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USDA taking grant applications for telemedicine projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the $19 million it plans to award through its Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program.

Bill would OK telehealth use by VA healthcare providers across state lines

A new bill introduced by House lawmakers would allow health professionals working for the Department of Veterans Affairs to practice telemedicine across state borders.

Pediatric telemedicine program with rural EDs nets savings

A pediatric telemedicine program can improve quality, safety and patient satisfaction while also saving money, according to new research from the University of California-Davis Children's Hospital.

In-person consult mandates provide hurdles to telemedicine

New state laws could have a "chilling effect" on the adoption of telemedicine.

21st Century Cures Act passes through committee with unanimous approval

Despite concerns raised by healthcare groups and leaders over the 21st Century Cures Act, the legislation today was unanimously approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

4 issues providers face when adopting telemedicine services

Telemedicine implementation comes with many considerations, the least of which is figuring out where to start, according to panelists at the Institute for Health Technology Transformation conference in Boston.

Rapid growth projected for global telemedicine market

The global market for telemedicine technologies is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 18.4 percent from the $17.8 billion spent on hardware, software and services through 2020, according to a new report from RNCOS.

As telemedicine grows, fraud prevention offers intriguing side story

Telemedicine is a fast-growing industry with numerous financial and quailty care benefits for paitents, providers, payers and employees. As the industry grows, and insurers offer a broaders scope of coverage, fraud prevention efforts should be an ongoing consideration. 

Electronic pillbox boosts remote care for diabetics

A telehealth program for patients with poorly controlled diabetes showed encouraging results, though it involved a small sample made up primarily of African-American women, according to research published this month in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Telediabetes 'warrants prominent place' in healthcare

Telemedicine intervention to help people with diabetes has the potential to help patients with glycemic control, reduce body weight and increase exercise.