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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]

Interview with Jim Welch, EVP, Sotera Wireless

August 8, 2014 by Tim Gee

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This interview is with a long established thought leader in patient monitoring and alarm notification, Jim Welch. Jim has demonstrated a knack for bringing a fresh approach to long-term persistent problems in monitoring, nursing vigilance and patient care.[read more]

Using Teleradiology to Become Independent from RIS [VIDEO]

August 7, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

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Innovative Radiology covers a couple of hospitals, and Houston Medical Imaging is its primary medical imaging facility. The organization also provides readings for about 30 other facilities. This video is a case study on how Innovative Radiology uses teleradiology to become independent from specific RIS vendors.[read more]

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How Big Data Hadoop Can Save Patients from a Crippling Healthcare System

July 28, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff
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Hadoop to the rescue?

One of the biggest challenges that our information-driven healthcare industry faces is the fact that data is growing faster than healthcare organizations can consume it. 80% of medical data is unstructured, yet clinically relevant. The Big Data solution could be Hadoop and the Enterprise Data Hub.[read more]

New Guidelines Stress Importance of Patient Safety in Telemedicine

June 18, 2014 by Roger Downey

Patient safety in telemedicine.

Both the Federation of State Medical Boards and the American Medical Association have published guidelines for physicians seeing patients via telemedicine that stress patient safety, but some critics believe they are not progressive enough, even though patient safety advocates are now saying the U.S. needs a national system of accountability.[read more]

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Telemedicine Robots Let Doctors "Beam" into Hospitals

March 27, 2014 by Natalie Yeadon

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Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. These telepresence robots are expanding access to medical specialists, which has been a real advantage in rural areas where there is often a shortage of doctors.[read more]

Teleradiology Providing an Increasing Number of Opportunities to Europe

March 14, 2014 by Rich Pulvino

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In January 2014, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) updated its white paper about best practices in tele radiology. The ESR found that teleradiology is bringing new opportunities for both the users of the services and the providers. The main goals behind the white paper were broken down into five key messages.[read more]

Despite the Penalties, Physician Visit Innovation Is Progressing

February 25, 2014 by Tim Kilpatrick

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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]

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BioPharma Beat: How Will Your Doctor Will See 1,000 Patients - A Day?

February 4, 2014 by David Davidovic
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BioPharma Beat

I attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES2014), and saw hundreds of mobile health devices and applications, including activity trackers, vital statistics health monitors, blood chemistry monitors, and a lot more. Now, what exactly is it that your doctor is supposed to do with this information when it gets to him or her?[read more]