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Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Launches Videoconferencing for Rural Communities

November 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Portland-based Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI) has launched telemedicine videoconferencing in 16 rural communities across Oregon through a partnership with LS Networks.

Humana, WellCare Add Telemedicine to Medicare Advantage Plans

November 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Humana has announced plans to provide Humana Medicare beneficiaries with virtual access to doctors in Georgia and South Carolina by partnering with MDLive, a telemedicine services and software provider.

What Impact will Trump’s Victory Have on Value-Based Healthcare?

November 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
Healthcare Informatics spoke with health IT industry associations and policy leaders Wednesday morning to get a sense of how the industry is assessing the impact of the election on healthcare policy and initiatives.

NewYork-Presbyterian Collaborates with American Well on Virtual Doctor Visits

November 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) is using Boston-based American Well’s telehealth mobile software development kit to make online visits an integrated part of the health system’s digital health platform, NYP OnDemand.

Washington Debrief: CMS Finalizes MU Changes for Hospitals

November 7, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
CMS finalizes 90-days for Meaningful Users for 2016 AND 2017

At Small, Rural Hospitals, Telepharmacy Technology is Advancing Pharmacy Practice

November 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Just as with many other areas of hospital operations, healthcare leaders are increasingly adopting and implementing IT solutions within pharmacy departments to streamline medication-management systems, improve workflow and increase patient safety.

NewYork-Presbyterian Invests in Telehealth Startup Avizia

October 31, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Avizia, a Reston, Va.-based telehealth solution provider, announced the completion of its Series A financing totaling $17 million, with $6 million from HealthQuest Capital and NewYork-Presbyterian.

Rush University Medical Center Unveils Mobile Stroke Unit

October 31, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has unveiled a mobile stroke treatment unit that encompasses an ambulance outfitted with telemedicine technology and a CT scanner enabling brain imaging.

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

October 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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
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
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
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.


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