The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced changes to Medicare's 2014 physician fee schedule to expand coverage for telehealth services. "The proposed new rules, while...
With 73 of 75 counties in Arkansas designated as medically underserved, access to health services remains one of the major challenges in the state, according to David Miller, vice chancellor and CIO...
Telemedicine may reduce errors in rural emergency departments, a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found.
The University of California Davis Children's Hospital of Sacramento has been awarded a grant of approximately $750,000 over three years to expand telehealth services for newborns in rural areas and to study the impact of the program.
Tele-ICU appears to be entering a second phase marked by more diversity in practices and more experimentation. In response, the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) has issued best practices for making tele-ICU more scalable and accessible to more hospitals and more beds.
Doctors at Oregon Health & Science University recently used telemedicine to save a 7-month-old baby's life, according to an article in the Portland Business Journal.
Meaningful Use, the switch to ICD-10, security and interoperability issues are consuming many healthcare IT leaders' attention, but they mustn't overlook trends that will shape healthcare in the future. Four trends, in particular, will shape future advances in healthcare, according to panelists who participated in a discussion at last month's Center for Connected Health Symposium in Boston.
Patients in one hospital's intensive care units had slightly higher mortality rates and stayed slightly longer in the ICU after the hospital started using telemedicine monitoring tools, according...
"Telemedicine is a powerful vehicle to get expert advice in remote areas," Chris Crisera, co-director of Operation Mend and assistant clinical professor at University of California at Los Angeles Health System told FierceHealthIT in a recent interview. " It will become an accepted part of medical care internationally and become mainstream in the coming years."
Former Rep. Bill Gradison (R-Ohio) advocates for a telemedicine bill in the House that would allow doctors to treat Medicare patients across state lines in a post on The Hill's Healthwatch.