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May 6, 2015  3:24 PM

Positive buzz at ATA show

Posted by: ShaunSutner
ATA, telemedicine

LOS ANGELES -- The American Telemedicine Association's (ATA) annual meeting and trade show came barely a month after the raucous, sprawling health IT industry-wide must-attend...

March 31, 2015  1:26 PM

Patients favor physicians over technology and online medical resources

Posted by: adelvecchio
patient engagement, telemedicine

Many patients acknowledge there is a place for technology in their healthcare, but the majority of them still value face-to-face interaction with their physicians above all else. A 3,000-person survey given to residents of the U.S., U.K. and Germany by Nuance Communications, Inc. provided more...

July 29, 2014  1:01 PM

Physician licensure compact revisions accommodate rise of telemedicine

Posted by: adelvecchio
mHealth, telemedicine, telemedicine services

The Federation of State Medical Boards, a nonprofit organization representing all of the 70 medical and osteopathic boards across U.S. states and territories, released an

June 17, 2014  3:14 PM

Letters to HHS secretary push for approval of telemedicine services

Posted by: adelvecchio
HIMSS, Sylvia Burwell, telemedicine

Two letters addressed to Sylvia Burwell sent more than congratulations to the recently-confirmed HHS secretary. Both messages urge Burwell and HHS to remove restrictions that limit the coverage for telemedicine services. One of the letters, signed by HIMSS and the American Telemedicine...

December 3, 2013  3:34 PM

Patients with chronic conditions less likely to have Internet access

Posted by: adelvecchio
chronic conditions, telemedicine

Patients with chronic conditions can educate themselves with online information, but they can only benefit provided they have access to the Internet. Access is something only 72% of Americans with chronic conditions report having, compared to 89% of adults with no chronic conditions. Though...

September 4, 2013  12:12 PM

Concussion robot on football sideline among latest telemedicine trends

Posted by: adelvecchio
telehealth, telemedicine, telemedicine technology

Mayo Clinic is providing the Northern Arizona University football team with a telemedicine robot for their upcoming season. The robot, which will act as the sideline eyes and ears for a remote neurologist in Phoenix, will help test...

August 6, 2013  11:49 AM

MaineHealth closing down its eICU for lack of reimbursement

Posted by: adelvecchio
eICU, telehealth, telemedicine

MaineHealth announced the closing of its VitalNetwork electronic intensive care unit (eICU) program, effective Oct. 1. The critical care remote monitoring system was used by nine Maine hospitals. The...

May 29, 2013  4:38 PM

Telemedicine reimbursement transcending party politics in some states

Posted by: DonFluckinger
ATA, medicaid, telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

AUSTIN, Texas -- In attending the American Telemedicine Association's State Telemedicine Policy Summit that took place after the group's annual meeting ended, a few...

March 27, 2013  12:01 PM

Rat’s nest of state telemedicine credentialing laws holding back care

Posted by: DonFluckinger
american telemedicine association, telemedicine, telemedicine services

In interviewing a CIO at a major Florida pediatric hospital last week who has launched an amazing telemedicine project -- story to come, soon -- it was striking to see the international reach of his practitioners: they treat patients in Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, soon to be expanding...

February 20, 2013  2:29 PM

Kinect use in health care might yield cost savings

Posted by: adelvecchio
Microsoft Kinect, telemedicine, telemedicine technology

Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect gaming system allows people to jump, throw darts, slay droids with lightsabers and participate in real-time Zumba dance classes, but a new report points out the device might also be a cost-saving boon to the practice of telemedicine. Telemedicine systems can cost tens of...

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