Teladoc Impresses in Wall St. Debut

July 2, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Teladoc, the Dallas-based consumer telehealth company, had an impressive debut on Wall Street with shares trading up 50 percent its initial public offering (IPO).

Study: Robot-Assisted Telemedicine Provides Effective Neonatal Care

June 30, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Robot-assisted telemedicine can help neonatal intensive care specialists provide effective care, according to a new research effort.

AAP is Mostly Positive on Telemedicine

June 29, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its official policy on telemedicine, recommending certain uses of the technology and disavowing others for fragmenting care.

Survey: Physicians Keen on Video Visits with Patients

June 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Most providers are willing to conduct video visits with their patients, according to new research from Boston-based telehealth company American Well.

Walgreens, MDLIVE Announce Expansion of Telehealth Platform

June 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Walgreens, the Deerfield, Ill.-based national pharmacy chain, and MDLIVE, the Sunrise, Fla.-based telehealth vendor, have announced expansion of its joint telehealth platform to include users in three new states.

At iHT2, Provider Leaders Acknowledge Innovation Must Come from Within

June 17, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Leading healthcare organizations at iHT2’s Washington D.C. Health IT Summit shared a recurring theme: If providers want innovative technology in their organization to reduce cost, improve care and increase access, the ideas must come from within.

Philips, WMCHealth Partner With $500M Deal

June 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Health Network and Andover, Mass.-based imaging specialist Philips are partnering up with the aim to improve healthcare for millions of patients across New York’s Hudson Valley.

Thinking Differently about Partnerships in the New Healthcare

June 15, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
HIT Leaders aren’t just dealing with traditional partnerships in the new healthcare. As one CIO said during a recent CHIME LEAD Forum, “You never know who you will have to exchange data with…”

Report: Health IT is Reducing the Medical Spending Growth Rate

June 12, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Healthcare information technologies are leading to a drop in medical inflation, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Health Research Institute.

Cleveland Clinic Launches 24-Hour Telemedicine Service

June 12, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Cleveland Clinic is now offering an online service, available 24 hours a day, for patients in Ohio to get an urgent care consult from a computer or mobile device.

Are State Laws Holding Back Telehealth?

June 11, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
While there has been evidence showing the benefits of telehealth in the healthcare industry, the realization of those benefits may come to an abrupt stop at the state border.

ATA Takes Issue with CMS Over Final ACO Rule

June 10, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has expressed displeasure towards the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent final ruling on accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
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