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Washington Debrief: Health IT Provisions Included in 21st Century Cures Bill Passed by the House

December 5, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Last week, healthcare took center stage yet again as the House of Representatives passed a significant piece of legislation that will greatly impact health IT.

GE, InTouch Health Partner on Telehealth Robotic Technology for Virtual Training

December 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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GE Healthcare's Global Education Services division and InTouch Health, a provider of remote presence devices, are collaborating on a program to help train imaging technicians and radiologists to use high-tech imaging devices.

Study: Telemedicine as Effective as In-Person Treatment for Depression

December 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Treating depression with evidence-based psychotherapy via videoconferencing can be a viable alternative to in-person treatment, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

At Aurora Health Care, Telehealth Use is Improving ER Patient Flow

December 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Challenged by long wait times in its emergency rooms, Milwaukee, Wis.-based Aurora Health Care deployed a telemedicine solution in one of its hospitals with the aim of improving ER patient flow and has seen a 75 percent reduction in door-to-doctor wait times.

Tyto Care, American Well Combine Virtual Visits with Remote Exams

November 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Two telehealth technology vendors, Tyto Care and American Well, have formed a new partnership to deploy a new telehealth platform that combines video visits with remote physical examinations.

Senate Passes Bill to Use Project ECHO as Nationwide Telehealth Model

November 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Senate today passed the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act, which is legislation that aims to expand New Mexico’s Project ECHO as a national model for using telehealth for rural care.

Premier: C-Suite Leaders Short-Staffed, but Confident in Value-Based Shift

November 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Staffing shortages tops the list of concerns for healthcare C-suite leaders, with 42 percent identifying this as having the biggest impact on their ability to delivery care effectively, according to Premier, Inc.’s Fall 2016 C-Suite Survey.

Boston Medical Center Launching Telehealth Epilepsy Care Collaborative

November 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand access to care for underserved populations of children and youth with epilepsy and related disorders.

Emory Partners with Australian University to Deliver 24/7 eICU Care

November 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A three-way partnership using remote monitoring is bringing round-the-clock eICU care to patients at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, delivered by critical care physicians based in Sydney, Australia.

Cerner and American Well to Embed Telehealth Capabilities into Cerner EHR

November 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Cerner has announced an agreement with telehealth vendor American Well to integrate the company’s telemedicine platform with Cerner’s electronic health record (EHR).

Houston Methodist Project Provides Concussion Care via Telemedicine

November 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Houston Methodist Concussion Center, part of the Houston Methodist health system, is collaborating with the NFL's Houston Texans and General Electric (GE) to fund a two-year pilot project to bring specialized concussion care via telemedicine to athletes in...

Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Launches Videoconferencing for Rural Communities

November 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Portland-based Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI) has launched telemedicine videoconferencing in 16 rural communities across Oregon through a partnership with LS Networks.

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