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.
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, once again, is venturing into the health and wellness space, this time via video chats.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it provided remote care to more than 690,000 veterans during fiscal year 2014.
Two Nevada health insurance providers--Anthem and UnitedHealthcare--are rolling out telemedicince programs.
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.
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 in Phoenix has one more site left--in Fairbanks, Alaska--before its telemedicine program is available systemwide.
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."
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.