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ATA 2013 Market Outlook Session: What's Slowing Down Telehealth?

One of the most interesting sessions I attended at ATA 2013 in Austin was moderated by Frost & Sullivan’s Daniel Ruppar. The topic: Not all telehealth markets are equal. While Daniel talked about the varying adoption and growth rates of...

Posted May 22, 2013    

Telehealth and the Manhunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers

On Monday April 15, the United States experienced its worst terror attack on domestic soil since 9/11. The bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon and the remarkably fast capture/killing of the alleged perpetrators are a historic event. In this...

Posted April 23, 2013    

5 Laws of Innovation and Adoption for Telehealth / mHealth

Every week, I hear about more telehealth, telemedicine, and mHealth solutions in the marketplace – many with their own innovative approach to solving healthcare issues. Yet many of these innovations are struggling to get the traction they hoped...

Posted February 26, 2013    

Telehealth Tipping Points

  Every year, it seems there is increasing excitement about how much progress telehealth is poised to make. “This will be the year when telehealth will explode,” people think. And yet, it doesn’t quite seem to hit the proverbial tipping...

Posted February 25, 2013    

Should a Hospital Have Separate Departments for Telehealth / Telemedicine / mHealth?

When hospitals and health systems are starting, growing, or reviving telehealth (or telemedicine or mHealth) programs, one issue eventually comes up – should telehealth be a separate department or should it be integrated into various clinical...

Posted February 5, 2013    

Top Telehealth / mHealth Hiring Trends and Tips for Employers

While many people in the healthcare industry agree that telehealth is getting hotter every year, nothing is as good an indicator of that growth as growth in hiring. Roz Ben-Chitrit, managing director of Sanford Rose Associates’ telehealth/mHealth...

Posted November 27, 2012    

See the Future of Telehealth Through the Eyes of Teleradiology

 Do you ever wonder what telehealth will look like in the future? Do you ever wonder what key drivers will take it into that future? Believe it or not, a very strong predictor of the future of telehealth already exists. Teleradiology –...

Posted November 14, 2012    

Taking the Fear Out of Telehealth Public Policy

For many people involved in telehealth and telemedicine, public policy is still somewhat of a mystery. Does it really have an impact on the success of your telehealth program, product, or solution? If so, where does it have impact? How can you...

Posted October 30, 2012    

[Infographic and Comments] Telehealth Benefits, Delivery and Outcomes

Today’s article comments on an excerpt from a well-designed telehealth infographic created by Excalibur Healthcare, a company focused on telehealth solutions and diagnostic teleradiology.  It illustrates the key challenges driving the interest...

Posted October 23, 2012    

How Doctors' Use of Mobile Technology Impacts Telehealth

Telehealth is increasingly intertwined with mobile health. Use of mobile devices is on the rise by healthcare consumers and providers alike.Demand for mobile access to healthcare increases as the healthcare ecosystem shifts towards a model where...

Posted September 26, 2012    

There's More to Twitter and Telehealth Than You Think

Does Twitter have a role in telehealth? Yes! First, you have to start with the numbers. There are over 517 million Twitter accounts (actual number of users is less but is still significant), and there are over 1 billion tweets per month....

Posted September 19, 2012    

Is Lack of Telemedicine Reimbursement a Fair Excuse for NOT Getting Started With Telemedicine?

I recently had an enlightening video interview with Dr. Karen Rheuban, Director of the Virginia Telehealth Network, who explained how passage of telemedicine reimbursement legislation in Virginia dramatically increased telemedicine adoption in that...

Posted September 4, 2012