In July 2012, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, a 563-bed Children's and university hospital in Hershey, Pennslyvania, launched a telemedicine network to provide stroke care to rural patients in Central Pennsylvania. The hub-and-spoke network, which started off with five initial partners, now has doubled in size, and, according to neurologist Raymond Reichwein, is set to add four more partner hospitals over the next six months.
A ban on the practice of telemedicine abortions in Iowa, approved by the state's board of medicine last summer, has been upheld by a district judge.
Healthcare needs leaders in the network neutrality debate who can bridge the needs of clinical practice and technology to ensure the Internet continues to serve the public good, according to a blog post at Health Affairs.
For people who live in rural areas, getting needed access to healthcare can be a hassle, but facilities across the U.S. and Canada are using telemedicine to solve that problem.
Provider adoption of telemedicine solutions is largely driven by the need to fill gaps in patient care, particularly among hospitals, according to HIMSS Analytics' 2014 Telemedicine Study, published on Wednesday.
Policy changes alone will not adequately spur the adoption of telehealth as a means to fulfill the Triple Aim of improving access and quality of care while decreasing costs, the Center for Connected Health Policy has concluded.
This year could be the inflection point in adoption of eVisits as technological advances and pressures to reduce costs and improve care boost the option, according to a Deloitte report.
Telemedicine may be a big boost to helping employers trim their bottom line, with new analysis saying the emerging technology could save U.S. companies hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars in costs.
Technology will make some aspects of healthcare less expensive and others more costly, but increasing competition will keep the industry on its toes, Humana CEO Bruce Boussard says in an interview with Fortune.
Telemedicine is growing throughout the U.S., with multiple states adopting new technologies and gaining funding for various projects. However, in Tennessee recently proposed rules could be a setback in using the technology.