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Survey: Patients Cite Convenience as Top Motivator for Telehealth Usage

October 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Active healthcare users are interested in using telehealth as a replacement or complement to in-person care, citing convenience as the top motivator, according to a survey conducted by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

Will “Telehealth” Soon Become, Simply, “Health?”

October 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A discussion at the Health IT Summit-New York probed some truly exciting potentialities around policy, payment, clinical, and technological changes that could transform U.S. healthcare delivery

Cigna Adds Behavioral Health Consults to its Telehealth Services

September 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Health services organization Cigna has announced expanded telehealth services for millions of Americans enrolled in Cigna administered medical and behavioral health plans for 2017.

Healthcare Leaders Tout Telehealth as “The Future of Medicine” at New York HIT Summit

September 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
Telehealth will change how physicians practice medicine, and healthcare organizations beginning to test the waters now will have a competitive advantage—that was the consensus among healthcare leaders during a panel discussion on telehealth at the New York...

Indian Health Service Awards $6.8 Million Contract to Avera Health for Telemedicine Services

September 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Avera Health, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based health system will provide telemedicine services for seven hospitals and eight health centers within the Indian Health Service (IHS), as part of $6.8 million contract.

Walgreens Adds Teledermatology to its Digital Health Platform

September 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Walgreens has developed a skin care platform that will be available digitally through Walgreens.com and the Walgreens mobile app and includes a connection to teledermatology services.

USDA Announces Funding for Seven Telemedicine Projects in Rural Areas

September 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding funds to seven telemedicine projects in rural areas to expand access to healthcare and substance misuse treatment.

Congressional Leaders Exploring Use of Digital Health to Improve Federal Healthcare Programs

September 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
During a U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means subcommittee on Health hearing, Congressional leaders sought insights from the healthcare industry on using digital health to cut costs, increase efficiency and improve quality in the healthcare system.

Health IT Advocates Gear Up For Busy 2017

September 15, 2016  |  David Raths
article
As they look ahead to 2017, policy advocates already have full agendas following all the regulatory moving parts as the CMS adjusts its rule making for several value-based payment reforms.

Washington Debrief: Call for Feds to Have Greater Transparency on Cybersecurity; CMS Announces MACRA Flexibility

September 12, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
article
CHIME and AEHIS last week submitted comments to National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a Request for Information (RFI) on cybersecurity.

For Children with Asthma, Telemedicine Can be as Effective as an In-Person Visit, Study Shows

September 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
In rural areas, access to asthma specialists can be a challenge for patients. A new study indicates that telemedicine can be a viable alternative to traditional in-person physician-based care for the treatment and management of children’s asthma conditions.

HHS Awards $350,000 to American Academy of Pediatrics to Improve Care for Children Impacted by Zika

September 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
HHS has awarded $350,000 to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to provide education, including tele-consultations, to clinicians providing care to children who are or may be impacted by the Zika virus.

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