Rural Mental-Health Telehealth Initiative Receives $100,000 in Funding

February 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
A telehealth initiative in Idaho providing mental health services to a remote population of at-risk patients is receiving a $100,000 grant from Premier Inc., the Charlotte, N.C.-based healthcare alliance.

Two Healthcare Orgs to Connect on Cancer Care Through Telehealth

February 20, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The Calif.-based Stanford Health Care’s Cancer Center and the Corvallis, Ore.-based Samaritan Health Services are using telemedicine technology to allow local oncologists and other clinicians to connect to present complex or rare cancer cases and discuss...

Dr. Prakasam’s Excellent Social Media Adventure

February 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
It was inspiring to read the recent interview with Dr. Gnanagurudasan Prakasam, whose innovative, social media-based program for children with diabetes is making a difference in Sacramento, California

Survey: Patients Open to Tech, but Few Use Health IT Tools Now

February 13, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Patients are increasingly becoming more willing to engage with their providers through modern technology, but the industry is only at the starting line of connected health, according to new research from Salesforce.

When You’ve Got Telehealth…"Snow Problem”

January 30, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Massachusetts General Hospital used telehealth to service snowed in Bostonians this past week so they didn’t miss an outpatient visit. It’s high time we bring direct-to-consumer telehealth to the forefront…there’s just one caveat.

Survey: Patients Interested in Using Telemedicine Services

January 28, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Among patients who have not used a telemedicine service, 75 percent express interest in using one in lieu of an in-person medical visit, according to new research from the Austin, Tx.-based electronic health record (EHR) selection group Software Advice.

A New Twist on the Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Trend

January 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna
In North Carolina, one doctor believes in the direct-to-consumer telehealth trend but not if it's a random doctor. Kevin Biese, M.D. explains in this Q&A why this kind of telehealth should be done within the confines of a health network.

Colorado, Ohio Proposing Regulatory Changes Around Telehealth

January 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Two states--Colorado and Ohio--are proposing changes around the way telehealth services are used and reimbursed.

State Innovation Models to Invest in Health IT

January 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The State Health Innovation Plans developed by 25 states—with support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—plan to significantly invest in health IT services, according to a recent analysis from the New York-based research firm, Accenture.

One Doctor Explains How EMRs Drove Him to Practice Through Telehealth Only

January 22, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The direct-to-consumer telehealth market is on the rise. Who are the doctors behind this and what do they see in this form of practice? One of them, Timothy Howard, M.D., a family physician located in Owens Cross Roads, Ala., explains his motivations for being...

Top Ten Tech Trends: Direct-to-Consumer: Alternative Methods of Telehealth Take Hold

January 21, 2015     Gabriel Perna
When Google does something, the rest of the world notices. The powerful tech giant has that kind of influence, whether it is in search, mobile, or some other kind of software service. Thus, when the company launched a “direct-to-consumer” telehealth service,...

Washington Debrief: Strong Finish for MU in 2014 Doesn’t Allay 2015 Concerns

January 20, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
The percentage of hospitals required to meet Stage 2 measures grows from 51 percent (2,563) in 2014 to 80 percent (3,952) in 2015. With such a large portion of the nation’s hospitals required to meet Stage 2 for the entire year, CHIME and other organizations...
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