Some physicians are questioning the role of telemedicine in care, wondering if "no-touch" services work in all cases.
By offering virtual dermatology and Medicaid coverage, the number of patients who saw a dermatologist nearly doubled, according to a new RAND Corp. study, illustrating how virtual care can increase patient access to specialists.
Despite lofty forecasts for investment in on-demand healthcare services, Partners HealthCare Vice President for Connected Health Joseph Kvedar believes that telemedicine adoption is still very much in its early stages.
As use of telemedicine grows, it will "become like conjuring the genie from Aladdin's lamp," according to Ameet Bakhai, M.D., deputy director of research at Royal Free London NHS Trust hospitals.
Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have introduced a bill calling for expansion of New Mexico's Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) as a national telehealth model.
Research has not shown a strong case for telemedicine as a means to improve quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a literature review published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Combining digital technologies with better business processes can "fundamentally transform" payer organizations, according to a report from McKinsey & Company.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must include telehealth in value-based payment models and lift geographic restrictions on its use, a new brief published by the American Hospital Association argues.
Requirements that nurses be licensed in every state they want to work in are creating barriers to use of new forms of healthcare, including telemedicine, according to some industry professionals.
The rise of "convenient care" within the hospital sector is driving a wave of partnerships, including joint ventures, non-exclusive arrangements and telehealth alliances, according to a post at the NEJM Catalyst blog.