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Legislation that Would Expand Telehealth Use, Access Passes Easily in Senate Committee

May 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Senate Finance Committee, with unanimous approval, has passed bipartisan legislation that would expand telehealth services for chronic care patients in Medicare.

California Telehealth Network Partners With OCHIN

May 19, 2017  |  David Raths
OCHIN, a Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit health IT, research, and innovation organization, has formed a partnership with the California Telehealth Network.

Delaware HIE Launches Consumer Tools, Including Interactive PHR

May 15, 2017  |  David Raths
The Delaware Health Information Network is rolling out three tools that can connect Delawareans with their personal healthcare information across a variety of platforms.

Accenture: Internet of Health Things Could Lead To Big Cost Savings for Orgs

May 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
If healthcare organization leaders don’t take full advantage of the Internet of Health Things (IoHT), they could risk missing out on substantial cost savings, according to findings from a new Accenture report.

Health Affairs: Telemental Health Visits Growing Rapidly Among Rural Beneficiaries

May 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Between 2004 and 2014, the number of “telemental” health visits among rural beneficiaries grew on average 45 percent annually, according to new research published in May Health Affairs.

Legislation Introduced to Eliminate Barriers for Telehealth Adoption in Rural Areas

May 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) introduced legislation that aims to expand reimbursement for telehealth services to rural clinics and metropolitan statistical areas with 70,000 people or fewer and also adds Medicare coverage for remote patient monitoring of...

Telemedicine Thoracic Surgery Expertise to be Offered on Maryland Eastern Shore

May 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Residents of the lower Eastern shore of Maryland who may require advanced lung surgery will soon be able to meet with clinical leaders in thoracic surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore via video teleconferencing.

Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Expand Use of Telehealth Under Medicare

May 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM)...

One-on-One with Dr. Robert Pearl, The Permanente Medical Group CEO, at World Health Care Congress

May 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Dr. Pearl caught up with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal at the conference to talk about integrated care, health policy, health IT's role, and more.

VETS Act Introduced to Expand Veterans’ Access to Telehealth Services

April 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced this week the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 (VETS Act), bipartisan legislation that aims to expand telehealth...

Survey: One-Third of Healthcare Providers Using Remote Patient Monitoring, Virtual Care

April 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
About three-fourths of healthcare providers have virtual care initiatives in place, and about a third are using remote patient monitoring to improve patient engagement and access to care and more of these programs are likely to come, according to a survey...

Telehealth Report Reveals Varied Progress Across 50 States

April 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
CCHP’s report, its fifth edition, covers state telehealth laws, regulations and Medicaid policies available and contains current information for all 50 U.S. states.


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