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At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Next-Door Neighbor Georgia Offers Lessons in Rural Telemedicine Advances

June 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Suleima Salgado of the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Georgia Department of Health shared with attendees insights on the advances her office has made in improving rural health via telemedicine

Telehealth Platform Consolidation Continues with InTouch Purchase of Reach Health

May 1, 2018  |  David Raths
In the second telehealth vendor consolidation announced this week, InTouch Health announced it has agreed to acquire Reach Health, which provides enterprise telemedicine systems for multiple specialties and settings of care.

American Well to Acquire Avizia

April 30, 2018  |  David Raths
Telehealth provider American Well has agreed to acquire Avizia, a provider of telehealth services in hospital settings.

At NewYork-Presbyterian, Virtual Health is Transforming How Care is Done

February 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
NewYork-Presbyterian’s senior vice president and chief transformation officer says that the organization’s core vision was to build a comprehensive suite of telehealth services, rather than just one program.

Utah State Researchers Develop Video-Based Heart Rate Estimation Tool

February 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Researchers at Utah State University (USU) have developed a technology that estimates heart rate using a video camera and specialized software.

Adventist Health System Leverages Analytics to Improve Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills and Performance

January 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Stephen Knych, M.D., the chief quality and patient safety officer at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is leading an initiative that is improving surgeons’ clinical skills and operational performance, in the key area of robotically...

With Patient Input as North Star, University of Michigan Urology Builds Telemedicine Program

September 20, 2017  |  Sarah Kwon
Chad Ellimoottil, M.D., and his colleagues at the University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine have been listening--really listening--to patients enrolled in their urology video visit program--and are making use of what they're hearing

Charleston Area Medical Center’s Patient Education-Fueled Readmissions Breakthrough

July 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
At the Charleston Area Medical Center, clinical and administrative leaders have leveraged their patient education program to make serious inroads in readmissions reduction in important chronic disease areas, including CHF and COPD

Rush University Launches Telemedicine Program for Movement Disorders Patients

June 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center has launched a new telemedicine program for movement disorders patients.

Telehealth Offerings to be Expanded in Texas with Passage of New Bill

May 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
As a result of a new bill signed in Texas that eases the delivery of care via telemedicine in the state, Teladoc has announced that it will expand its telehealth offering in Texas, re-activating its video capabilities.

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

October 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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
Health services organization Cigna has announced expanded telehealth services for millions of Americans enrolled in Cigna administered medical and behavioral health plans for 2017.

With the Telehealth Revolution Already Underway, a Pair of Industry Experts Looks at the Remaining Barriers

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
It was very compelling to read a broad analysis of “The State of Telehealth,” authored by E. ray Dorsey, M.D. and Eric J. Topol, M.D., and published online last week in The New England Journal of Medicine

Lessons Learned Launching Critical Care Telehealth Program at Intermountain

June 23, 2016  |  David Raths
In a Utah warehouse that serves as Intermountain Healthcare’s supply chain center sits the nerve center of the 22-hospital system’s tele-critical care program. A team of 22 doctors and 20 nurses remotely monitor patient conditions, provide real-time clinical...

Practice Fusion Settles with FTC Over Patient Privacy Complaint

June 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The complaint against cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) vendor Practice Fusion provides important lessons about consumer health privacy for vendors in the health IT industry, according to a Federal Trade Commission commentary post.

Research: Videoconferencing between Nursing Home Staff, Hospital Helps Dementia Patients

June 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The use of video consultation technology that brings together nursing home staff and hospital-based clinicians was associated with significant reductions in the use of physical restraints and antipsychotic medication among patients with dementia, according to new...

What Do the Latest Survey Results about Consumer Interest in Wearables Really Mean—for Providers?

May 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
A new study by analysts at PriceWaterhouseCoopers finds that healthcare consumers are very interested in wearable devices—and also that providers have a real opening for patient engagement around those wearables

Millennials, Gen-X and Baby Boomer Hiring Tips

March 29, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
The more you can learn about your candidate audience the better off you’ll be

Top Ten Tech Trends: Connected Health

March 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The ability to support care management through mobility offers tremendous potential—but significant data integration, governance and security, and patient education, clinician workflow and reimbursement, hurdles remain

HIMSS 2016 End-of-Day Recap: Thursday, March 3

March 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal
As HIMSS 2016 winds down, listen in as Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics, and Senior Editor Rajiv Leventhal, analyze and recap all of the top storylines from Thursday's sessions live from the HIMSS Exhibit Hall.

HIMSS 2016 End-of-Day Recap: Tuesday, March 1

March 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal
Couldn't make it to Las Vegas for HIMSS 2016? Watch this video as Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics, and Senior Editor Rajiv Leventhal, analyze and recap all of the top storylines from Tuesday's sessions live from the HIMSS...

At Stanford Medicine, a Virtual Primary Care Clinic Designed Around the Patient

February 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
At the Calif.-based Stanford Medicine, ClickWell Care (CWC), a telemedicine primary care delivery model, was developed and implemented to better address the needs of Stanford Medicine’s current population of accountable care organization patients.

Beth Israel Deaconess Informaticists to Support Latin American eHealth Efforts

January 4, 2016  |  David Raths
The Pan American Health Organization plans to tap into the expertise of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston to support the advancement of eHealth in Latin America and the Caribbean.

State Legislatures Examining the Benefits and Challenges of Expanding Telemedicine

December 14, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Barriers to widespread telehealth adoption include a number of policy-related issues such as coverage and reimbursement as well as licensures, and state policymakers need to collaborate with stakeholders to address these issues, according to a report from the...

Teledentistry Making a Difference in Rural New York

November 24, 2015  |  David Raths
Finger Lakes Community Health has created a “patient-centered dental home” with an integrated team approach of using health IT, community health workers, primary care and specialty care providers to improve outcomes.

Live From Delaware Telehealth Conference: Progress and Speed Bumps

October 21, 2015  |  David Raths
A new Delaware law will require commercial insurers to cover telehealth visits. At an all-day conference at the University of Delaware on Oct. 20, healthcare leaders from around the First State came together to assess how they might take advantage of the changing...

Report: More Americans Using Tech for Healthcare Needs

October 15, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Americans are increasing their use of technology to improve their health, navigate the health system, and overall are starting to act like consumers instead of passive patients, according to a survey report from the The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

Can Telehealth Work for Community Health Centers?

September 20, 2015  |  David Raths
Community health centers should be able to take advantage of more flexible payment models to boost their usage of telehealth to provide their patients access to specialist care. But they have a lot of policy and workflow barriers to overcome.

Creating Transparency: A New Model for the Health Care Experience

August 21, 2015  |  Adam Armstrong
In this latest video, Deloitte health care thought leaders examine the increasing consumer demand for transparency, and the doors advanced analytics systems have opened to transparency across the enterprise – creating a new model of care for health care delivery...

The CIO as Chief Integration Officer

August 21, 2015  |  Adam Armstrong
Click here and watch this video, as Deloitte health care specialists discuss the changing role of the CIO, and how their success will hinge upon creating an atmosphere of collaboration, innovation, and inclusion. These thought leaders tackle the blueprint for...


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