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Despite the Penalties, Physician Visit Innovation Is Progressing

February 25, 2014 by Tim Kilpatrick

remote monitoring

One morning, Arthur Tyson woke up with a nose bleed at home. He otherwise felt fine. Tyson continued his morning routine, which included strapping on his blood pressure cuff which communicates his vital signs to a remote monitoring system. Within minutes, a telehealth nurse rang his phone to advise Tyson to call 911 immediately.[read more]

Verizon, WellPoint, CVS, Walgreens Ally with Former Senators to Push Telehealth Policy Reform

February 14, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

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A cohort of big players in connected health is joining three former senators in pursuit of policy that supports broad use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Former U.S. Senate majority leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, along with former Sen. John Breaux, are heading up the Alliance for Connected Care.[read more]

Forging Ahead with Telehealth: A Roadmap for Physical Therapists (APTA 2014 Recap)

February 13, 2014 by Anne Weiler

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Telehealth has become an accepted, although not widely adopted, method of delivering healthcare. The good news is that telerehabilitation is part of this growing market, and people are already practicing today. The bad news is there’s still a lot of confusion about reimbursement and regulation.[read more]

ACR's Teleradiology White Paper: What It Means for the Industry [VIDEO]

January 29, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

David Willcutts

The ACR white paper about best practices in teleradiology that was published in 2013 has been a popular discussion topic over the past several months. David Willcutts, CEO of ONRAD, a radiology services provider based in California, spoke with us about the teleradiology white paper and what he sees as the most important points.[read more]

Telemonitoring: Why Wait?

January 17, 2014 by Indy Kavelaars

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Electronic Health Records (EHRs), care coördination and telemonitoring help to lower the rate of hospitalizations for diabetic patients. These technologies combined can lower the rate of hospitalizations by 26% within a three-year period, according to research by Western New York Beacon Community Project.[read more]

Health IT Wisdom at the End of 2013 and Start of 2014

January 4, 2014 by David Harlow

Health IT: looking behind and ahead

With new developments over the past year in the realms of telehealth, mobile health and health data privacy and security, and opportunities for accountable care organizations, integration of connected health and implementation of HIPAA compliance plans, there is plenty of material for prognosticators.[read more]

Will Virtual Consults Solve the Provider Shortage?

December 14, 2013 by Liz Seegert

Telehealth (jfcherry / Foter.com / CC BY-SA)

There are numerous ideas on the table to address the projected shortage of primary health care providers, but I wonder about the latest telemedicine venture from a company called Doctor on Demand. This virtual venture allows anyone to have a face-to-face consult with a physician for $40 per visit.[read more]

True Value Telehealth

December 13, 2013 by Indy Kavelaars

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Eyeforpharma recently published a report called “True Value Telehealth” that gives good insights into the current and future market of telehealth and telecare. I made a summary of the most valuable points of this report. Go to the link below for the full report.[read more]

Telemonitoring at Work in the Netherlands

November 25, 2013 by Indy Kavelaars

telehealth

Research at the Scheper Hospital in the Netherlands shows that telemonitoring of chronic heart failure gives great improvements in several areas. The research took two years and included more than one hundred patients with an impaired cardiac pump function.[read more]

Telehealth Provides Convenience and Value

November 2, 2013 by Michael Sherman

Teladoc

With healthcare costs rising and wait times often very long, it can become very frustrating to get something as simple as treatment for bronchitis or the flu. Teladoc, the oldest and largest U.S. telehealth company, is looking change that by offering physician visits either by telephone or online video consults in one hour or less, 24/7.[read more]

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Telehealth Chair Lets You Take Your Vitals While You Relax

October 30, 2013 by Joan Justice

Telehealth Chair

Sharp has developed a Health Support Chair to let the user relax while it takes a number of their vital signs quickly and easily. The chair itself is a redesign of the Emperor work chair and is not anything new or innovative. But the repackaging as a health tool is imaginative and practical.[read more]

BYOD, Telehealth and a Value Proposition

October 29, 2013 by Corey Moss

Telehealth

The training curve for BYOD is virtually flat. Since we’re already headed toward a wireless world, and I’m assuming that most BYOD devices are wireless, there isn’t additional cost of wiring except for expanding access and bandwidth, physically securing, tracking or upgrading these hard assets. BYOD isn’t without challenges, however, such as enforcing security policies to protect data and intellectual property, what to do when a device is compromised, either lost or stolen, how to manage printing and help desk support. BYOD is here;[read more]