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Interstate medical licensure compact will save physicians time, effort

The interstate medical licensure compact is getting closer to being formally effective--with many in healthcare touting it as a way to advance care across state lines, especially through telemedicine services.

Home health technology market to skyrocket

The number of consumers using home health technologies globally will grow from 14.3 million in 2014 to 78.5 million by 2020, according to market intelligence firm Tractica.

HIMSS15: Telemedicine adoption model provides a standard for planning, evaluation

A telemedicine adoption model, similar to one used to compare trauma centers across the United States, was unveiled at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago last week.

Healthcare organizations rally behind New York plan to boost broadband

More than 30 healthcare providers and organizations are supporting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to expand broadband access across the state.

Telehealth reimbursement language may be left off 21st Century Cures bill

Expansion of telemedicine services reimbursed by Medicare may be left out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's 21 st  Century Cures bill, according to a Politico article citing industry sources.

Why hospitals should include doctors in bundled payments

Although the idea of including doctors in hospitals' bundled care payments has long been considered a detriment to physician autonomy, the move could significantly improve savings and care quality, argues an opinion piece published by the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Washington, Minnesota push to advance telehealth through reimbursements

The legislatures of Washington state and Minnesota are advancing bills requiring insurance companies to pay providers for telemedicine services on parity with that of in-person visits.

Texas Medical Board ruling strikes blow to telemedicine services

The Texas Medical Board has ruled that doctors must examine patients in person before being allowed to order prescriptions for them, striking a blow to telemedicine provider Teladoc

Expanding virtual care: How CIOs are catalysts for change

There is no better time than right now to be a CIO in healthcare because we are at the core of change.

Examining three decades of health IT change

After more than 30 years working at the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine, outgoing director Donald Lindberg has seen first-hand the changes technology has had on the healthcare industry.