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At Penn State, telemedicine boosts stroke care to rural patients

In July 2012, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, a 563-bed Children's and university hospital in Hershey, Pennslyvania, launched a telemedicine network to provide stroke care to rural patients in Central Pennsylvania. The hub-and-spoke network, which started off with five initial partners, now has doubled in size, and, according to neurologist Raymond Reichwein, is set to add four more partner hospitals over the next six months.

Judge upholds ban on telemedicine abortions

A ban on the practice of telemedicine abortions in Iowa, approved by the state's board of medicine last summer, has been upheld by a district judge.

How providers use telemedicine to expand care delivery

For people who live in rural areas, getting needed access to healthcare can be a hassle, but facilities across the U.S. and Canada are using telemedicine to solve that problem.

HIMSS Analytics: Most providers adopt telemedicine to close patient-care gaps

Provider adoption of telemedicine solutions is largely driven by the need to fill gaps in patient care, particularly among hospitals, according to HIMSS Analytics' 2014 Telemedicine Study, published on Wednesday.

Why telehealth adoption requires more than policy changes

Policy changes alone will not adequately spur the adoption of telehealth as a means to fulfill the Triple Aim of improving access and quality of care while decreasing costs, the Center for Connected Health Policy has concluded.

The pros and cons of big data in healthcare

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Deloitte: Global eVisits to reach 100 million by year's end

This year could be the inflection point in adoption of eVisits as technological advances and pressures to reduce costs and improve care boost the option, according to a Deloitte report.

Telemedicine could save US employers $6 billion annually

Telemedicine may be a big boost to helping employers trim their bottom line, with new analysis saying the emerging technology could save U.S. companies hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars in costs.

Telemedicine's role in the financial future of hospitals

Telemedicine is not only helping grant healthcare access to patients in rural areas, it is also becoming an essential part of the financial future for some hospitals.

Can drones improve healthcare in remote regions?

The World Health Organization and the government of Bhutan--a small South Asian nation in the Himalayas--are teaming up with a California technology startup to examine a new method for improving patient care efforts: Drones.