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State-by-State Telemedicine Report Card Indicates Progress, and Ongoing Barriers

February 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The telemedicine policy landscape continues to be complex, as decades of evidence-based research highlighting positive patient compliance, clinical outcomes and increasing telemedicine utilization have been met with a mix of strides and stagnation in state-based...

Accenture: Consumer Demand for Virtual Health Services Growing

February 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most U.S. consumers are willing to use a wide range of virtual health services, thus increasing the pressure on providers and payers to expand delivery options for on-demand health services, according to a new survey from Accenture.

Report: Patient Monitoring Wearables Market to Grow 35 Percent by 2021

February 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new report from ABI Research forecasts that the patient monitoring wearable market, which includes remote and on-site devices, will grow from 8 million shipments in 2016 to 33 million in 2021.

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.

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