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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

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


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...


July 29, 2014  1:01 PM

Physician licensure compact revisions accommodate rise of telemedicine

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

The Federation of State Medical Boards, a nonprofit organization representing all of the 70 medical and osteopathic boards across U.S. states and territories, released an


April 26, 2013  3:36 PM

Software-based telemedicine solutions expand the boundaries of healthcare

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
Mobile devices and telehealth, telemedicine services, telemedicine solutions, telemedicine technology

As telehealth systems continue to gain acceptance in U.S. healthcare, new models will aim to expand the boundaries of care delivery, employing software-based telemedicine technology. David Plummer, global business leader for Cisco Systems, Inc.'s HealthPresence, said that, looking forward,


March 27, 2013  12:01 PM

Rat’s nest of state telemedicine credentialing laws holding back care

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
american telemedicine association, Telemedicine, telemedicine services

In interviewing a CIO at a major Florida pediatric hospital last week who has launched an amazing telemedicine project -- story to come, soon -- it was striking to see the international reach of his practitioners: they treat patients in Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, soon to be expanding...


November 13, 2012  3:17 PM

Post-concussion observation focuses on telemedicine care

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

Telemedicine can be a tool for evaluating patients and providing subspecialty care to patients, as demonstrated in a recent study of a patient observed for post-concussion effects. Telemedicine care can deliver specialized...

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May 5, 2011  11:54 AM

CMS final rule eases credentialing burden for telemedicine services

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
CMS, telehealth, telemedicine services

Up until recently, hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) looking to provide telemedicine services to their patients had to go through a burdensome credentialing and privileging process for each physician and practitioner providing service. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...


March 9, 2011  10:00 AM

Telemedicine at crossroads as CMS mulls final rule

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ATA, Cisco, CMS, Joint Commission, Telemedicine, telemedicine services, telemedicine technology

This year SearchHealthIT will be attending the American Telemedicine Association's annual meeting in Tampa. One of the reasons we're looking forward to it is because of the story: Telemedicine technology is...


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