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Avizia Acquires Virtual Care Provider Carena

October 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Avizia, a Reston, Va.-based telehealth solutions provider, has announced it has acquired Carena, a Seattle-based leading virtual care provider.

Roadmap to a Connected Digital Healthcare Future

October 9, 2017  |  Bill Tribe and Erik Blazic, A.T. Kearney
Along almost every dimension, the 2030 healthcare vision is vastly different and improved. Although many components already exist, what’s missing is a cohesive ecosystem.

UMMC, MUSC Recognized as Telehealth Centers of Excellence

October 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency within HHS, has designated the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina as the only two national Telehealth Centers of Excellence.

How Will Value-Based Care, Health Policy, and Health IT Reshape Healthcare In 2025?

October 6, 2017  |  Sarah Thomas, Managing Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
There are some major challenges we face today that I expect healthcare systems, life sciences and technology developers may solve by 2025.

VA Issues Proposed Rule to Allow Home-Based Telemedicine for Veterans

October 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a proposed rule this week that would allow VA healthcare providers to provide medical care via telehealth across state lines and regardless of the location of the provider of the beneficiary.

Senate Unanimously Passed Legislation Expanding Medicare Telehealth Services

September 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening unanimously passed the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that would expand telehealth services for chronic care patients in Medicare.

Baptist Health Corbin Launches Tele-ICU Clinical Services

September 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Baptist Health Corbin has launched tele-ICU clinical services in its organization with the aim to provide more advanced technology as well as 24/7 intensivist oversight of the hospital's ICU patients.

Study: Telemedicine Can Lower Costs for Health Systems by $24 per Patient

September 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
A new study of telemedicine visits by Nemours Children's Health System found that patients and families who use telemedicine for sports medicine appointments saved an average of $50 in travel costs and 51 minutes in waiting and visit time. Each telemedicine...

Most Medicare Plan Members Unsure if Telemedicine is Offered

September 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly six in 10 (57 percent) of Medicare health plan members aged 65 and over said they are unsure if their health plan offers telemedicine, while another 31 percent said that telemedicine is not offered by their plan, according to a recent survey.

Legislative Roundup: Bill to Reduce MU Burdens, Telehealth Legislation Moves Forward

September 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health on Wednesday approved a bill, H.R. 3120, designed to ease meaningful use requirements on physicians and the bill will now move forward to the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

Health IT Providers Offer Free Services for Hurricane Irma Victims

September 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Several health IT solution providers announced over the weekend that their services will be offered to customers free of charge in the hurricane Irma-affected areas.

How Telepsychiatry is Carving Out its Healthcare Niche

September 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In many states across the U.S., telepsychiatry—once considered “voodoo” by some—is now becoming more accepted and relied upon among the healthcare community


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