine law

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Telemedicine, telemedicine services

On June 22, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a telemedicine commercial reimbursement statute into law, making Connecticut the 28th state to do so. The vote provides a stark contrast to the Texas...


June 4, 2015  1:40 PM

In Texas, regulators dig in on the other side of telemedicine

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
american telemedicine association, Telemedicine, telemedicine services

Telemedicine can and will do a lot of good when it comes to improving patient care and saving money. But lawmakers in Texas are pushing back, making it more difficult for telemedicine technology companies to provide their...


May 6, 2015  3:24 PM

Positive buzz at ATA show

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ATA, Telemedicine

LOS ANGELES -- The American Telemedicine Association's (ATA) annual meeting and trade show came barely a month after the raucous, sprawling health IT industry-wide must-attend...


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