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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.

California Telehealth Network Partners With OCHIN

May 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)...

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