CVS Health Partners with Top Telehealth Companies

August 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
CVS Health is partnering with three proven telemedicine companies to explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth providers, retail pharmacy and retail clinic providers can collaborate to improve patient care.

HealthSpot Demonstrates Integration of Samsung Rapid Lab Test Technology

August 26, 2015   |  David Raths
HealthSpot, a telehealth provider in retail clinic settings, this week demonstrated point-of-care lab technology from Samsung that analyzes patients’ blood while they wait, using a drop of blood from a finger stick.

CVS Telehealth Pilot Generates Positive Reviews

August 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
New data from the CVS Health Research Institute shows very high levels of patient satisfaction with the quality of care delivered via telehealth at MinuteClinic retail medical clinics.

Washington Debrief: Five Weeks until ICD-10, CMS Announces National Call

August 24, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
The Medicare Learning Network is hosting a national call for medical, billing and administrative staff on August 27 to offer final advice for the transition to ICD-10 coding.

Telehealth Program Proves Positive for Bon Secours Patients

August 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
A telehealth program between Richmond, Va.-based Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and VOX Telehealth in Princeton, N.J., has improved outcomes for participating patients with increased direct-to-home discharges, reduced length of stay, and improved patient...

Washington Debrief: ONC Announces Forthcoming Industry Guidance on HIPAA, Interoperability Metrics

August 18, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
Congressional inquiries and stakeholder frustration regarding the lack of meaningful data exchange have resonated at ONC and will result in additional resources for health providers.

Can Home Telemonitoring Keep Patients Out of the Hospital?

August 11, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
As policymakers continue to look for ways to keep patients out of the hospital, there has been a growing interest around the effects of home telemonitoring on patients. A recent paper looks at the effectiveness of these technologies.

Bill Looks to Improve Healthcare Access for Rural Communities

August 5, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
A new bill as been introduced into Congress that would permit skilled nursing facilities (SNF) to apply for support from the Universal Service Fund’s (USF) Rural Health Care Program (RHCP) and allow them to receive funding for telecommunications and broadband...

At the University of Utah, Taking Prenatal Monitoring Out of the Hospital

August 4, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
With the aid of new technology, pregnant patients in their third trimester might not have to leave the home as much as they originally thought.

American Well Set to Launch Telehealth Exchanges Online

July 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Boston-based telehealth service provider American Well is set to launch online telehealth "exchanges," where patients can search for physicians able to provide immediate online consultations or in-office visits on short notice.

Survey: 41 Percent of Consumers Aren’t Aware of Telemedicine

July 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
A recent survey from the Dallas-based consumer health engagement company HealthMineof 1,200 consumers found that 41 percent have never heard of telemedicine.

At iHT2-Denver, a Broad Look at an Inflection Point in Telehealth Expansion Nationwide

July 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In a wide-ranging discussion on Wednesday as part of the Health IT Summit in Denver, experts parsed the challenges and opportunities facing telehealth expansion nationwide
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