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Teladoc Hits Milestone of Two Million Patient Visits

January 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Telehealth service vendor Teladoc announced that it passed the two million patient-visit mark back in December.

DirectTrust’s David Kibbe, M.D.: Five Health IT Trends to Watch in 2017

January 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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When making predictions about health care and health IT in 2017 with Donald Trump as President, almost nothing is certain except uncertainty itself, according to David Kibbe, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based DirectTrust.

EarlySense, American Well to Provide Telehealth Services Powered by Smart Sensors

January 4, 2017  |  David Raths
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Israel-based EarlySense has expanded the uses of its contact-free continuous monitoring solutions through a partnership with telehealth company American Well.

Northwell Health Partners with Avizia to Expand Telehealth Services

January 4, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Northwell Health, a 21-hospital health system in New York City, has entered a strategic channel partnership with Avizia, a telehealth solutions provider.

From Sydney, Australia, Emory Healthcare Leverages Tele-ICU to Address Specialist Shortages

December 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Emory Healthcare is collaborating with Sydney-based Macquarie University’s MQ Health program on a pilot project that enables Emory's critical care specialists stationed in Sydney to deliver remote intensive care services to Atlanta-based patients.

State Medical Boards Cite Telemedicine as Most Important Regulatory Topic

December 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) announced last week that telemedicine is currently the most important medical regulatory topic to state medical boards.

Survey: 46 Percent of Consumers Now Active Digital Health Adopters

December 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Digital health reached a tipping point in 2016 as consumers adopted digital health tools at a record rate—46 percent of consumers are now considered active digital health users, up from 19 percent in 2015, according to a survey from investor Rock Health.

Patients Want a More Digitized Healthcare, Survey Finds

December 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients are dissatisfied with the lack of a central location for their health records, as well as the difficulty in accessing and sharing those records, according to a new survey from Surescripts.

In Canada, a Specialist Care Provider Harnesses Digital Health to Advance Diabetes Management

December 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In Canada, healthcare providers are challenged with the diabetes epidemic, as 3.4 million people have diabetes, close to 10 percent of the population, and close to 6 million people have pre-diabetes, according to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Teladoc Hits 101K Patient Visits in November

December 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Telehealth vendor Teladoc announced this week that it totaled 101,600 e-health patient visits in November, setting a company record.

Telehealth Bill, the ECHO Act, Passes Both Chambers of Congress

December 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act (S. 2873/H.R. 5395) is now headed to President Barack Obama’s desk after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a voice vote on Tuesday.

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.

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