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Global telemedicine technology market to hit $43 billion by 2019

Spurred by drastic growth in "telehome" technology adoption, the global telemedicine tools market will likely reach $43.4 billion within five years, according to a new report published by Wellesley, Massachusetts-based BCC Research.

VA program improves access to care for rural vets

An expanded policy now allows millions of military veterans living in rural areas to seek treatment with a private doctor closer to home, in hopes of improving access to care and reforming the now-infamous Veterans Affairs Healthcare System,  NPR  reported.

Google tests video chats for health symptom searchers

Google, once again, is venturing into the health and wellness space, this time via video chats.

VA treated 690K veterans through telemedicine in fiscal year 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it provided remote care to more than 690,000 veterans during fiscal year 2014.

Nevada insurers create telemedicine programs

Two Nevada health insurance providers--Anthem and UnitedHealthcare--are rolling out telemedicince programs.

Telemedicine poised for tipping point despite remaining hurdles

The health industry has reached a tipping point for telemedicine to become a standard of practice nationwide, according to panelists speaking at  U.S. News and World Report 's Hospital of Tomorrow conference in the District of Columbia on Tuesday.

Geisinger finds telemedicine cuts readmissions, costs for heart failure patients

Heart failure patients participating in a Geisinger Health Plan telemonitoring program were significantly less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, according to a study to be published in the December issue of  Population Health Management.

Banner Health implements three telemedicine programs, plans for more

Banner Health in Phoenix has one more site left--in Fairbanks, Alaska--before its telemedicine program is available systemwide.

House bill would boost telehealth for ACOs

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House would boost Accountable Care Organizations' flexibility to use telehealth and remote patient monitoring and would provide reimbursement for those services "in a manner that is financially equivalent to the furnishing of a home health visit."

Facilities receive grants to grow resources for telehealth

More than 100 communities in 42 states will receive grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support care in rural areas, including funding to grow resources for telehealth solutions and help communities build networks of care.