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UC Riverside Launches Telemedicine Pilot Project to Treat MS Patients

March 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Researchers at the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside have received a grant from Genetech, a biotechnology company, to develop and pilot-test a new home-based telemedicine program geared toward treating multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

Health Affairs: Is Direct-To-Consumer Telehealth Saving Money?

March 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
New research published in Health Affairs has found that while direct-to-consumer telehealth may increase access by making care more convenient for certain patients, it may also increase utilization and healthcare spending.

Just 6 Percent of Upstate New Yorkers Use Telemedicine, Survey Finds

March 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Just 6 percent of adults from upstate New York reported that they have used telemedicine, according to a recent survey commissioned by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

Report: Health IT Venture Capital Funding Increases to $5.1 Billion in 2016

March 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
In 2016, venture capital funding, including private equity and corporate VC, in the healthcare information technology (health IT) sector totaled $5.1 billion in 622 deals, a new record for the sector, according to an annual report from Austin, Texas-based Mercom...

Vermont HIE Adds Home Telemonitoring Data to Statewide Network

March 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE), Vermont’s statewide network that gives health care providers the ability to electronically exchange and access patient data, is now making telemonitoring information available to providers connected to the HIE.

Lenovo Health and Orbita Launch Voice-Enabled Home Health Assistant Technology

February 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
North Carolina-based health IT company Lenovo Health and Orbita, a Boston-based connected home healthcare company, launched a virtual home care solution and showcased the technology at HIMSS17 in Orlando.

Senators Tout Telehealth in Letter to Sec. Price

February 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Several U.S. senators have sent a letter with bipartisan support to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price regarding healthcare in rural America, and how health IT has helped navigate challenges.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Innovation in Clinician Workflow Co-Winner: Avizia

February 14, 2017  |  Kayt Sukel
The 2017 co-winner in the category of Clinician Workflow is Avizia, a Reston, Va.-based company that offers a comprehensive telemedicine platform.

State-by-State Telemedicine Report Card Indicates Progress, and Ongoing Barriers

February 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The telemedicine policy landscape continues to be complex, as decades of evidence-based research highlighting positive patient compliance, clinical outcomes and increasing telemedicine utilization have been met with a mix of strides and stagnation in state-based...

Accenture: Consumer Demand for Virtual Health Services Growing

February 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Most U.S. consumers are willing to use a wide range of virtual health services, thus increasing the pressure on providers and payers to expand delivery options for on-demand health services, according to a new survey from Accenture.

Report: Patient Monitoring Wearables Market to Grow 35 Percent by 2021

February 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A new report from ABI Research forecasts that the patient monitoring wearable market, which includes remote and on-site devices, will grow from 8 million shipments in 2016 to 33 million in 2021.

Washington Debrief: New Administration Update & Hill Activity

February 6, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Dr. Tom Price (R-GA), is set to be considered by the full Senate to become the nation’s chief healthcare leader.


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