Rural communities are getting a boost to improve healthcare and educational services with the help of millions of dollars in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Pittsburgh-based Highmark recognizes the importance of technology. That's why the insurer decided to cover online visitis via Iagnosis, a telemdermatology solution, for 5.2 million of its members. FierceHealthPayer spoke with Donald R. Fischer, M.D., Highmark senior vice president and chief medical officer, about the insurer's deicision to cover this service, as well as some of the obstacles that may plague insurer's to follow in Highmark's footsteps.
Telemedicine-based collaborative care was shown to be an effective means for providing psychotherapy care to veterans in rural areas suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to research published this week in JAMA Psychiatry.
Telemedicine has shown to help diagnose diabetic retinopathy in patients, particularly those who are do not have easy access eye care, according to a study at JAMA Ophthalmology.
The American Medical Association this week pledged its support for a compact developed by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to make it easier for physicians to obtain licenses in multiple states.
Despite setbacks caused by regulations and reimbursement policies, a new survey indicated that most healthcare executives support policies to implement telemedicine.
Executives in the healthcare industry are not shying away from implementing telemedicine policies, despite setbacks caused by regulations and reimbursement policies, according to a new survey from Foley & Lardner LLP.
While American Medical Association President Robert Wah referred to "Star Trek" in his inaugural address in June, he called upon the spirit of "Star Wars" in his address to the House of Delegates at the AMA Interim Meeting last week in Dallas. More precisely, the edict from Master Yoda: "Do. Or do not. There is no try."
Pittsburgh-based Highmark sees value in telemedicine, which is why the insurer will cover online visits via Iagnosis, a teledermatology solution, for 5.2 million of its members, reports MedCity News.
January is only a few months away but the Cleveland Clinic is already looking to the New Year with today's release of its list of top medical innovations for 2015.