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Report: Adoption of Telehealth Can Generate Cost Savings for Rural Communities, Hospitals

March 30, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The adoption of telehealth technologies in rural areas can result in significant cost savings for hospitals and their communities due to transportation cost savings, lost wages savings, hospital cost savings and increased revenues for local labs and pharmacies,...

With New Healthcare Federal Officials Confirmed, Health IT Leaders Ponder Their Agendas

March 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Now that key leaders at two major federal healthcare agencies have been confirmed to their posts, various health IT leaders have turned their attention to working with the departments on their core priorities for the industry.

U.S. Lags on Adoption of Telehealth, According to Survey of Physicians

March 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Only 4 percent of U.S.-based physicians think that their state has done “very well” implementing telehealth technologies and only 15 percent responded “well” when evaluating their state’s efforts to implement telehealth, according to a survey by Sermo.

UPMC Rolls out Telemedicine App for Pennsylvania Patients with 24/7 Service

March 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) Health Plan recently launched a new smartphone-enabled UPMC AnywhereCare platform that allows patients to receive remote care from emergency room professionals 24 hours a day and with reduced copays.

AHRQ Seeking Data on Use of Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations

March 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is calling for public data on projects that have examined the value of telehealth for acute and chronic care.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Telehealth Reaches the Tipping Point

March 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Now is the time for health systems to develop enterprise telemedicine strategies, before they get left behind, industry leaders say.

Premier: In Uncertain Healthcare Moment, System Leaders Focused on Costs, Data

March 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Despite industry uncertainty about the future healthcare under the Trump administration and a Republican Congress, health system leaders are preparing for the changes ahead in five key areas, most of which involve health IT,

BayCare Health System, Publix Partner on Telehealth Sites in Central Florida

March 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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BayCare Health System, based in Clearwater, Florida, is collaborating with Publix Pharmacy, headquartered in Lakeland, Fla., to create “telehealth sites” at Publix locations in four central Florida counties-Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk.

Healthcare Informatics’ Top 10 Tech Trends 2017: An Introduction

March 17, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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The editors of Healthcare Informatics have once again assembled a package of stories in which we’ve spoken to some of the most thoughtful industry leaders, and have gathered together their perspectives, to provide you with a roadmap to the future.

UC Riverside Launches Telemedicine Pilot Project to Treat MS Patients

March 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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
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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
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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.

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