Healthcare organizations, in a letter Monday, called on the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to use alternative data sources to create cost estimates and analysis of telemedicine use in Medicare.
Research published earlier this week in JAMA Dermatology examining the accuracy and quality of services delivered by direct-to-consumer telemedicine companies caused quite a stir in the healthcare industry.
A study of wireless monitoring of inpatient pregnant women yielded results similar to usual care, and both patients and nurses approved of the program, according to research published in Telemedicine and e-Health.
The reduction of readmission rates for heart failure patients is just one of the benefits touted by health system representatives of the Illinois Telehealth Network on Tuesday at the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference in Minneapolis.
Women with low-risk pregnancies reported improved satisfaction with a program called OB Nest that combined a reduced number of in-person prenatal visits with in-home monitoring, according to a presentation this week at the Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
An e-consultation program created by the Veterans Health Administration to improve care for transgender patients is a viable option and complements other offerings within the VHA, according to a study published online this month in Telemedicine and e-Health.
Remote care remains an industry and a movement in flux, according to incoming American Telemedicine Association President James Peake.
Telehealth has been a boon for Inova Health System, particularly in the areas of neurosurgery and behavioral health, according to representatives from the Falls Church, Virginia-based provider who spoke Monday at the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference in Minneapolis.
Telehealth company American Well announced this week it will soon allow health plan users to choose from a menu of doctors through an online marketplace.
A study of direct-to-consumer telemedicine services published this week in JAMA Dermatology raises troubling questions about the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment of skin problems.