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New Texas law supports school-based telemedicine

A new law in Texas going into effect Sept. 1 will allow school-based telemedicine visits for children covered by Medicaid, reports  The Texas Tribune.

Employers planning to offer telehealth on the rise

Telehealth is growing at a rapid rate, and a new survey found that about 74 percent of U.S. employers plan to offer it to employees in 2016.

Teladoc sees $17.1M revenue hit prior to IPO

After its initial IPO, telehealth company Teladoc saw its revenue grow in the second quarter of 2015, but also reported a loss of about $17.1 million before it went public.

Children's Health System of Texas sends telemedicine to school

Children's Health System of Texas is rolling out a telemedicine system in 57 schools after piloting in 27 schools last year, reports the  Dallas Business Journal.

DEA medical record case could impact use of telemedicine to prescribe meds

A case pending in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals may have an impact on providers who use telemedicine to prescribe controlled substances.

Telemedicine effective in care for children with special healthcare needs

Telemedicine is a valuable tool for treating children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) as well children in regular childcare and school (CRS).

Telehealth underused in coordinating care for children with special needs

Telehealth can be an ideal option for bringing services to children with special healthcare needs when available providers are scarce or not well distributed, according to a report from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.

Various telehealth definitions, policies 'confusing' for providers

While 48 states and the District of Columbia all have definitions of telehealth or telemedicine written into law or their Medicaid program, differences in those definitions are creating "confusing environments" for end users, according to a new report by the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Telemedicine key to sustaining healthcare in US

When it comes to healthcare, "perfect cannot be the enemy of good" and telemedicine may be one of the best ways to reduce costs and get Americans the timely care they need, according to Richard Boxer, M.D., chief telehealth officer of Pager and chief medical officer of Well Via.

Medical residents embrace use of telemedicine

A majority of medical residents would be willing to conduct visits with patients through telehealth services, according to a Medscape study.