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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....

Washington Debrief: President Trump Takes Two Executive Actions Impacting Healthcare

January 23, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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President Trump on Jan. 20 signed an executive order that could open the door for federal agencies to curtail some aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

Consumers Increasingly Willing to Try Telehealth, New Survey Finds

January 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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About one in five consumers said they would switch their current primary care provider (PCP) if another PCP in their area offered telehealth visits, according to American Well’s latest survey.

Teladoc Hits Milestone of Two Million Patient Visits

January 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Telehealth service vendor Teladoc announced that it passed the two million patient-visit mark back in December.

DirectTrust’s David Kibbe, M.D.: Five Health IT Trends to Watch in 2017

January 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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When making predictions about health care and health IT in 2017 with Donald Trump as President, almost nothing is certain except uncertainty itself, according to David Kibbe, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based DirectTrust.

EarlySense, American Well to Provide Telehealth Services Powered by Smart Sensors

January 4, 2017  |  David Raths
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Israel-based EarlySense has expanded the uses of its contact-free continuous monitoring solutions through a partnership with telehealth company American Well.

Northwell Health Partners with Avizia to Expand Telehealth Services

January 4, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Northwell Health, a 21-hospital health system in New York City, has entered a strategic channel partnership with Avizia, a telehealth solutions provider.

From Sydney, Australia, Emory Healthcare Leverages Tele-ICU to Address Specialist Shortages

December 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Emory Healthcare is collaborating with Sydney-based Macquarie University’s MQ Health program on a pilot project that enables Emory's critical care specialists stationed in Sydney to deliver remote intensive care services to Atlanta-based patients.

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