Telehealth & e-Health

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Nevada, Minnesota, Indiana enact telehealth parity laws

Telemedicine parity laws now are in play in 27 states and the District of Columbia after Indiana, Minnesota and Nevada enacted their own laws this week.

Telemedicine docs prescribe more broad-spectrum antibiotics

While patients treated for an acute respiratory infection were as likely to be prescribed an antibiotic whether treated by telemedicine or in person, those who saw a doctor virtually were more likely to be prescribed a broad-spectrum antibiotic, according to a study from Rand Corp. published this week in  JAMA Internal Medicine.

USDA taking grant applications for telemedicine projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the $19 million it plans to award through its Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program.

Cloud videoconferencing for healthcare has benefits, detractors

Videoconferencing from the cloud, compared to more traditional technologies, has many benefits, but issues may still arise in using such a platform.

Bill would OK telehealth use by VA healthcare providers across state lines

A new bill introduced by House lawmakers would allow health professionals working for the Department of Veterans Affairs to practice telemedicine across state borders.

Pediatric telemedicine program with rural EDs nets savings

A pediatric telemedicine program can improve quality, safety and patient satisfaction while also saving money, according to new research from the University of California-Davis Children's Hospital.

In-person consult mandates provide hurdles to telemedicine

New state laws could have a "chilling effect" on the adoption of telemedicine.

4 issues providers face when adopting telemedicine services

Telemedicine implementation comes with many considerations, the least of which is figuring out where to start, according to panelists at the Institute for Health Technology Transformation conference in Boston.

Rapid growth projected for global telemedicine market

The global market for telemedicine technologies is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 18.4 percent from the $17.8 billion spent on hardware, software and services through 2020, according to a new report from RNCOS.

Alabama rolls tide forward for implementing interstate licensure compact

The Federation of State Medical Board's Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is ready to be formally implemented with the addition of Alabama to the roster of states supporting the legislation.