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President Trump, VA Announce New Telehealth Initiatives for Veteran Care

August 4, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will soon roll out expanded telehealth capabilities, including a new application called VA Video Connect, to provide greater access to health care for veterans, as part of an initiative announced by President Donald Trump...

Survey: Employers Bullish on Telemedicine Consultations

August 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nearly eight in 10 (78 percent) of employers currently offer telemedicine consultations, with another 16 percent planning to or considering to by 2019, according to a recent survey from advisory firm Willis Towers Watson.

Adventist Health’s Journey to a Robust Virtual Care Network

August 2, 2017  |  David Raths
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Four years ago Adventist started developing a vision around enhanced access to care in rural settings, and telehealth was central to its mission expansion.

Virtual Visits Cut NewYork-Presbyterian ER Wait Times

July 31, 2017  |  David Raths
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With the rollout of a Telehealth Express Care virtual visit service, NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital says emergency room wait times at its Weill Cornell Medical Center have been cut in half.

Nurse Licensure Compact Goes Live, Enabling Nurses to Practice Telehealth in Multiple States

July 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Council of State Boards of Nursing announced Monday that North Carolina became the 26th state to join the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), triggering the compact to take effect in six months.

Digital Health Venture Capital Funding Tops $4 Billion in First Half of 2017

July 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Global venture capital (VC) funding for health IT companies in the first half of 2017 was 36 percent higher year-over-year with a record $4 billion raised in 359 deals versus the $3 billion raised from 286 deals in the first half of 2016, according to a report...

NewYork-Presbyterian Adds Pediatric Urgent Care to NYP OnDemand Platform

July 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital has launched Pediatric Urgent Care, the latest online service offering from NYP OnDemand, a suite of digital health services deployed by the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare system, which services the New York...

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Scaling Telemedicine to Fill Gaps in Specialized Care

July 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a particular group of subspecialists, pediatric ophthalmologists, are using the technology to fill gaps in specialist care in developing countries, with the goal of eliminating preventable infant blindness.

MultiCare’s Telehealth Journey to Improve Post-Acute Care

July 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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As digital health technologies have advanced from basic vital-sign data collection to mobile platforms and video interfaces, MultiCare Health System has expanded its telehealth program, and is seeing significant results with reducing readmission rates.

Senators Introduce Bill to Expand Rural Telehealth Services

June 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to rural telehealth services. The bill would allow non-rural hospitals serving rural areas to qualify for support from the Federal...

Teladoc to Acquire Medical Consultation Company in $440M Deal

June 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Telehealth company Teladoc has announced that it has acquired medical consultation firm Best Doctors for a deal totaling $440 million in cash and stock.

Rush University Launches Telemedicine Program for Movement Disorders Patients

June 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center has launched a new telemedicine program for movement disorders patients.

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