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One-on-One with Dr. Robert Pearl, The Permanente Medical Group CEO, at World Health Care Congress

May 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dr. Pearl caught up with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal at the conference to talk about integrated care, health policy, health IT's role, and more.

VETS Act Introduced to Expand Veterans’ Access to Telehealth Services

April 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced this week the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 (VETS Act), bipartisan legislation that aims to expand telehealth...

Survey: One-Third of Healthcare Providers Using Remote Patient Monitoring, Virtual Care

April 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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About three-fourths of healthcare providers have virtual care initiatives in place, and about a third are using remote patient monitoring to improve patient engagement and access to care and more of these programs are likely to come, according to a survey...

Telehealth Report Reveals Varied Progress Across 50 States

April 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CCHP’s report, its fifth edition, covers state telehealth laws, regulations and Medicaid policies available and contains current information for all 50 U.S. states.

GAO: Medicare Coverage Restrictions, Payment Holding Back Telehealth

April 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While telehealth and remote patient monitoring can provide benefits for patients who cannot easily travel long distances for care, the most significant barriers still are payment and coverage restrictions, according to a new report from the GAO.

No “Trump Effect” on 2017 Health IT VC Funding, Report Finds

April 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Venture capital (VC) funding in the health IT sector almost doubled quarter-over-quarter, coming in at $1.6 billion over a span of 165 deals, compared to $845 million in 159 deals in Q4 2016.

Trump Administration’s Impact on Health IT Analyzed in New Report

April 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most healthcare professionals do not believe that the ACA will be repealed anymore, but plenty of policy and health IT-related challenges exist in healthcare sub-sectors as industry leaders wait for more direction from the Trump administration.

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Now Taking Applications from Docs

April 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact has officially began accepting applications from qualified physicians who wish to obtain multiple licenses from participating states.

Banner Health’s Breakthrough in Redesigning Care Delivery for Complex Chronic Populations

April 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Deborah Dahl, vice president, patient care innovation at Phoenix-based Banner Health, outlines the steps that health system took to build a successful telehealth and remote patient monitoring program to improve health outcomes for complex chronic patients.

Pew Research: Americans Have Mixed Feelings on Broadband Adoption Policies

April 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Americans have mixed views on two policies designed to encourage broadband adoption, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

In Tacoma, CHI Franciscan Leverages IT to Transform Care Delivery

April 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health, the initiatives being implemented by the Care Transformation team are resulting in significant positive impacts on patient outcomes, avoided healthcare costs and unprecedented system efficiencies.

Survey: 83 Percent of Healthcare Executive Leaders Plan to Invest in Telehealth in 2017

April 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Telemedicine executives are overwhelmingly optimistic about the future of the telehealth industry and are planning near-term investments to keep pace with rapid transformation and growth of the industry, according to findings of the American Telemedicine...

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