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The Unfilled Opportunity

June 24, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
commentary
We’ve come a long way with telemedicine and yet it’s in its “relative infancy,” a recent report from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) revealed. That’s too bad because as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) showed...

Telemedicine Initiative Expanded for Mental Healthcare

June 21, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
news
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), an initiative that aims to increase access to specialty care to underserved areas through the use of telemedicine, will be expanded to focus on mental healthcare, and for the creation of a national...

Under the Microscope: Telemedicine Care in Texas Prisons

June 21, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
article
In Texas, a state that is known for its size, providing care to the nation's largest prison population is incredibly hard, especially when you consider that most facilities are dispersed in remote locations. To solve this conundrum, the Texas Department...

EMR Integration, Reimbursement Holding Back Telehealth, Report Finds

June 18, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
news
According to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research, integration with electronic medical record (EMR) systems is one of the biggest barriers to telehealth adoption in a provider setting. Even as providers increasingly use and invest in telehealth...

Health System Launches ED-Focused Telemedicine Pilot

June 12, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
news
The University of California (UC), San Diego Health System is set to launch a telemedicine pilot initiative that will aim to address overcrowded emergency departments (EDs), the organization announced this week.

Telemedicine Market Grew 237 Percent in Five Years, Report Finds

June 6, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
news
A new report from the New York City-based research firm, Kalorama Information indicates that the telemedicine market has grown 237 percent in five years, from 2007 to last year. In a report, Advanced Patient Monitoring Systems, Kalorama revealed that the market...

Verizon, Swinfen, and University of Virginia Join Forces for Global Telemedicine

May 31, 2013  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust and the University of Virginia Health System have announced the expansion of an innovative telemedicine program into rural communities in India and the Philippines. This program will utilize mobile- and cloud-based...

UCLA Children’s to Study Telehealth Use for Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare

May 29, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
news
The University of California at Los Angeles’ (UCLA) Mattel Children’s Hospital has been granted a $1.6 million research award to study how telemedicine can be used to deliver behavioral health services to pediatric patients in community primary care settings. The...

MS Center of Atlanta Sets up Telehealth Center

February 22, 2013  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center of Atlanta has teamed up with GPT (Georgia Partnership of Telehealth) to set up the first dedicated telehealth center for MS in Valdosta, Georgia.

Researchers: Microsoft Kinect is a Money-Saving Telemedicine Device

February 15, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
news
According to a team of researcher from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and elsewhere, the Microsoft Kinect, which is used as a gesture-based game controller for the Xbox 360 system, has the potential to act as a telemedicine device and save the...

Massachusetts Announces Telehealth Pilot for Sexual Assault Treatment

February 8, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
news
The Massachusetts Governor’s office recently announced the creation of a telehealth nursing center, which aims to help victims of sexual assault by providing around-the-clock medical assistance in sexual assault treatment services to providers who do not offer...

What Do Telehealth Providers Want from Stage 3 of Meaningful Use?

February 6, 2013  |  David Raths
commentary
With legislative activity burgeoning at the state level and a comprehensive bill introduced in the last session of Congress, telehealth advocates believe they have momentum to push for inclusion.

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