UT Southwestern Develops Telestroke Program

April 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has launched a telemedicine program that will extend immediate access to UT Southwestern’s stroke care center during crucial time periods.

Washington Debrief: ICD-10 Delayed—What’s Next?

April 7, 2014     Jeff Smith, Senior Director of Federal Affairs
President Obama signed the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” last week, which avoided statutory cuts to physician reimbursements and delayed implementation of ICD-10. CHIME will work with CMS to issue guidance for the industry and work with...

Report: Global Healthcare IT Market to Reach $66B by 2020

April 1, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The global healthcare IT market is projected to reach $66 billion by 2020, driven by streamlining clinical workflow processes, according to a new report from market researcher Global Industry Analysts (GIA).

Report: Patient Monitoring Market to Reach $5.1B by 2020

March 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The patient monitoring market in the U.S., valued at more than $3.5 billion in 2013, is expected to increase to more than $5.1 billion by 2020, according to a report from iData Research.

Will Florida be a Bellwether for Telemedicine Policy?

March 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
My eyes are on the Sunshine State to see how a recent spat over telemedicine legislation shapes out. Will the doors be opened for out-of-state doctors to practice medicine digitally or will telehealth stay in-house?

Telehealth Services Market Projected for Considerable Growth, Report Says

March 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Revenue in the telehealth services industry is expected to increase by an annualized 30.7 percent to $320.2 million in the next five years, including revenue growth of 23.1 percent in 2014, according to a new report from market researcher market researcher...

Telehealth Initiative Launched in Northern California

March 7, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Patients in rural northern California communities will now have faster, more convenient access to specialty care in their area thanks to a new telehealth initiative announced by the Blue Shield of California and the Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health.

FCC Starts Up Wireless Healthcare Task Force

March 5, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formed a new task force that will aim to accelerate the adoption of wireless healthcare technologies such as telemedicine.

Providers Going Through a Learning Curve of Connected Health

February 25, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Connected healthcare has a ton of potential and is inevitable, providers are just going through a learning curve on how to utilize and capitalize off the different technologies that move patient care beyond the four walls of a traditional practice setting.

Innovator Semifinalist Team: Neonatal Telemedicine Program Takes Off at Children’s Medical Center Dallas

February 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
As part of its telemedicine initiative, the 595-bed Texas-based Children’s Medical Center Dallas deployed the TeleNICU in 2013 in order to meet the demand for access to pediatric subspecialists, which is a problem in the state. Leaders at the medical center...

UPMC to Provide Telemedicine Services in Afghanistan

February 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Princeton, Ind.-based Onsite Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) are collaborating to provide second opinions and medical consultations via telemedicine services in Afghanistan.

Innovator Semifinalist Team: Improving Home Health at CHRISTUS Health With RPMS

February 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
CHRISTUS Health, recognized as a semifinalist in the 2013 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards program, was able to use remote patient monitoring to decrease costs and 30-day readmissions, while improving patient outcomes and satisfaction.
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