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Telehealth at Mercy Health: Podcast Interview with CFO/EVP Strategy Shannon Sock

October 25, 2014 by David E Williams

Shannon Sock, Mercy Health CFO & EVP of Strategy

Today’s Center for Connected Health Symposium #cHealth14 featured a high-powered panel discussion with top executives from Wellpoint, American Well, and the VA along with Shannon Sock, CFO and EVP of Strategy at Mercy Health. The topic: Large Scale Connected Health Interventions – Lessons Learned.[read more]

Will Medicare Cover Telehealth?

October 5, 2014 by Abby Norman

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No doubt that in the coming years, telehealth will become a fundamental part of how doctors diagnose and treat patients. Of major concern for both providers and patients is, if this new technology becomes commonplace, who will pay for it? Telehealth, like most medical interventions, isn’t cheap.[read more]

The Doctor Will Skype You Now: Changing How We Go to the Doctor

October 1, 2014 by Abby Norman

In an era of notorious breaches, hacks and fraud, protecting patient information within telemedicine needs to begin at the outset, while the programs are still in development. Major consideration needs to be given to these features, in addition to usability and data management.[read more]

How Telehealth Will Support the Triple Aim

August 26, 2014 by Abby Norman

Triple Aim

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has adopted the concept of The Triple Aim to serve as a guiding light for healthcare organizations to improve patient outcome measures. Hospitals need to incorporate the outcomes measures into their workflows. One way that hospitals will be doing this in the next couple of years is through telehealth.[read more]

Health Care Online Marketing, Social Media and HIPAA: Google Hangout on Air

July 21, 2014 by David Harlow

Health Jams

I recently spoke with Jon Schumacher and Michael Bloom on Health Jams, a Google HOA series on marketing for health care entrepreneurs. This installment is a primer on health care social media, online marketing and use of online tools (including telehealth) by folks in the healthcare space.[read more]

Telehealth: Interview with Roy Schoenberg, CEO of American Well

June 11, 2014 by David Harlow

I had the opportunity to speak with Roy Schoenberg about the model policy recently adopted by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB): Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine.[read more]

For Telehealth Patient Safety Needs, An Evolution in Policy

June 9, 2014 by Joseph Kvedar

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Momentum for telehealth is accelerating at an undeniable rate. As of March, 46 states offer some type of Medicaid reimbursement for services provided via telehealth. Yet, there exists an inconsistent and often archaic patchwork of state laws that have inhibited the deployment of telehealth in both the private and public sectors.[read more]

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]