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American Red Cross, Teladoc to Provide Telehealth Services to Disaster Victims

October 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The American Red Cross announced a partnership with Teladoc to deliver remote medical care to communities in the United States that are significantly affected by disasters.

Insurers to CBO: Consider Private Insurers’ Data in Evaluations of Telemedicine

October 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.

In Pennsylvania, a Telemedicine Stroke Program Proves Worthwhile

October 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
LionNet has evolved into a partnership between Penn State Hershey Medical Center and regional hospitals to provide specialized stroke care to rural areas of Pennsylvania, averaging between 75 and 80 telestroke consults per month.

At MIT Conference, Economists and Healthcare Leaders Take a Deep Dive into Health IT

October 24, 2016  |  Heather landi
article
During a recent health innovations conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), faculty, researchers and clinicians addressed the challenges confronting the healthcare industry and the tools being brought to bear to address those challenges.

CMS Awards Funding to Special Innovation Projects

October 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded 20, two-year Special Innovation Projects (SIPs) aimed at local efforts to deliver better care at lower cost.

CNIOs Go Strategic

October 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
With new needs around population health and clinical transformation, the top nurse informaticist role—that of CNIO—is becoming more important than ever, launching CNIOs into newer and more executive roles than ever before.

Indian Health Service and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Partner on Pediatric Telehealth

October 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) plans to partner with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to create a pediatric specialty consultation service using telehealth for American Indian and Alaska Native children served...

Mount Sinai Hospital Announces Digital Health Partnerships

October 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital announced last week two partnership with digital health and health IT companies aimed at improving care management for chronic disease patients and improving the patient experience.

Survey: Patients Cite Convenience as Top Motivator for Telehealth Usage

October 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Active healthcare users are interested in using telehealth as a replacement or complement to in-person care, citing convenience as the top motivator, according to a survey conducted by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

Will “Telehealth” Soon Become, Simply, “Health?”

October 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A discussion at the Health IT Summit-New York probed some truly exciting potentialities around policy, payment, clinical, and technological changes that could transform U.S. healthcare delivery

Cigna Adds Behavioral Health Consults to its Telehealth Services

September 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Health services organization Cigna has announced expanded telehealth services for millions of Americans enrolled in Cigna administered medical and behavioral health plans for 2017.

Healthcare Leaders Tout Telehealth as “The Future of Medicine” at New York HIT Summit

September 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
Telehealth will change how physicians practice medicine, and healthcare organizations beginning to test the waters now will have a competitive advantage—that was the consensus among healthcare leaders during a panel discussion on telehealth at the New York...

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