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August 19, 2015  11:48 AM

Survey: 57% of docs are open to patient consults via telehealth

Posted by: ShaunSutner
telehealth, telemedicine

Doctors are getting hip to telehealth. Well, at least that’s what a recent survey by

July 9, 2015  3:18 PM

Connecticut is the latest state to enact telemedicine law

Posted by: klee34
telemedicine, telemedicine services

On June 22, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a telemedicine commercial reimbursement statute into law, making Connecticut the 28th state to do so. The vote provides a stark contrast to the Texas...

June 4, 2015  1:40 PM

In Texas, regulators dig in on the other side of telemedicine

Posted by: klee34
american telemedicine association, telemedicine, telemedicine services

Telemedicine can and will do a lot of good when it comes to improving patient care and saving money. But lawmakers in Texas are pushing back, making it more difficult for telemedicine technology companies to provide their...

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...

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