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Penn Medicine Opens Up Telehealth Hub

February 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has opened its Center for Connected Care to centralize the health system’s telemedicine activities.

Telemedicine Association Names New CEO

February 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has named Ann Mond Johnson its new CEO, replacing Jon Linkous who stepped down suddenly last August after 24 years as the organization’s CEO.

At NewYork-Presbyterian, Virtual Health is Transforming How Care is Done

February 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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NewYork-Presbyterian’s senior vice president and chief transformation officer says that the organization’s core vision was to build a comprehensive suite of telehealth services, rather than just one program.

Report: Telehealth Adoption Still Lagging, but Healthcare Execs See the Value

February 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than half of healthcare executives said in a recent survey that they have already implemented telemedicine in their organization, but budgets supporting such initiatives are still modest.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 Population Health Fall Summit: Getting Pop Health Right

February 9, 2018  |  Scottsdale Institute
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Healthcare leaders from a variety of organizations came together to discuss the current state of the healthcare industry, including challenges, lessons learned and what’s next as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

Study Finds Health IT Adoption Has Positive Effect on Medical Outcomes

February 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a recently published study, two healthcare researchers analyzed the effect of the adoption of health information technology on medical outcomes since 2011.

House Funding Bill Includes Telehealth, MU Provisions

February 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The House of Representative has passed a short-term bill that will fund the government through March 23 while also including various provisions that promote aspects of health IT.

CHIME Calls for FCC to Double Funding for Rural Health Care

February 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
In comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a proposed telehealth rule, CHIME urged the agency to consider doubling funding for rural health care and to use funding to focus on areas impacted by the opioid crisis.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, a Thoughtful Push toward Digital Health Innovation

January 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
A healthcare organization being located right next to Silicon Valley undoubtedly has its advantages, but one local leader contends that it’s also a double-edged sword.

Health IT Now Forms Opioid Safety Alliance with Tech-Centric Agenda

January 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health IT Now has launched its Opioid Safety Alliance with the aim to advance technology-enabled solutions to combat the scourge of opioid misuse.

Telehealth Services Continuing to Gain Traction, Albeit Slowly, Research Finds

January 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Telehealth services continue to gain traction in medical group practices, though at a slow pace, according to a new MGMA Stat poll.

Healthcare IT: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?

January 11, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT

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