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State Medical Boards Cite Telemedicine as Most Important Regulatory Topic

December 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) announced last week that telemedicine is currently the most important medical regulatory topic to state medical boards.

Survey: 46 Percent of Consumers Now Active Digital Health Adopters

December 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Digital health reached a tipping point in 2016 as consumers adopted digital health tools at a record rate—46 percent of consumers are now considered active digital health users, up from 19 percent in 2015, according to a survey from investor Rock Health.

Patients Want a More Digitized Healthcare, Survey Finds

December 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients are dissatisfied with the lack of a central location for their health records, as well as the difficulty in accessing and sharing those records, according to a new survey from Surescripts.

In Canada, a Specialist Care Provider Harnesses Digital Health to Advance Diabetes Management

December 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In Canada, healthcare providers are challenged with the diabetes epidemic, as 3.4 million people have diabetes, close to 10 percent of the population, and close to 6 million people have pre-diabetes, according to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Teladoc Hits 101K Patient Visits in November

December 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Telehealth vendor Teladoc announced this week that it totaled 101,600 e-health patient visits in November, setting a company record.

Telehealth Bill, the ECHO Act, Passes Both Chambers of Congress

December 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act (S. 2873/H.R. 5395) is now headed to President Barack Obama’s desk after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a voice vote on Tuesday.

Washington Debrief: Health IT Provisions Included in 21st Century Cures Bill Passed by the House

December 5, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Last week, healthcare took center stage yet again as the House of Representatives passed a significant piece of legislation that will greatly impact health IT.

GE, InTouch Health Partner on Telehealth Robotic Technology for Virtual Training

December 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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GE Healthcare's Global Education Services division and InTouch Health, a provider of remote presence devices, are collaborating on a program to help train imaging technicians and radiologists to use high-tech imaging devices.

Study: Telemedicine as Effective as In-Person Treatment for Depression

December 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Treating depression with evidence-based psychotherapy via videoconferencing can be a viable alternative to in-person treatment, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

At Aurora Health Care, Telehealth Use is Improving ER Patient Flow

December 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Challenged by long wait times in its emergency rooms, Milwaukee, Wis.-based Aurora Health Care deployed a telemedicine solution in one of its hospitals with the aim of improving ER patient flow and has seen a 75 percent reduction in door-to-doctor wait times.

Tyto Care, American Well Combine Virtual Visits with Remote Exams

November 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Two telehealth technology vendors, Tyto Care and American Well, have formed a new partnership to deploy a new telehealth platform that combines video visits with remote physical examinations.

Senate Passes Bill to Use Project ECHO as Nationwide Telehealth Model

November 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Senate today passed the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act, which is legislation that aims to expand New Mexico’s Project ECHO as a national model for using telehealth for rural care.

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