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Telemedicine Market Shows Strong Growth Due to Healthcare Changes

November 19, 2014 by David Avitabile

Telemedicine

In a report from global market research company IHS, telemedicine, which is defined as "the use of medical devices and communication technology together to monitor diseases and symptoms," is predicted to grow at a cumulative annual growth rate of more than 56 percent between 2013 and 2018.[read more]

Telemedicine: CY 2015 MPFS Reportage and Dangers of the Echo Chamber

November 17, 2014 by David Harlow

While payment for remote patient monitoring of chronic conditions turned out to be a chimera - at least for now - payment for chronic care management services, previously discussed in the CY 2013 and 2014 MPFS Rules, has been finalized in the CY 2015 MPFS.[read more]

Telemedicine: Endless Possibilities for Hospital Marketers

November 7, 2014 by Jonathan Catley

Telemedicine

Telemedicine is an emerging method to connect patients with physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers through technology. It allows hospitals to offer care to patients they never would have been able to reach before, and provides marketers with endless opportunities to reach new patients.[read more]

Support for Telemedicine in Rehabilitation

November 1, 2014 by Anne Weiler

Recognized barriers to telemedicine in rehabilitation, for example, the need for hands on intervention, a lack of billing codes, and not enough studies on cost-effectiveness, did not dampen the enthusiasm for the potential of the field and the inevitability of future interventions at American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual conference in Toronto.[read more]

Top 5 Strategic Planning Challenges for CIOs

September 9, 2014 by Abby Norman

CIO strategy

The Chief Information Officer in a healthcare system has perhaps one of the most complex and ever-evolving roles in the hospital C-Suite today. Since information technology has now permeated our entire culture – and particularly in medicine – executive level information management is hot field nowadays.[read more]

Why Telemedicine's Slow Climb to Adoption Isn't Quite Over Yet

July 21, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

telemedicine (Image: Twitter / AboutOneCEO)

Is a strategy that’s been in practice for at least two decades really innovative? Telemedicine has been a bit of a tortoise among health information technologies, making its way slowly into practice since the 1990s. But some think the industry is past the tipping point.[read more]

Remote Monitoring Is on the Rise

July 5, 2014 by Indy Kavelaars

remote monitoring

Worldwide, 3 million patients have a remote monitoring device at home that is monitored by a professional caregiver, states a new report by Berg Insight. Whether this market will grow is not a question, but HOW this market will evolve -- that is the important question.[read more]

Big Distances Make the Case for Telemedicine: Recap from the Canadian E-Health Conference

June 15, 2014 by Anne Weiler

Canadian E-Health Conference

Just back from the American Telemedicine Conference, and we took a short trip over the border to the Canadian E-Health Conference in Vancouver, BC. Due to the short timeframe between conferences, it’s hard not to compare and contrast the two, although the healthcare systems between Canada and the US could not be more different.[read more]

Dispatches from the 2014 American Telemedicine Association Conference

June 2, 2014 by Anne Weiler

American Telemedicine Association Conference

We just returned from the 19th annual American Telemedicine Conference in Baltimore, MD. It was an amazing opportunity to network, meet telemedicine pioneers, and get energized about the opportunities to improve patient care.[read more]

Why the Pros Outweigh the Cons in Telemedicine

May 22, 2014 by Michael Sherman

Telemedicine: pros outweighing cons

With today’s technology moving at a rapid pace, healthcare has come along for the ride. One way it has joined this new “revolution” is with telemedicine services. While many critics say telemedicine lowers the quality of care a patient can receive, there are many positive benefits to this new technology.[read more]

There's No Difference Between mHealth and Telemedicine [VIDEO]

May 12, 2014 by Shahid Shah

American Telemedicine Association

I’ll be heading to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) annual conference in Baltimore in a couple of weeks. To see what I might learn there I interviewed Jon Linkous, CEO of ATA. The first question I asked him was “What’s the difference between mHealth and telemedicine?”[read more]

Telemedicine Is Expanding But Faces Obstacles

May 5, 2014 by Linda Ringquist

Telemedicine

The influx in individuals who are recently eligible for insurance coverage has added fuel to the fire in terms of the number of physicians who can provide care. Telemedicine is expanding in popularity and use as a means to address this issue, while also reducing healthcare costs and increasing both accessibility and affordability.[read more]