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Senate Spending Bill Cuts AHRQ Budget, Includes Focus on Telehealth for Rural Health Care

June 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved for Senate consideration a bipartisan spending bill that, while increasing funding for healthcare research and programs to combat the opioid abuse crisis, cuts or maintains funding for health IT-related agencies.

Survey: Majority of Consumers Interested in Telehealth, Citing Convenience and Cost Savings as Top Benefits

June 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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New research released by Xerox indicates that 77 percent of consumers are open to and excited about the possibility of virtual healthcare services, yet only 16 percent have used virtual health.

Research: Videoconferencing between Nursing Home Staff, Hospital Helps Dementia Patients

June 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The use of video consultation technology that brings together nursing home staff and hospital-based clinicians was associated with significant reductions in the use of physical restraints and antipsychotic medication among patients with dementia, according to new...

Lessons Learned from the Mississippi Delta, Tackling Chronic Disease Through Remote Monitoring Technology

June 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Following a successful remote patient monitoring pilot project for diabetes patients in rural Mississippi, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is now focused on improving care management for chronically ill patients across the Southeast.

Study: Telemedicine Can Improve Diabetes Care for Patients in Correctional Facilities

May 31, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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As patients in correctional facilities have difficulty obtaining consultations with specialists, the use of telemedicine can help improve access to endocrinologists. A new study has found that these teleconsultations improved diabetes care for prisoners from 15...

Healthcare Organizations Push to Look at New Data Sources to Assess Telemedicine in Medicare

May 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Several healthcare organizations have sent a letter to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) regarding the use of alternative data sources for cost estimates and analyses of telemedicine utilization in the...

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Awards $3M to Regional Telemedicine Programs

May 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield plans to award nearly $3 million to ten healthcare organizations to help develop or expand existing regional telemedicine initiatives.

Intermountain Launches New Telehealth Service

May 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Intermountain Healthcare has launched a new telehealth service that connects patients in Idaho and Utah with the health system’s providers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through video and audio conferencing on the web.

CIOs Under Pressure to Keep Up With Interoperability, Big Data and Security Challenges

May 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare CIOs expect IT budgets to increase in the next two years, but, at the same time, healthcare IT leaders are facing pressing challenges related to security and compliance and the role of IT in driving revenue, according to a new survey report.

American Well Launches Exchange, an Online Telehealth Marketplace Platform

May 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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American Well, a telehealth technology and services company, has launches a new enterprise telehealth service, Exchange, with the purpose of connecting telehealth supply and demand online.

Survey: Nearly Half of Consumers Report Data from Digital Health Tools Not Incorporated into Their Healthcare

May 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While there is rapid growth in the use of digital health tools, such as activity trackers and health apps, a survey found that nearly half of consumers (46 percent) say their physician is not incorporating self-collected health data in guiding their healthcare.

Survey: A Quarter of Healthcare Providers Making Strides with Virtual Care Programs

May 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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About a quarter of healthcare providers report that their telemedicine and telehealth programs are financially sustainable and are improving efficiency, patient volumes and loyalty by filling gaps in medical specialties or helping chronically ill patients,...

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