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University of Texas System set to create statewide telemedicine network

The University of Texas System on Thursday approved the use of its $48.5 million endowment to create a statewide telemedicine network, as well as for research and faculty recruitment.

How digital initiatives can help improve health of safety-net populations

It's important to understand the needs of safety-net populations to achieve the potential digital health holds in improving their health, according to a report from the California Health Care Foundation.

Telemedicine effective for assessing seriously ill children

Doctors' assessment of seriously ill children through telemedicine was similar to bedside evaluations, according to a study published in  Pediatrics.

Medicare's telehealth, remote monitoring reimbursement changes could save $1.8B

Three Medicaid reimbursement policy changes for telehealth and remote patient monitoring would save the federal government $1.8 billion over the next 10 years, according to a new report by consultancy Avalere Health.

On-demand healthcare investment expected to reach $1B in 2017

Investment in on-demand healthcare companies--those that provide local near-real-time and 24/7 services--is expected to quadruple to $1 billion by the end of 2017, according to Accenture research.

ATA: Telemedicine reimbursement, access remain a mixed bag

Since May, many states dropped a letter grade when it comes to physician practice standards on telemedicine use, but there has been a "mix of strides and stagnation" when it comes to reimbursement for the services, according to two updated reports from the American Telemedicine Association.

CMS: For approval of Medicaid home health services, telemedicine counts for face-to-face visits

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week published a final rule clarifying requirements behind face-to-face encounters for Medicaid beneficiaries to be eligible to receive home health services; the rule outlines that telehealth can be used for such encounters.

Comments on Senate chronic care policies focus on telehealth

Health IT groups have sent in comments to the Senate Finance Committee on its chronic care policy document, making recommendations on the role of telemedicine and remote monitoring in the efforts.

Telemedicine: How providers, payers are progressing amid continued hurdles [Special Report]

In this special report, John Jesser, vice president of provider engagement strategy for Anthem's LiveHealth Online service, and Judd Hollander, associate dean for strategic health initiatives at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, discuss how each of their organizations is working to improve care access for patients via telemedicine, the hurdles they currently face and their thoughts on the state of the industry at large. Special Report

AHRQ urged to consider more studies on telehealth's benefits

HIMSS and the Personal Connected Health Alliance are urging the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to consider conducting additional studies that provide more data on the benefits of telehealth and remote patient monitoring.