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Making Care Connections Happen: How Intermountain Healthcare is Moving the Needle on Virtual Care

August 14, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In March, Intermountain Healthcare announced the launch of one of the nation’s largest virtual hospital services. One of the organization’s senior leaders discusses why the health system went in this direction.

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic Launches New Telehealth Offering

August 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CVS’ MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, is rolling out a new telehealth healthcare offering for patients with minor illnesses and injuries, skin conditions and other wellness needs.

A Leading CHIO Discusses the VA’s Progress on Health IT Innovation

July 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Francine Sandrow, M.D., chief health information officer at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, details how the VHA is leveraging health IT to change the way patients experience medical care and to improve health outcomes.

Physicians Still Reluctant to Embrace Virtual Tech, Survey Finds

July 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While consumers and physicians agree that virtual healthcare holds great promise for transforming care delivery, physicians still remain reluctant to embrace the technologies, according to a new Deloitte Center for Health Solutions survey.

Report: Digital Health VC Funding Surges to Record $4.9 Billion in 2018

July 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Global venture capital funding for digital health companies in the first half of 2018 was 22 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) with a record $4.9 billion raised in 383 deals compared to the $4 billion in 359 deals in the same time period last year, according to...

PODCAST: Policy Experts Dissect CMS’ “Modernizing Medicare” Proposed Rule

July 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Jeff Smith, vice president of public policy at AMIA, and Tom Lee, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Chicago based SA Ignite, a company that helps healthcare organizations with value-based reporting, weigh in on the different components of CMS' proposed rule

Analysis: Many States Continue to Have Restrictive Telemedicine Policies

July 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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State Medicaid programs are evolving to accelerate the adoption of telemedicine models, this evolution is occurring more quickly in some states than others, according to a recent analysis by Manatt Health.

Making Inroads into Telehealth: How One “Sub-Sector” of Healthcare Continues to Evolve (Part 2)

July 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A longtime healthcare executive touches on how recent legislations could impact the telehealth sector, how providers and payers are feeling about telehealth today, all while offering predictions for the future.

NCQA Updates HEDIS Quality Measures, New Measure Addresses Opioid Use

July 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) released new technical specifications for the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), for 2019, including four new measures.

As the Stakes Get Higher, One Consultant Examines the Industry’s Slow Progress to Meet Consumer Expectations

June 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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For healthcare executive leaders, the stakes are getting higher in an era of growing consumer expectations and new competitors. Kaufman Hall's Dan Clarin discusses the healthcare industry’s progress to become more consumer-centric.

CMS to Host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference

June 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host the first Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the General Services Administration national headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

Telehealth and Cancer Care

June 15, 2018  |  Emily Walsh
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Perhaps the greatest telemedicine impact has been felt within the cancer community through the continued development of teleoncology.

One Technology Executive on How to Bring Amazon-Style Digital Innovation to Healthcare

June 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Providence St. Joseph Health, technology leaders and their digital innovation teams are keenly focused on leveraging technology to provide patients and consumers better access, convenience and personalization to drive ongoing engagement.

Making Inroads into Telehealth: How One “Sub-Sector” of Healthcare Continues to Evolve (Part 1)

June 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part 1 of a two-part feature on the telehealth landscape, a partner at Alston & Bird discusses how providers are—and will continue to—fight through the many barriers that exist in the telehealth landscape.

Innovation Hub in Denver will Look to “Transform Healthcare Delivery”

June 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A team of innovators at the Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth will be developing an innovation hub with the goal “to help transform healthcare delivery of the future,” officials said in an announcement.

CMS Issues Guidance to States on Using Health IT to Fight Opioid Epidemic

June 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued guidance to state Medicaid programs emphasizing the role of health IT in addressing the opioid crisis and highlighting funding sources for telemedicine and prescription drug monitoring programs.

Up-and-Comers 2018: MDLive and OCHIN Inc.

June 6, 2018  |  David Raths
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Inside are the back stories of the final two companies that made this year’s Up-and-Comers rendition.

Teladoc Acquires Advance Medical for $352M

June 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Teladoc, Inc. has acquired Advance Medical, one of the largest virtual care providers outside of the U.S., the companies announced this week.

Anatomy of a Successful Telehealth Program

June 5, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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What does it take to build a successful telehealth program that harnesses the technology capabilities for digital health while gaining the outcomes the local population truly need? Hospital systems might want to take a look at what’s going on in Tallahassee.

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s Digital Health Journey Continues its Evolution

May 29, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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Population health and digital health endeavors are heating up across the country, but many good lessons can be learned from projects that began early and grew along with technology. One of the biggest lessons? It’s not all about IT.

Industry Organizations Praise Senate Passage of VA Mission Act

May 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed, by a vote of 92-5, a major Veterans Affairs (VA) reform bill that includes health IT-related provisions to improve health data exchange between VA healthcare providers and community care providers.

Connected Health Initiative Outlines Federal Policy Recommendations

May 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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ACT | The App Association's Connected Health Initiative (CHI) recently submitted a letter to the White House outlining a number of recommendations for telehealth and connected health technologies.

VA Issues Telehealth Rule that Waives State Provider Licensing Requirements

May 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a final rule that allows VA providers to offer telehealth services from anywhere in the country to veterans nationwide, waiving state provider licensing requirements that limit access to care.

Connecting Docs in Colorado

May 10, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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When primary care and mental healthcare delivery are both paramount, innovation needs to happen at every place the patient arrives. This mantra, born out of a statewide telehealth initiative, is transforming care in Colorado.

How BayCare Health System is Using HIT to Meet Patients Where They Are

May 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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BayCare Health System, a 15-hospital system based in Clearwater, Fla., is moving forward on many technology fronts to enhance patient engagement and patients’ access to their medical records, as well as expand healthcare services through digital platforms.

Florida County Addresses Behavioral Health Shortage with Free Telehealth Services

May 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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To address a shortage of behavioral healthcare providers in Polk County, Florida, county officials launched a program to provide uninsured and low-income county residents with free access to behavioral health providers via telehealth services.

How Colorado’s Innovation Model is Connecting Primary and Behavioral Healthcare

May 4, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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Thanks to a $65 million grant from CMMI, Colorado is solving two huge problems at once—and is one of the few states in the country to connect primary care and behavioral healthcare together in one system through telehealth technology.

Healthcare Informatics Recognized with ASHPE Award for 2017 Top Ten Tech Trends Report

May 1, 2018  |  the editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Healthcare Informatics has once again been recognized by the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for demonstrating writing excellence in the society’s Best Special Report editorial category for 2017.

World Health Care Congress 2018: NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Expresses Great Hope for Telemedicine, Virtual Care

May 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Steven J. Corwin, M.D., president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, said that telemedicine is the single healthcare innovation that he thinks has the best chance to turn around the troubling trends of rising costs and poor access.

Telehealth Platform Consolidation Continues with InTouch Purchase of Reach Health

May 1, 2018  |  David Raths
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In the second telehealth vendor consolidation announced this week, InTouch Health announced it has agreed to acquire Reach Health, which provides enterprise telemedicine systems for multiple specialties and settings of care.

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