Telemedicine

Teladoc Adds Healthcare Leaders to Board of Directors

October 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Teladoc, a Dallas, Tx.-based telehealth provider, has announced the addition of two healthcare leaders to the company’s board of directors: former U.S. Senator William Frist, M.D. and former Medco Health Solutions chairman and CEO David B. Snow.

Google Piloting Telemedicine Service

October 13, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Google is piloting a telemedicine program that connects web searchers of medical information to doctors, the tech giant confirmed to Engadget this week.

VA Healthcare: More than 2 Million Telehealth Visits in 2014

October 13, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that its telehealth program served nearly 700,000 Veterans in fiscal year 2014, accounting for roughly 2 million telehealth visits.

University of New Mexico Health Awarded $15M for Telehealth Expansion

October 10, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center has awarded more than $15 million to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's Department of Neurosurgery to test expansion of its telehealth infrastructure system.

Emergency Physicians Find their Telemedicine Niche

October 4, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Given the high cost of a typical emergency room visit, it’s a significant fact that most of ED visits are for minor medical conditions that can be diagnosed and treated virtually. That happens to be the business niche of one provider of telemedicine services.

Geisinger Study Finds Telemedicine to Cut Readmissions, Costs for Heart Failure Patients

October 3, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) telemonitoring program significantly reduced hospital readmissions and cost of care for members diagnosed with heart failure, according to a recent study published in the journal, Population Health Management.

Stakeholders Urge for Eased Telehealth Restrictions

October 1, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A group of stakeholders has sent a letter to the Committee on Energy & Commerce requesting the expanded use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring for Medicare and other types of patients.

HRSA Awards Nearly $3M for Telehealth in Rural Areas

October 1, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has granted more than $22 million to support healthcare in rural areas, including nearly $3 million in funds that will provide resources and expertise for telehealth solutions.

Survey: Interoperability, Cost Continue to Hold Back ACOs

September 25, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent survey of 62 ACO participants revealed that 100 percent of respondents have trouble gaining access to data outside of their organizations. On a press call, health IT executives dug deeper into the survey’s findings.

Teladoc lands $50M in venture funding

September 23, 2014     David Raths
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Teladoc, a telehealth provider, has secured a $50 million round of equity funding. The Dallas-based company says it is on target to complete more than a quarter-million medical consults across the United States this year.

Hospital for Special Surgery Launches Innovation Center for New Medical Technologies

September 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has launched the HSS Innovation Center, with the aim to identify and support medical and scientific technological breakthroughs in musculoskeletal care.
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