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Teladoc to Acquire Medical Consultation Company in $440M Deal

June 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Telehealth company Teladoc has announced that it has acquired medical consultation firm Best Doctors for a deal totaling $440 million in cash and stock.

Rush University Launches Telemedicine Program for Movement Disorders Patients

June 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center has launched a new telemedicine program for movement disorders patients.

Survey: 77 Percent of Consumers Interested in Virtual Doctor Visits

June 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Up to 77 percent of consumers would consider seeing a provider virtually—and 19 percent already have, according to a Virtual Visits Consumer Choice Survey from the Washington, D.C.-based The Advisory Board Company.

HP Launches All-in-One PC Designed for Healthcare

June 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced the launch of a personal computer (PC) that officials say is tailored to combat customer pain points like security, infection control, and telemedicine in the healthcare industry.

AHA Calls on CMS to Cancel Stage 3 of Meaningful Use

June 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) request for information on CMS flexibilities and efficiencies, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is calling on the agency to further reduce regulatory burdens on hospitals and health...

Study Finds Glucose Self-Monitoring Does Not Improve Glycemic Control for Diabetics

June 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Incorporating technology into self-management activities has been touted as potentially transformative for patients, yet one recent study found that diabetic patients who self-monitored their blood glucose levels at home did not control their conditions any...

National Quality Forum Issues Draft Telehealth Framework

June 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Quality Forum (NQF) issued a report that outlines a measure framework, with a prioritized list of measure concepts, and guiding principles for future telehealth measurement.

Startup Combines Genetic Consultation, Telehealth

June 12, 2017  |  David Raths
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A San Francisco-based startup has created an independent network of clinical genomic experts to offer genetic consultation services to patients and providers via telehealth.

FCC Releases Data Update on Broadband Mapping Tool

June 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force announced updates to its Mapping Broadband Health in America platform. The 2017 platform now reflects the latest complete annual fixed broadband dataset from the Commission and updated health data...

Telehealth Offerings to be Expanded in Texas with Passage of New Bill

May 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As a result of a new bill signed in Texas that eases the delivery of care via telemedicine in the state, Teladoc has announced that it will expand its telehealth offering in Texas, re-activating its video capabilities.

AMIA Urges FCC to Consider Access to Broadband a Social Determinant of Health

May 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is calling on the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) to b support broadband-enabled health care delivery by bolstering its efforts to better target those with chronic conditions, and ensure that those...

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

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

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