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Nurses often view teleheath as threatening, disruptive

Some healthcare professionals may view telehealth as threatening and as a result, organizations should work to minimize potential disruptions, according to a new study published in  BMC Health Services Research.

Why patient-centered care means more telemedicine

Telemedicine will become more of an institution as healthcare becomes increasingly patient-centered, according to Jay Sanders, M.D., a former president of the American Telemedicine Association widely known as the "Father of Telemedicine."

Why patient-centered care will naturally move toward telemedicine

In the future, will telemedicine become just as ordinary and common as video chatting a relative or friend who's far away? As care becomes more patient-centered, "Father of Telemedicine" Jay Sanders, M.D., believes that will be the case.

What's keeping telemedicine from reaching its potential?

Payment procedures must be figured out and more doctors and hospitals must be persuaded to offer telemedicine before telemedicine's potential can truly be met, according to Robin Farmanfarmaian, a founder of Silicon Valley's technology and humanities-focused Singularity University.

Telehealth framework goes beyond just tech

A framework for evaluating telehealth programs must consider socioeconomic aspects--not just the technological--argue researchers in an article published online in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

SD training program seeks to improve rural nursing

The South Dakota State University College of Nursing seeks to improve nursing care in rural settings through a three-year, $1.09 million grant from the Department of Health & Human Services, News-Medical reports.

Study: 7 different federal definitions of telehealth

Federal efforts to define and advance telehealth are certainly a work in progress as nationwide and state-based laws are developed. A new study explores seven unique definitions of telehealth in current use across the U.S. government.

Study: Tele-ICU tools worth the investment for hospitals

Despite the high cost of implementing telemedicine technology in intensive care units, hospitals could benefit more from such tools both financially and in terms of the quality of care delivered, according to research recently published online in the journal  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Telemedicine could be useful for nighttime patient admissions

The low number of nighttime admissions to hospitals may reveal an opportunity for leveraging telehospitalist physicians to deliver inpatient services during that time, a new study published in  Telemedicine and e-Health  finds.

How to achieve digital excellence in insurance

Consumer frustrations with the new online marketplaces reinforce the need for health insurers to make the shift to digital and have well-defined strategies around marketing, sales and service, notes Harvard Business Review.