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Telemedicine beneficial in management of chronic diseases, lowering costs

There are many uses for telemedicine to manage chronic diseases, and no matter the process, the technology offers beneficial results and costs reductions, according to a recent study.

ATA reports grade state telemedicine policies

A pair of state policy reports on telemedicine, released this week by the American Telemedicine Association, show gaps in coverage, reimbursement, practice standards and licensure across the U.S.

Stakeholders concerned licensure compact fails to boost telemedicine access

The Federation of State Medical Boards' finalized model interstate licensure compact, unveiled last Friday, does not do enough to boost telemedicine access in a meaningful way, according to James Turner, senior policy counsel for the Health IT Now Coalition.

Study: Patients optimistic about telehealth video appointments

The majority of patients are optimistic about meeting with their healthcare provider via a video appointment, according to a recent study.

Harry Greenspun talks mHealth trends, industry obstacles and future innovations

Consumer demand will propel mHealth technology innovation with strong and stable adoption tied to providing convenience to users and providers, says Harry Greenspun, senior advisor at Deloitte's Center for Health Solutions.

FSMB completes drafting process for interstate medical licensing compact

The Federation of State Medical Boards today announced the completion of the drafting process for an interstate compact for physician licensure

HIT groups applaud CMS telemedicine expansion proposal

Expansion to telemedicine coverage for Medicare beneficiaries recommended by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in its proposed update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2015 generally was praised in comments recently submitted by industry stakeholders, including the American Telemedicine Association and the American Hospital Association.

Self-monitoring helps hypertensive patients to drop BP rates

Self-monitoring by patients with hypertension led to a drop in blood-pressure levels over the course of a year, according to research published this week in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Amazon, FDA meeting a harbinger for potential healthcare move

It looks as if Amazon is poised to join the fray of large technology companies jumping into the healthcare space.

Telemedicine a 'cornerstone' solution to Triple Aim efforts

When it comes to meeting goals set by Triple Aim, telemedicine is one of the "cornerstone solutions to the problem," according to Yulun Wang, Ph.D., president of the American Telemedicine Association Board of Directors.