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National Business Group Survey: Telehealth on the Rise, Uncertainty around ACOs

August 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nine in 10 employers will make telehealth services available to employees in states where it is allowed next year—a sharp increase from 70 percent this year, and from 7 percent in 2012, according to a recent National Business Group on Health survey.

CMS Expands Value-Based Medicare Advantage Model, Allows Telemedicine for Some Conditions

August 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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CMS announced updates to the design of the second year of the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design model to open the model test to new participants, add three new test states and add two additional conditions.

HealthTap Expands Virtual Care Services with Multi-User Specialist Consults, Language Interpreters

August 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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HealthTap, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based virtual care services provider, has expanded its platform to facilitate multi-participant virtual consultations with medical translation and interpretation services.

Medicare Announces Rural Health Project Participants with Telehealth as a Goal

August 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)’ new project that will aim to increase access to care for Medicare beneficiaries in areas of the country where access to health services can be limited will leverage telehealth as one of its aiding services.

Report: POS Diagnostics, Virtual Reality Among Top 10 Technologies Likely to Transform Healthcare in Next Decade

August 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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High-tech tools such as point-of-care diagnostics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, along with telehealth and convenient care, are set to transform healthcare by 2026, according to a new paper from Deloitte Life Sciences and Health Care.

FCC Releases Data-Driven Broadband Health Mapping Tool

August 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force launched a web-based mapping tool that visualizes and overlays broadband and health data to enable further study of the connection of health outcomes and broadband availability.

Study: Kaiser Permanente Telestroke Program Accelerates Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment

July 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The use of a life-saving clot-dissolving treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke increased by 73 percent following the implementation of a Kaiser Permanente telestroke program, according to a study published The Permanente Journal.

NewYork-Presbyterian Launches Enterprise-Wide Digital Health Services Platform

July 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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NewYork-Presbyterian, a New York City-based integrated healthcare delivery system comprised of nine hospitals, is rolling out a new suite of digital health services, NYP OnDemand, with a particular focus on expanded telehealth services.

AHRQ Awards Grants to Support Use of Telemedicine to Improve Opioid Addition Treatment

July 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of HHS, is investing $9 million over three years in an initiative that uses Project ECHO to improve opioid addiction treatment in rural primary care practices.

USDA Announces More Telemedicine Funding

July 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will fund 81 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) projects in 32 states, with the aim to connect rural communities with medical and educational experts in other parts of the country.

Hawaii Governor Signs Bill to Expand Coverage for Telehealth Services

July 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Hawaii Governor David Ige (D) has signed a bill into law that expands the coverage for telemedicine services in the state.

AHRQ Study: Telehealth Use Effective for Remote Monitoring, Counseling of Chronic Disease Patients

July 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Research on the use of telehealth is vast and varied, yet there is evidence to support its effectiveness for specific uses, such as remote patient monitoring for patients with chronic conditions, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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