Stakeholders Urge for Eased Telehealth Restrictions

October 1, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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
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
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
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
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.

KentuckyOne Health to Connect Psychiatric Patients With Telemedicine Program

September 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Patients who visit the Louisville, Ky.-based Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital emergency department with a mental health or psychiatric condition will now be able to take advantage of KentuckyOne Health’s new telemedicine program which includes the expertise of...

ATA Grades Best and Worst States for Telemedicine

September 10, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has released two reports—with uneven results— grading each state on an A-to-F scale based on telemedicine reimbursement and physician practice standards.

Study: Video Scanning Technology Can Diagnose Cardiac Disease

August 29, 2014     Gabriel Perna
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester revealed that web cameras and software algorithms can help cardiologists diagnose patients with atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart condition that often goes undetected.

Neurology: The Next Frontier in Telehealth?

August 28, 2014     Gabriel Perna
When it comes to the practical uses of telehealth, Miles E. Drake, M.D., professor of psychology and neurology at the Ohio State University, is experienced and knowledgeable. In this Q&A, tells HCI Senior Editor Gabriel Perna about potential telehealth...

Telestroke Units Improve Care in Rural Areas, Study Says

August 27, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Using telecommunications to connect stroke experts to stroke patients in rural areas continued to improve and sustain stroke care, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

Georgia Medical Board Rules In-Person Examination Required for Telemedicine Care

August 26, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Georgia Composite Medical Board has enacted regulations surrounding telemedicine care within the state, requiring patients to have an in-person examination before getting treatment through the technology.

Of Oceans, Orcas—and HIEs

August 21, 2014     Mark Hagland
A lot of very important developments are taking place in the Pacific Northwest and in Canada, and a number of them were on display Monday and Tuesday of this week during the Health IT Summit in Seattle
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