Telemedicine technology news from ATA conference 2011

Read the latest telemedicine technology news from the American Telemedicine Association's 2011 ATA conference in Tampa, Florida.

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Telestroke services connect specialists, patients more quickly than ever
Telestroke services put neurologists at patients' bedsides fast enough to make a difference with cutting-edge treatments. This puts telemedicine in the spotlight.

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Alaskan Federal Program Answers Telehealth's Call
In this video interview from the ATA conference 2011, David T. Peters from the Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership talks about the partnership's home telehealth monitoring program and shares some of the positive medical outcomes from its "tele-efforts."

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Driving telehealth through mobile apps and social media
At this year's 16th Annual American Telemedicine Association conference, Dr. Joseph Caffazo, senior director of eHealth innovation at the University of Toronto, shed light on a new iPhone app for diabetic teens that monitors and reports on blood glucose levels remotely.

CHIME could get its way with CMS on ACO rule
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) fires off strongly worded comments on the federal ACO rule.

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ATA conference 2011 Live Show Coverage

Two studies show efficacy of telemedicine technology
For telemedicine to compete with traditional in-person health care modalities, physicians must prove its value. Two studies presented at ATA 2011 attempted that. Results varied. 

At ATA show, telemedicine reimbursement takes center stage
While telemedicine technology quickly marches forward, telemedicine reimbursement lags behind. Leaders do see opportunities in ACOs, Beacon communities and EHR connectivity.

How telehealth services benefit from mobile device adoption
The head of the American Telemedicine Association notes how the popularity of smartphones and tablet PCs has triggered innovation in mobile telehealth services.

Hospital leader who advocated telestroke services ends up a patient
Sandra Bowden of Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, TX had no idea she'd be a patient for the telestroke service she helped set up.

Telehealth, mHealth calling attention to ACOs
If accountable care organizations (ACOs) are to become an effective means of chronic disease patient management, we must begin utilizing telemedicine technology and harnessing the power of mobile health now.

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ATA conference 2011 Pre-show Coverage

ATA: Continuing to limit telehealth services a barrier to ACO model
Restrictions on the use of telehealth services aren't just contradictory. They will limit the growth of accountable care organizations, the American Telemedicine Association says.

Telehealth's opportunity gap: between interest and implementation
Health IT experts responding to a survey take a look at the potential of telehealth and its use in clinical practice.

FAQ: What is telemedicine technology, and how can it save money?
Telemedicine technology, which ranges from remote patient monitoring to teleconferencing, has been slow to catch on in the U.S. It could save billions. Find out how in this FAQ.

Despite barriers, telemedicine services poised to change care delivery
Telemedicine services, from video conferences to monitoring devices, can keep patients out of the emergency room, provided regulatory and technological hurdles are cleared.

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This page was last updated on June 2, 2011.

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