Telemedicine can be a catalyst to increasing patient engagement, according to Brigham and Women's Hospital cardiologist Reena Pande, who says consumers who receive care when and where they want it more likely will be compelled to actively participate in monitoring their health.
Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and eight co-sponsors, have introduced a bill that would allow veterans greater access to telehealth services by allowing providers to practice across state lines.
One key to keeping veterans healthy is putting them in control of their own health data, and the Army is doing that through the Performance Triad.
As both the cost of care and the number of chronically ill patients continue to rise, so, too, does the importance of telemedicine to the health industry, according to Partners HealthCare Vice President of Connected Health Joseph Kvedar.
The American Medical Association's Telehealth Services Workgroup held its first meeting this week with more than 50 industry experts to discuss how to advance the technology.
NATO is moving forward with its telemedicine initiatives, and has a goal of creating a system across nations that can increase health access as well as survival rates during emergencies.
Teladoc shares fell last week after a report that Highmark is now renewing its contract with the telemedicine company.
Healthcare organizations are continuing to take telemedicine to the next level. Case in point: Mercy Hospital's new virtual telemedicine facility.
Stakeholders across the healthcare industry joined together to ask Senate lawmakers for support of a proposal that would lift "outdated restrictions" on use and reimbursement of telemedicine services for Medicare patients.
Scalability and sustainability are among the most important predictors of success for telehealth and other health IT efforts, according to investors who spoke at the American Telemedicine Association's annual fall forum last week in the District of Columbia.