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AHRQ Awards Grants to Support Use of Telemedicine to Improve Opioid Addition Treatment

July 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of HHS, is investing $9 million over three years in an initiative that uses Project ECHO to improve opioid addiction treatment in rural primary care practices.

USDA Announces More Telemedicine Funding

July 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will fund 81 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) projects in 32 states, with the aim to connect rural communities with medical and educational experts in other parts of the country.

Hawaii Governor Signs Bill to Expand Coverage for Telehealth Services

July 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Hawaii Governor David Ige (D) has signed a bill into law that expands the coverage for telemedicine services in the state.

AHRQ Study: Telehealth Use Effective for Remote Monitoring, Counseling of Chronic Disease Patients

July 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Research on the use of telehealth is vast and varied, yet there is evidence to support its effectiveness for specific uses, such as remote patient monitoring for patients with chronic conditions, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Report: Increased Adoption of Predictive Analytics, Telemedicine Technologies Driving Global EHR Market

July 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare delivery organizations are increasingly implementing predictive analytics technology and integrating telemedicine technologies with information systems and these emerging trends are driving the global electronic health record (EHR) market, according to...

Survey: Patients Want More Digital Health Tools from Primary Care Physicians

June 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Patient adoption of digital health tools remains low, but interest in virtual care services is high, as a new survey report finds that the majority of consumers say they are choosing their primary care provider, in part, based on how well they use technology to...

Washington Debrief: Meaningful Use Adjustments Included in Republican Healthcare Reform Agenda

June 27, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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House Republicans, led by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI-01), released a white paper outlining their healthcare reform agenda, which included references to reforming the Meaningful Use program and transparency in the regulation of mobile medical applications.

In Keynote at iHT2 Boston, Dr. Paul Keckley Sums Up Healthcare Reform in One Word: Incomplete

June 23, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Boston, Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D., former managing director, Navigant Healthcare, and managing editor, The Keckley Report, delivered a keynote presentation on if the goals of healthcare reform, as outlined in the beginning of the...

Lessons Learned Launching Critical Care Telehealth Program at Intermountain

June 23, 2016  |  David Raths
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In a Utah warehouse that serves as Intermountain Healthcare’s supply chain center sits the nerve center of the 22-hospital system’s tele-critical care program. A team of 22 doctors and 20 nurses remotely monitor patient conditions, provide real-time clinical...

What’s Preventing the Telehealth Market from Booming? One Lawyer Weighs In (Part 2)

June 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part two of an interview with Healthcare Informatics, Nathaniel Lacktman, head of law firm Foley & Lardner’s telemedicine and virtual care practice, continues to talk about the challenges that the telemedicine sector faces, providers’ thoughts on...

AMA CEO: “Digital Snake Oil” Remarks Have Initiated Much-Needed Discussion

June 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Medical Association’s (AMA) CEO and executive vice president, James Madara, M.D., discussed further his recent comments about digital health products being “snake oil of the early 21st century.”

HHS Agency Awards $250K Grant to Support Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

June 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within HHS will provide $250,000 annually for three years to help state medical boards implement the administrative and technical infrastructure of the new Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

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