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FDA Approves First Telehealth-Enabled Cochlear Impact

November 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first telehealth option to program cochlear implants remotely.

Survey Indicates Major Jump in Telemedicine Adoption in Past Three Years

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey shows broad acceptance of telemedicine services among health care executives and providers compared to just three years ago as 76 percent of healthcare professionals said their organizations currently offer or plan to offer telemedicine services.

Nemours Children’s Launches New Digital Health Platform to Tackle Chronic Disease

November 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Nemours Children’s Health System is piloting a new mobile app for asthma patients and their caregivers as part of a broader digital health strategy focused on building disease-specific tools that integrate the patient and clinician experience into one platform.

A Rural Healthcare CIO Speaks Out on East Texas’ Barriers to Value-Based Care

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ETMC Regional Healthcare System’s CIO spoke to Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s biggest challenges right now as it relates to healthcare IT and value-based care, as well as other trends and innovation going on in the region.

Health IT Now Supports House’s Passage of VETS Act

November 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Health IT Now coalition has released a statement supporting the House’s passage of the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 (VETS Act), bipartisan legislation that aims to expand telehealth services provided by the Department of Veterans...

Market Report: Dallas’ Slow but Steady Push Toward a Value-Based Care Future

November 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Regional healthcare leaders are alert to the idea that leveraging IT at a high level will be crucial to helping them navigate their journeys into value-based healthcare

Health IT Now Calls for Trump, Congress to Take More Steps to Fight Opioid Crisis

October 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT Now, a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes, called for both the Trump Administration and Congress to use “every tool at their disposal...

CBO Estimates Medicare Telestroke Bill Would Cost $180 Million Over a Decade

October 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Legislation that would expand the use of telehealth services for Medicare stroke patients located in non-rural areas would cost the federal government $180 million over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Telemedicine Pilot Aims to Connect EMS with Trauma Centers in Rural West Texas

October 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Commission on State Emergency Communications are collaborating on a program to implement telemedicine between EMS providers and a select group of trauma centers in rural West Texas.

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

October 19, 2017  | 
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Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.

UNC Health Care’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Forecasts the Future of Digital Health

October 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Michael Levy, entrepreneur-in-residence at UNC Health Care System's Center for Health Innovation, shares his perspective on building a digital health program at UNC Health Care and his forecast for digital health's impact on healthcare delivery.

A CIO Explores Dallas-Fort Worth’s Biggest HIT Challenges, Opportunities

October 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Pamela McNutt, a veteran CIO with 30 years of experience in health IT, discusses how CIOs can help reduce physician burnout, and what innovation she’s seeing these days in the Dallas region.

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