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

Extending the Reach of Care Through Telehealth

August 17, 2014     Cynthia E. Keen
Experts from Manitoba and Minnesota share their perspectives on important new trends in telehealth on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border

Survey: ACOs Have Not Significantly Progressed With Health IT Adoption

August 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The health IT infrastructure of accountable care organizations (ACOs) has not significantly developed since 2013, and cost and interoperability remain the biggest barriers, according to a new survey conducted by the eHealth Initiative and the Charlotte, N.C.-...

Robots Prove Valuable in Imaging, Telemedicine, New Research Shows

August 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Two recent studies from the New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System have demonstrated how robots could assist with ultrasound imaging and telemedicine.

Another Survey Touts Telemedicine

August 13, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Another study has been released this week highlighting the growing usage of telemedicine in provider settings, as providers switch to value-based care.
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