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Vermont HIE Adds Home Telemonitoring Data to Statewide Network

March 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

N.C. School-Based Telehealth Program Grows Into National Model

February 1, 2017  |  David Raths
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In its sixth year of providing school-based care via telehealth in four counties of North Carolina, the nonprofit Center for Rural Health Innovation’s Health-e-Schools program expands partnerships and impact.

ATA Releases Three New Guidelines for Practice of Telemedicine

January 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has released three new guidelines for the practice of telemedicine for treatment of stroke, pediatrics and mental health for children and adolescents.

Philips and Banner Health Sign 15-Year Technology Agreement

January 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Amsterdam-based technology company Royal Philips has signed a multi-year, strategic partnership with Phoenix-based Banner Health to use technology to improve and expand on the health system’s telehealth and population health management efforts.

HHS Secretary Nominee Rep. Tom Price Questioned on ACA Repeal During Second Confirmation Hearing

January 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), President Donald Trump’s nominee for HHS Secretary, was questioned about his position on the Trump Administration's plans to repeal and place the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during a four-hour confirmation hearing, held by the U.S....

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