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Genomic Medicine Clinic in Alabama Opens its Doors

November 25, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Last week, a genomic medicine clinic opened in Huntsville, Ala. with the aim of utilizing the power of the genomic sequence to identify the causes of illness in children and adults with undiagnosed disease.

Senate Committee Advances Rural Health Care Connectivity Act

November 24, 2015  |  Heather Landi
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation last week passed a bipartisan bill that would enable rural nursing facilities to tap into funding from the government’s Universal Service Fund for telecommunications and broadband services.

Teledentistry Making a Difference in Rural New York

November 24, 2015  |  David Raths
Finger Lakes Community Health has created a “patient-centered dental home” with an integrated team approach of using health IT, community health workers, primary care and specialty care providers to improve outcomes.

An Interview with Michael Blum, M.D., Director of UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation

November 22, 2015  |  David Raths
Michael Blum, M.D., UCSF’s associate vice chancellor for informatics and director of its Center for Digital Health Innovation describes some of his goals in working with tech giant Cisco on interoperability issues.

USDA Awards $23.4M in Grants for Rural Telemedicine Projects

November 20, 2015  |  Heather Landi
In conjunction with National Rural Health Day yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $23.4 million in distance learning and telemedicine projects in rural areas.

Health IT Now Coalition Supports Veterans Telemedicine Bill

November 20, 2015  |  Heather Landi
The Health IT Now Coalition, an organization comprised of healthcare providers, payers, patient groups and employers, wrote an endorsement letter of the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act to the bill's cosponsors Senators Joni Ernst and Mazie...

CMS Grants More Flexibility for Telemedicine Services Under Bundled Payment Model for Joint Replacements

November 18, 2015  |  Heather Landi
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a bundled payment model for hip and knee replacements that will enable Medicare providers to use telemedicine services more extensively.

“You Need to Know Where Your Data Lives and Breathes.” A conversation with Allscripts Kevin Ritter on Security and Meaningful Use Stage 3

November 17, 2015  |  By Kayt Sukel
Meaningful Use Stage 3 final rule has been released, and healthcare executives and partners across the industry are still reacting. Kevin Ritter, Vice President of Managed Services at Allscripts sat down with Healthcare Informatics to discuss the latest...

Telemedicine Update: Family Physicians Surveyed on Telemedicine Use, See Lack of Insurance Reimbursement as a Barrier

November 13, 2015  |  Heather Landi
While only 15 percent of surveyed family physicians said they use telehealth services in their practice, the majority of physicians stated they believe that telehealth improves access to patients and continuity of care, according to a survey by the American...

Walgreens Expands Mobile Telehealth Services

November 12, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Walgreens has announced that it is expanding its telehealth services from Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLive to users in 20 additional states, meaning the services are now offered in 25 total states across the U.S.

Live from the HIMSS Connected Health Conference: Leveraging Telehealth for ED Follow-Up Visits

November 10, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In Washington, D.C., George Washington Medical Faculty Associates has implemented a telehealth program providing post-ER follow-up care, proving so far to be a win-win for both patients and providers.

Novel Patient Engagement Approach

November 9, 2015  |  Joe Marion
Wellpepper is exemplary in applying technology to address patient engagement for ARRA/MU


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